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Félix Doubront

Doubront during his tenure with the Portland Sea Dogs, Double-A affiliates of the Boston Red Sox, in 2009.
Boston Red Sox — No. 73
Starting Pitcher
Born: October 23, 1987 (1987-10-23) (age 22)
Carabobo, Venezuela
Bats: Left Throws: Left
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Félix Antonio Doubront [doo-Bront] (born October 23, 1987 in Carabobo, Venezuela) is a starting pitcher who plays in the Boston Red Sox Minor League system. Listed at 6'2", 200 lb., Doubront bats and throws left-handed. He is currently on the 40-man roster.

Armed with a high 80s fastball that tops out at 91 mph, Doubront has a very good curveball with an improving slider and good control. His deceptive delivery results in hitters not being able to pick up the ball until late. The late pick up also makes his fastball look faster to opposing hitters.

Doubront was 17 years old when he entered the minors in 2005 with the VSL Red Sox (rookie), playing for them one year before joining the GCL Red Sox (rookie, 2006), Lowell Spinners (A–, 2006-2007), Greenville Drive (A, 2007-2008) and Lancaster JetHawks (A+, 2008). His most productive season came in 2008, when he posted a combined 13-9 record with a 3.76 ERA in 119 ⅓ innings of work.

In a three-season career, Doubront has a 17-19 record with a 4.57 ERA and a 3.17 strikeout-to-walk ratio (228-to-72) in 271 ⅔ innings.

Awards

  • 2005 - BRS Minor League Latin pitcher of the month (July)
  • 2005 - BRS Minor League Latin pitcher of the year
  • 2006 - BRS prospects All-Star (LH starting pitcher)
  • 2008 - BRS prospects pitcher of the week (July 28 - August 3)
  • 2008 - BRS prospects pitcher of the week (August 18-24)
  • 2008 - BRS prospects All-Star (starting pitcher)
  • 2008 - South Atlantic League All-Star

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