Framber Valdez

Houston Astros

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although they have not thrown an MLB pitch in 2023, Framber Valdez threw 9,135 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2018 and 2022, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2022, they relied primarily on their Sinker (94mph) and Curve (79mph), also mixing in a Slider (83mph) and Change (89mph). He also rarely threw a Fourseam Fastball (94mph).


In 2022, compared to other LHP:
His sinker is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has well above average velo, has less armside run than typical and has some natural sinking action. His curve has an exceptional bite, generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' curves, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' curves, is slightly harder than usual and has slight glove-side movement. His slider has exceptional depth and generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders. His change is thrown extremely hard, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and dives down out of the zone. His fourseam fastball has heavy sinking action, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has less armside movement than typical and has well above average velo.