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Cesar Valdez
Popularity: ↑ 53%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 200LBS | Age: 35

Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 1 1 1.26 9 0 3 14.1 12 0.70
3 Seasons 3 4 6.23 29 6 3 65.0 46 1.55
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 9 1-1 1.26 14.1 12 0.70
3 Seasons 29 3-4 6.23 65.0 46 1.55

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2017 500 107 9 8.4 90.1 7.8 48.6 .323 .599 .410 .411 .463 43.9 15.0 7.9 7.63 7.61
2020 191 38 1 2.6 89.3 5.7 26.3 .240 .339 .179 .262 .312 31.6 22.6 5.7 1.26 3.09
ALL 691 145 10 6.9 89.9 7.2 42.8 .300 .527 .346 .370 .423 40.7 17.1 7.3
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Valdez relies on 4 pitches.
Changeup
(83.2%) ,
Sinker
(9.4%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(6.3%) ,
Slider
(1%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Changeup 159 94 65 83.2 77.9 46 43 6 3 2 1 0 12 32 .140 .238 .233 .304 .173 .243 89.9 7 1784 31.6 25.0
2020 Sinker 18 6 12 9.4 85.7 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 .250 .178 .250 .348 .312 .320 82.9 -15 2056 28.6 0.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 12 10 2 6.3 85.2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .807 .000 2.121 .000 1.090 105.0 21 2316 0.0 0.0
2020 Slider 2 1 1 1.0 77.6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .036 .000 .057 .000 .035 82.3 33 2433 0.0
2017 Changeup 247 129 118 49.4 82.3 86 80 14 7 4 0 3 20 60 .175 .249 .338 .427 .246 .315 87.1 4 1807 29.3 21.7
2017 Sinker 128 57 71 25.6 88.0 36 33 21 10 7 1 3 0 33 .636 .479 1.182 .959 .750 .607 93.3 11 2214 10.9 0.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball 78 56 22 15.6 88.9 10 8 3 1 2 0 0 1 7 .375 .399 .625 .648 .473 .490 98.9 9 2316 15.0 5.9
2017 Slider 47 36 11 9.4 81.6 7 7 3 1 1 0 1 0 7 .429 .349 1.000 .822 .584 .480 92.5 26 2521 38.9 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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
2020 Slider BAL R 2 77.6 47.3 4.7 11 9.9 -3 -23
2020 Sinker BAL R 18 85.7 37.6 10.3 38 17.9 4.6 35
2020 Changeup BAL R 159 77.9 49.9 9.2 23 10.3 -1.4 -12
2020 4-Seamer BAL R 12 85.2 26.8 -6.1 -29 14.9 7.7 108
2017 Sinker TOR R 128 88 34.7 9.3 36 17.4 2.8 19
2017 4-Seamer TOR R 78 88.9 22.9 -5.1 -28 12.8 4.5 54
2017 Changeup TOR R 247 82.3 44.6 11.1 33 13.6 -0.2 -2
2017 Slider TOR R 47 81.6 42 1.5 4 4.8 -1.9 -29
! 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 %
2020 Slider -6.5 0 2 1.0 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 .036 .057 .035 0.0
2020 4-Seamer -4.7 -1 12 6.3 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .807 2.121 1.090 100.0
2020 Sinker -1.3 0 18 9.4 5 .250 .250 .320 28.6 0.0 0.0 .178 .348 .322 25.0
2020 Changeup -3.8 -6 159 83.2 46 .140 .233 .178 31.6 26.1 25.0 .238 .304 .244 31.3
2017 Slider 2.2 1 47 9.4 7 .429 1.000 .593 38.9 0.0 0.0 .349 .822 .480 42.9
2017 4-Seamer 1.1 1 78 15.6 10 .375 .625 .480 15.0 10.0 5.9 .399 .648 .491 71.4
2017 Sinker 10.3 13 128 25.6 36 .636 1.182 .763 10.9 0.0 0.0 .479 .959 .607 57.6
2017 Changeup -0.8 -2 247 49.4 86 .175 .338 .260 29.3 23.3 21.7 .249 .427 .315 33.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Observed Spin-Based Gap Observed Spin-Based
2020 Sinker 18 85.7 87 19.0 3:15 2:15 -60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 12 85.2 83 18.5 2:00 2:30 30
2020 Changeup 157 77.9 75 13.3 4:00 3:15 -45
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2017 138 497 6 4 2 2 13
2020 53 191 -5 -2 -1 1 -7
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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 44.0 69.5 80.4 34.3 68.8 43.0 60.7 49.8 24.1 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
ALL 691 45.9 67.2 80.3 33.4 64.0 41.5 61.7 48.9 25.7 5.5 78.9
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
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
2020 52.6 23.7 21.1 2.6 42.1 44.7 13.2 2.6 36.8 23.7 28.9 5.3 2.6
ALL 46.2 19.3 31.0 3.4 44.1 42.1 13.8 3.4 31.7 18.6 26.2 13.1 6.9
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2017 5 58
2020
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2020 0 0.1 -0.1 1 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2017 139 .410 77 1 1.3 62 21 33.9
2020 53 .179 30 14 46.7 23 12 52.2

Pitch Distribution