Phillips Valdez
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 160LBS | Age: 30

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 1 4.41 13 0 0 16.1 13 1.16
4 Seasons 3 2 4.56 76 0 1 102.2 96 1.44
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 13 0-1 4.41 16.1 13 1.16
4 Seasons 76 3-2 4.56 102.2 96 1.44

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
2019 27 293 46 2 4.3 2.7 89.0 108.5 2.1 28.3 .224 .371 .351 .314 .346 32.6 24.0 12.0 3.94 4.35
2020 28 509 88 4 4.5 2.9 84.8 109.5 9.2 31.8 .244 .348 .349 .316 .341 29.5 21.9 11.7 3.26 4.24
2021 29 684 116 7 6 4 88.3 118.0 5.0 27.6 .250 .387 .312 .331 .352 36.2 19.8 10.7 5.85 4.69
2022 30 287 46 2 4.3 2.8 87.4 109.5 8.3 23.9 .220 .316 .285 .316 .296 32.6 18.1 9.7 4.41 4.16
Player 1773 296 15 5.1 3.3 87.2 118.0 6.3 28.4 .239 .362 .325 .321 .339 33.1 20.8 11.1
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 32.8 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Valdez relies on 3 pitches.
Changeup
(46%) ,
Sinker
(44.9%) ,
Slider
(9.1%) ,


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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
2019 54.3 23.9 21.7 0.0 47.8 28.3 23.9 0.0 47.8 21.7 19.6 4.3 4.3 2.7
2020 46.6 18.2 27.3 8.0 35.2 35.2 29.5 5.7 36.4 21.6 28.4 3.4 4.5 2.9
2021 59.5 22.4 16.4 1.7 47.4 34.5 18.1 7.8 40.5 19.0 25.0 1.7 6.0 4.0
2022 56.5 17.4 17.4 8.7 45.7 32.6 21.7 4.3 47.8 19.6 19.6 4.3 4.3 2.8
Player 54.4 20.6 20.6 4.4 43.6 33.4 23.0 5.4 41.6 20.3 24.3 3.0 5.1 3.3
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 32.9 24.5 24.3 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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 Sinker BOS R 129 94.1 24.5 0.6 3 19.8 4.1 26
2022 Slider BOS R 26 84.0 36.9 -0.3 -1 4.3 -3.6 -46
2022 Changeup BOS R 132 86.9 33.2 0.3 1 19.1 4.8 34
2021 4-Seamer BOS R 4 92.7 25.7 -8.1 -46 13.8 4.9 56
2021 Slider BOS R 72 83.0 39.9 1.2 3 5.1 -3.6 -41
2021 Changeup BOS R 334 85.3 37.0 0.9 3 17.2 2.8 19
2021 Sinker BOS R 272 92.7 26.6 1.6 6 18.2 2.3 15
2020 Changeup BOS R 242 85.0 38.5 1.5 4 15.9 0.8 5
2020 Sinker BOS R 225 92.2 29.7 2.7 10 19.2 1.8 10
2020 Slider BOS R 29 81.4 42.8 2.1 5 5.7 -4.2 -42
2019 4-Seamer TEX R 2 91.7 23.9 -4.7 -24 17.0 6.7 65
2019 Changeup TEX R 106 84.8 37.8 2.9 8 13.7 -0.7 -5
2019 Sinker TEX R 169 92.2 31.1 4.2 15 17.7 1.5 9
2019 Slider TEX R 16 84.7 36.1 -0.7 -2 3.8 -2.7 -41
! 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 0.9 1 132 46.0 33 .258 .290 .298 25.4 21.2 13.0 .187 .240 .219 29.2
2022 Sinker -0.8 -1 129 44.9 34 .136 .182 .316 20.0 17.6 35.3 .270 .388 .413 29.4
2022 Slider -1.6 0 26 9.1 5 .200 .200 .180 22.2 0.0 0.0 .199 .472 .284 60.0
2021 Changeup 1.0 3 336 49.1 87 .266 .380 .324 30.6 29.9 24.5 .235 .366 .285 32.7
2021 Sinker -0.1 0 272 39.8 70 .180 .260 .334 13.6 10.0 13.2 .257 .379 .382 37.8
2021 Slider 0.2 0 72 10.5 18 .235 .471 .319 17.9 11.1 13.3 .279 .496 .350 40.0
2021 4-Seamer 5.1 0 4 0.6 1 1.000 1.000 .900 50.0 0.0 0.0 .531 .580 .494 100.0
2020 Changeup -2.2 -5 249 48.9 74 .194 .290 .279 36.8 29.7 27.2 .178 .257 .262 24.4
2020 Sinker 2.5 6 230 45.2 56 .375 .563 .463 14.3 14.3 38.1 .286 .425 .362 37.5
2020 Slider 0.7 0 30 5.9 7 .429 .429 .386 27.3 0.0 0.0 .526 .629 .511 14.3
2019 Sinker 1.9 3 169 57.7 45 .371 .657 .517 13.8 13.3 14.6 .293 .502 .414 44.8
2019 Changeup -3.7 -4 106 36.2 28 .154 .192 .139 29.8 39.3 30.6 .122 .192 .150 12.5
2019 Slider 0.8 0 16 5.5 2 .000 .000 .000 50.0 50.0 25.0 .293 .339 .274 0.0
2019 4-Seamer -2.0 0 2 0.7 -- -- -- [object Object] [object Object] [object Object] -- -- -- [object Object]
! 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 234 85.0 80 16.9 2:15 3:15 -60
2020 Sinker 230 92.2 95 20.2 2:15 3:00 -45
2020 Slider 29 81.6 40 7.1 9:00 8:00 60
2021 Changeup 319 85.3 87 18.2 2:15 3:00 -45
2021 Sinker 268 92.7 96 19.6 2:15 2:30 -15
2021 Slider 72 83.0 38 7.1 9:30 8:45 45
2022 Changeup 132 86.9 91 20.2 2:15 2:45 -30
2022 Sinker 129 94.1 98 21.5 2:15 2:30 -15
2022 Slider 26 84.0 30 5.4 9:45 9:15 30
! 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
2019 75 293 0 -6 2 3 -1
2020 137 509 7 -13 4 3 0
2021 176 684 -5 -2 3 8 3
2022 72 287 -3 -3 1 4 0
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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 %
2019 293 48.8 56.6 88.9 28.7 58.1 38.2 46.7 42.3 21.8 8.5 64.0
2020 509 45.0 57.6 81.1 25.0 55.7 36.3 48.9 39.7 27.7 5.7 58.6
2021 684 45.5 64.3 81.0 23.3 66.7 38.7 54.5 42.0 23.0 7.9 74.1
2022 287 49.8 55.9 80.0 22.2 68.8 44.6 55.6 39.0 23.2 3.5 80.0
Player 1,773 46.6 59.7 82.2 24.5 62.1 38.9 51.7 40.9 24.1 6.7 68.6
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 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
2019 38 89 92
2020 50 45 74 86 23 65 81 95 89 41 20 57 24 41 79 95
2021 41 56 94
2022 60 83 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 20.6 3 1.7 1 3 2 0 0.0
2020 24.0 3 3.1 0 0 2 2 66.7
2021 25.6 4 3.8 0 3 4 1 25.0
2022 [object Object] 0 0.2 0 2 0 0 [object Object]

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 0 3 2 1 0 1 2 1 2 1 1 3 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 3
2020 3 3 4 3 3 3 0 2 4 4 4 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 2 3 4 3 2 3 3 4 2 2 3 3 4
2021 4 3 2 3 4 6 4 6 5 4 3 4 2 1 1 5 5 4 5 4 3 3 3 6 4 4 5 3 5 3 5
2022 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 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, 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.2 92.2 0 92.7 0.5 94.1 1.4
Offspeed Velocity 84.8 85 0.2 85.3 0.3 86.9 1.6
Breaking Velocity 84.7 81.5 -3.2 83 1.5 84 1
Exit Velocity 89 84.8 -4.2 88.3 3.5 87.4 -0.9
Launch Angle 2.1 9.2 7.1 5 -4.2 8.3 3.3
Barrel % 4.3 4.5 0.2 6 1.5 4.3 -1.7
Hard Hit % 32.6 29.5 -3.1 36.2 6.7 32.6 -3.6
Sweet Spot % 28.3 31.8 3.5 27.6 -4.2 23.9 -3.7
xBA .224 .244 0.02 .25 0.006 .22 -0.03
BA .27 .282 0.012 .238 -0.044 .207 -0.031
xwOBA .314 .316 0.002 .331 0.015 .316 -0.015
wOBA .351 .349 -0.002 .312 -0.037 .285 -0.027
xSLG .371 .348 -0.023 .387 0.039 .316 -0.071
SLG .444 .41 -0.034 .354 -0.056 .241 -0.113
K% 24 21.9 -2.1 19.8 -2.1 18.1 -1.7
BB% 12 11.7 -0.3 10.7 -1 9.7 -1
Swing % 42.3 39.7 -2.6 42 2.3 39 -3
Whiff% 21.8 27.7 5.9 23 -4.7 23.2 0.2
In Zone % 48.8 45 -3.8 45.5 0.5 49.8 4.3
Out of Zone % 51.2 55 3.8 54.5 -0.5 50.2 -4.3
Out of Zone Swing % 28.7 25 -3.7 23.3 -1.7 22.2 -1.1
First Pitch Swing % 17.3 18.2 0.9 29 10.8 18.1 -10.9
First Pitch Strike % 46.7 48.9 2.2 54.5 5.6 55.6 1.1
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 75 .351 47 8 17.0 28 18 64.3
2020 137 .349 86 5 5.8 51 8 15.7
2021 176 .312 109 26 23.9 67 49 73.1
2022 72 .285 39 10 25.6 33 17 51.5

Pitch Tempo