FELICIANO, MARIO

Position: Catcher

DOB: October 24, 1998

Height: 6’1″ / Weight: 195

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Drafted (CBB round, 2016)

Profile: Milwaukee used their competitive balance pick at the end of round two (#75 overall) last year to select Feliciano out of the Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy in Puerto Rico. He signed for a reported $800,000 and got his first taste of pro ball with Maryvale in the AZL. With a solid, athletic frame behind the plate, Feliciano is a defense-first catcher who has a nice feel for receiving and working with pitchers while also showing a plus arm behind the dish. Feliciano brings some offensive upside as well, hitting for a decent average in limited action in 2016, and he should grow into some above average power as he develops. He also moves well for a catcher and has all the skills to become an everyday catcher if it all clicks for him.

2016: After inking his deal with the Brewers, Feliciano reported to Maryvale to join Milwaukee’s Arizona League team. He started 19 of the 29 games he appeared in behind the plate, batting .265 with five doubles, three triples and 16 runs batted in.

MPP Pre-Season Prospect Rankings
2017 (#31)