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Yordano Ventura

22-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals

2014 Stats

W-L

1-1

ERA

2.65

WHIP

1.12

K

19

SV

0

2014 RotoWire 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  

April 20, 2014  –  Yordano Ventura News

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Ventura was tattooed for four runs on six hits and four walks over four innings Sunday against the Twins, taking his third loss of the season.

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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 3 3 0 17.0 12 5 1 19 7 1 1 0 0 0 2.65 1.12
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3-Year Averages MAJ   3 3 0 15.3 13 6 3 11 6 0 1 0 0 0 3.52 1.24

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Yordano Ventura Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 20 Min 4.0 6 4 4 0 4 6 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 2.65 1.12
Apr. 15 @Hou 7.0 4 2 1 1 3 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.69 0.69
Apr. 8 TB 6.0 2 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.33
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 5.7 IP/G
17.0 12 6 5 1 7 19 0 1 0 1-1 0 0 0 2.65 1.12
Last 30 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 5.7 IP/G
17.0 12 6 5 1 7 19 0 1 0 1-1 0 0 0 2.65 1.12
Last 60 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 5.7 IP/G
17.0 12 6 5 1 7 19 0 1 0 1-1 0 0 0 2.65 1.12

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Yordano Ventura Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

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

Vs. Right

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

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20135.70003201.591.24

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
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 -.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 3 3 17.0 10.06 3.71 2.71 0.53 1.29 77.8% 97.0 MPH 2.65 2.96 .275
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Yordano Ventura
3-Year Averages MAJ   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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2.71 K/BB
WEAK
10.06 K/9
ELITE
3.71 BB/9
TERRIBLE
97.0 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.5 HR/9
ELITE
1.29 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.65 ERA
ELITE
1.12 WHIP
GREAT
2.96 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.275 BABIP
LOW
77.8% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Yordano Ventura (by OPS against, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Marcus Semien CHI-A 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 3.000 4.000
Trevor Plouffe MIN 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 1.000 2.500 3.500
Jordan Danks CHI-A 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Adam Dunn CHI-A 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Carlos Corporan HOU 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Ben Zobrist TB 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Brian Dozier MIN 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 .667 .667 1.333
Carlos Santana CLE 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 1.167
Asdrubal Cabrera CLE 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000
Eduardo Escobar MIN 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000

Best Matchups for Yordano Ventura (by OPS against, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
James Loney TB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Evan Longoria TB 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jose Molina TB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Aaron Hicks MIN 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Desmond Jennings TB 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Joyce TB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Dustin Ackley SEA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Avisail Garcia CHI-A 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Lonnie Chisenhall CLE 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Yunel Escobar TB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Ventura gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits and three walks while striking out seven Astros in seven frames Tuesday.

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Ventura was worth the price of admission Tuesday, tossing six shutout innings and allowing just two hits with six strikeouts against the Rays.

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Royals' manager Ned Yost said Friday that he'd like to use Ventura out of the bullpen the next two days, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio Kansas City reports.

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Thursday's game between the Tigers and Royals has been postponed, so Ventura will not make his start as scheduled.

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Ventura was named the Royals' fifth starter Monday night, beating out Danny Duffy for the gig, the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports.

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Ventura may be tabbed as a member of the Royals' starting rotation as soon as this week, the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports.

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Ventura is the favorite to earn the Royals' final rotation spot, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Ventura turned in a very strong 4.1 innings on Wednesday, allowing one run on just two hits while recording six strikeouts.

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Despite giving up two runs on three hits and a walk with two strikeouts over three innings against the Giants on Friday, Ventura was both upbeat and positive about the outing, the Kansas City Star. "He felt really good even though he gave up two runs," said Bruce Chen, who translated for Ventura. "He felt like he threw a lot of good pitches. He felt like his arm was very good and his offspeed pitches were working well."

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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.