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25 Chasing 28: Pedro Feliciano & the New York Yankees Roster

Name: Pedro Juan Feliciano Molina

DOB: August 25, 1976

2010 in Review: 62.2 ip, 3.30 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, 8 K/9, 4.3 BB/9, 3.22 FIP

Feliciano was once again a workhorse in 2010, pitching in 92 games for the New York Mets. He did not save a game with the Mets, but did record 23 holds. Feliciano seemed to get worse as the season progressed, but then had a solid September to debunk that theory.

The Good: Feliciano can get lefties out. Lefties hit .211 against Feliciano last year and have hit .214 against him in his career. He will consistently get lefties out but struggle against righties. When used correctly, Feliciano is very helpful for any manager out of the pen.

The Bad: As I mentioned, Feliciano should not be used against righties. Righties hit .336 against him last season, and .283 in his career. The Mets have really worked Feliciano, so there is always the risk of injury with that many games pitched over the last few years. Feliciano's WHIP raised from 1.16 to 1.53 last season.

2011 Outlook: Feliciano will likely be one of two lefties in the pen. I would imagine Girardi's binder would tell him to use Feliciano for the big hitting lefties, such as Adrian Gonzalez or Josh Hamilton, while Boone Logan would be used for the lefty-righty-lefty situations. If not, we could be in for a rough season with Feliciano. It's up to you, Joe.