Framber Valdez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 11" / 239 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/19/1993 (30)
Framber Valdez Season Stats
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Framber Valdez News
Houston Astros left-hander Framber Valdez wasn't terrible in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series on Sunday night, but he still picked up his third loss of the postseason by allowing three earned runs on five hits (two home runs) while walking two and striking out six in five innings. It was an improvement over his last outing when he didn't get past the third inning, but the 29-year-old southpaw was mostly undone by the two long balls he allowed in this one. It's been a frustrating postseason for Valdez, as he's surrendered 13 runs (12 earned) on 19 hits (four homers) while walking six and fanning 17 in 12 innings in his three starts. He'll be hoping the Astros can win Game 7 on Monday night so he'll get another chance to redeem himself in the playoffs.
Houston Astros left-hander Framber Valdez will start Game 6 of the American League Championship Series in Houston on Sunday against the Texas Rangers, according to manager Dusty Baker. Valdez has had a rough go of it in two starts this postseason, allowing 10 runs (nine earned) on 14 hits (two home runs) while walking four and striking out 11 in seven innings against the Minnesota Twins and Rangers. He gave up five runs (four earned) in just 2 2/3 innings in the Game 2 loss to the Rangers on Monday. Valdez wasn't exactly great in his three starts against Texas in the regular season, either, posting a 4.32 ERA with 12 runs (eight earned) allowed in 16 2/3 innings while walking eight and striking out 12 to go 1-2.
Houston Astros starting pitcher Framber Valdez will start Game 2 of the ALCS against the Texas Rangers on Monday. Veteran Justin Verlander will start Game 1 on Sunday in Houston. Valdez was roughed up by the Twins in his first postseason start against the Twins back on October 8. The 29-year-old allowed five earned runs over 4 1/3 innings. 6-2 loss to the Minnesota. He will look to bounce back against a formidable Texas Rangers lineup.
It was a career year for the Astros' lefty as he posted a sweet 2.77 ERA on a 1.15 WHIP. He once again got it done primarily with the ground ball (67.4% GB%), but in 2022 he also raised his strikeout rate to a more palatable 23.5% - right around the league average. His K-BB% came up to 15.4% from his 2021 mark of 11.9%, so that's a great sign to see. Framber also posted the best SwStr% of his career at 12.1%, although that number is right around league average so it's nothing to write home about. All of this was good news for Framber and makes him a viable top 30 or so SP. He will continue to limit runs with his elite ground-ball ability, so any positive move in the strikeout category will make a significant difference for the better. The Astros profile to be a great offense once again, and Valdez knows how to get deep into games - giving him a great projection in wins and quality starts. He's a bummer in leagues where strikeout rate matters, but other than that - Valdez is solid and can be drafted at his current price (around a 90 ADP) without much second thought.