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Jonny Venters

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2016 Stats

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2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

There was no outlook written for Jonny Venters in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   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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Signed a two-year minor-league contract with the Rays in March 2015.

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Venters (elbow) suffered a torn UCL, Sam Blum of MLB.com 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
2016 31 A+ CHA 5 1 0 4.0 7 4 1 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 9.00 2.25
Career  (View All)     230 0 0 229.7 175 57 9 258 110 15 10 6 2.23 1.24

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Jonny Venters Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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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
2016 31 A+ CHA 5 1 4.0 6.75 4.50 1.50 2.25 62.5% 9.00 6.45 .420
Career     230 0 229.7 10.11 4.31 2.35 0.35 82.6% 2.23 2.95 .299

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2016 Stat Review for Jonny Venters    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.50 K/BB
TERRIBLE
6.75 K/9
POOR
4.50 BB/9
TERRIBLE
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
2.3 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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9.00 ERA
TERRIBLE
2.25 WHIP
TERRIBLE
6.45 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.420 BABIP
HIGH
62.5% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Venters will start Saturday's game with High-A Charlotte, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Venters, once a premier set-up man who hasn't pitched in the majors since 2012, is clocking 93 mph on his fastball in the Instructional League, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Venters was reassigned to minor league camp Saturday.

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Venters signed a two-year minor league contract with the Rays on Wednesday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Venters (elbow) was released by the Braves on Friday.

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Venters (elbow) has been designated for assignment by the Braves, Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports.

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Venters (elbow) has been activated from the 60-day DL.

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Venters will undergo a third Tommy John surgery, Kevin McAplin of the Braves Radio Network reports.

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Venters has a full UCL tear in his left elbow according to manager Fredi Gonzalez.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

There was no outlook written for Jonny Venters.

2015

Shortly after Venters began incorporating breaking pitches into his bullpen sessions in early May, he started feeling discomfort in his surgically-repaired left elbow. After several failed attempts to ramp his throwing program back up, Venters eventually opted for Tommy John surgery, his third such procedure and second in less than 16 months. The former All-Star's future in professional baseball is uncertain, though there were reports that he was planning to attempt a comeback after the Braves cut ties in November. It's hard to imagine he'll receive any serious offers until next winter.

2014

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 miss most, if not all, of the first half of this season while recovering. While Venters has never had great command (4.3 career BB/9), he has overwhelming stuff (10.1 K/9), and should be able to contribute at some point in 2014 as long as he avoids a setback in his recovery.

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.