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Yordano Ventura

23-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals

2014 Stats

W-L

8-8

ERA

3.50

WHIP

1.31

K

102

SV

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 thro...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 180   DOB: 6/3/1991   BORN: Samana, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No  

July 31, 2014  –  Yordano Ventura News

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Ventura allowed two runs -- one earned -- and five hits over seven innings Thursday to record his eighth win of the season. He walked three and struck out seven, needing 103 pitches.

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Yordano Ventura 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
2010 19 R SUR 14 6 0 52.2 49 20 3 58 17 4 2 0 0 0 3.42 1.26
2011 20 A KAN 19 19 0 84.1 82 40 8 88 24 4 6 0 0 0 4.27 1.26
2012 21 R SUR 1 1 0 3.2 3 1 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.45 1.25
2012 21 A WIL 1 16 0 76.1 66 28 7 98 28 3 5 0 0 0 3.30 1.24
2012 21 AA NOR 1 6 0 29.1 23 15 1 25 13 1 2 0 0 0 4.60 1.24
2013 22 AA NOR 15 11 0 57.2 39 15 3 74 20 3 2 0 0 0 2.34 1.03
2013 22 AAA OMA 15 14 0 77.0 80 32 4 81 33 5 4 0 0 0 3.74 1.47
2013 22 MAJ KC 3 3 0 15.3 13 6 3 11 6 0 1 0 0 0 3.52 1.24
2014 23 MAJ KC 21 20 0 121.0 119 47 13 102 39 8 8 0 0 0 3.50 1.31
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3-Year Averages     3 3 0 15.3 13 6 3 11 6 0 1 0 0 0 3.52 1.24

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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Yordano Ventura 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
Jul. 31 Min 7.0 5 2 1 1 3 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.50 1.31
Jul. 25 Cle 6.3 6 4 3 2 1 7 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.63 1.32
Jul. 20 @Bos 4.3 9 6 6 1 4 0 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 3.59 1.33
Jul. 13 Det 1.7 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 3.22 1.26
Jul. 9 @TB 5.0 5 4 4 1 4 5 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.28 1.27
Jul. 4 @Cle 8.3 6 1 1 1 2 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.07 1.24
Jun. 28 LAA 4.0 7 2 2 0 0 3 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 3.26 1.27
Jun. 22 Sea 7.0 6 2 2 1 2 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.20 1.25
Jun. 17 @Det 7.0 8 3 3 0 2 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.26 1.25
Jun. 11 Cle 7.0 6 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.20 1.24
Jun. 5 StL 6.0 7 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.41 1.28
May. 26 Hou 2.7 7 5 5 0 3 3 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.45 1.26
Last 14 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 4.8 IP/G
19.3 21 12 10 4 8 17 0 2 0 2-1 0 0 0 4.66 1.50
Last 30 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 5.2 IP/G
36.7 39 19 17 6 14 29 1 3 0 3-2 0 0 0 4.17 1.45
Last 60 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 5.5 IP/G
66.3 73 32 30 7 23 46 1 3 0 6-4 0 0 0 4.07 1.45

Yordano Ventura Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014292552067828.249
2013451068002.205

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20141954016471124.267
201319105101.263

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201462.0360541553.631.27
20135.70003201.591.24

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201452.0420412173.631.37
20139.70108434.661.24
Yordano Ventura 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
2010 19 R SUR 14 6 52.2 10.00 2.93 3.41 0.52 73% 3.42 2.87 .340
2011 20 A KAN 19 19 84.1 9.42 2.57 3.67 0.86 67.3% 4.27 3.38 .332
2012 21 R SUR 1 1 3.2 19.69 2.81 7.00 0.00 75% 2.45 -0.24 .597
2012 21 A WIL 1 16 76.1 11.59 3.31 3.50 0.83 75.9% 3.30 3.12 .336
2012 21 AA NOR 1 6 29.1 7.73 4.02 1.92 0.31 60% 4.60 3.68 .278
2013 22 AA NOR 15 11 57.2 11.64 3.15 3.70 0.47 78.6% 2.34 2.55 .292
2013 22 AAA OMA 15 14 77.0 9.47 3.86 2.45 0.47 74.3% 3.74 3.17 .358
2013 22 MAJ KC 3 3 15.3 6.46 3.52 1.83 1.76 1.41 81.3% 97.5 MPH 3.52 5.48 .237
2014 23 MAJ KC 21 20 121.0 7.59 2.90 2.62 0.97 1.74 76.6% 96.8 MPH 3.50 3.93 .307
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 1 5.8 8.18 3.43 2.38 0.64 74.7% 3.44 3.46 .308
Rest Of Season     0 8 44.3 8.18 3.29 2.48 0.68 74.6% 3.44 3.46 .307
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3-Year Averages     3 3 15.3 6.46 3.52 1.83 1.76 81.3% 3.52 5.48 .237

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2014 Stat Review for Yordano Ventura    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.62 K/BB
WEAK
7.59 K/9
AVERAGE
2.90 BB/9
WEAK
96.8 MPH Fastball
ELITE
1.0 HR/9
WEAK
1.74 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.50 ERA
GOOD
1.31 WHIP
WEAK
3.93 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.307 BABIP
HIGH
76.6% Strand Rate
ABOVE AVERAGE

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Yordano Ventura: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ventura tossed 6.1 innings against the Indians on Friday night, surrendering four runs (three earned) on six hits and one walk while collecting seven strikeouts.

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Ventura got shelled Sunday, lasting just 4.1 innings against the Red Sox and giving up six earned runs on nine hits and four walks. He fell to 7-8 on the season and did not strike out a single batter.

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Ventura came away with a no-decision Wednesday night against the Rays, allowing four earned runs on five hits and four walks, while striking out five over five innings.

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Ventura turned in a sterling performance Friday night, allowing just one run on six hits, walking two and striking out four over 8.1 innings of a 7-1 win against the Indians.

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Ventura took the loss in a rain-shortened start Saturday versus the Angels, allowing two runs on seven hits over four innings.

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Ventura (5-6) gave up two earned runs on six hits and two walks, striking out six over seven innings Sunday against the Mariners.

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Ventura gave up three earned runs on eight hits and two walks with four strikeouts Tuesday against the Tigers, en route to his fifth win of the season.

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Ventura struck out three and did not a walk batter while holding the Indians to one run on six hits over seven innings Wednesday to pick his fourth win of the season.

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Ventura's next scheduled start has been moved from Tuesday to Wednesday after Monday's game against the Yankees was rained out.

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Ventura pitched six strong innings Thursday, allowing just two runs and seven hits in six innings en route to his third win of the season. On a down note, he struck out just one batter.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

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.

2012

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.