- Height / Weight
- 5' 11" / 170 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/19/1993 (26)
Houston Astros starting pitcher Framber Valdez has been recalled and will draw the start against the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. Aaron Sanchez (pectoral) is likely going to be sidelined a few weeks, so Valdez should see multiple starts. Valdez hasn't pitched well with the Astros this season, so he's not a reliable streaming option for Sunday.
Houston Astros pitcher Framber Valdez will get the starting nod Sunday versus the Angels, and he'll remain in the rotation moving forward. Manager AJ Hinch confirmed he'll take over Aaron Sanchez' spot in the rotation after he was placed on the IL earlier this week. Valdez holds an underwhelming 5.58 ERA and 1.58 WHIP through 20 appearances with the Astros this season, but will carry fantasy value the rest of the way as a starter. He's streamable in his start Sunday, and his next matchup will come August 31 against the Blue Jays in another juicy matchup. He's worth a pickup in all formats.
Houston Astros starting pitcher Framber Valdez was sent back to Triple-A Round Rock Tuesday. Valdez gave up four runs in four innings as the bulk reliever Monday night which was a continuation of his recent struggles. In his last four outings, Valdez has given up 19 earned runs in 11 innings with 11 walks against nine strikeouts. He's failed to pitch more than four innings in any of those outings and his season ERA has ballooned to 5.58. He'll probably be back in Houston at some point, though his role this season seems like it'll be in the bullpen. He can be dropped in all redraft formats.