- Full name Rainer Guillermo Feliz
- Born 03/22/1983 in Villa Altagracia, Dominican Republic
- Profile Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 170 / Bats: R / Throws: R
Organization Prospect Rankings
Thanks to injuries, the system lacks projectable power arms. While righthander Alex Farfan has the best velocity now, Feliz has the potential for more. The velocity on his 90-92 mph fastball is likely to increase, considering his loose arm and immature, wiry build. Feliz already demonstrates an advanced feel for pitching for his age. He was throwing 84-87 when the Reds signed him out of a tryout camp at their academy in the Dominican Republic. Feliz throws a quality slider with tight rotation and good velocity, and he has the makings of a good changeup. While he has good control, he'll face the challenge to maintain sound mechanics as his body changes. Feliz and Richie Gardner were the most impressive Reds prospects in instructional league, and one scout said Feliz could be the best pitching prospect in the system in a year. He's slated to make his full-season debut in low Class A.