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Yordano Ventura

24-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals

2015 Stats

W-L

5-7

ERA

4.86

WHIP

1.31

K

70

SV

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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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...

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2015 ADP:  145.51

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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   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.

July 26, 2015  –  Yordano Ventura News

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Ventura earned the win over the Astros on Sunday, allowing just one run with five strikeouts and zero walks over seven strong innings.

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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 15 15 0 83.3 84 45 7 70 25 5 7 0 0 0 4.86 1.31
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3-Year Averages     17 16 0 99.2 90 35 8 85 37 7 5 0 0 0 3.18 1.28

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

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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
Jul. 26 Hou 7.0 6 1 1 0 0 5 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.86 1.31
Jul. 20 Pit 4.0 10 6 6 0 1 7 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.19 1.35
Jul. 9 TB 5.0 4 3 3 0 3 4 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 4.73 1.27
Jun. 12 @StL 3.0 4 2 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.68 1.26
Jun. 6 Tex 3.0 6 4 4 0 2 3 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.62 1.24
May. 31 @ChC 7.0 4 1 1 0 1 6 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 4.26 1.17
May. 24 StL 7.0 5 4 4 1 2 7 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.64 1.23
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 5.5 IP/G
11.0 16 7 7 0 1 12 1 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 5.73 1.55
Last 30 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 5.3 IP/G
16.0 20 10 10 0 4 16 1 1 0 2-1 0 0 0 5.63 1.50
Last 60 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 5.1 IP/G
36.0 39 21 21 1 10 34 2 2 0 2-4 0 0 0 5.25 1.36

Yordano Ventura Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20151833616451115.276
20144518739941239.232
2013451068002.205

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201516734939922.255
20143317230741925.250
201319105101.263

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201542.3440361135.101.28
201495.3670862963.211.22
20135.70003201.591.24

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201541.0130341444.611.34
201487.7830734083.181.38
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 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 15 15 83.3 7.56 2.70 2.80 0.76 2.00 62.7% 96.1 MPH 4.86 3.69 .318
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 11 64.9 8.05 3.05 2.63 0.72 74.3% 3.42 3.47 .301
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3-Year Averages     17 16 99.2 7.71 3.36 2.30 0.73 77.3% 3.18 3.65 .296

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2015 Stat Review for Yordano Ventura    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2014 (min 145 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.80 K/BB
WEAK
7.56 K/9
AVERAGE
2.70 BB/9
WEAK
96.1 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.8 HR/9
GOOD
2.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.86 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.31 WHIP
WEAK
3.69 FIP
AVERAGE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.318 BABIP
HIGH
62.7% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Ventura is once again at risk of being dropped from the Royals' rotation, as the team acquired Johnny Cueto from the Reds on Sunday, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

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Ventura was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday.

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Ventura was demoted to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday.

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The Royals may consider demoting Ventura to Triple-A Omaha, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

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Ventura allowed six runs on 10 hits and a walk over four innings in a loss Monday against the Pirates.

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Ventura (arm) was activated from the disabled list and will start Thursday's game against the Rays.

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Ventura (arm) will be activated from the DL to start Thursday's game, Matt DeFranks of Sports Radio 810 reports.

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Ventura (arm) may skip his next rehab assignment, as manager Ned Yost indicated he's "ready" to rejoin the club, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Ventura (arm) is slated for another rehab start Monday at Triple-A Omaha, Sports Radio 810 WHB reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.