Feliciano has been the subject of much speculation for some time, thanks in large part to his outstanding 2019 season with the Carolina Mudcats, during which he slashed.
He hit 273/.324/.477 with 19 home runs and 81 runs batted in. Despite not playing in the lower leagues in 2020, he spent time at the Brewers’ alternate training facility.
Feliciano received a phone call on his 22nd birthday this year informing him that he had been added to the Brewers’ 40-man roster.
The Brewers felt it was vital to protect Feliciano from being picked by another team since he was Rule 5 Draft eligible this offseason.
In a recent interview with MLB.com, Feliciano disclosed that he has been training with long-time rival catcher Yadier Molina on a regular basis.
While I still shudder when I hear Molina’s name, I know he’s full of baseball knowledge, ideas, and methods, and Feliciano gets to pick his brain on a regular basis!
In the video, Feliciano discusses how he is still striking out at a higher rate than the bar he sets for himself in 2019. In 2019, he struck out in 28.8% of his plate appearances.
Moving forward, this will be an area to keep an eye on in his offensive game.
How Much Does Mario Feliciano Make?
Mario Feliciano makes an annual salary of $570,000.