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Full Name: Fernando (Anguamea) Valenzuela Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 5' 11"/180 First Game: September 15, 1980
Birthdate: November 1, 1960 Final Game: July 14, 1997
Birthplace: Navojoa, Sonora (Mexico) MLB Experience: 17 years
Bat/Throw: Left/Left


Biography

Born on November 1, 1960 in Navojoa, Sonora (Mexico), Fernando Valenzuela (Fernando (Anguamea) Valenzuela) played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, California Angels, Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals over the course of his 17 year career. Valenzuela broke into the bigs on September 15, 1980 with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and put up a 2.48 ERA in 192.1 innings pitched in 1981, his rookie year.

There is some disagreement on what was Fernando Valenzuela's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1986, when he posted a 3.14 ERA, won 21 games and struck out 242 batters. However, others believe that it was 1985, when he posted a 2.45 ERA, won 17 games and struck out 208 batters.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1980 LA N 10 0 2 0 .00 16 2 0 0 0 1 17.2 8 0 5 0 0 0
1981 LA N 25 25 13 7 2.48 180 55 53 11 8 0 192.1 140 11 61 4 4 1
1982 LA N 37 37 19 13 2.87 199 105 91 18 4 0 285 247 13 83 12 4 2
1983 LA N 35 35 15 10 3.75 189 122 107 9 4 0 257 245 16 99 10 12 3
1984 LA N 34 34 12 17 3.03 240 109 88 12 2 0 261 218 14 106 4 11 2
1985 LA N 35 35 17 10 2.45 208 92 74 14 5 0 272.1 211 14 101 5 10 1
1986 LA N 34 34 21 11 3.14 242 104 94 20 3 0 269.1 226 18 85 5 13 1
1987 LA N 34 34 14 14 3.98 190 120 111 12 1 0 251 254 25 124 4 14 4
1988 LA N 23 22 5 8 4.24 64 71 67 3 0 1 142.1 142 11 76 4 7 0
1989 LA N 31 31 10 13 3.43 116 89 75 3 0 0 196.2 185 11 98 6 6 2
1990 LA N 33 33 13 13 4.59 115 112 104 5 2 0 204 223 19 77 4 13 0
1991 CAL A 2 2 0 2 12.15 5 10 9 0 0 0 6.2 14 3 3 0 1 0
1993 BAL A 32 31 8 10 4.94 78 104 98 5 2 0 178.2 179 18 79 2 8 4
1994 PHI N 8 7 1 2 3.00 19 16 15 0 0 0 45 42 8 7 1 1 0
1995 SD N 29 15 8 3 4.98 57 53 50 0 0 0 90.1 101 16 34 2 4 0
1996 SD N 33 31 13 8 3.62 95 78 69 0 0 0 171.2 177 17 67 2 7 0
1997 STL N 5 5 0 4 5.56 10 19 14 0 0 0 22.2 22 2 14 0 2 1
1997 SD N 13 13 2 8 4.75 51 42 35 1 0 0 66.1 84 10 32 0 2 4
1997 TOT N 18 18 2 12 4.96 61 61 49 1 0 0 89 106 12 46 0 4 5
Total NL 419 391 165 141 3.43 1991 1189 1047 108 29 2 2744.2 2525 205 1069 63 110 21
Total AL 34 33 8 12 5.20 83 114 107 5 2 0 185.1 193 21 82 2 9 4
Total 453 424 173 153 3.54 2074 1303 1154 113 31 2 2930 2718 226 1151 65 119 25

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1980 LA N P 10 0 17.2 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1.000
1981 LA N P 25 25 192.1 12 33 3 2 0 1 25 10 3 .938
1982 LA N RF 1 0 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1982 LA N LF 1 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1982 LA N P 37 37 285 20 64 2 4 0 2 23 18 12 .977
1982 LA N OF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1983 LA N P 35 35 257 20 54 2 5 0 0 24 17 6 .974
1984 LA N P 34 34 261 21 48 2 4 0 0 31 17 5 .972
1985 LA N P 35 35 272.1 18 45 0 0 0 1 14 11 1 1.000
1986 LA N P 34 34 269.1 29 47 1 2 0 3 15 11 1 .987
1987 LA N P 34 34 251 15 53 4 2 0 1 19 12 5 .944
1988 LA N P 23 22 142.1 6 38 1 2 0 0 8 8 3 .978
1989 LA N P 31 31 196.2 18 35 5 4 0 1 15 15 6 .914
1989 LA N 1B 1 0 1.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1990 LA N P 33 33 204 5 31 3 2 0 0 19 7 4 .923
1991 CAL A P 2 2 6.2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1.000
1993 BAL A P 32 31 178.2 11 37 4 1 0 0 10 14 2 .923
1994 PHI N P 8 7 45 2 8 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1.000
1995 SD N P 29 15 90.1 7 27 0 2 0 0 4 4 2 1.000
1996 SD N P 33 31 171.2 11 38 1 0 0 2 17 8 6 .980
1997 STL N P 5 5 22.2 1 8 1 0 0 1 3 1 1 .900
1997 SD N P 13 13 66.1 4 16 1 0 0 0 5 6 3 .952
1997 TOT N P 18 18 89 5 24 2 0 0 1 8 7 4 .935
Total LF 1 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total RF 1 0 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total OF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total 1B 1 0 1.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total P 453 424 2930 200 586 30 31 0 14 235 162 62 .963

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1980 LA N 10 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1981 LA N 25 64 3 16 0 7 .250 .262 .281 0 1 1 9 0 6 0 0 0
1982 LA N 38 95 6 16 1 9 .168 .190 .200 0 0 3 16 0 10 0 0 0
1983 LA N 36 91 5 17 1 9 .187 .194 .253 3 0 1 23 0 12 0 0 2
1984 LA N 35 79 5 15 3 7 .190 .200 .342 3 0 1 11 0 9 0 0 2
1985 LA N 35 97 7 21 1 7 .216 .214 .268 2 0 0 9 0 5 0 0 3
1986 LA N 39 109 5 24 0 7 .220 .218 .257 4 0 0 11 0 6 0 0 1
1987 LA N 38 92 4 13 1 8 .141 .141 .185 1 0 0 11 0 8 0 0 4
1988 LA N 23 44 2 8 0 1 .182 .200 .227 2 0 1 5 0 7 0 0 0
1989 LA N 34 66 3 12 0 6 .182 .182 .212 2 0 0 11 0 7 0 0 0
1990 LA N 35 69 8 21 1 11 .304 .310 .420 5 0 1 12 0 7 0 0 0
1991 CAL A 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 BAL A 32 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 PHI N 8 12 0 3 0 0 .250 .250 .333 1 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0
1995 SD N 29 32 3 8 2 8 .250 .250 .469 1 0 0 6 0 3 0 0 0
1996 SD N 36 63 4 9 0 2 .143 .143 .175 2 0 0 15 0 3 0 0 0
1997 STL N 5 5 1 1 0 1 .200 .200 .200 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
1997 SD N 14 17 0 3 0 1 .176 .176 .176 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 0 0
1997 TOT N 19 22 1 4 0 2 .182 .182 .182 0 0 0 3 0 6 0 0 0
Total NL 440 936 56 187 10 84 .200 .205 .262 26 1 8 145 0 93 0 0 12
Total AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 474 936 56 187 10 84 .200 .205 .262 26 1 8 145 0 93 0 0 12

Transactions

  • Sold by Yucatán (Mexican) to Los Angeles Dodgers (July 6, 1979).
  • Granted free agency (November 13, 1989).
  • Signed by Los Angeles Dodgers (December 15, 1989).
  • Granted free agency (November 5, 1990).
  • Signed by Los Angeles Dodgers (December 19, 1990).
  • Released by Los Angeles Dodgers (March 28, 1991).
  • Signed by California Angels (May 20, 1991).
  • Released by California Angels (July 5, 1991).
  • Signed by California Angels (July 10, 1991).
  • Released by California Angels (September 10, 1991).
  • Signed by Detroit Tigers (March 20, 1992).
  • Sold by Detroit Tigers to Jalisco (Mexican) with Rich Renteria (June 3, 1992).
  • Signed by Baltimore Orioles (February 27, 1993).
  • Granted free agency (October 29, 1993).
  • Signed by Philadelphia Phillies (June 24, 1994).
  • Granted free agency (October 24, 1994).
  • Signed by San Diego Padres (April 5, 1995).
  • Granted free agency (November 11, 1995).
  • Signed by San Diego Padres (December 7, 1995).
  • Granted free agency (November 5, 1996).
  • Signed by San Diego Padres (January 7, 1997).
  • Traded by San Diego Padres with Scott Livingstone and Phil Plantier to St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for Rich Batchelor, Danny Jackson and Mark Sweeney (June 13, 1997).
  • Released by St. Louis Cardinals (July 15, 1997).

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