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Fernando ValenzuelaTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1979-1997 MLB Years: 1980-1997
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World Series Champion

PositionsP-495, OF-1, 1B-1Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameFernando Valenzuela Sr.
Height5-11Weight195BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateNovember 1,1960 [58.018]PlaceEtchohuaquila,Mexico

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1979 by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Signing ScoutsMike Brito
MLB DebutSeptember 15,1980 [19.318]
OrganizationsLAN [12] SDN [3] BAL [1] CAL [1] PHI [1] SLN [1] Awards13Awards Voting9-392
TBC Player ID19140Retrosheet IDvalef001MLBAM ID123619
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Player Notes:   Topps All-Star Rookie (LHP) in 1981 ... Opening Day Starter for Los Angeles Dodgers in 1981,1983-1986,1988 ... Threw a no-hitter on June 29,1990 against the St. Louis Cardinals
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Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1979Lodi DodgersCalifA+lan-ST18121.13330000024.021103013181001.427.88--4.886.751.38.333-
1980San Antonio DodgersTexAAlan-ST191393.102725211400174.015670604701629001.308.070.213.628.382.31.591-
1980Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan34Rel19200.0010010004117.282005160100.744.08--2.558.153.201.0001.79
1981Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan34ST201372.482525011800192.0140555311611804001.056.550.512.858.422.95.6502.42
1982Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan34ST2119132.873737018400285.02471059113831994001.167.800.412.626.282.40.5942.79
1983Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan34ST2215103.75353509400257.0245122107169918912101.348.580.563.476.621.91.6003.25
1984Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan34ST2312173.033434012200261.0218109881410624011101.247.520.483.668.282.26.4142.84
1985Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan34ST2417102.453535014500272.021192741410120810101.156.970.463.346.872.06.6302.94
1986Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan34ST2521113.143434020300269.022610494188524213001.157.550.602.848.092.85.6562.79
1987Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan34ST2614143.983434012100251.02541201112512419014101.519.110.904.456.811.53.5004.13
1988Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan34ST27584.24232213011142.014271671176647101.538.980.704.814.050.84.3854.48
1989Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan34ST2810133.43313103000196.2185897511981166401.448.470.504.485.311.18.4353.81
1990Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan34ST2913134.59333305200204.0223112104197711513101.479.840.843.405.071.49.5004.02
1991Palm Springs AngelsCalifA+cal-ST30000.0011000004.04100320001.759.00--6.754.500.67--
1991Midland AngelsTexAAcal-ST30311.96440110023.0185516175001.047.040.392.356.652.83.750-
1991Edmonton TrappersPCLAAAcal-ST30337.12770000036.2483429917360001.7711.782.214.178.842.12.500-
1991Minor Totals (3 teams)MinorMLB--ST0644.8112120110063.27040341026555001.519.901.413.687.772.12.6004.40
1991California AngelsALMLBcal36ST300212.1522000006.2141093351002.5518.904.054.056.751.67.0008.56
1993Bowie BaysoxEastAAbal-ST32001.5011000006.04110040000.676.00----6.000.00--
1993Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-ST320110.8011000003.06440310002.7016.20--8.102.700.33.000-
1993Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST0014.8222000009.010550350001.399.64--2.894.821.67.0002.88
1993Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal34ST328104.94323115200178.2179104981879788001.449.020.913.983.930.99.4444.75
1994Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi33ST33123.00871000045.042161587191001.098.401.601.403.802.71.3335.06
1995San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn34S/R34834.98291514005090.010153501634574001.4910.061.593.395.681.68.7275.27
1996San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn34ST351383.62333120000171.217778691767957001.429.280.893.514.981.42.6194.52
1997San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn34ST36284.7513130100066.08442351032512001.7511.401.364.346.921.59.2004.98
1997St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34ST36045.56550000022.2221914214102001.598.740.795.563.970.71.0005.23
MLB Totals - 17 Season(s)Filter1731533.5445342429113311022925.0271813031154226115120741191101.328.350.693.546.371.80.5310.77
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter20163.394442212500270.12571251021411224015001.368.540.463.727.972.14.556-
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter347.42880000039.1543833920370001.8512.152.024.508.321.85.429-
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter16102.933230212500203.0178766657618314001.257.890.223.378.112.41.615-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter120.96440000028.025113016201001.468.04--5.146.431.25.333-
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter1411163.313313201110729522346.220999818641529151759941101.288.040.583.516.741.92.549-
San Diego Padres Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter23194.227559161050327.03621731544313320313001.519.921.183.655.561.53.548-
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter8104.94323115200178.2179104981879788001.449.020.913.983.930.99.444-
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter123.00871000045.042161587191001.098.401.601.403.802.71.333-
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter045.56550000022.2221914214102001.598.740.795.563.970.71.000-
California Angels Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter0212.1522000006.2141093351002.5518.904.054.056.751.67.000-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings13113.54343228210220.0204988717861569101.328.350.693.546.371.80.5420.77
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings16133.393634210400220.020910183119119512001.368.540.463.727.972.14.552-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1979Lodi DodgersCalifA+lan-p1830000000000001000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1980San Antonio DodgersTexAAlan-p192713020001000300000.154.154.154.3082013.200.000.000.1400.0023.080.000.000.000.00
1980Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan34p19101000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
1981Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan34p2025643160107001906000.250.262.281.54318171.291.031.047.2491.4112.689.000.000.006.25
1982Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan34p213895616001900316010200.168.190.200.390191110.188.032.063.1782.7314.555.330.9195.006.25
1983Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan34p223691517301901123012102.187.194.253.447234105.235.066.066.1990.9521.9023.000.9591.0023.53
1984Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan34p23357951530370011109002.190.200.342.54227689.185.152.165.2401.1212.3611.003.3726.3340.00
1985Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan34p2435977212017010905103.216.214.268.482263103.227.052.041.2130.008.740.000.9797.0014.29
1986Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan34p253910952440070001106101.220.218.257.475284116.242.037.037.2110.009.480.000.000.0016.67
1987Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan34p26389241310180001108004.141.141.185.326172100.150.044.043.1420.0011.000.001.0092.0015.38
1988Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan34p272344282001001507000.182.200.227.42710252.205.045.068.1941.929.625.000.000.0025.00
1989Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan34p28346631220060001107000.182.182.212.39414273.218.030.030.1780.0015.070.000.000.0016.67
1990Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan34p293569821501110011207100.304.310.420.73029678.351.116.130.3231.2815.3812.001.2869.0028.57
1994Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi33p33812031000000204000.250.250.333.5834116.300.083.083.2540.0012.500.000.000.0033.33
1995San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn34p342932381028000603000.250.250.469.71915335.250.219.219.3060.0017.140.005.7116.0037.50
1996San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn34p3536634920020001503000.143.143.175.31811266.188.032.032.1400.0022.730.000.000.0022.22
1997San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn34p361317030001000304000.176.176.176.3523021.214.000.000.1590.0014.290.000.000.000.00
1997St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34p3655110001000002000.200.200.200.400107.200.000.000.1800.000.000.000.000.000.00
1997Totals for NL-NL         1822140002000306000.182.182.182.3644028.211.000.000.1640.0010.710.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 15 Season(s)Filter4399365618726110840281450936012.200.205.262.467245371043.225.062.068.0000.7713.9018.130.9693.6019.79
Minor League Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter3013020001000301000.154.154.154.3082014.200.000.000.0000.0021.430.000.000.000.00
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter2713020001000300000.154.154.154.3082013.200.000.000.0000.0023.080.000.000.000.00
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter30000000000001000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter348807481632218720281190776012.202.208.261.46921131898.226.059.067.0000.8913.2514.880.89100.8819.02
San Diego Padres Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter781127203021100024010000.179.179.259.438295122.209.080.080.0000.0019.670.001.6456.0025.00
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter812031000000204000.250.250.333.5834116.300.083.083.0000.0012.500.000.000.0033.33
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter55110001000002000.200.200.200.400107.200.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162345216910043101354034204.200.205.262.4679014385.225.062.068.0000.7713.9018.130.9693.6019.79
Average Minor - Per 162 games1627001100050001605000.154.154.154.30811076.200.000.000.0000.0021.430.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1979Lodi Dodgers CalifA+lan18P3--19111110.9093.33------3100.02.2
1980San Antonio Dodgers TexAAlan19P27--633114039.9751.44------27100.019.9
1980Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan19P10-17-3-1331.0000.300.18-----10100.06.1
1981Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan20P25-1921233324845.9381.800.23-----25100.022.7
1982Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan21P37-2852064248684.9772.270.29-----3897.422.8
1982Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan21OF1---------------382.60.6
1983Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan22P35-2572054257674.9742.110.29-----3697.221.6
1984Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan23P34-2612148247169.9722.030.26-----3597.121.0
1985Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan24P35-2721845--63631.0001.800.23-----35100.021.6
1986Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan25P34-2692947127776.9872.240.28-----3987.221.0
1987Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan26P34-2511553427268.9442.000.27-----3889.521.0
1988Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan27P23-142638124544.9781.910.31-----23100.014.3
1989Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan28P31-1961835545853.9141.710.27-----3491.219.4
1989Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan281B1--2---221.0002.00------342.90.6
1990Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan29P33-204531323936.9231.090.18-----3594.320.4
1991Midland Angels TexAAcal30P4---4--441.0001.00------4100.03.0
1991Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAcal30P7---6-1661.0000.86------7100.05.1
1991California AngelsALMLBcal30P2-6-1--111.0000.500.17-----2100.01.2
1993Bowie Baysox EastAAbal32P1---2--221.0002.00------1100.00.7
1993Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal32P32-1781137415248.9231.500.27-----32100.019.8
1994Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi33P8-4528--10101.0001.250.22-----8100.07.0
1995San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn34P29-90727-234341.0001.170.38-----29100.020.1
1996San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn35P33-17111381-5049.9801.480.29-----3691.720.4
1997San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn36P13-664161-2120.9521.540.30-----13100.08.0
1997St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln36P5-22181-109.9001.800.41-----5100.03.1
MLB Totals for P - 17 season(s)-   P453-29242005863031816786.9631.740.27-----4530.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF1---------------10.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B1--2---221.0002.00------10.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P7---6-1661.0000.86------70.00.0
AA Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P32--639114645.9781.41------320.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P3--19111110.9093.33------30.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1979Lodi Dodgers CalifA+lan183----------
1980San Antonio Dodgers TexAAlan1927----------
1980Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan1910----------
1981Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2025----------
1982Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2137--------1-
1983Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2235----------
1984Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2334----------
1985Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2435----------
1986Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2534----------
1987Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2634----------
1988Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2723----------
1989Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2831-1--------
1990Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2933----------
1991Midland Angels TexAAcal304----------
1991Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAcal307----------
1991California AngelsALMLBcal302----------
1993Bowie Baysox EastAAbal321----------
1993Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal3232----------
1994Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi338----------
1995San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn3429----------
1996San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn3533----------
1997San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn3613----------
1997St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln365----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1981Los Angeles DodgersDiv SeriesMLB20101.0621017.010231000.765.290.001.595.293.330.001.000
1981Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB20112.4520014.210451001.066.140.003.076.142.000.00.500
1981Los Angeles DodgersWorld SeriesMLB20104.001109.0947601.789.000.007.006.000.860.001.000
1983Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB22101.131008.0714501.387.880.004.505.631.250.001.000
1985Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB24101.8820014.1113101301.496.910.006.288.161.300.001.000
1996San Diego PadresDiv SeriesMLB35000.001000.20020010.000.000.0027.000.000.000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 2 yrs101.02303100017.710020510000.855.090.002.555.092.000.001.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 3 yrs311.95505000037.0280801928001.276.810.004.626.811.470.00.750
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs104.0010110009.0904076001.789.000.007.006.000.860.001.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1981Los Angeles DodgersDiv SeriesMLB2024000000000100000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
1981Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB2025000001000000000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1981Los Angeles DodgersWorld SeriesMLB2013000000001000000.000.250.000.250004.000.000.33325.000.000.000.000.000.00
1983Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB2213000000001000000.000.250.000.250004.000.000.33325.000.000.000.000.000.00
1985Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB2425010000000000000.200.200.200.400105.200.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs24000000000100000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 3 yrs513010001001000000.077.143.077.2201014.077.000.0777.140.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs13000000001000000.000.250.000.250004.000.000.33325.000.000.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2004Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan43Broadcaster1629369.574--1Jim TracyLost in 1st Round (Cardinals)
2005Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan44Broadcaster1627191.43811.04Jim Tracy-
2006Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan45Broadcaster1628874.543--1Grady LittleLost NLDS (Mets)
2007Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan46Broadcaster1628280.5068.04Grady Little
2008Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan47Broadcaster1628478.519--1Joe TorreLost in NLCS (Philadelphia)
2009Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan48Broadcaster1629567.586--3Joe TorreLost in NLCS (Philadelphia)
2010Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan49Broadcaster1628082.49412.02Joe Torre
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [13]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1981National League Cy Young Award ... National League Player of the Week (April 6-April 12) ... National League Player of the Week (August 31-September 6) ... National League Rookie of the Year ... NL Pitcher of the Month (April) ... NL Silver Slugger Award (P)6
1983NL Silver Slugger Award (P)1
1985NL Pitcher of the Month (July) ... NL Pitcher of the Month (April)2
1986National League Gold Glove (Pitcher) ... National League Player of the Week (April 28-May 4) ... National League Player of the Week (May 19-May 25)3
1993AL Pitcher of the Month (July)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1997-07-15Released by Cardinals. 
1997-06-13TradeTraded by Padres with Phil Plantier and Scott Livingstone to Cardinals for Mark Sweeney, Danny Jackson and Rich Batchelor. 
1997-01-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by Padres. 
1996-11-05Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1995-12-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by Padres. 
1995-11-11Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1995-04-05ContractSigned as Free Agent by Padres. 
1994-10-24Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1994-06-24ContractSigned as Free Agent by Phillies. 
1993-10-29Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1993-02-27ContractSigned as Free Agent by Orioles. 
1992-06-03Purchased by Jalisco (Mexican) from Tigers. 
1992-03-20ContractSigned as Free Agent by Tigers. 
1991-09-10Released by Angels. 
1991-07-10ContractSigned as Free Agent by Angels. 
1991-07-05Released by Angels. 
1991-05-20ContractSigned as Free Agent by Angels. 
1991-03-28Released by Dodgers. 
1990-12-19ContractSigned as Free Agent by Dodgers. 
1990-11-05Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1989-12-15ContractSigned as Free Agent by Dodgers. 
1989-11-13Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1979-07-06Purchased by Dodgers from Yucatan (Mexican). 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll241,200,000-19297++370,78060,0001,200,000
1986Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll251,600,000-12199++386,34760,0002,800,000
1987Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll261,850,000-10199++344,90660,0004,650,000
1988Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll272,050,000-81100++392,10762,5006,700,000
1989Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll281,850,000-29397++429,80262,5008,550,000
1990Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll292,000,000-21297++515,727100,00010,550,000
1991California AngelsTeam Payroll30300,000-3972343742,231100,00010,850,000
1993Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll32650,000-3361263968,431109,00011,500,000
1994Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll33275,000-4512350957,101109,00011,775,000
1995San Diego PadresTeam Payroll34425,000-3541161999,520109,00012,200,000
1996San Diego PadresTeam Payroll351,000,000-2421073++957,870109,00013,200,000
1997San Diego PadresTeam Payroll361,650,000-226975++1,182,177150,00014,850,000
1997St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll361,650,000-2261275++1,182,177150,00014,850,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red