21-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals
2013 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
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...
Ventura was named as the Texas League's Pitcher of the Week for the period between May 6-12 after throwing 11 shutout innings with a 14:5 K:BB over two starts for Double-A Northwest Arkansas. When asked about a possible promotion to Triple-A Omaha, assistant general manager J.J. Picollo told the Kansas City Star, "Ventura has thrown well his last several starts. We're happy with his progress and evaluate his development daily."
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Kansas City Royals Roster
MajorsButler, Billy (1B)
AAAAdcock, Nathan (P)
AAAdam, Jason (P)
A+Alexander, Scott (P)
AAntonio, Mike (SS)
RookieAparicio, Julio (OF)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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.