23-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals
2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Depending on who you talk to, Ventura's breakout 2014 campaign was one of the surprises of last year's Kansas City squad. Scouts and dynasty owners had been expecting this for quite some time, however...
Yordano Ventura Contract Information:
Agreed to a five-year, $23 million extension with two team-option years in April 2015.
Ventura has dropped the appeal of his seven-game suspension, starting with Thursday's game against the Tigers.
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|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2015 projections for Yordano Ventura||3-Year Averages||17||16||0||99.2||90||35||8||85||37||7||5||0||0||0||3.18||1.28|
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2 Games: Avg. 6.2 IP/G
|Last 30 Days
5 Games: Avg. 5.5 IP/G
|Last 60 Days
5 Games: Avg. 5.5 IP/G
Yordano Ventura Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
|Year||Age||Lg||Tm||G||GS||IP||K/9||BB/9||K/BB||HR/9||GB/FB Ratio||Strand %||Fastball||ERA||FIP||BABIP|
|Next 7 Days||0||1||6.0||7.92||3.18||2.49||0.78||–||74.4%||–||3.45||3.63||.293|
|Rest Of Season||0||29||171.1||7.93||3.10||2.56||0.79||–||74.3%||–||3.44||3.61||.292|
|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2015 projections for Yordano Ventura||3-Year Averages||17||16||99.2||7.71||3.36||2.30||0.73||–||77.3%||–||3.18||3.65||.296|
2015 Stat Review for Yordano Ventura As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2014 (min 145 in)
A collection of stats that measure different skills.
A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.
Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.
Kansas City Royals Roster
MajorsAracena, Ricky (SS)
AAAAdams, Lane (OF)
A+Chavez, Johermyn (OF)
AAntonio, Mike (SS)
Yordano Ventura: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There's plenty of buzz within the Kansas City organization with regard to Ventura, who has an explosive fastball and complements it well with a strong curve and a decent changeup. He has ascended through the farm system very quickly, striking out a little more than a batter per inning at nearly every stop; and after blowing through both Double and Triple-A last season, he received a call-up and made three starts at the big league level. Ventura tossed 15.1 innings at the big league level and posted just an 11:6 K:BB ratio, but his stuff looked electric and he never seemed overwhelmed by the hitters he was facing. While Ventura will be competing for a big league roster spot, either at the back end of the rotation or in a high-leverage relief role, the likelihood that he opens the year at Triple-A seems a bit more plausible. He may not need to there for long, but the low-pressure work could be a nice confidence builder.
Ventura had a "big" 2012 season in the Royals' farm system. This is coming from a player who physically is anything but "big" at 5-foot-11 and 140 pounds, but is capable of throwing his nasty fastball 102 mph. In 16 starts at High-A Wilmington, Ventura went 3-5 with a 3.30 ERA and 98 strikeouts to go along with a 1.23 WHIP. He shows decent control overall as he only walked 28 over this period and a solid 75.1 percent strand rate. Ventura was promoted in July to Double-A before a short stint on the disabled list. He should return to Double-A in 2013, but if he continues to improve as he did last season, he could land on the fast track for a bullpen or rotation spot with the Royals in the near future.
Ventura is a strong-armed righty starting pitcher that is likely destined to end up in the back end of a bullpen some day. At Low-A Kane County he had 88 strikeouts and 24 walks with a 4.27 ERA over 84.1 innings. As mentioned above, he brings the heat, able to touch triple digits with his fastball which is even more impressive when you account for the fact that he's just 5-foot-11. He remains inconsistent with his secondary offerings and is still learning how to pitch rather than just throw. Ventura has work to do at High-A Wilmington before anyone goes adding him to their prospect list for 2013.