SP,RP - HOU
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Valdez isn't getting enough credit for basically saving Houston's season last summer. Following the loss of Gerrit Cole to free agency, the loss of Justin Verlander to Tommy John surgery, and the loss of Zack Greinke's effectiveness, Valdez stepped up in a big way. He both increased his strikeout rate and lowered his walk rate to produce a career-best season. Unfortunately, this also came with a less-than-ideal hard-hit rate. Living in the zone more often led to batters doing more damage with Valdez's offerings. This was also combatted by his increased sinker usage, which led to many of these batted balls going directly into the ground. His breakout looks real, and I'm investing accordingly.
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Framber Valdez dominates Rays in Game 6 win
Framber Valdez allowed one run on three hits and three walks while striking out nine across six innings during Friday's 7-4 win over the Rays in Game 6 of the ALCS.
Valdez limited the Rays to one run over six innings to pick up the win on Friday. Most of damage off Valdez came from an RBI double by Willy Adames. The 26-year-old threw a total of 101 pitches, landing 57 for strikes. Valdez has been outstanding in the postseason, posting a (3-1) record along with 1.88 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 26 strikeouts over 24 innings. After trailing in the series 3-0, the Astros have stormed back and forced a decisive Game 7 on Saturday.
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|Tue, Sep 22||@ SEA||-||W||7.0||5||1||1||0||0||8||1.29||0.71|
|Thu, Sep 17||vs. TEX||-||W||6.1||4||1||1||0||1||11||1.42||0.79|
|Sat, Sep 12||@ LAD||-||-||5.0||5||5||5||2||1||7||9.00||1.20|
|Sun, Sep 6||@ LAA||-||L||7.0||11||8||8||1||2||2||10.29||1.86|
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