Jesús Feliciano

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Jesús Feliciano
Jesús Feliciano on June 10, 2010.jpg
Tenure with the New York Mets
Born: (1979-06-06) June 6, 1979 (age 35)
Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
June 10, 2010 for the New York Mets
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 2010 for the New York Mets
Career statistics
Batting average .231
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 3

Jesús Feliciano (born June 6, 1979 in Bayamón, Puerto Rico) is a former Puerto Rican professional baseball outfielder. Feliciano previously played for the New York Mets.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Medal record
Representing Puerto Rico
Men’s Baseball
World Baseball Classic
Silver 2013 San Francisco Team

Los Angeles Dodgers[edit]

Feliciano was originally picked in the 36th round of the 1997 Major League Baseball Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers as a draft-and-follow player. He signed in May 1998 and debuted as a professional with the short-season Yakima Bears that summer. He batted .305 with 26 RBI, and stole 34 bases in 44 attempts in 77 games, finishing four steals behind Northwest League leader Juan Pierre.[2] Feliciano led the Northwest League in at-bats with 302, outfield putouts with 191, and outfield double plays.[citation needed]

In 1999, Feliciano played for the Advanced-A Vero Beach Dodgers and he stole 20 bases in 30 tries. He played for the Class-A Advanced San Bernardino Stampede in 2000 and batted .289, stealing 31 bases while being caught 11 times. He fielded .996, leading California League outfielders.[citation needed]

Feliciano spent 2001 back at Vero Beach and hit .262, stealing 22 bases in 32 attempts. Feliciano again led his league's outfielders in fielding percentage, this time handling 284 chances without an error.[citation needed]

Feliciano struggled in 2002 playing for the Jacksonville Suns, only batting .237 in 100 games. He hit .300 that winter for the Cangrejeros de Santurce in the Puerto Rico Baseball League.

He began 2003 even worse than he had done in the summer of '02, hitting .138 and 4 RBI in 37 games. He was released by Dodgers on May 29.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays[edit]

He later was signed by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays where he played in 72 games for the Double-A Orlando Rays. He also played for Montgomery Biscuits and in 68 games for the High Class-A Bakersfield Blaze.

Washington Nationals[edit]

He was signed by the Washington Nationals organization and played for the Harrisburg Senators. He also spent time with the Oaxaca Warriors in the Mexican League.

New York Mets[edit]

On June 7, 2010 the New York Mets selected the contract of the 31-year-old outfielder. He went to Puerto Rico to play against the Florida Marlins in a three game series. He had been leading the International League in hitting with a batting average of .385. On July 12, he was demoted for the return of the injured Carlos Beltrán. On August 22, 2010 he was called up from Triple-A Buffalo to take the place of Rod Barajas.

When the Mets traded Jeff Francoeur to the Texas Rangers, Jesus was sent down to the Minors again to make room for rookie outfielder Lucas Duda.

On November 5, 2010, Feliciano was sent down to the minors to Triple-A Buffalo, then became a free agent after refusing the minor league assignment.

Tampa Bay Rays[edit]

Feliciano on the scoreboard at Coca-Cola Field in 2012.

The Tampa Bay Rays signed Feliciano to a minor league contract on January 19, 2012.[3]

International career[edit]

Caribbean Series[edit]

In the 2009 Caribbean Series, he played for the Leones de Ponce.

Puerto Rico Winter League[edit]

In the 2009–2010 season he played with the Lobos de Arecibo. In the 2011–2012 season he played with the league champions Indios de Mayagüez.

World Baseball Classic[edit]

He was selected to play on the Puerto Rican national team for the 2009 World Baseball Classic, where he was the starting left fielder alongside major leaguers Carlos Beltrán and Alex Ríos.

Has Retired & has replace Bill Buckner as Hitting coach for Boise Hawks the Chicago Cubs single A team.. [4]


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