Jose Valdez
Jose Valdez
28-Year-Old PitcherRP
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a minor-league contract with the Giants in June of 2018.
Opts for free agency
PFree Agent  
Elbow
June 11, 2018
Valdez (elbow) was granted his release from the Giants earlier this month, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.
ANALYSIS
Valdez landed on the 10-day disabled list in late May with elbow inflammation before the Giants designated him for assignment June 1. After Valdez cleared waivers and declined to report to Triple-A Sacramento, the Giants elected to part ways with the 28-year-old right-hander. Valdez, who gave up seven runs over five innings in relief with the big club this season, could sign a minor-league pact with another organization once he's back to full health.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-31%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-35%
BAA vs RHP
2017
 
 
-59%
BAA vs LHP
2016
 
 
-29%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .203 82 17 7 15 2 1 5
Since 2016vs Right .295 122 26 15 31 5 3 10
2018vs Left .417 12 1 0 5 0 0 2
2018vs Right .273 12 3 1 3 0 0 1
2017vs Left .161 32 8 0 5 1 0 2
2017vs Right .390 48 9 5 16 3 2 6
2016vs Left .161 38 8 7 5 1 1 1
2016vs Right .226 62 14 9 12 2 1 3
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-19%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-38%
ERA at Home
2017
 
 
-40%
ERA at Home
2016
 
 
-12%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 6.12 1.32 24.0 0 2 0 10.4 4.3 2.5
Since 2016Away 7.59 1.64 21.1 2 1 0 5.9 4.2 3.4
2018Home 11.25 1.75 4.0 0 0 0 6.8 2.3 4.5
2018Away 18.00 2.00 1.0 0 0 0 9.0 0.0 9.0
2017Home 6.52 1.14 9.2 0 0 0 13.0 3.7 1.9
2017Away 10.80 1.80 8.1 0 0 0 3.2 1.1 6.5
2016Home 3.97 1.32 11.1 0 2 0 9.5 5.6 2.4
2016Away 4.50 1.50 12.0 2 1 0 7.5 6.8 0.8
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Stat Review
How does Jose Valdez compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
K/BB
4.00
 
K/9
7.2
 
BB/9
1.8
 
HR/9
5.4
 
Fastball
95.6 mph
 
ERA
12.60
 
WHIP
1.80
 
BABIP
.331
 
GB/FB
1.60
 
Strand %
33.3%
 
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May 21, 2017
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September 4, 2015
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August 22, 2015
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2015 Fantasy Outlook
Signed by the Tigers in 2009, Valdez spent a few years in the Dominican Leagues before finally joining Detroit’s organization in 2012. After a strong showing in the lower levels of the minors in 2013, Valdez received his first taste of Double-A hitters last year. The 25-year-old righty made 47 relief appearances for Double-A Erie, finishing 2-3 with a 4.11 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 18 saves in 57 innings. He rang up 10.4 strikeouts per nine, and while his 4.1 BB/9 is much worse than where he needs to be, it was a marked improvement from the 6.2 BB/9 average he achieved the previous season. Valdez’s fastball is regularly clocked in the mid-to-high 90s. He mixes in an effective slider and has been working on improving his changeup the past couple seasons. He’ll need to continue honing his control in 2015, while likely seeing his first action at Triple-A Toledo. If Valdez can limit his free passes more, he could work his way into Detroit’s bullpen plans for 2016, or even into the conversation for a late-season audition this year.
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Designated for assignment
PSan Francisco Giants  
Elbow
June 1, 2018
Valdez was designated for assignment Friday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Heads to disabled list
PSan Francisco Giants  
Elbow
May 22, 2018
Valdez was placed on the 10-day disabled list with elbow inflammation Tuesday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Joins Giants
PSan Francisco Giants  
May 10, 2018
Valdez was called up from Triple-A Sacramento prior to Thursday's game against Philadelphia, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Cut from major-league camp
PSan Francisco Giants  
March 19, 2018
Valdez was cut from the Giants' spring training and reassigned to minor league camp Monday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Signs minor-league deal with Giants
PSan Francisco Giants  
January 5, 2018
Valdez signed a minor-league contract with the Giants on Thursday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.
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