Was born in Yamasá, DR, which is just over an hour north of Santo Domingo...His fastball gained about 10 mph in the three years between him joining the Giants and reaching a full-season affiliate in 2018. Pitching solely in relief, he averaged 12.8 strikeouts per 9.0 innings in his first four professional seasons. His fastball ranges from 93-98 mph and repeatedly reaches triple digits...When he's home in the offseason he likes to relax, hang with friends and he likes to fish...Has a one-year-old son named Liam Camilo.
Appeared in 29 games for SF and really came on towards the end the season after being recalled from Triple-A for a fourth time in 2021 on Sept. 5...Did not allow a run in 15 games (14.1ip, 7h, 3bb, 20so) after his recall on Sept. 5...was named the National League Reliever of the Month for his September efforts...was the second Giant to win the award in 2021 (also Jake McGee in July)...Notched the first save of his career on Sept. 28 vs. Arizona...picked up three total saves over the season's final week... Overall, Doval did not allow a run in his final 16 appearances with SF dating to Aug. 12 (16.1ip)...the 16.1 inning scoreless streak was the fifth-longest active streak in the Majors at season's end...Had an average fastball velocity of 98.6mph, ranking in the 99th percentile according to Statcast...his 2574 spin rate on his fastball ranks in the 98th percentile...Made his Major League debut April 18 at Miami...Was 3-0 with a 4.99 ERA (17er, 30.2ip) along with 44 strikeouts and 24 walks allowed in 28 games for the River Cats.
POSTSEASON: Was on his first career postseason roster...Pitched 3.2 innings with a run on two hits and two strikeouts in three postseason appearances...Recorded his first career postseason save on Game 3 of the NLDS on October 11...was the youngest Giant to record a save in the postseason since saves became an official statistic in 1969...According to Stats, LLC, Doval is the only rookie to have a 2.0+ inning save in the postseason without allowing a baserunner since saves became an official stat in 1969.
Did not play due to the COVID-19 pandemic...was a part of the 60-man Player Pool from the beginning of the restart and spent the year at the Alternate Training Site...Was added to the Giants taxi squad in late September but was never activated...Participated in the Fall Instructional League.