César Valdez
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 2" 225LBS | Age: 39
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 1 1 1.26 9 0 3 14.1 12 0.70
2021 2 2 5.87 39 0 8 46 45 1.65
2022 0 0 9.00 1 0 0 1 0 2.00
5 Seasons 5 6 6.11 69 6 11 112 91 1.60
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 9 1-1 1.26 14.1 12 0.70
2021 39 2-2 5.87 46 45 1.65
2022 1 0-0 9.00 1 0 2.00
5 Seasons 69 5-6 6.11 112 91 1.60
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2017 32 500 107 9 8.4 6.4 90.1 110.5 7.8 48.6 .320 .593 .410 .406 .456 43.9 15.0 7.9 7.63 7.74
2020 35 191 38 1 2.6 1.9 89.3 111.6 5.7 26.3 .237 .337 .182 .270 .322 31.6 22.6 5.7 1.26 3.04
2021 36 757 150 10 6.7 4.8 89.9 115.9 8.2 42.0 .297 .456 .376 .344 .417 42.7 21.4 6.7 5.87 5.12
2022 37 16 5 0 0.0 0.0 86.6 99.2 -4.5 20.0 .374 .415 .354 .344 .344 40.0 0.0 0.0 9.00 5.04
Player 1464 300 20 6.7 4.9 89.8 115.9 7.5 42.0 .298 .487 .362 .356 .418 41.7 19.1 6.9
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Valdez relies on 3 pitches.
Changeup
(81.3%) ,
Four Seamer
(12.5%) ,
Slider
(6.3%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2017 43.9 17.8 34.6 3.7 44.9 41.1 14.0 3.7 29.9 16.8 25.2 15.9 8.4 6.4
2020 52.6 21.1 23.7 2.6 42.1 44.7 13.2 2.6 36.8 23.7 28.9 5.3 2.6 1.9
2021 47.3 17.3 32.0 3.3 48.7 32.0 19.3 3.3 34.7 17.3 30.0 8.0 6.7 4.8
2022 80.0 0.0 20.0 0.0 80.0 0.0 20.0 0.0 60.0 0.0 40.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Player 47.3 17.7 31.7 3.3 47.0 36.3 16.7 3.3 33.7 17.7 28.3 10.3 6.7 4.9
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2022 Slider LAA R 1 78.5 46.1 3.3 8 12.1 1.7 16
2022 4-Seam Fastball LAA R 2 86.4 26.8 -6.7 -33 16.9 10.5 162
2022 Changeup LAA R 13 78.3 55.2 12.6 30 8.7 -4.7 -35
2021 4-Seam Fastball BAL R 66 85.3 27.7 -6.6 -31 14.7 6.7 83
2021 Slider BAL R 39 76.8 50.2 4.1 9 7.7 -2.3 -23
2021 Changeup BAL R 567 77.9 50.8 7.3 17 9.2 -2.3 -20
2021 Sinker BAL R 85 84.9 40.2 9.9 33 17.3 2.6 18
2020 Slider BAL R 2 77.6 47.3 2.3 5 9.9 -1.6 -14
2020 4-Seam Fastball BAL R 12 85.2 26.8 -6.5 -32 14.9 7.5 101
2020 Sinker BAL R 18 85.7 37.6 10.1 37 17.9 4.5 34
2020 Changeup BAL R 159 77.9 49.9 9.2 23 10.3 -1.6 -14
2017 Changeup TOR R 247 82.3 44.6 11.1 33 13.6 -0.3 -2
2017 Sinker TOR R 128 88.0 34.7 9.3 37 17.4 2.8 19
2017 4-Seam Fastball TOR R 78 88.9 22.9 -5.1 -29 12.8 4.5 54
2017 Slider TOR R 47 81.6 42.0 1.7 4 4.8 -1.4 -23
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2022 Changeup -11.3 -1 13 81.3 5 .400 .400 .360 11.1 0.0 0.0 .374 .415 .344 40.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 1.0 0 2 12.5 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2022 Slider 1.7 0 1 6.3 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2021 Changeup -1.5 -9 567 74.9 165 .310 .487 .365 30.5 24.2 22.2 .293 .454 .333 42.0
2021 Sinker -4.8 -4 85 11.2 25 .400 .850 .558 20.6 8.0 40.0 .313 .468 .406 55.6
2021 4-Seam Fastball -0.4 0 66 8.7 14 .308 .538 .382 16.0 21.4 30.0 .316 .478 .361 40.0
2021 Slider -1.7 -1 39 5.2 4 .333 .333 .400 25.0 0.0 0.0 .275 .347 .376 0.0
2020 Changeup 3.7 6 159 83.2 46 .140 .233 .193 31.6 26.1 25.0 .235 .303 .266 31.3
2020 Sinker 1.4 0 18 9.4 5 .250 .250 .320 28.6 0.0 0.0 .174 .326 .313 25.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 4.5 1 12 6.3 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .820 2.153 1.217 100.0
2020 Slider 6.4 0 2 1.0 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .027 .036 .024 0.0
2017 Changeup 0.3 1 247 49.4 86 .175 .338 .271 29.3 23.3 21.7 .248 .425 .312 33.3
2017 Sinker -10.5 -13 128 25.6 36 .636 1.182 .763 10.9 0.0 0.0 .472 .940 .594 57.6
2017 4-Seam Fastball -0.9 -1 78 15.6 10 .375 .625 .480 13.6 10.0 5.9 .389 .627 .482 71.4
2017 Slider -2.2 -1 47 9.4 7 .429 1.000 .593 38.9 0.0 0.0 .343 .838 .486 42.9
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2022 Changeup 12 78.1 78 15.9 3:30 4:45 -75
2021 Changeup 554 77.9 72 13.0 3:15 4:15 -60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 66 85.3 84 17.8 2:30 2:00 30
2021 Sinker 78 84.9 85 18.9 2:30 3:30 -60
2021 Slider 37 76.9 39 10.5 8:00 7:45 15
2020 Changeup 150 77.9 75 13.3 3:15 4:00 -45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 11 85.4 82 18.1 2:15 2:00 15
2020 Sinker 18 85.7 87 19.0 2:15 3:15 -60
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2010 95 358 -3 -2 -3 -2 -10
2017 139 500 -7 -4 -1 -2 -14
2020 53 191 5 2 0 -1 7
2021 208 757 -6 -3 -1 -4 -14
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2017 500 44.2 70.1 79.4 34.4 68.8 42.6 60.7 50.2 23.9 5.0 80.0
2020 191 50.8 61.9 80.0 30.9 48.3 37.7 64.2 46.6 30.3 6.8 76.9
2021 757 48.0 67.2 81.1 38.3 54.3 45.6 61.5 52.2 28.6 6.5 67.3
2022 16 56.3 100.0 88.9 28.6 100.0 37.5 60.0 68.8 9.1 12.5 100.0
Player 1,464 47.1 67.8 80.6 35.9 59.0 43.4 61.6 51.0 26.9 6.1 73.0
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 60.9 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2017 5 60 26
2021 18 2 19 49 12 81 66 24 20 33 73 69 99 1 16 4
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2017 22.4 7 7.8 -1 3 8 2 28.6
2021 24.6 8 6.9 1 1 5 4 50.0
Player 23.7 15 14.7 0 4 13 6 40.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 7 10 6 6 9 7 10 5 7 4 9 10 7 6 8 5 4 7 10 9 7 10 10 9 3 7 10 12 10 10 7
2021 8 9 5 7 8 7 8 8 5 5 4 7 8 5 7 9 8 6 8 8 7 6 9 8 6 5 8 7 9 5 5
Player 15 19 11 13 17 14 18 13 12 9 13 17 15 11 15 14 12 13 18 17 14 16 19 17 9 12 18 19 19 15 12
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2020 2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 85.5 85.1 -0.4 86.4 1.3
Offspeed Velocity 77.9 77.9 0.0 78.3 0.4
Breaking Velocity 77.6 76.8 -0.8 78.5 1.7
Exit Velocity 89.3 89.9 0.6 86.6 -3.3
Launch Angle 5.7 8.2 2.5 -4.5 -12.7
Barrel % 2.6 6.7 4.1 0.0 -6.7
Hard Hit % 31.6 42.7 11.1 40.0 -2.7
LA Sweet-Spot % 26.3 42.0 15.7 20.0 -22.0
xBA .237 .297 0.060 .374 0.077
BA .143 .320 0.177 .400 0.080
xwOBA .270 .344 0.074 .344 0.000
wOBA .182 .376 0.194 .354 -0.022
xSLG .337 .456 0.119 .415 -0.041
SLG .224 .526 0.302 .400 -0.126
K% 22.6 21.4 -1.2 0.0 -21.4
BB% 5.7 6.7 1.0 0.0 -6.7
Swing % 46.6 52.2 5.6 68.8 16.6
Whiff% 30.3 28.6 -1.7 9.1 -19.5
In Zone % 50.8 48.0 -2.8 56.3 8.3
Out of Zone % 49.2 52.0 2.8 43.8 -8.2
Out of Zone Swing % 30.9 38.3 7.4 28.6 -9.7
First Pitch Swing % 28.3 24.0 -4.3 60.0 36.0
First Pitch Strike % 64.2 61.5 -2.7 60.0 -1.5
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2017 Shifts 139 .410 77 2 2.6 62 25 40.3
2020 Shifts 53 .182 30 14 46.7 23 12 52.2
2021 Shifts 208 .376 121 13 10.7 87 51 58.6
2022 Shifts 5 .354 3 1 33.3 2 2 100.0
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2010 97 18.0 10.3% 3.1% 63 25.0 0.0% 17.5%
2017 138 16.1 31.9% 0.0% 73 21.8 0.0% 5.5%
2020 65 16.2 30.8% 1.5% 29 22.9 0.0% 10.3%
2021 146 17.7 10.3% 1.4% 163 25.1 0.0% 14.7%
2022 4 15.7 25.0% 0.0% 1 19.6 0.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution