Nolan Ryan and Fernando Valenzuela Comparison

Who is the better baseball player Nolan Ryan or Fernando Valenzuela? It is a simple question that does not always have a simple answer. I assume that if you are here, you have questions about who is best in your match up or you need help changing someone's mind. I can't guarantee it will work, but good luck nonetheless.

If you are less interested in a Nolan Ryan vs. Fernando Valenzuela comparison and are more interested to see if one is tracking the other, then you are in luck! Click the “View Charts” link in the stat box to see how they compare over their careers. The data table and charts on these pages visualize how each player has progressed through their careers. They also summarizes both players' career performance.

Nolan Ryan Fernando Valenzuela
Bats Right Left
Throws Right Left
Position Starting Pitcher Starting Pitcher
Generation Baby Boomers Baby Boomers
Hall of Fame Yes No

Pitching Stats for Nolan Ryan and Fernando Valenzuela

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162 Game Avg.
27
1.162
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
17
1.318
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162 Game Avg.
807
34.732
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
453
35.124
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162 Game Avg.verified
773
33.268
Career
162 Game Avg.
424
32.876
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162 Game Avg.verified
324
13.944
Career
162 Game Avg.
173
13.414
Career
162 Game Avg.
292
12.567
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162 Game Avg.verified
153
11.863
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.526
0.526
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.531
0.531
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162 Game Avg.verified
222
9.554
Career
162 Game Avg.
113
8.762
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162 Game Avg.verified
61
2.625
Career
162 Game Avg.
31
2.404
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162 Game Avg.
3
0.129
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
2
0.155
Career
162 Game Avg.
1911
82.246
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162 Game Avg.
1154
89.478
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162 Game Avg.verified
3.193
3.193
Career
162 Game Avg.
3.545
3.545
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162 Game Avg.verified
2.889
2.889
Career
162 Game Avg.
3.502
3.502
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162 Game Avg.verified
3.298
3.298
Career
162 Game Avg.
3.791
3.791
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.203
0.203
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.248
0.248
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162 Game Avg.verified
16158
695.408
Career
162 Game Avg.
8790
681.551
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162 Game Avg.verified
5386
231.803
Career
162 Game Avg.
2930
227.184
Career
162 Game Avg.
3923
168.838
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162 Game Avg.
2718
210.746
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162 Game Avg.verified
6.555
6.555
Career
162 Game Avg.
8.349
8.349
Career
162 Game Avg.
321
13.815
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162 Game Avg.
226
17.523
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.536
0.536
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.694
0.694
Career
162 Game Avg.
2795
120.291
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162 Game Avg.verified
1151
89.245
Career
162 Game Avg.
4.670
4.670
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162 Game Avg.verified
3.535
3.536
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162 Game Avg.verified
5714
245.919
Career
162 Game Avg.
2074
160.812
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162 Game Avg.verified
9.548
9.548
Career
162 Game Avg.
6.371
6.371
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162 Game Avg.verified
7.081
7.081
Career
162 Game Avg.
4.578
4.578
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162 Game Avg.verified
1.580
1.580
Career
162 Game Avg.
1.101
1.101
Career
162 Game Avg.
277
11.922
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162 Game Avg.verified
119
9.227
Career
162 Game Avg.
158
6.800
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162 Game Avg.verified
25
1.938
Career
162 Game Avg.
33
1.420
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162 Game Avg.verified
11
0.853
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162 Game Avg.verified
22575
971.582
Career
162 Game Avg.
12398
961.304
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162 Game Avg.
13
0.560
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
10
0.775
Career
162 Game Avg.
2178
93.737
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162 Game Avg.
1303
101.031
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162 Game Avg.verified
3.639
3.639
Career
162 Game Avg.
4.002
4.002
Career
162 Game Avg.
191
8.220
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162 Game Avg.
182
14.112
Career
162 Game Avg.
140
6.025
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162 Game Avg.verified
69
5.350
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162 Game Avg.
263
11.319
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
209
16.205

Fielding Stats for Nolan Ryan and Fernando Valenzuela

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162 Game Avg.
27
5.420
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
17
6.053
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162 Game Avg.verified
773
155.175
Career
162 Game Avg.
424
150.963
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162 Game Avg.verified
16159
3243.810
Career
162 Game Avg.
8798
3132.470
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162 Game Avg.verified
5386.330
1081.270
Career
162 Game Avg.
2932.670
1044.160
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162 Game Avg.
220
44.164
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
202
71.921
Career
162 Game Avg.
547
109.807
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162 Game Avg.verified
586
208.642
Career
162 Game Avg.
90
18.067
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162 Game Avg.verified
30
10.681
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162 Game Avg.
857
172.037
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
818
291.244
Career
162 Game Avg.
767
153.970
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162 Game Avg.verified
788
280.563
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.895
0.895
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.963
0.963
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.950
0.950
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162 Game Avg.verified
1.732
1.732
Career
162 Game Avg.
27
5.420
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162 Game Avg.verified
31
11.037
Nolan Ryan
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Fernando Valenzuela
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Nolan Ryan
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Fernando Valenzuela
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Nolan Ryan
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Fernando Valenzuela
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Nolan Ryan
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Fernando Valenzuela
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0

Hitting Stats for Nolan Ryan and Fernando Valenzuela

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162 Game Avg.
27
1
Career
162 Game Avg.
17
1
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162 Game Avg.
807
162
Career
162 Game Avg.
474
162
Career
162 Game Avg.
957
192.112
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162 Game Avg.verified
1043
356.468
Career
162 Game Avg.
852
171.033
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162 Game Avg.verified
936
319.899
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.110
0.110
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.200
0.200
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.349
0.349
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.520
0.520
Career
162 Game Avg.
94
18.870
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162 Game Avg.verified
187
63.911
Career
162 Game Avg.
80
16.060
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162 Game Avg.verified
150
51.266
Career
162 Game Avg.
10
2.007
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162 Game Avg.verified
26
8.886
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162 Game Avg.verified
2
0.402
Career
162 Game Avg.
1
0.342
Career
162 Game Avg.
2
0.402
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162 Game Avg.verified
10
3.418
Career
162 Game Avg.
14
2.810
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162 Game Avg.verified
37
12.646
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.002
0.002
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.011
0.011
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.021
0.021
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.053
0.053
Career
162 Game Avg.
16.936
3.400
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162 Game Avg.verified
49.614
16.957
Career
162 Game Avg.
114
22.885
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162 Game Avg.verified
245
83.734
Career
162 Game Avg.
132
26.498
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162 Game Avg.verified
195
66.646
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.138
0.138
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.187
0.187
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.134
0.134
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.262
0.262
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.272
0.272
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.449
0.449
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.023
0.023
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.062
0.062
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.096
0.096
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.150
0.150
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.201
0.201
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.332
0.332
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.191
0.191
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.225
0.225
Career
162 Game Avg.
40
8.030
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162 Game Avg.verified
56
19.139
Career
162 Game Avg.
36
7.227
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162 Game Avg.verified
84
28.709
Career
162 Game Avg.
74
14.855
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162 Game Avg.verified
130
44.430
Nolan Ryan
Career
162 Game Avg.
-11.222
-2.253
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162 Game Avg.verified
46.676
15.952
Nolan Ryan
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Fernando Valenzuela
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
38
7.628
Career
162 Game Avg.
8
2.734
Nolan Ryan
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Fernando Valenzuela
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Career
162 Game Avg.
371
74.476
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162 Game Avg.verified
145
49.557
Career
162 Game Avg.
2.580
2.580
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162 Game Avg.verified
7.193
7.193
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.102
0.102
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.055
0.055
Career
162 Game Avg.
65
13.048
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162 Game Avg.verified
93
31.785
Career
162 Game Avg.
2
0.402
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162 Game Avg.verified
6
2.051
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162 Game Avg.verified
3
0.602
Fernando Valenzuela
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
3
0.602
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
2
0.684
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
6
1.204
Career
162 Game Avg.
2
0.684
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.500
0.500
Fernando Valenzuela
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0