About Complete Games

During Fernando Valenzuela's 17-year Major League Baseball career, he had 113 complete games, an average of 6.6471 complete games per season. 1986 was his best season with 20 complete games and his worst season was 1980 when he had 0 complete games. Fernando Valenzuela is middlin' tier compared to similar player cohorts career totals, not clearly beating or being beat by Mexico (4.96875), Baby Boomers (11.6853), mlb (18.4864), SP (30.8813), and Y (233.045) player career averages. See the charts and graphs below that visualize this information in more detail.

Complete games are credited to a pitcher when he is on the mound for all outs in a baseball game. Typically this is 27 outs but if the game goes into extra innings the number of innings could be higher. Generally, for Complete Games, higher is better. (Source)

Fernando Valenzuela's Complete Games Per Season Line Chart

This line chart shows Fernando Valenzuela's yearly Complete Games for each season of his Major League Baseball career. Also included, for comparison, are yearly player averages for MLB, Hall of Fame players, SP, and players from their country of birth. For these groups, averages are calculated for each group's performance for the defined year.
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Fernando Valenzuela's Cumulative Complete Games by Season

This line chart attempts to show shows Fernando Valenzuela's progression over their entire career. Each year on the chart represents Fernando Valenzuela's career total Complete Games at the end of that season.
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Fernando Valenzuela's Complete Games Per Season Box Chart

This chart attempts to draw comparisons between Fernando Valenzuela and related player groups by summarizing Complete Games for each season played by Fernando Valenzuela. The box represents the middle 50% of the data for each player with the line in the box being the median value. The whiskers represent the ranges for the top and bottom 25% of the data. Review the spread and medians to draw your conclusions!
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Fernando Valenzuela's Season Complete Games Stats Table

This table shows Fernando Valenzuela's Complete Games stats per season for his full MLB career with the aggregations’ sum, average, minimum, maximum, and median. Also included, for comparison, are season player averages for MLB, Hall of Fame players, SP, and players from their country of birth. The comparisons are calculated for each group for each year of Fernando Valenzuela's career.

Note: "—" indicate there were no players for comparison for a specific year. Most commonly this happens for the hall of fame group where there may not have been a hall of famer playing that year.
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