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Framber Valdez is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). Valdez signed with the Astros as an international free agent in 2015. He made his MLB debut in 2018.
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Framber Valdez Pinales was born on November 19, 1993 (age 27 years) in Palenque, San Cristóbal Province, Dominican Republic. He started pitching at age 16. His parents are Delfna Pinales and Valdez Pinales. His sister is Chailini Valdez Pinales.
Framber Valdez signed with the Houston Astros as an international free agent on March 19, 2015, for a $10,000 signing bonus. At age 21, he was five years older than most amateur free agent signings from his country. Two Astros scouts spotted him after a long day of viewing programs led by independent trainers. Watching him throw only six pitches, they offered him a tryout at their Dominican academy near Guayacanes.
Valdez made his professional debut in 2015 with the DSL Astros, going 4–1 with a 3.68 ERA over 36+2⁄3 innings. He split the 2016 season between the Greeneville Astros, Tri-City ValleyCats, Quad Cities River Bandits, and Lancaster JetHawks, combining to go 4–5 with a 3.19 ERA over 73+1⁄3 innings.
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He split the 2017 season between the Buies Creek Astros and the Corpus Christi Hooks, going a combined 7–8 with a 4.16 ERA over 110+1⁄3 innings. Following the 2017 season, he played for the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League. Framber Valdez split the 2018 minor league season between Corpus Christi and the Fresno Grizzlies, going a combined 6–5 with a 4.11 ERA over 103 innings.
The Astros promoted Valdez to the major leagues for the first time on August 21, 2018. He made his debut that day, pitching 4+1⁄3 innings and earning the win. With Houston in 2018, he went 4–1 with a 2.19 ERA over 37 innings.
Framber Valdez split the 2019 season between the Round Rock Express and Houston. With Round Rock, he went 5–2 with a 3.25 ERA over 44+1⁄3 innings. With Houston, he went 4–7 with a 5.86 ERA over 70+2⁄3 innings.
In 2020, he was 5–3 with a 3.57 ERA in 11 games (10 starts), in which he threw 70+2⁄3 innings and struck out 76 batters (8th in the AL), and had the second-best home runs/9 IP ratio in the AL (0.637). He led the club in innings pitched, tied for the team lead in games won, and was named Astros Pitcher of the Year by the Houston chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA).
Framber Valdez became the first relief pitcher on September 29, 2020, to throw five scoreless innings in the playoffs since Madison Bumgarner did so in Game 7 in the 2014 World Series. Valdez has had great success in the playoffs and took his team into the ALCS and almost led them to the World Series.
On March 3, 2021, Valdez suffered a fractured left ring finger after he was hit in the hand by a Francisco Lindor ground ball in a spring training game. Expected to miss months or possibly the whole season, he returned on May 28. He led the major leagues in the ground ball rate in 2021.
In 2021 he was 11-6 with one complete game and a 3.14 ERA. In 22 starts he pitched 134.2 innings.
Framber Valdez started Game 5 of the American League Championship Series (ALCS) versus the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. He went eight innings to earn the win in a 9–1 final, limiting Boston to one run on three hits and a walk while striking out five. At several points during the game, Red Sox radio announcers Joe Castiglione and Will Flemming commented that Valdez was rubbing the fingers of his pitching hand against his cheek and temple each time he was given a new ball, which prompted an angry response from Houston sportswriters.
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Valdez was the seventh visiting pitcher at Fenway to go at least eight innings in a postseason game while allowing a run or fewer, and the first since Charles Nagy in 1998.
Framber Valdez is married to his longtime girlfriend Isamal Valdez, they had their wedding in the 2000s. Valdez and his wife Isamal Valdez have three children, Nicolas Valdez, Franny Isaac Valdez and their last born was yet to be named after being born in a month.
Framber Valdez net worth
How much is Framber Valdez worth? Framber Valdez net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His salary is around $550,000 and his main source of income is from his career as a baseball player. Framber Valdez successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars. He is one of the richest baseball players in the Dominican Republic.