Graduated from Burlingame High School in California in 2001 and went on to attend the College of San Mateo in California ... drafted by Houston after his freshman season in 2002 in the 41st round as a draft-and-follow candidate but did not sign...returned for his sophomore year before being drafted by Texas in the 30th round in 2003...signed by Rangers scout Tim Fortugno. Posted dominant numbers in his two seasons in college as he earned East Coast Conference Pitcher of the Year honors in both campaigns ... finished his career 25-2 with the Bulldogs. After a breakout 2009 campaign, was named the Rangers Pitcher of the Year by the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of the BBWAA ...also named the 2009 Jewish co-Most Valuable Player with Milwaukee's Ryan Braun by Jewish Major Leaguers, Inc. At 6 feet 7 inches tall, Feldman becomes the third-tallest pitcher in Astros history behind LHP Randy Johnson (6'10") and RHP J.R. Richard (6'8"). Born in Kailua, Hawaii, Feldman was one of five Hawaiian-born Major Leaguers in 2013 joining OF Shane Victorino, C Kurt Suzuki, RHP Jerome Williams and IF Kolten Wong. He will join RHP Brian Fisher (1990) and LHP Sid Fernandez (1997) as the only Hawaiianborn players to pitch for Houston. Signed by Houston to a three-year contract on Dec. 6, 2013...the deal will keep Feldman in an Astros uniform thru the 2016 season.
In his second year with the Astros, went 5-5 with a 3.90 ERA (47ER/108.1IP) in 18 starts...had two stints on the disabled list from May 27-July 18 with a torn right medial meniscus and from Sept. 14 through the end of the season with a right shoulder strain...started the Astros second game of the season on April 8 vs. CLE (1ER/6.2IP)...made 10 starts before injuring his knee on May 26 at BAL (1ER/6IP)...in those 10 starts, went 4-4 with a 4.80 ERA (32ER/60IP)...returned to the mound for Double-A Corpus Christi on July 5 and made two starts for the Hooks on an injury rehab assignment, posting a 1-0 record with a 4.50 ERA (4ER/8IP)...returned to the Astros rotation on July 18 and made eight solid starts (1-1, 2.79 ERA, 15ER/48.1IP) before suﬀering a right shoulder strain in his ﬁnal start of the season on Sept. 1 vs. SEA (3ER/2.2IP)...during that stretch, led the American League in ERA in August, as he posted a 1.33 ERA (4ER/27IP) in four starts during the month...was very eﬀective away from Houston this season, as he posted a 3-1 record with a 2.36 ERA (14ER/53.1IP) and a .228 opponent batting average in eight road starts...led all AL pitchers by throwing his cut fastball 39.7% of the time, while ranking second in the AL in curveball usage (25.1%) (min. 100IP).
Outside of a short stint on the Disabled List, spent the entire season on the Astros roster...went 8-12 with a 3.74 ERA (75ER/180.1IP) in 29 starts...shared a tie for the club lead in starts with LHP Dallas Keuchel...finished second on the club in quality starts (20), innings pitched (180.1) and complete games (2), all behind Keuchel...received the Astros 2014 Darryl Kile Good Guy Award as voted by the Houston Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America...his 3.74 ERA marked the lowest he has produced over a full season in his entire career...finished tied for sixth in the American League in complete games (2) and 11th in groundball to flyball ratio (1.66)...threw both of his complete games in the second half of the season, which was tied for the most in the AL with Keuchel, RHP Corey Kluber and RHP Colby Lewis... posted a career-best second-half ERA of 3.16...threw 91.0 innings while making 13 starts in the second half, both of which led the club...went 6-5 with a 3.69 ERA (41ER/100IP) and two complete games in his 15 starts at home...marked the most innings and starts at Minute Maid Park in a single season since RHP Bud Norris threw 104.0 innings in 17 starts at the venue in 2011...posted a 3.00 ERA (28ER/84IP) against AL West Division foes...10 of his 13 starts against divisional opponents were quality starts...according to PITCHf/x,threw the highest percentage of curveballs among all Major League pitchers at 28.9%, ranking directly ahead of RHP Sonny Gray (27.6%)...he and RHP Jerome Williams joined RHP Brian Fisher (1990) and LHP Sid Fernandez (1997) as the only Hawaiian-born players ever to pitch for the Astros...at 6-foot-7, became the third-tallest pitcher in Astros history behind LHP Randy Johnson (6-foot-10) and RHP J.R. Richard (6-foot-8)...was one of two Astros starters that remained on the Major League roster for the entire season (also Keuchel)...was placed on the Bereavement List on April 12 when his father, Marshall, passed away...after his father's passing, stayed in the rotation for his start on April 11 at TEX before getting placed on the Bereavement List the next day...reinstated from the Bereavement List on April 16...had a 21-game stint on the 15-day DL from April 18-May 9 (right biceps tendinitis)...started opposite LHP CC Sabathia and the Yankees on Opening Night at Minute Maid Park on April 1...led the Astros to a 6-2 victory by pitching 6.2 shutout innings, allowing two hits and two walks with three strikeouts...joined RHP Roy Oswalt (April 3, 2006) as the only starters in Astros history to throw 6.0+ shutout innings on Opening Day...became just the second pitcher in MLB history to make Opening Day starts for both the Astros and Rangers, joining Hall of Famer and Astros executive RHP Nolan Ryan...became the fifth different pitcher to start on Opening Day for Houston over a five year span, joining RHP Roy Oswalt (2003-10), RHP Brett Myers (2011), LHP Wandy Rodriguez (2012) and RHP Bud Norris (2013)...went 2-0 while giving up just one run in 20.2 innings over his first three starts with the Astros from April 1-11 (0.44 ERA)...led the Majors in ERA and opponents' average (.106) over that span...joined RHP Roger Clemens (2004) as the only pitchers in franchise history to go at least 6.0 innings while allowing one run or fewer in each of their first three starts in an Astros uniform...Feldman started his Astros career with 10.2 scoreless innings...his 1.69 ERA (5ER/26.2IP) in April was the lowest by an Astro since Clemens posted a 1.03 mark (4ER/35IP) in 2005...started his career at Minute Maid Park with a 4-0 record...the last Major Leaguer to do so was RHP Adam Wainwright, who started 5-0 in his first 10 appearances at the venue (2006-current)...passed the 1,000-inning mark for his career with his start on July 18 at CWS (3ER/7IP)...tossed his first complete game of the season on Aug. 3 vs. TOR...allowed just one run on eight hits over his 9.0 innings in the Astros 6-1 win...marked his third career complete game, and his first since Sept. 6, 2013, vs. CWS...threw his second career shutout (also Sept. 6, 2013, vs. CWS) in a three-hit, complete game performance over his former club on Aug. 30 vs. TEX...was perfect through 4.1 innings...was the Astros 10th win of the season over the Rangers, which clinched Houston's first Lone Star Series victory since 2006...became the first Astro to allow three hits or fewer in a shutout since LHP J.A. Happ on Aug. 30, 2010, vs. STL...joined LHP Dallas Keuchel (May 13, 2014, vs. TEX) and RHP Taylor Buchholz (June 21, 2006, vs. TEX) as the only pitchers in club history to throw a shutout against the Rangers...became the first Astros pitcher since RHP Roy Oswalt in 2001 to throw two complete games during the month of August...went 4-2 with a 3.32 ERA (16ER/43.1IP) during the month...finished tied for first in the AL in complete games in August, and tied for second in wins and innings pitched...finished the season by throwing a quality start in each of his last seven outings...tied for the longest streak by an Astro during the season (also Keuchel, twice)...was fourth in the AL in ERA over that span (1.94 ERA, 11ER/51IP)...over his final 11 starts from July 29-Sept. 24, went 4-4 with a 2.63 ERA (23ER/78.2IP) and 10 quality starts.
Combined to go 12-12 with a 3.86 ERA (78ER/181.2IP) in 30 starts with Chicago and Baltimore ... allowed just a .234 opponent's batting average and 159 hits in his 181.2 innings pitched, the best hits per innings pitched ratio of his nine-year career (2005-13)...among right-handed pitchers, his .234 opponent's batting average ranked tied for 10th in the Major Leagues (min. 180IP)...acquired by Baltimore from Chicago (NL) along with C Steve Clevenger in exchange for RHP Jake Arrieta, RHP Pedro Strop and international pool space on July 2, 2013...in a span of eight starts from Aug. 12-Sept. 22, went 3-2 with a 2.08 ERA (12ER/52IP) ... threw two complete games in his last 26 starts (Sept. 6 vs. CWS and May 1 vs. SD for CHC) after failing to go the distance in his first 105 career starts ... worked 90.2 innings for the Birds and 92.0 innings for the Cubs, becoming the fifth active pitcher to work 90+ innings in both leagues in the same season, joining Bartolo Colon (2002, Indians and Expos), CC Sabathia (2008, Indians-Brewers), Dan Haren (2010, Angels- Diamondbacks) and Jeremy Guthrie (2012, Royals-Rockies)...became the second Oriole to work 90+ innings for two teams in the same season, joining Ken Holtzman in 1976 (Yankees), but was the first Oriole to work 90+ in both leagues in a season...held opponents to a .207 average (44x213) with two outs...his 4.39 ERA against the AL East is his lowest against any AL division (4.40 vs. Central and 5.21 vs. the West)... held 1-3 hitters to a combined .223 (56x251) average...posted a 2.27 ERA (17ER / 67.1IP) in 11 day starts, the thirdlowest daytime ERA among MLB starters with at least 10 day starts...saw his streak of 38.0 career innings at Oriole Park without allowing a homer snapped by Stephen Drew on July 27 (in park history, only former O's reliever Mark Eichhorn (43.1 innings) had thrown more innings at the ballpark without surrendering a long ball)...after falling behind hitters 2-0, held batters to a .131 average (11x84), the lowest average in the Majors ... went 4-1 in six May starts with a 2.25 ERA (10ER/40IP) ... finished tied for third in the NL in strikeouts (39, with Mike Minor) for the month of May ... allowed two earned runs or fewer in seven straight starts (April 11-May 18) for the first time in his career, going 4-2 with a 1.61 ERA (8ER/44.2IP) in that time ... tossed his first career complete game on May 1 vs. SD, earning the win in a 6-2 Cubs victory, striking out a career high 12.
Made major league debut with Texas, going 0-1 with an 0.96 ERA (1 ER/9.1 IP) in 8 relief appearances...split the rest of the season
between Bakersfield (A) and Frisco (AA), combining to go 1-2, 2.06 (16 ER/70.0 IP) with 17 saves in 52 relief appearances...had
made just 7 professional appearances entering the 2005 season, all with the Arizona League Rangers...tabbed by Baseball America
as having the best control among Texas prospects.
Texas: Had 2 stints with the Rangers, from August 16-18 and August 31-end of the season...contract was purchased from Frisco on
August 16, but did not appear in a game before being optioned on August 18...was recalled on August 31...made major league debut
that day vs. Chicago (AL), tossing a scoreless 9th inning with season-high 2 strikeouts...tossed 8.1 scoreless innings over his first 7
ML outings...recorded season-high 2.0 shutout innings on September 7 at Minnesota and September 12 vs. Baltimore...took loss on
September 21 at Los Angeles of Anaheim, allowing one run without recording an out...held opposing batters to a .257 average, .308
(4-13) against left-handers and .227 (5-22) against righties.
Bakersfield: Started the season with the Blaze and did not allow an earned run in 9.0 innings over 6 outings for Bakersfield...recorded
3 saves and 11 strikeouts...held opposing batters to a .152 batting average (5-33), including an .087 mark (2-23) against righties.
Frisco: Promoted to Double-A in late April, going 1-2, 2.36 (16 ER/61.0 IP) with 14 saves in 46 games with the RoughRiders...14
saves tied for 5th-most in the Texas League...allowed runs in just 10 of 46 outings...held opposing batters to a .202 batting average,
.232 (19-82) against left-handers and .183 (24-131) against righties...went 1-0, 1.10 (4 ER/32.2 IP) with 7 saves in 24 home games
and 0-2, 3.81 (12 ER/28.1 IP) with 7 saves in 22 road contests...posted an 0.71 ERA (1 ER/12.2 IP) in June, his lowest in any
month...tossed season-high 4.0 scoreless innings on May 6 at Tulsa...recorded season-high 9.1 consecutive scoreless innings from
May 11-30...posted season-high 6 strikeouts on May 27 vs. Springfield...did not allow a run in 7.1 innings over his last 7 appearances
with Frisco...combined with A.J. Murray and Steve Karsay to record the first perfect game in RoughRiders history on July 28 at
Corpus Christi...retired the game's final 3 batters to earn the save in the perfecto.