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Framber Valdez had a rough outing on Friday against the Royals, allowing six earned runs over 5.1 innings pitched.
Despite recording 10 strikeouts, Valdez struggled with his control, issuing three walks and giving up four hits. This disappointing performance further dampens Valdez's fantasy outlook, as his season-long numbers now include a 3.39 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP. While his strikeout rate remains solid at 9.0 K/9, Valdez's recent struggles and lack of run support from the Astros have resulted in a less-than-ideal 12-11 record. Fantasy managers may want to exercise caution moving forward until Valdez can regain his form.
Framber Valdez turned in a dominant performance on Sunday, shutting out the Royals over seven innings while allowing just five hits and one walk.
He struck out five batters and earned his 13th win of the season. Valdez has been a consistent force on the mound this year, posting a solid 3.20 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP across 29 starts. With a strong strikeout rate of 8.7 K/9 and a solid strikeout-to-walk ratio of 3.73, Valdez has proven to be a valuable fantasy asset. Fantasy managers can continue to rely on him for solid performances down the stretch.
Astros pitcher Framber Valdez tossed seven innings of three-run ball with 10 strikeouts but took a tough-luck loss Monday against the A's.
Valdez's season-long performance has been solid with a 3.32 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and an impressive 8.8 K/9. However, his 10 losses and lack of run support have hindered his win total. Despite the loss in this game, Valdez's strikeout ability remains a valuable asset for fantasy owners.
Framber Valdez turned in an impressive performance on Tuesday, allowing just one earned run over seven innings while striking out four in the Astros' 14-1 win over the Rangers.
Valdez's solid outing further solidifies his fantasy value, as he now boasts a 3.30 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP on the season. With 27 games started and 11 wins under his belt, Valdez has proven to be a reliable fantasy option, consistently delivering quality starts for his owners. His 3.57 strikeout-to-walk ratio and 8.7 K/9 further highlight his ability to generate strikeouts, making him a valuable asset in fantasy leagues.
Framber Valdez turned in a quality start, allowing just two earned runs on five hits over six innings while striking out five in the Astros' 7-4 victory over the Red Sox.
With this performance, Valdez now has 11 wins on the season to go along with a 3.38 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP. His ability to limit walks has been a key factor in his success, as he did not issue a free pass in this outing. Valdez has been a reliable fantasy option this season and should continue to provide solid numbers moving forward.