Framber Valdez
P | Bats/Throws: R/L | 5' 11" 239LBS | Age: 30
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 11 6 3.14 22 22 0 134.2 125 1.25
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
6 Seasons 53 34 3.40 129 107 0 712.1 697 1.22
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 22 11-6 3.14 134.2 125 1.25
2022 31 17-6 2.82 201.1 194 1.16
2023 31 12-11 3.45 198 200 1.13
6 Seasons 129 53-34 3.40 712.1 697 1.22
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
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 .231 .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 .330 .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 .253 .410 .287 .320 .392 45.6 24.8 7.1 3.46 4.33
Player 10917 1969 126 6.4 4.2 90.4 119.6 -1.3 26.2 .235 .359 .288 .303 .348 42.8 23.4 8.9
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Valdez relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(46.9%) ,
Curveball
(24.3%) ,
Changeup
(15.7%) ,
Cutter
(13.1%) ,


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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
Player 63.5 13.7 20.6 2.2 39.2 38.1 22.7 2.9 50.3 11.2 23.5 4.9 6.4 4.2
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 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
2023 Sinker HOU L 1,380 95.3 20.5 -0.3 -2 15.8 0.9 6
2023 Changeup HOU L 462 90.1 29.1 0.7 3 15.5 0.6 4
2023 Cutter HOU L 385 85.7 38.8 -7.9 -25 2.7 -0.5 -15
2023 Curveball HOU L 716 80.2 57.5 4.9 9 8.9 1.5 20
2022 Curveball HOU L 846 79.1 60.5 6.3 12 11.7 3.4 40
2022 4-Seam Fastball HOU L 110 94.1 22.1 -7.5 -52 7.4 0.4 5
2022 Cutter HOU L 311 83.0 45.0 -10.3 -30 3.7 -0.3 -8
2022 Sinker HOU L 1,478 93.9 24.2 3.0 14 14.4 -0.3 -2
2022 Changeup HOU L 273 88.7 33.0 4.0 14 15.3 1.0 7
2021 Curveball HOU L 643 77.9 61.0 5.6 10 13.5 4.5 50
2021 Sinker HOU L 1,089 92.5 27.2 4.5 20 13.0 -1.9 -13
2021 4-Seam Fastball HOU L 105 92.1 22.0 -6.2 -39 5.0 -2.2 -31
2021 Changeup HOU L 252 87.5 34.4 5.0 17 13.0 -1.3 -9
2020 4-Seam Fastball HOU L 21 93.2 20.7 -5.3 -34 2.0 -5.2 -72
2020 Changeup HOU L 101 88.7 32.2 2.9 10 12.9 -1.4 -10
2020 Sinker HOU L 575 93.1 25.8 3.9 18 12.6 -2.3 -15
2020 Curveball HOU L 351 80.5 56.2 5.6 11 13.2 4.5 51
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
2019 Curveball HOU L 402 79.4 59.8 5.9 11 13.7 4.5 49
2018 Curveball HOU L 191 79.7 58.9 4.9 9 12.8 4.2 48
2018 Sinker HOU L 274 91.7 30.2 7.0 30 15.4 0.6 4
2018 Changeup HOU L 21 87.7 35.5 5.1 17 14.7 0.5 4
2018 4-Seam Fastball HOU L 147 92.6 18.8 -2.4 -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 %
2023 Sinker 0.8 10 1,385 46.9 392 .274 .455 .356 12.6 8.9 20.7 .308 .517 .392 50.2
2023 Curveball 1.2 9 718 24.3 183 .162 .216 .204 39.7 45.9 26.9 .178 .257 .228 38.8
2023 Changeup 0.1 0 462 15.7 125 .231 .342 .299 31.1 23.2 26.9 .259 .385 .301 36.3
2023 Cutter -1.0 -4 385 13.0 107 .180 .340 .260 44.4 48.6 29.4 .180 .327 .245 45.8
2022 Sinker 0.3 4 1,478 49.0 394 .293 .409 .359 12.1 7.1 12.3 .295 .438 .358 47.1
2022 Curveball 1.3 11 846 28.0 243 .146 .196 .210 45.4 50.6 30.4 .147 .203 .202 34.7
2022 Cutter 1.7 5 311 10.3 89 .118 .200 .175 35.4 32.6 26.1 .168 .254 .200 33.3
2022 Changeup 1.8 5 273 9.0 68 .239 .269 .222 23.8 17.6 22.6 .206 .289 .222 32.7
2022 4-Seam Fastball 0.3 0 110 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 .364 .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 0.8 4 575 54.8 152 .326 .420 .361 12.5 8.6 14.8 .306 .489 .378 55.5
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 -0.5 -1 102 9.7 19 .278 .444 .311 27.5 10.5 18.2 .326 .511 .361 47.1
2020 4-Seam Fastball -1.5 0 21 2.0 3 .000 .000 .233 60.0 33.3 14.3 .143 .176 .322 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 .167 .234 .287 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
2023 Changeup 425 90.1 85 16.9 10:30 9:30 60
2023 Curveball 692 80.1 77 19.8 5:00 5:00 0
2023 Cutter 370 85.7 32 6.8 3:30 4:15 -45
2023 Sinker 1,341 95.3 84 18.9 11:00 10:00 60
2022 Changeup 234 88.7 80 16.3 10:15 9:00 75
2022 Curveball 833 79.1 82 22.9 5:00 5:00 0
2022 Cutter 309 83.0 39 8.5 4:15 5:00 -45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 108 94.1 66 11.3 11:00 10:30 30
2022 Sinker 1,435 93.9 73 16.3 10:45 9:45 60
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 71 88.8 76 14.0 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
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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
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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
Player 10,917 50.3 63.4 85.0 26.6 46.3 41.9 57.7 45.1 25.7 8.1 74.0
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! 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 37 45 97 21
2019 42 50 77 91 11 69 83 25 18 32 5 54 6 47 35 96 24
2020 61 50 58 65 68 6 38 5 4 65 86 33 40 46 49 96 17
2021 63 60 81 88 35 36 81 9 11 37 25 49 12 29 36 91 15
2022 71 62 82 88 58 18 75 16 18 54 46 52 32 50 43 90 14
2023 42 35 42 53 49 7 49 3 6 60 70 56 50 73 37 91 10
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2018 24.8 3 2.9 0 0 2 1 33.3
2019 25.3 9 9.7 -1 2 5 6 66.7
2020 22.3 8 6.9 1 2 7 3 37.5
2021 23.4 18 16.0 2 3 16 5 27.8
2022 23.2 12 12.9 -1 3 14 3 25.0
2023 23.8 23 23.2 0 14 18 10 43.5
Player 23.7 73 71.6 1 24 62 28 38.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 3 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
2019 9 11 9 10 9 9 10 8 9 8 9 9 12 9 9 10 7 9 10 9 11 12 11 11 8 10 9 11 12 10 9
2020 8 8 5 10 9 7 9 7 7 4 4 8 7 5 7 6 7 7 6 10 6 5 11 6 6 5 9 9 7 7 4
2021 18 19 10 19 19 17 21 16 15 8 13 20 15 8 17 23 12 14 13 18 11 17 21 21 13 15 21 19 17 15 14
2022 12 14 8 12 12 13 14 13 7 10 9 11 17 14 16 16 14 14 11 13 14 14 19 13 12 11 11 15 14 13 13
2023 23 19 18 25 23 21 22 21 21 17 20 22 27 20 23 29 25 19 27 29 21 28 35 31 15 17 27 24 31 20 18
Player 73 74 51 79 75 70 79 68 62 50 58 73 81 59 75 87 68 66 70 82 66 78 100 85 57 61 80 81 84 68 61
! 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 2018 2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.1 93.1 1.0 93.1 0.0 92.4 -0.7 92.1 -0.3 93.2 1.1
Offspeed Velocity 87.7 88.6 0.9 88.8 0.2 87.5 -1.3 88.7 1.2 90.1 1.4
Breaking Velocity 79.7 79.4 -0.3 80.5 1.1 77.9 -2.6 79.1 1.2 80.2 1.1
Exit Velocity 86.2 89.5 3.3 91.4 1.9 90.8 -0.6 89.8 -1.0 91.5 1.7
Launch Angle -4.2 -1.3 2.9 -0.8 0.5 -5.5 -4.7 -3.6 1.9 4.2 7.8
Barrel % 3.3 5.2 1.9 7.9 2.7 5.8 -2.1 5.8 0.0 8.0 2.2
Hard Hit % 20.7 40.4 19.7 48.7 8.3 44.4 -4.3 41.6 -2.8 45.6 4.0
Sweet Spot % 19.6 24.9 5.3 33.5 8.6 21.4 -12.1 24.0 2.6 30.9 6.9
xBA .175 .243 0.068 .239 -0.004 .231 -0.008 .227 -0.004 .253 0.026
BA .175 .267 0.092 .240 -0.027 .220 -0.020 .223 0.003 .228 0.005
xwOBA .279 .321 0.042 .301 -0.020 .301 0.000 .284 -0.017 .320 0.036
wOBA .281 .342 0.061 .279 -0.063 .288 0.009 .272 -0.016 .287 0.015
xSLG .249 .363 0.114 .379 0.016 .343 -0.036 .330 -0.013 .410 0.080
SLG .270 .419 0.149 .342 -0.077 .327 -0.015 .305 -0.022 .365 0.060
K% 22.1 20.7 -1.4 26.4 5.7 21.9 -4.5 23.5 1.6 24.8 1.3
BB% 15.6 13.4 -2.2 5.6 -7.8 10.1 4.5 8.1 -2.0 7.1 -1.0
Swing % 38.9 43.6 4.7 44.8 1.2 42.4 -2.4 47.0 4.6 47.2 0.2
Whiff% 22.8 26.0 3.2 24.3 -1.7 26.0 1.7 25.6 -0.4 26.7 1.1
In Zone % 44.5 49.8 5.3 52.4 2.6 48.7 -3.7 52.1 3.4 50.4 -1.7
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
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
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
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
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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 797 .289 658 66 10.0 139 61 43.9
! 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%
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Pitch Distribution