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Yordano Ventura

23-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals

2014 Stats

W-L

14-10

ERA

3.20

WHIP

1.30

K

159

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  

October 18, 2014  –  Yordano Ventura News

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Ventura (shoulder) will start Game 2 of the World Series against the Giants on Wednesday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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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
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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

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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
Sep. 28 @CWS 4.0 8 4 4 1 1 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.20 1.30
Sep. 23 @Cle 7.0 4 0 0 0 4 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.07 1.27
Sep. 17 CWS 7.0 3 1 1 0 2 7 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.19 1.28
Sep. 12 Bos 7.0 8 4 3 0 1 6 2 1 0 L 0 0 0 3.27 1.30
Sep. 7 @NYY 6.0 3 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.25 1.30
Sep. 1 Tex 6.3 5 3 2 0 4 7 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 3.38 1.31
Aug. 22 @Tex 6.0 4 1 1 0 3 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.40 1.30
Aug. 16 @Min 6.7 4 3 3 0 6 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.48 1.31
Aug. 11 Oak 6.0 2 2 2 0 4 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.45 1.30
Aug. 6 @Ari 6.0 8 2 2 0 1 8 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 3.47 1.31
Jul. 31 Min 7.0 5 2 1 1 3 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.50 1.31
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.0 IP/G
18.0 15 5 5 1 7 19 1 0 0 2-0 0 0 0 2.50 1.22
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 6.2 IP/G
37.3 31 12 10 1 16 34 3 2 0 4-1 0 0 0 2.41 1.26
Last 60 Days
11 Games:  Avg. 6.3 IP/G
69.0 54 22 19 2 33 64 3 3 0 7-2 0 0 0 2.48 1.26

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Yordano Ventura Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

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

Vs. Right

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

Home

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

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
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
Rest Of Season     0 2 8.9 8.19 3.51 2.34 0.53 75.1% 3.28 3.31 .305
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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

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats

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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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2.30 K/BB
WEAK
7.82 K/9
GOOD
3.39 BB/9
POOR
97.0 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.7 HR/9
GOOD
1.63 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.20 ERA
GOOD
1.30 WHIP
WEAK
3.67 FIP
AVERAGE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.301 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
77.1% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Ventura (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Wednesday and is on track to pitch Game 6 of the ALCS, if necessary, Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports.

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Ventura left Saturday's Game 2 of the ALCS with right shoulder tightness.

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Ventura left Saturday's Game 2 of the ALCS in the sixth inning with an apparent injury, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Royals manager Ned Yost said Ventura will "probably" start Game 2 of the ALCS against the Orioles on Saturday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Ventura will start Game 2 of the ALDS against the Angels on Friday, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Ventura allowed four runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out six in four innings in the Royals' 6-4 win over the White Sox on Sunday.

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Ventura was dynamite Tuesday, tossing seven innings of four-hit, shutout ball in a win over the Indians. He also walked four and fanned six.

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Ventura allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits, walking one and striking out six over seven innings of a 4-2 loss to Boston on Friday night.

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Ventura scattered three hits over six scoreless innings in Sunday's win over the Yankees.

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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.