How old is Felix Bautista?
Felix Bautista is 26 years old
Félix Alexander Bautista is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles. He was born on June 20, 1995, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
In November 2012, Bautista signed as an international free agent with the Miami Marlins. In 2015, the Marlins released him, and he joined the Baltimore Orioles in 2016.
After the 2021 season, the Orioles added him to their 40-man roster.
Félix Bautista, who was signed as a minor league free agent by the Orioles in 2016, was possibly the most dominant of any of the players promoted to the 40-man roster despite not appearing on any top prospect rankings.
In 40 games across High-A Aberdeen, Bowie, and Norfolk, he had a 1.54 ERA (8 ER/46.2 IP) with 77 strikeouts and a 1.07 WHIP while keeping opponents to a .126 (20-for-159) average.
Félix Bautista has a fastball that can reach 101 mph and a slider that can reach 89 mph.
The Dominican Republic right-hander is regarded as one of the hardest throwers in the Orioles’ organization, and in 2021 he had the greatest strikeout percentage on the club.
Bautista attended the Ed Smith Stadium fall instructional league camp. His top velocity, high strikeout rate, and six-foot-five build make him a fascinating prospect for the Orioles’ bullpen in 2022.