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Yordano Ventura

25-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals

2016 Stats

W-L

11-12

ERA

4.45

WHIP

1.44

K

144

SV

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Nobody really likes the guy who picks fights with the other team and puts everyone else in harm's way, but it's especially bad when the performance doesn’t back up the trash talk. Ventura's 5.36 ERA b...

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2016 ADP:  174.44

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 195   DOB: 6/3/1991   BORN: Samana, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Yordano Ventura Contract Information:

Agreed to a five-year, $23 million extension with two team-option years in April 2015.

September 30, 2016  –  Yordano Ventura News

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Ventura (11-12) allowed four runs on six hits, struck out eight and walked three over six innings in a loss to the Indians on Friday.

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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 31 30 0 183.0 168 65 14 159 69 14 10 0 0 0 3.20 1.30
2015 24 AAA OMA 2 2 0 9.1 6 4 1 9 6 0 2 0 0 0 3.86 1.32
2015 24 MAJ KC 28 28 0 163.3 154 74 14 156 58 13 8 0 0 0 4.08 1.30
2016 25 MAJ KC 32 32 0 186.0 190 92 23 144 78 11 12 0 0 0 4.45 1.44
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3-Year Averages     30 30 0 177.4 170 77 17 153 68 12 10 0 0 0 3.91 1.34
Career  (View All)     94 93 0 547.7 525 237 54 470 211 38 31 0 3.89 1.34

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Yordano Ventura Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games 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
Sep. 30 Cle 6.0 6 4 4 0 3 8 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.45 1.44
Sep. 24 @Det 4.0 10 3 3 0 2 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.40 1.44
Sep. 19 CWS 9.0 9 3 3 2 1 5 0 0 1 W 0 0 0 4.35 1.40
Sep. 14 Oak 4.3 7 5 5 0 4 5 1 2 0 L 0 0 0 4.42 1.42
Sep. 9 @CWS 7.0 10 5 4 0 2 3 0 2 0 L 0 0 0 4.26 1.39
Sep. 3 Det 6.0 6 1 1 0 6 2 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 4.22 1.37
Aug. 28 @Bos 4.3 7 4 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.33 1.35
Aug. 23 @Mia 6.0 6 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.27 1.33
Aug. 17 @Det 6.3 5 1 1 1 2 7 2 1 0 - 0 0 0 4.46 1.33
Aug. 12 @Min 7.0 4 3 3 2 1 9 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.60 1.35
Aug. 7 Tor 6.7 5 1 1 0 4 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.64 1.38
Aug. 2 @TB 5.0 6 2 2 0 4 2 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 4.83 1.38
Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.3 IP/G
19.0 25 10 10 2 6 19 1 0 1 1-1 0 0 0 4.74 1.63
Last 30 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.1 IP/G
36.3 48 21 20 2 18 29 2 5 1 2-3 0 0 0 4.95 1.82
Last 60 Games (Team)
12 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.0 IP/G
71.7 81 32 30 6 32 58 4 7 1 5-3 0 0 0 3.77 1.58

Yordano Ventura Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201638668408416114.249
20153628931831649.255
20144518739941239.232

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201643076381061929.275
20153316727711125.240
20143317230741925.250

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201685.3750673874.431.41
201579.7750852953.841.26
201495.3670862963.211.22

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2016100.74707740164.471.47
201583.7630712994.301.34
201487.7830734083.181.38
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 31 30 183.0 7.82 3.39 2.30 0.69 1.63 77.1% 97.0 MPH 3.20 3.67 .301
2015 24 AAA OMA 2 2 9.1 8.90 5.93 1.50 0.99 72.7% 3.86 4.96 .231
2015 24 MAJ KC 28 28 163.3 8.60 3.20 2.69 0.77 2.19 69.7% 96.4 MPH 4.08 3.63 .315
2016 25 MAJ KC 32 32 186.0 6.97 3.77 1.85 1.11 1.81 71.8% 96.1 MPH 4.45 4.65 .305
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3-Year Averages     30 30 177.4 7.76 3.45 2.25 0.86 72.9% 3.91 3.87 .306
Career     94 93 547.7 7.72 3.47 2.23 0.89 73.2% 3.89 3.96 .305

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2016 Stat Review for Yordano Ventura    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.85 K/BB
TERRIBLE
6.97 K/9
WEAK
3.77 BB/9
TERRIBLE
96.1 MPH Fastball
ELITE
1.1 HR/9
WEAK
1.81 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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4.45 ERA
WEAK
1.44 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.65 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

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

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.305 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
71.8% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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

Ventura (back) has been confirmed as the starting pitcher for Friday's game against the Indians, Joel Goldberg of FOX Sports Kansas City reports.

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Ventura (back) is listed as the probable starter for Friday's game against the Indians.

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Ventura left Saturday's game with lower-back tightness and spasms, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Ventura left Saturday's game with an apparent injury, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Ventura (11-11) earned a complete-game win against the White Sox on Monday, giving up three runs on nine hits and a walk with five strikeouts.

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Ventura (10-11) was torched for five earned runs on seven hits and four walks in Wednesday's 8-0 loss to Oakland. He struck out five.

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Yordano allowed four earned runs on 10 hits over seven innings in a losing effort Friday. He struck out three and walked two.

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Ventura (10-9) allowed one earned run on six hits and six walks in six innings Saturday against Detroit.

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Ventura allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits and two walks across just 4.1 innings in Sunday's start versus the Red Sox. He did not factor into the decision.

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Ventura (9-9) tossed six scoreless innings, allowing six hits and one walk while striking out six Marlins in Tuesday's win.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

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, and the young flamethrower was able to impress with an average fastball velocity of 97 mph (that often found triple digits on the radar gun) and a K/9 of 7.8 that led all Royals' starters. The right-hander's hard-throwing style led to minor issues with elbow fatigue, back stiffness and shoulder tightness scattered throughout the season, but that didn't stop the then 23-year-old from logging a career-high 183 regular-season innings, and tacking on an extra 25.1 frames in postseason play. Ventura proved to be a more-than-serviceable No. 2 option in 2014, and with ace James Shields likely to be lost in free agency, he may be expected to take over as the new anchor of the staff. He'll continue to work on fine-tuning his four-pitch arsenal, and if he proves he can handle back-to-back 200 inning seasons, Ventura may very well be one of the fantasy stars of 2015.

2014

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.

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.