Framber Valdez

Houston Astros

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Framber Valdez has thrown 3,258 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2018 and 2020, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2020, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (93mph) and Curve (80mph), also mixing in a Change (89mph). He also rarely throws a Fourseam Fastball (94mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2020 pitches compared to other LHP:
His sinker has heavy sinking action, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has surprisingly little armside run and has well above average velo. His curve has an exceptional bite, has sweeping glove-side movement, generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' curves, is much harder than usual and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' curves. His change is thrown extremely hard, dives down out of the zone and is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' changeups. His fourseam fastball has heavy sinking action, has much less armside movement than typical, has well above average velo and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers.