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Framber Valdez
P | B/T: L/L | 5' 11" 239LBS | Age: 27

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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 11 6 3.14 22 22 0 134.2 125 1.25
4 Seasons 24 17 3.74 67 45 0 313.0 303 1.31
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 22 11-6 3.14 134.2 125 1.25
4 Seasons 67 24-17 3.74 313.0 303 1.31

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2018 25 633 92 3 3.3 86.2 111.6 -4.2 19.6 .174 .247 .281 .277 .253 20.7 22.1 15.6 2.19 3.24
2019 26 1175 213 11 5.2 89.5 112.8 -1.3 24.9 .243 .363 .342 .322 .341 40.4 20.7 13.4 5.86 4.70
2020 27 1049 191 15 7.9 91.4 114.6 -0.8 33.5 .238 .376 .279 .300 .375 48.7 26.4 5.6 3.57 3.82
2021 28 2090 378 22 5.8 90.8 119.6 -5.5 21.4 .227 .334 .288 .297 .324 44.4 21.9 10.1 3.14 3.76
4947 874 51 5.8 90.1 119.6 -3.3 24.7 .228 .341 .298 .302 .332 41.9 22.6 10.6
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Valdez relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(52.6%) ,
Curveball
(30.8%) ,
Changeup
(11.4%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(5.2%) ,


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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 Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Sinker 1099 875 224 52.6 92.5 281 252 65 53 5 0 7 26 227 .258 .268 .361 .398 .307 .330 92.1 -9 2164 5.9 14.6 15.2
2021 Curveball 644 507 137 30.8 77.9 191 168 21 12 7 1 1 89 79 .125 .153 .196 .219 .204 .227 87.5 0 2873 5.8 44.4 31.6
2021 Changeup 239 237 2 11.4 87.4 62 60 16 11 2 0 3 7 54 .267 .248 .450 .348 .309 .265 88.1 -1 1492 5.9 30.9 23.3
2021 4-Seam Fastball 108 85 23 5.2 92.1 37 21 8 5 2 0 1 3 18 .381 .255 .619 .433 .539 .466 94.0 -3 2184 5.9 9.8 20.0
2020 Sinker 575 399 176 54.8 93.1 152 138 45 38 4 0 3 13 128 .326 .305 .420 .486 .343 .371 92.6 -3 2252 5.9 12.5 14.8
2020 Curveball 351 212 139 33.5 80.5 114 105 13 7 2 3 1 60 45 .124 .136 .229 .213 .190 .194 87.3 5 2982 5.9 41.9 37.0
2020 Changeup 102 93 9 9.7 88.8 19 18 5 4 0 0 1 2 17 .278 .327 .444 .512 .306 .363 90.0 -5 1720 6.0 27.5 18.2
2020 4-Seam Fastball 21 17 4 2.0 93.2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .144 .000 .177 .233 .321 84.0 24 2306 6.0 60.0 14.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2018 70.7 13 14.1 2.2 38 40.2 21.7 2.2 63 14.1 15.2 1.1 3.3
2019 62 13.1 21.1 3.8 41.3 36.2 22.5 3.3 50.7 11.3 23.9 5.6 5.2
2020 60.2 9.4 29.3 1 31.4 41.4 27.2 1.6 47.1 11.5 22.5 8.4 7.9
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
66.1 11.4 20.5 1.9 38.9 38.7 22.4 2.4 53.5 10 22.4 5.3 5.8
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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
2021 Sinker HOU L 1095 92.5 27.2 4.7 21 13 -1.8 -12
2021 4-Seamer HOU L 108 92.1 22 -6.2 -39 5.1 -2.1 -29
2021 Curveball HOU L 643 77.9 61 5.9 11 13.5 4.4 48
2021 Changeup HOU L 239 87.4 34.5 5 17 12.9 -1.4 -10
2020 Curveball HOU L 351 80.5 56.2 5.9 12 13.2 4.3 49
2020 4-Seamer HOU L 21 93.2 20.7 -5.3 -34 2 -5.2 -72
2020 Sinker HOU L 573 93.1 25.8 4 18 12.6 -2.2 -15
2020 Changeup HOU L 101 88.7 32.2 2.9 10 12.9 -1.3 -9
2019 Changeup HOU L 78 88.6 33.1 4 14 12.3 -2.1 -14
2019 Curveball HOU L 402 79.4 59.8 5.9 11 13.7 4.4 48
2019 Sinker HOU L 484 92.6 27.4 4.8 21 12.5 -2.3 -16
2019 4-Seamer HOU L 211 94.2 19.2 -3.4 -22 4.2 -3.5 -45
2018 4-Seamer HOU L 147 92.6 18.8 -2.4 -14 6.2 -1.4 -18
2018 Changeup HOU L 21 87.7 35.5 5 17 14.7 0.6 4
2018 Curveball HOU L 191 79.7 58.9 5 9 12.8 4.1 47
2018 Sinker HOU L 274 91.7 30.2 7 30 15.4 0.6 4
! 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 %
2021 4-Seamer 2.2 2 108 5.2 37 .381 .619 .546 9.8 8.1 20 .255 .433 .47 61.1
2021 Changeup -0.5 -1 239 11.4 62 .267 .45 .328 30.9 11.3 23.3 .248 .348 .266 38.9
2021 Curveball -1.7 -11 644 30.8 191 .125 .196 .21 44.4 46.6 31.6 .153 .219 .226 27.8
2021 Sinker -0.7 -8 1099 52.6 281 .258 .361 .324 14.6 9.3 15.2 .268 .398 .331 50.2
2020 4-Seamer 1.5 0 21 2 3 0 0 .233 60 33.3 14.3 .143 .176 .322 0
2020 Changeup 0.7 1 102 9.7 19 .278 .444 .311 27.5 10.5 18.2 .327 .512 .363 47.1
2020 Curveball -2.3 -8 351 33.5 114 .124 .229 .192 41.9 52.6 37 .136 .213 .193 31.1
2020 Sinker -0.7 -4 575 54.8 152 .326 .42 .359 12.5 8.6 14.8 .305 .486 .376 55.5
2019 Changeup 1.3 1 78 6.6 15 .385 .692 .443 37.8 0 0 .353 .549 .377 42.9
2019 4-Seamer 3.2 7 211 18 69 .392 .549 .465 8.9 1.4 2.6 .287 .43 .4 36.5
2019 Curveball -0.7 -3 402 34.2 104 .118 .258 .221 46.6 54.8 32.9 .115 .179 .192 30.6
2019 Sinker 0.3 1 484 41.2 141 .317 .458 .391 16.1 7.1 16.1 .313 .457 .381 45
2018 Changeup 1.7 0 21 3.3 5 .667 1 .71 30 0 0 .106 .136 .34 33.3
2018 4-Seamer -0.3 -1 147 23.2 38 .25 .438 .358 14.3 15.8 27.3 .277 .445 .374 23.1
2018 Curveball -0.9 -2 191 30.2 48 .098 .122 .199 36.8 41.7 23 .11 .122 .205 14.3
2018 Sinker -1.9 -5 274 43.3 63 .16 .24 .282 17.9 12.7 15.1 .164 .23 .283 21.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 71 88.8 76 14 10:30 9:15 75
2020 Curveball 278 80.6 77 21.5 4:30 4:45 -15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 18 93.2 64 10.1 10:45 11:45 -60
2020 Sinker 481 93.1 70 14.1 10:45 9:45 60
2021 Changeup 205 87.4 75 13.7 10:15 9:00 75
2021 Curveball 630 77.9 86 23.3 4:45 4:45 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 108 92.1 64 10.8 10:45 11:00 -15
2021 Sinker 1069 92.5 69 14.3 10:45 9:30 75
! 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
2018 154 633 -12 -5 5 5 -7
2019 329 1175 -2 -5 6 7 6
2020 378 1414 -11 -17 6 5 -17
2021 607 2223 -12 -30 13 14 -15
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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 44.7 59.7 83.4 22 62.3 43.3 50.6 38.9 22.8 5.7 58.3
2019 1175 49.9 63.1 83.2 24.1 48.6 42.8 58.7 43.6 26 8 74.5
2020 1049 52.4 61.3 84 26.7 52.6 42.9 59.7 44.8 24.3 8.7 76.9
2021 2090 48.8 61.5 85.6 24.2 42.9 42.2 54.2 42.4 26 6.7 74.3
4947 49.3 61.6 84.4 24.4 48.8 42.6 56.1 42.7 25.2 7.3 73.4
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2018 41 42 97
2019 37 47 75 91 10 69 83 25 17 32 5 54 37 53 33 97
2020 61 50 59 65 68 6 38 5 4 65 86 33 61 53 43 97
2021 66 62 82 89 37 36 81 9 11 37 25 49 66 35 32 92
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 25.3 9 9 0 2 5 5 55.6
2020 22.3 8 5.9 2 6 4 3 37.5
2021 22.8 13 10.4 3 4 12 3 23.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 9 9 9 9 10 7 9 10 9 10 9 8 6 9 9 9 9 10 8 11 8 7 9 9 10 9 9 9 12 7 10
2020 8 6 8 5 7 4 5 5 7 5 11 6 3 5 4 7 5 7 5 6 4 5 5 6 5 9 7 5 6 5 8
2021 13 10 15 10 14 10 9 12 14 8 16 9 4 13 8 15 8 10 7 10 6 9 9 9 7 14 13 9 13 8 13
! 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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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.1 93.1 1 93.1 0 92.4 -0.7
Offspeed Velocity 87.7 88.6 0.9 88.8 0.2 87.4 -1.4
Breaking Velocity 79.7 79.4 -0.3 80.5 1.1 77.9 -2.6
Exit Velocity 86.2 89.5 3.3 91.4 1.9 90.8 -0.6
Launch Angle -4.2 -1.3 2.9 -.8 0.5 -5.5 -4.7
Barrel % 3.3 5.2 1.9 7.9 2.7 5.8 -2.1
Hard Hit % 20.7 40.4 19.7 48.7 8.3 44.4 -4.3
Sweet Spot % 19.6 24.9 5.3 33.5 8.6 21.4 -12.1
xBA .174 .243 0.069 .238 -0.005 .227 -0.011
BA .175 .267 0.092 .24 -0.027 .22 -0.02
xwOBA .277 .322 0.045 .3 -0.022 .297 -0.003
wOBA .281 .342 0.061 .279 -0.063 .288 0.009
xSLG .247 .363 0.116 .376 0.013 .334 -0.042
SLG .27 .419 0.149 .342 -0.077 .327 -0.015
K% 22.1 20.7 -1.4 26.4 5.7 21.9 -4.5
BB% 15.6 13.4 -2.2 5.6 -7.8 10.1 4.5
Swing % 38.9 43.6 4.7 44.8 1.2 42.4 -2.4
Whiff% 22.8 26 3.2 24.3 -1.7 26 1.7
In Zone % 44.7 49.9 5.2 52.4 2.5 48.8 -3.6
Out of Zone % 55.3 50.1 -5.2 47.6 -2.5 51.2 3.6
Out of Zone Swing % 22 24.1 2.1 26.7 2.6 24.2 -2.5
First Pitch Swing % 22.7 32.5 9.8 24 -8.5 24.5 0.5
First Pitch Strike % 50.6 58.7 8.1 59.7 1 54.2 -5.5
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2018 154 .281 114 20 17.5 40 20 50.0
2019 329 .342 236 64 27.1 93 61 65.6
2020 287 .280 207 60 29.0 80 71 88.8
2021 571 .288 476 101 21.2 95 70 73.7

Pitch Distribution