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June 5, 2018 at 1:37 PM

Red Sox select Durbin Feltman with their third-round pick


With their third-round pick (100th overall) the Red Sox selected Durbin Feltman, a right-handed pitcher out of TCU. Feltman is ranked 70th by MLB.com, 94th by Baseball America, 84th by Perfect Game USA, and unranked by ESPN's Keith Law.

Feltman serves as the closer for the Horned Frogs where he set a school record and was second in the nation with 17 saves during his sophomore season in 2017, finishing with a 3.64 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and 37 strikeouts to 15 walks over 29 2/3 innings. This year, he started out the season with 13 straight scoreless appearances and ended up allowing only two earned runs all season for a 0.74 ERA matched by a 0.74 WHIP to go along with an impressive 43-6 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

His arsenal is as impressive as his stats. He has a fastball that sits in the mid-90s and touches 99 according to Baseball America, and Perfect Game USA describes his mid-80s slider as extremely sharp and easily earning plus grades. He does feature a changeup occasionally, but MLB.com says it is merely decent. All publications say that because he is only 6 feet tall and listed at 190 pounds and has effort in his delivery, he is a pure reliever. Still, Baseball America says he is one of the best closers in the country, Perfect Game USA indicates he should be able to move very quickly through a system, and MLB.com says he profiles as a Major League setup man or closer. 

The slot value for the 100th pick is $559,600, and there have been no indications that Feltman will be a tough sign or wants to return to TCU.

Scouting info was compiled from industry publications including Baseball America, Perfect Game USA, ESPN, and MLB.com.

Photo Credit: Durbin Feltman by Star-Telegram. 

Will Woodward is a Co-Owner and Senior Staff Writer for SoxProspects.com. Follow him on Twitter @SPWill.

 
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