Framber Valdez
P | Bats/Throws: R/L | 5' 11" 230LBS | Age: 30
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 17 6 2.82 31 31 0 201.1 194 1.16
2023 12 11 3.45 31 31 0 198 200 1.13
2024 8 5 3.63 17 17 0 104 88 1.28
7 Seasons 61 39 3.43 146 124 0 816.1 785 1.22
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 31 17-6 2.82 201.1 194 1.16
2023 31 12-11 3.45 198 200 1.13
2024 17 8-5 3.63 104 88 1.28
7 Seasons 146 61-39 3.43 816.1 785 1.22
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
2018 24 633 92 3 3.3 1.9 86.2 111.6 -4.2 19.6 .175 .249 .281 .279 .255 20.7 22.1 15.6 2.19 3.25
2019 25 1175 213 11 5.2 3.3 89.5 112.8 -1.3 24.9 .243 .363 .342 .321 .340 40.4 20.7 13.4 5.86 4.57
2020 26 1049 191 15 7.9 5.2 91.4 114.6 -0.8 33.5 .239 .379 .279 .301 .378 48.7 26.4 5.6 3.57 3.82
2021 27 2090 378 22 5.8 3.8 90.8 119.6 -5.5 21.4 .230 .343 .288 .301 .330 44.4 21.9 10.1 3.14 3.81
2022 28 3018 555 32 5.8 3.9 89.8 118.4 -3.6 24.0 .227 .329 .272 .284 .327 41.6 23.5 8.1 2.82 3.31
2023 29 2952 540 43 8.0 5.3 91.5 114.8 4.2 30.9 .252 .409 .287 .320 .392 45.6 24.8 7.1 3.46 4.33
2024 30 1542 298 14 4.7 3.3 91.3 111.5 0.1 27.5 .258 .376 .305 .314 .354 48.3 20.6 8.4 3.63 3.98
Player 12459 2267 140 6.2 4.1 90.5 119.6 -1.1 26.4 .238 .361 .290 .304 .349 43.6 23.1 8.9
MLB 7.0 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.5 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Valdez relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(50.8%) ,
Curveball
(28.5%) ,
Changeup
(14.8%) ,
Slider
(4.2%) ,
Four Seamer
(1.7%) ,


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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
2018 70.7 13.0 14.1 2.2 38.0 40.2 21.7 2.2 63.0 14.1 15.2 1.1 3.3 1.9
2019 62.0 13.1 21.1 3.8 41.3 36.2 22.5 3.3 50.7 11.3 23.9 5.6 5.2 3.3
2020 60.2 14.7 24.1 1.0 31.4 41.4 27.2 1.6 47.1 11.5 22.5 8.4 7.9 5.2
2021 70.4 11.1 17.2 1.3 41.5 38.4 20.1 2.4 56.1 7.4 23.3 4.5 5.8 3.8
2022 67.4 10.6 19.5 2.5 38.4 39.5 22.2 4.1 52.4 10.5 23.6 2.5 5.8 3.9
2023 55.2 18.5 23.9 2.4 40.6 35.7 23.7 2.6 43.0 14.1 25.0 6.9 8.0 5.3
2024 62.4 14.4 22.1 1.0 36.9 42.3 20.8 3.0 48.7 9.7 28.5 5.4 4.7 3.3
Player 63.3 13.8 20.8 2.1 38.9 38.6 22.5 3.0 50.1 11.0 24.1 5.0 6.2 4.1
MLB 44.5 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.7 24.8 24.4 5.8 7.0 4.8
! 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
2024 Sinker HOU L 783 93.8 25.5 2.8 12 16.6 1.8 12
2024 Changeup HOU L 229 89.5 34.0 4.3 14 14.5 -0.4 -2
2024 4-Seam Fastball HOU L 26 94.3 24.9 -9.7 -64 10.3 2.3 28
2024 Curveball HOU L 439 80.0 57.0 4.6 9 10.3 1.3 14
2024 Slider HOU L 64 85.6 37.4 1.5 4 2.4 -2.8 -54
2023 Changeup HOU L 464 90.1 29.1 0.7 2 15.5 0.5 3
2023 Sinker HOU L 1,375 95.3 20.5 -0.3 -1 15.8 0.9 6
2023 Curveball HOU L 744 80.2 57.2 4.6 9 8.7 1.4 20
2023 Slider HOU L 257 84.7 41.8 4.8 13 2.9 -2.4 -45
2023 4-Seam Fastball HOU L 3 95.7 13.6 0.4 3 6.3 -1.4 -18
2023 Cutter HOU L 100 89.1 28.1 -1.5 -5 1.5 -0.9 -37
2022 Curveball HOU L 852 79.2 60.4 6.3 12 11.7 3.3 40
2022 Slider HOU L 305 83.0 44.8 5.6 14 3.6 -2.9 -45
2022 Sinker HOU L 1,475 93.9 24.2 3.0 14 14.4 -0.3 -2
2022 4-Seam Fastball HOU L 109 94.0 22.2 -7.6 -52 7.5 0.4 5
2022 Changeup HOU L 277 88.8 32.8 3.9 13 15.3 0.9 6
2021 4-Seam Fastball HOU L 105 92.1 22.0 -6.1 -39 5.0 -2.2 -31
2021 Changeup HOU L 252 87.5 34.4 5.0 17 13.0 -1.3 -9
2021 Sinker HOU L 1,089 92.5 27.2 4.5 20 13.0 -1.9 -13
2021 Curveball HOU L 643 77.9 61.0 5.6 10 13.5 4.5 50
2020 Changeup HOU L 87 88.6 32.8 3.4 12 12.9 -1.4 -9
2020 4-Seam Fastball HOU L 31 93.7 19.5 -4.3 -28 3.4 -3.9 -54
2020 Sinker HOU L 579 93.0 26.0 4.0 18 12.7 -2.2 -15
2020 Curveball HOU L 351 80.5 56.2 5.6 11 13.2 4.5 51
2019 Curveball HOU L 402 79.4 59.8 5.9 11 13.7 4.5 49
2019 4-Seam Fastball HOU L 211 94.2 19.2 -3.4 -22 4.2 -3.5 -45
2019 Sinker HOU L 484 92.6 27.4 4.8 21 12.5 -2.4 -16
2019 Changeup HOU L 78 88.6 33.1 4.0 14 12.3 -2.1 -15
2018 Changeup HOU L 21 87.7 35.5 5.1 17 14.7 0.5 4
2018 Sinker HOU L 274 91.7 30.2 7.0 30 15.4 0.6 4
2018 Curveball HOU L 191 79.7 58.9 4.9 9 12.8 4.2 48
2018 4-Seam Fastball HOU L 147 92.6 18.8 -2.3 -14 6.2 -1.4 -18
! 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 %
2024 Sinker 0.5 4 783 50.8 231 .301 .398 .351 12.0 7.8 17.3 .317 .461 .371 52.9
2024 Curveball 0.3 1 440 28.5 109 .158 .263 .240 40.1 41.3 23.3 .155 .229 .228 39.2
2024 Changeup -1.1 -2 229 14.9 61 .255 .345 .293 35.9 24.6 20.8 .254 .311 .284 43.9
2024 Slider 0.4 0 64 4.2 20 .200 .400 .253 33.3 40.0 24.2 .167 .391 .231 33.3
2024 4-Seam Fastball -3.7 -1 26 1.7 6 .400 1.000 .600 27.3 33.3 100.0 .200 .337 .311 33.3
2023 Sinker 0.8 11 1,380 46.7 390 .274 .455 .354 12.6 9.0 20.7 .308 .517 .390 50.2
2023 Curveball 1.2 9 746 25.3 188 .158 .211 .207 40.2 45.2 26.5 .180 .258 .232 39.8
2023 Changeup 0.1 0 464 15.7 125 .231 .342 .299 31.1 23.2 26.9 .259 .385 .301 36.3
2023 Slider -1.4 -4 257 8.7 76 .189 .405 .261 43.8 52.6 31.3 .180 .360 .237 44.1
2023 Cutter -0.6 -1 100 3.4 26 .182 .182 .246 43.5 42.3 27.5 .161 .212 .246 45.5
2023 4-Seam Fastball -9.5 0 3 0.1 2 -- -- .700 -- 0.0 -- -- -- .700 --
2022 Sinker 0.3 4 1,475 48.9 394 .293 .409 .359 12.2 7.1 12.3 .295 .438 .358 47.1
2022 Curveball 1.2 10 852 28.2 243 .146 .196 .210 44.9 50.6 29.9 .147 .203 .202 34.7
2022 Slider 1.9 6 305 10.1 89 .118 .200 .175 36.5 32.6 27.9 .167 .254 .200 33.3
2022 Changeup 1.8 5 277 9.2 68 .239 .269 .222 23.5 17.6 22.6 .206 .289 .222 32.7
2022 4-Seam Fastball 0.3 0 109 3.6 33 .227 .227 .370 7.7 6.1 6.9 .255 .279 .390 35.0
2021 Sinker 0.9 9 1,089 52.1 276 .263 .356 .325 13.8 7.6 13.2 .276 .409 .337 49.8
2021 Curveball 1.9 12 644 30.8 191 .125 .196 .210 44.4 46.6 31.6 .156 .225 .228 27.8
2021 Changeup 0.3 1 252 12.1 68 .258 .470 .328 32.8 17.6 28.6 .243 .363 .269 40.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball -2.2 -2 105 5.0 36 .350 .600 .536 10.3 8.3 20.0 .256 .451 .478 64.7
2020 Sinker 0.6 4 579 55.2 152 .333 .428 .367 12.8 7.9 14.6 .308 .490 .378 55.8
2020 Curveball 2.1 7 351 33.5 114 .124 .229 .202 41.9 52.6 37.0 .137 .214 .195 31.1
2020 Changeup 0.1 0 88 8.4 18 .235 .412 .276 27.0 11.1 18.2 .335 .534 .375 43.8
2020 4-Seam Fastball -0.6 0 31 3.0 4 .000 .000 .175 37.5 50.0 15.4 .096 .118 .241 0.0
2019 Sinker -0.1 0 484 41.2 141 .317 .458 .391 16.1 7.1 16.1 .313 .457 .381 45.0
2019 Curveball 0.4 2 402 34.2 104 .118 .258 .230 46.6 54.8 32.9 .114 .178 .191 30.6
2019 4-Seam Fastball -3.1 -7 211 18.0 69 .392 .549 .465 8.9 1.4 2.6 .286 .429 .399 36.5
2019 Changeup -1.3 -1 78 6.6 15 .385 .692 .443 37.8 0.0 0.0 .352 .548 .376 42.9
2018 Sinker 2.1 6 274 43.3 63 .160 .240 .286 17.9 12.7 15.1 .166 .233 .286 21.4
2018 Curveball 1.0 2 191 30.2 48 .098 .122 .199 36.8 41.7 23.0 .110 .122 .205 14.3
2018 4-Seam Fastball 0.4 1 147 23.2 38 .250 .438 .358 14.3 15.8 27.3 .277 .445 .374 23.1
2018 Changeup -1.7 0 21 3.3 5 .667 1.000 .710 30.0 0.0 0.0 .106 .136 .340 33.3
! 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
2024 Changeup 186 89.5 79 15.7 10:00 9:00 60
2024 Curveball 421 79.9 75 20.1 4:45 5:00 -15
2024 4-Seam Fastball 15 93.9 76 13.1 10:45 10:00 45
2024 Sinker 747 93.8 80 18.3 10:30 9:30 60
2024 Slider 58 85.9 23 5.0 2:30 3:30 -60
2023 Changeup 427 90.1 85 16.9 10:30 9:30 60
2023 Curveball 718 80.2 76 19.5 4:45 5:00 -15
2023 Cutter 99 89.1 29 5.8 11:45 12:45 -60
2023 Sinker 1,336 95.3 84 18.9 11:00 10:00 60
2023 Slider 245 84.7 30 6.6 4:15 4:45 -30
2022 Changeup 238 88.7 79 16.3 10:15 9:15 60
2022 Curveball 839 79.1 82 22.9 4:45 5:00 -15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 107 94.0 66 11.3 11:00 10:30 30
2022 Sinker 1,432 94.0 73 16.3 10:45 9:45 60
2022 Slider 303 83.0 39 8.3 4:15 5:00 -45
2021 Changeup 216 87.5 75 13.8 10:15 9:00 75
2021 Curveball 630 77.9 86 23.3 4:45 4:45 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 105 92.1 64 10.8 10:45 11:00 -15
2021 Sinker 1,061 92.5 69 14.3 10:45 9:30 75
2020 Changeup 60 88.6 77 13.9 10:15 9:15 60
2020 Curveball 278 80.6 77 21.5 4:30 4:45 -15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 27 93.8 67 11.5 10:45 11:30 -45
2020 Sinker 483 93.0 70 14.1 10:45 9:45 60
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 154 633 12 5 -5 -5 8
2019 329 1,175 1 6 -6 -7 -6
2020 378 1,414 11 17 -6 -5 17
2021 663 2,415 6 36 -15 -15 12
2022 923 3,408 31 27 -11 -16 31
2023 868 3,188 1 26 -8 -10 9
2024 427 1,542 5 13 -7 -9 2
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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 %
2018 633 44.5 59.9 83.4 21.9 62.3 43.6 50.6 38.9 22.8 5.7 58.3
2019 1,175 49.8 63.1 83.2 24.2 49.0 42.8 58.7 43.6 26.0 8.0 74.5
2020 1,049 52.4 61.3 84.0 26.7 52.6 43.0 59.7 44.8 24.3 8.8 77.2
2021 2,090 48.7 61.5 85.8 24.3 42.7 42.0 54.2 42.4 26.0 6.7 74.5
2022 3,018 52.1 64.5 85.0 27.9 45.2 41.7 59.3 47.0 25.6 9.2 74.0
2023 2,952 50.4 65.1 86.0 29.0 43.6 40.7 58.8 47.2 26.7 8.4 74.7
2024 1,542 50.1 60.7 87.2 27.0 45.2 43.5 60.2 43.9 25.4 6.9 67.9
Player 12,459 50.3 63.0 85.3 26.6 46.1 42.1 58.0 45.0 25.7 8.0 73.4
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 61.0 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
2018 38 45 97 21
2019 42 50 77 91 11 69 83 25 18 32 5 54 6 47 36 96 24
2020 61 50 58 64 68 6 38 5 4 65 86 33 40 46 49 95 17
2021 63 61 81 88 36 36 81 9 11 37 25 49 12 28 36 91 15
2022 71 62 83 88 60 18 75 16 18 54 46 52 32 50 43 90 14
2023 42 37 43 53 49 7 49 3 6 60 70 56 50 73 38 90 9
2024 47 30 64 84 32 36 90 3 2 36 43 52 36 47 25 92 7
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR

Year to Year Changes

Metric 2018 2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.1 93.1 1.0 93.1 0.0 92.4 -0.7 93.9 1.5 94.9 1.0 93.9 -1.0
Offspeed Velocity 87.7 88.6 0.9 88.6 0.0 87.5 -1.1 88.8 1.3 90.1 1.3 89.5 -0.6
Breaking Velocity 79.7 79.4 -0.3 80.5 1.1 77.9 -2.6 80.2 2.3 81.4 1.2 80.7 -0.7
Exit Velocity 86.2 89.5 3.3 91.4 1.9 90.8 -0.6 89.8 -1.0 91.5 1.7 91.3 -0.2
Launch Angle -4.2 -1.3 2.9 -0.8 0.5 -5.5 -4.7 -3.6 1.9 4.2 7.8 0.1 -4.1
Barrel % 3.3 5.2 1.9 7.9 2.7 5.8 -2.1 5.8 0.0 8.0 2.2 4.7 -3.3
Hard Hit % 20.7 40.4 19.7 48.7 8.3 44.4 -4.3 41.6 -2.8 45.6 4.0 48.3 2.7
LA Sweet-Spot % 19.6 24.9 5.3 33.5 8.6 21.4 -12.1 24.0 2.6 30.9 6.9 27.5 -3.4
xBA .175 .243 0.068 .239 -0.004 .230 -0.009 .227 -0.003 .252 0.025 .258 0.006
BA .175 .267 0.092 .240 -0.027 .220 -0.020 .223 0.003 .228 0.005 .255 0.027
xwOBA .279 .321 0.042 .301 -0.020 .301 0.000 .284 -0.017 .320 0.036 .314 -0.006
wOBA .281 .342 0.061 .279 -0.063 .288 0.009 .272 -0.016 .287 0.015 .305 0.018
xSLG .249 .363 0.114 .379 0.016 .343 -0.036 .329 -0.014 .409 0.080 .376 -0.033
SLG .270 .419 0.149 .342 -0.077 .327 -0.015 .305 -0.022 .365 0.060 .365 0.000
K% 22.1 20.7 -1.4 26.4 5.7 21.9 -4.5 23.5 1.6 24.8 1.3 20.6 -4.2
BB% 15.6 13.4 -2.2 5.6 -7.8 10.1 4.5 8.1 -2.0 7.1 -1.0 8.4 1.3
Swing % 38.9 43.6 4.7 44.8 1.2 42.4 -2.4 47.0 4.6 47.2 0.2 43.9 -3.3
Whiff% 22.8 26.0 3.2 24.3 -1.7 26.0 1.7 25.6 -0.4 26.7 1.1 25.4 -1.3
In Zone % 44.5 49.8 5.3 52.4 2.6 48.7 -3.7 52.1 3.4 50.4 -1.7 50.1 -0.3
Out of Zone % 55.5 50.2 -5.3 47.6 -2.6 51.3 3.7 47.9 -3.4 49.6 1.7 49.9 0.3
Out of Zone Swing % 21.9 24.2 2.3 26.7 2.5 24.3 -2.4 27.9 3.6 29.0 1.1 27.0 -2.0
First Pitch Swing % 22.7 32.5 9.8 24.0 -8.5 24.5 0.5 30.5 6.0 32.5 2.0 28.6 -3.9
First Pitch Strike % 50.6 58.7 8.1 59.7 1.0 54.2 -5.5 59.3 5.1 58.8 -0.5 60.2 1.4
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2018 Shifts 154 .281 114 20 17.5 40 23 57.5
2019 Shifts 329 .342 236 67 28.4 93 63 67.7
2020 Shifts 288 .279 208 63 30.3 80 71 88.8
2021 Shifts 571 .288 476 114 23.9 95 71 74.7
2022 Shifts 827 .272 680 98 14.4 147 118 80.3
2023 Shades 803 .288 663 67 10.1 140 61 43.6
2024 Shades 409 .307 355 93 26.2 54 25 46.3
! 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 %
2018 211 17.2 20.4% 0.5% 113 25.3 0.0% 17.7%
2019 331 17.3 19.6% 1.8% 215 22.5 0.0% 7.4%
2020 357 18.8 13.4% 2.5% 144 25.2 0.0% 12.5%
2021 650 16.4 38.3% 1.4% 351 23.0 0.3% 9.4%
2022 904 17.8 25.9% 3.7% 452 21.3 5.1% 7.3%
2023 864 16.4 36.2% 0.5% 418 19.6 5.0% 1.4%
2024 430 16.7 35.3% 1.9% 240 18.6 10.8% 2.9%
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Pitch Distribution