No, there is nothing "special" about Batroc the Leaper. He is an exceptional savate fighter (savateur) and former member of the French Foreign Legion who became a mercenary. This makes him a total badarse, but he is just a man, albeit an exceptional one.
Batroc the Leaper has no superhuman abilities, but is in peak physical condition in every respect. He is an Olympic-level weightlifter and has extraordinary agility and reflexes. His leg muscles are particularly well developed enabling him to leap great distances equal to an Olympic athlete. He is an expert hand-to-hand combatant and specializes in savate (French-style kickboxing). He is also a skilled military tactician, having formerly been in the French Foreign Legion.
Batroc is also an experienced thief and smuggler, and can speak both French and English. Although, as a mercenary, he does not hesitate to perform any number of criminal acts for his clients, Batroc has a strong sense of honor; he will turn against any client whom he feels has unfairly deceived him into committing crimes to which he might not otherwise have agreed.
I must add, however, that the Batroc in The Winter Soldier and the Batroc in the comics do have some differences. For one thing, in the film he is described as Algerian, but in the comics he really is a Frenchman, from Marseilles. There may be other differences as well. Regardless, he is one of a very small number of regular humans that can go toe-to-toe with Captain America; he's considerably better in hand-to-hand combat than Rumlow.