Scott Feldman, Pitcher, Cincinnati Reds
Date of Birth: 2/7/1983
Birthplace: Kailua, Hawaii
College: College of San Mateo
Current Salary: $2,300,000
Scott Feldman, pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, was a star pitcher in college when the Houston Astros drafted him in 2002. However, he didn't sign with them. A year later, he was drafted by the Texas Rangers. In October, 2003, he had Tommy John surgery and he played in just four minor league games in 2004. From 2005 through 2007, Feldman was a relief pitcher, playing primarily in the minor leagues. He played in 8 games with the Rangers in 2005 and in 36 games in 2006.
In 2008, Feldman became a starting pitcher, playing in 28 games with the Astros. He had a 6-8 win-loss record and a 5.29 ERA. He had a much better season in 2009, with a career high 17 wins to 8 losses and a 4.08 ERA.
Feldman signed a two-year, $11.5 million contract extension in January, 2010. He suffered from injuries in 2011 and pitched in just 11 games with the Rangers that season. He had a weak season in 2012, finishing with a 6-11 record and a 5.09 ERA in 29 games.
Feldman became a free agent after the 2012 season and he signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the Chicago Cubs. After just 15 games with the Cubs in 2013, they traded him to the Baltimore Orioles. With the Orioles, he had a 7-6 record with a 3.46 ERA in 15 games.
Feldman signed a three-year, $30 million contract with the Astros after the end of the 2013 season. He finished the 2014 season with an 8-12 record, 107 strikeouts to 50 walks, and a 3.74 ERA in 180.1 innings in 29 games.
Feldman pitched in 18 games in 2015. He finished the season with a 5-5 record, 61 strikeouts to 27 walks, and a 3.90 ERA in 108.1 innings.
Feldman was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays on August 1, 2016. He finished the 2016 season with a 3.97 ERA, 7 wins to 4 losses, and 56 strikeouts to 19 walks in 26 games with the Astros and 14 games with the Blue Jays. He was a starter in just five of those games.
Feldman became a free agent on November 3, 2016. He signed a one-year, $2.3 million contract with the Reds on January 26, 2017.
Career pitching statistics for Feldman through 2016 include:
- 321 games played
- 1,275.0 innings pitched
- 71-77 win-loss record
- 789 strikeouts to 404 walks
- 4.40 ERA
Feldman married his wife Kelli in 2012.