Durbin Feltman Minors Pitcher

       
 
Age: 24
Born: April 18, 1997
Birthplace: Houston, TX
Height: 6-0
Weight: 205
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 3rd round, 2018 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft
College: Texas Christian
High School: Oak Ridge (TX)
   

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Durbin Feltman photos by Kelly O'Connor
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First Pro Contract: June 14, 2018 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Brandon Agamennone
Signing Bonus: $559,600
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
MLFA Eligible: November 2024
   
Pro Debut: June 29, 2018 (Lowell)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/21): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2021): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @dfeltman12
Instagram: @dfeltman12

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Short, stocky frame. Average build with minimal remaining projection.

Mechanics: Throws from an over-the-top arm slot. Max-effort delivery. Starts on the third base side of the rubber and doesn't use a windup. Very quick arm. Short, stiff arm action behind. Hides the ball well.

Fastball: 92-96 mph. Topped out at 99 mph in college. Sat 94-96 mph after signing in 2018, but velo was down in 2019, often sitting 91-93 and only occasionally touching 96. Reportedly was still sitting in the low-90s in spring training 2020, but velocity started to creep back up at the Fall Instructional League to 92-95, touching 96. At its best, the pitch explodes out of his hand and has late life, making it tough to square up. Club had him work on locating the pitch up in the zone early in 2019 after he had focused on locating it down in the zone in college and in 2018 pro debut. After struggling through the adjustment, particularly with his command and needing to sacrifice velocity to locate the pitch, he returned to locating it lower in the zone near the end of the season, with improved results. Command still needs improvement and is inconsistent from outing to outing. Potential plus offering.

Slider: 85-87 mph. True power breaking ball. Pitch shows hard bite and depth though the zone. Gets over it well and finishes the pitch. Able to throw in the zone or get hitters to chase it out of the zone. Lost feel for the pitch early in 2019, causing him to lean on his curveball more often, but returned to the pitch later in the year. Even though it is inconsistent, pitch still had an above-average whiff rate. Potential above-average pitch with the ability to miss bats at the highest level, but inconsistency in 2019 makes it seem much less likely the pitch will consistently grade out that high.
  Curveball: 80-82 mph. Good change of pace from his slider as it comes in with different shape and in a different velocity band. Began relying on the pitch more in early 2019 when he lost feel for his slider, but leaned more on the slider later in the year. At 2020 Fall Instructs, he used it effectively and was able to get swinging strikes with it. Potential average pitch.

Career Notes: Closed for TCU all three years of college, tying the school’s career saves record (32) and setting the school’s single-season mark in 2017. Was ranked a consensus top 100 player in the 2018 draft and was projected by many to be the fastest player in the draft to make the majors, even as soon as the end of the 2018 season, based on his fastball-slider combination. Moved quickly through the low minors after being drafted in 2018, pitching just 23 1/3 innings across three levels before beginning 2019 in Portland. Participated in the Fall Instructional League in 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Summation: Potential middle reliever. Ceiling of a late-inning reliever, but 2019 struggles make it seem less likely he will reach that ceiling. Both fastball and slider show above-average potential at their best. Curveball has developed into a nice compliment as well to give hitters another look. Needs to regain his fastball velocity. Fastball command will also be key to development going forward, as well as whether he gets comfortable throwing it up in the zone.

Links
Scouting Scratch 8.8.2018
Scouting Report Update 6.16.2020
Scout Chatter (11.30.2020)
Scouting Report Updates (3.1.21)
 
   
     
    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
2016 Texas Chistian NCAA Coll --- 19 3 0 1.000 1.56 27 0 9 34.2 15 6 6 1 11 49 0.75 4.45 12.72
  2017 Texas Chistian NCAA Coll --- 20 2 2 0.500 3.64 29 0 17 29.2 23 18 12 2 15 37 1.28 2.47 11.22
  2018 Texas Chistian NCAA Coll --- 21 0 1 0.000 0.74 18 0 6 24.0 12 3 2 0 6 43 0.74 7.17 15.90
  2018 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 21 0 0 --- 0.00 4 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0.00 --- 15.75
  2018 Greenville SAL A Bos 21 0 1 0.000 2.57 7 0 3 7.0 6 3 2 0 1 14 1.00 14.00 18.00
  2018 Salem Car A+ Bos 21 1 0 1.000 2.19 11 0 1 12.1 12 3 3 0 4 15 1.30 3.75 10.95
  2019 Portland East AA Bos 22 2 3 0.400 5.26 43 0 5 51.1 42 31 30 8 31 54 1.42 1.74 9.47
  2020 MiLB Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 23 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---




 
     
    2021 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
2021 TBD     Bos 24     stats                            
   
     
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  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  2016 Big 12 All-Freshman Team
2017 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
2018 All-Big 12 First Team
2018 Baseball America Third Team All-American
  2018 SoxProspects.com All-Star
2019 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
2020 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
 
   

   
     
     
     
 
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