Framber Valdes (30. Houston Astros), who set a major league single-season record with 25 consecutive quality starts (QS.6 innings or more, 3 earned runs or less), joins the World Baseball Classic (WBC) Dominican Republic 메이저사이트national team has failed
The US ‘Houston Chronicle’ reported on the 9th (Korean time) that Valdes, who was included in the WBC Dominican Republic’s preliminary list, would not play. Houston general manager Dana Brown said, “I advised Valdes, who pitched a lot last year, to not participate in the WBC.”
Valdez had a career high season last year, five years into his major league debut. He pitched 201⅓ innings in 31 games, going 17-6 with a 2.28 ERA and 194 strikeouts, contributing to Houston’s World Series victory.
In particular, from the Texas Rangers game on April 26th to the Oakland Athletics game on September 19th, he achieved a major league single-season record with QS in 25 consecutive games. His record for most consecutive seasons never exceeded 26. Kyle Gibson of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1967-1968 and Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets in 2018-2019 set the record for the most consecutive QS with 26 games.
Valdez completed his first 200 innings last year, the most innings in the American League. Fatigue also accumulated in his postseason as he pitched 25 innings in 4 games. Taking part in the WBC ahead of the new season is risky.
With Valdes missing, the Dominican Republic is losing key players one after another. Starting pitchers such as Luis Castillo (Seattle), Luis Severino, Frankie Montas (New York Yankees), and Freddy Peralta (Milwaukee) are not attending one after another.
Sandy Alcantara (Miami), the unanimous winner of last year’s National League Cy Young Award, and Christian Javier (Houston), a member of the Houston championship, remain on the preliminary list, but the final selection can be confirmed on the 10th by the deadline for submitting entries.
Meanwhile, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Israel, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic in Group D are likely to meet South Korea in Group B in the semifinals. This scenario is only possible if both teams make it through to the quarterfinals.