Framber Valdez

Houston Astros

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Framber Valdez has thrown 13,664 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2018 and 2024, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2024, they have relied primarily on their Sinker (94mph) and Curve (80mph), also mixing in a Change (90mph). He also rarely throws a Slider (85mph), Cutter (90mph) and Fourseam Fastball (96mph).


In 2024, compared to other LHP:
Their sinker has heavy sinking action, has well above average velo and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers. Their curve has an exceptional bite, generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' curves, is much harder than usual and has slight glove-side movement. Their change is thrown extremely hard, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, dives down out of the zone and generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' changeups. Their slider has exceptional depth and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders. Their cutter (take this with a grain of salt because they've only thrown 6 of them in 2024) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' cutters, is blazing fast, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' cutters and has some natural sink. Their fourseam fastball (take this with a grain of salt because they've only thrown 1 of them in 2024) has heavy sinking action, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, is blazing fast and has slightly less natural movement than typical.