Neftali Feliz won the AL Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award Monday. His effectiveness against left-handed batters helped him take home the trophy. LHB managed just a .127/.214/.195 slash line against the right-handed Feliz, striking out 40 times in 118 at bats. Neftali could throw the ball by them in the strike zone:
Throwing in the high 90s will do that. He could also catch them looking. Not only did they take pitches on the outside corner, Feliz's movement toward the batter caused them to take pitches over the heart of the plate.