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Jonny Venters

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Atlanta Braves

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Venters suffered an elbow injury late in spring training, and when it did not get better with rest, the left-hander eventually opted for his second career Tommy John surgery in mid-May. He figures to ...

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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Elbow     EST. RETURN:  5/25/2014
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 200   DOB: 3/20/1985
BORN: Pikeville, KY   COLLEGE: Indian River (FL) CC  DRAFTED: 30th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Jonny Venters Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $1.625 million contract with the Braves in November of 2013, avoiding arbitration.

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Venters (elbow) could increase the intensity of his throwing sessions this week, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Jonny Venters Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2008 23 A Myr 5 3 0 17.2 21 8 0 7 7 1 2 1 4.08 1.63
2008 23 A GCL 4 4 0 7.2 10 4 1 10 2 0 0 0 4.70 1.67
2010 25 AAA Gwi 2 1 0 6.2 4 1 0 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.35 0.81
2010 25 MAJ ATL 79 0 0 83.0 61 18 1 93 39 4 4 1 4 24 1.95 1.20
2011 26 MAJ ATL 85 0 0 88.0 53 18 2 96 43 6 2 5 4 35 1.84 1.09
2012 27 AAA Gwi 1 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2012 27 MAJ ATL 66 0 0 58.7 61 21 6 69 28 5 4 0 3 20 3.22 1.52
3-Year Averages MAJ   75 0 0 73.3 57 19 4 82 35 5 3 2 3 27 2.33 1.25
Career  (View All) MAJ   230 0 0 229.7 175 57 9 258 110 15 10 6 2.23 1.24

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Jonny Venters Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
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0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Days
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00

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Jonny Venters Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20129330820201.250
20118937610101.128

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2012169392041405.281
2011262583543411.195

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201227.0430311244.671.81
201141.3310472001.091.14

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201231.7110381621.991.26
201145.7315482122.561.03
Jonny Venters Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2008 23 A Myr 5 3 17.2 3.66 3.66 1.00 0.00 71.4% 4.08 3.61 .336
2008 23 A GCL 4 4 7.2 12.50 2.50 5.00 1.25 72.7% 4.70 3.06 .466
2010 25 AAA Gwi 2 1 6.2 8.71 1.45 6.00 0.00 80% 1.35 1.75 .258
2010 25 MAJ ATL 79 0 83.0 10.08 4.23 2.38 0.11 4.27 82.8% 94.6 MPH 1.95 2.81 .298
2011 26 MAJ ATL 85 0 88.0 9.82 4.40 2.23 0.20 5.48 83% 94.9 MPH 1.84 2.95 .251
2012 27 AAA Gwi 1 1 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 3.20 .000
2012 27 MAJ ATL 66 0 58.7 10.59 4.30 2.46 0.92 3.67 81.9% 93.7 MPH 3.22 3.86 .363
3-Year Averages MAJ   75 0 73.3 10.06 4.30 2.34 0.49 83% 2.33 3.10 .298
Career MAJ   230 0 229.7 10.11 4.31 2.35 0.35 82.6% 2.23 2.95 .299

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Worst Matchups for Jonny Venters (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Drew Stubbs COL 4 2 1 1 1 0 0 .500 1.250 1.850
Chris Young NY-N 4 2 1 1 1 0 0 .500 1.250 1.850
Brendan Ryan NY-A 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 .667 .667 1.417
Bryce Harper WAS 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 .250 1.000 1.400
Matt Holliday STL 6 4 0 1 0 1 0 .667 .667 1.381
Kelly Johnson NY-A 4 2 0 4 0 0 0 .500 .750 1.350
Shane Victorino BOS 12 6 0 1 0 1 0 .500 .833 1.333
Starlin Castro CHI-N 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 .667 .667 1.333
Carlos Gonzalez COL 3 2 0 2 0 1 0 .667 .667 1.333
David Freese ANA 3 2 0 4 0 1 0 .667 .667 1.333

Best Matchups for Jonny Venters (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Logan Morrison SEA 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 .000 .000 .000
John Buck SEA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jesus Flores KC 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Casey McGehee MIA 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Justin Upton ATL 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Cody Ross AZ 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Jeff Keppinger CHI-A 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jason Kubel MIN 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Ronny Cedeno PHI 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Willie Bloomquist SEA 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Jonny Venters: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Venters (elbow) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Venters (elbow) said he felt good after throwing his first bullpen session Wednesday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Venters (elbow) will begin throwing off a mound with limited effort Wednesday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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Venters (elbow) will throw off flat ground Sunday for the first time since Tommy John surgery, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Venters (elbow) plans to throw off a mound soon, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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Venters (elbow) agreed to a one-year deal with the Braves on Wednesday, avoiding arbitration, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Venters began his throwing program on Tuesday, playing some catch from 30 feet, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Venters (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Thursday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2013

Venters has been a workhorse for the Braves, pitching 229.2 innings in the last three years as the primary setup man for Craig Kimbrel. The heavy inning count may have caught up to him a bit last year as his ERA jumped to 3.22 in 2012 after two consecutive seasons below 2.00. Though he tends to walk a good number of batters, a career K/9 of over 10.0 has helped him get out of jams and strand 80 percent of runners on base. After early struggles, he finished the year with a 1.71 ERA in 26 games after coming off the disabled list on July 21. Be wary, the heavy workload and previous arm issues do make him a candidate for future injuries. Venters does come with the added value of likely being next in line for save opportunities if anything happens to Kimbrel.

2012

Venters had another outstanding season in a setup role, proving his rookie season was no fluke. He slightly improved his strikeout rate to 10.4 K/9IP and saved five games when closer Craig Kimbrel wasn't available. Venters had a 94 mpg average fastball and keeps the ball in the park as he's allowed just three home runs in the past two seasons. About the only worry is his workload as he led the NL in relief appearances last season with 83 after 79 the season before. He'll enter the season as Atlanta's primary setup man and will get the occasional save when Kimbrel needs a day off.

2011

Venters looked like an odd addition to the 40-man roster last winter as he's had mediocre strikeout rates in his minor league career despite a mid-90s fastball. A strong spring training saw him get called up early in the season and he suddenly became a dominate reliever by averaging just over 10.0 K/9IP with good control. By the stretch run, Venters was being used in high-leverage situations late in games. Entering 2011, he's potentially a part of the Braves' ninth-inning solution following the retirement of Billy Wagner.