FLASHBACK: Feliciano finally gets call
It took 14 years, but Jesus Feliciano is finally going to the big leagues. The now former Bisons outfielder had his contract selected by the New York Mets tonight and will join the club as a 30-year-old rookie.
“All the hard work that I have put in the past years has finally paid off and I am really excited,” said Feliciano with a huge grin on his face.
“It is a dream come true!” exclaimed Feliciano.
-Because of his significant time in the majors, he fell 20 plate appearances shy of qualifying among league leaders. His .339 average would’ve ranked 2nd, only 2 points behind Gwinnett’s Barbaro Canizares.
-Began the season with the Bisons, but was promoted to the Mets four different times for his first taste of the major leagues. Was with Mets, June 7 – July 15, July 30 – August 8, August 22-28, September 6 – end of the season.
-Led the Bisons in hits (114) for second straight season.
-Led the Bisons with 31 multi-hit games. Had two, 5-hit games. Was 5-5 (R, 2 2B) on May 30 in Toledo and 5-6 (2R, 2B, RBI) on June 5 in Norfolk. Also had two, 4-hit games and six, 3-hit games.
-Went 13-19 (.684) in four-game stretch, May 27-30.
-Named IL Batter of the week, May 17-23 (.483, 4 2B, 3B, 5RBI).
-Team-high 12-game hit streak, May 12-23 (.458, 22-48).
-Led the Bisons for second straight season in outfield assists (11). Total ranked T2nd in International League.
-Hit .377 (43-114) with runners on base.
-Hit in 22 of his final 24 games with the Bisons, July 27 – September 5 (.330, 32-97).
-Made 44 starts in RF, 21 in CF and 15 in LF.