Jonny Venters
Jonny Venters
33-Year-Old PitcherRP
Atlanta Braves
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Jonny Venters in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a minor-league contract with the Rays in December of 2017.
Notches second save
PAtlanta Braves
August 22, 2018
Venters gave up one hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday to record his second save of the season in a 2-1 win over the Pirates.
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With A.J. Minter (back) being eased back into action, Venters got the call instead of Dan Winkler with left-handed batters Corey Dickerson and Gregory Polanco due up in the ninth inning for the Bucs, and while Polanco did rope a double, Venters was able to get the job done. It's his first save in an Atlanta uniform since 2011, but with Minter expected to resume his closing duties very soon, the 33-year-old isn't likely to see any more chances down the stretch.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-52%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-52%
BAA vs LHP
2017
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2016
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .133 66 16 4 8 1 0 1
Since 2016vs Right .277 79 11 12 18 5 0 0
2018vs Left .133 66 16 4 8 1 0 1
2018vs Right .277 79 11 12 18 5 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-42%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-42%
ERA at Home
2017
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2016
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 2.57 1.36 14.0 4 0 0 5.1 5.1 0.0
Since 2016Away 4.43 1.13 20.1 1 2 3 8.4 3.5 0.4
2018Home 2.57 1.36 14.0 4 0 0 5.1 5.1 0.0
2018Away 4.43 1.13 20.1 1 2 3 8.4 3.5 0.4
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Jonny Venters compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
K/BB
1.69
 
K/9
7.1
 
BB/9
4.2
 
HR/9
0.3
 
Fastball
93.2 mph
 
ERA
3.67
 
WHIP
1.22
 
BABIP
.264
 
GB/FB
6.70
 
Strand %
68.3%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Shortly after Venters began incorporating breaking pitches into his bullpen sessions in early May, he started feeling discomfort in his surgically-repaired left elbow. After several failed attempts to ramp his throwing program back up, Venters eventually opted for Tommy John surgery, his third such procedure and second in less than 16 months. The former All-Star's future in professional baseball is uncertain, though there were reports that he was planning to attempt a comeback after the Braves cut ties in November. It's hard to imagine he'll receive any serious offers until next winter.
Venters suffered an elbow injury late in spring training, and when it did not get better with rest, the left-hander eventually opted for his second career Tommy John surgery in mid-May. He figures to miss most, if not all, of the first half of this season while recovering. While Venters has never had great command (4.3 career BB/9), he has overwhelming stuff (10.1 K/9), and should be able to contribute at some point in 2014 as long as he avoids a setback in his recovery.
Venters has been a workhorse for the Braves, pitching 229.2 innings in the last three years as the primary setup man for Craig Kimbrel. The heavy inning count may have caught up to him a bit last year as his ERA jumped to 3.22 in 2012 after two consecutive seasons below 2.00. Though he tends to walk a good number of batters, a career K/9 of over 10.0 has helped him get out of jams and strand 80 percent of runners on base. After early struggles, he finished the year with a 1.71 ERA in 26 games after coming off the disabled list on July 21. Be wary, the heavy workload and previous arm issues do make him a candidate for future injuries. Venters does come with the added value of likely being next in line for save opportunities if anything happens to Kimbrel.
Venters had another outstanding season in a setup role, proving his rookie season was no fluke. He slightly improved his strikeout rate to 10.4 K/9IP and saved five games when closer Craig Kimbrel wasn't available. Venters had a 94 mpg average fastball and keeps the ball in the park as he's allowed just three home runs in the past two seasons. About the only worry is his workload as he led the NL in relief appearances last season with 83 after 79 the season before. He'll enter the season as Atlanta's primary setup man and will get the occasional save when Kimbrel needs a day off.
Venters looked like an odd addition to the 40-man roster last winter as he's had mediocre strikeout rates in his minor league career despite a mid-90s fastball. A strong spring training saw him get called up early in the season and he suddenly became a dominate reliever by averaging just over 10.0 K/9IP with good control. By the stretch run, Venters was being used in high-leverage situations late in games. Entering 2011, he's potentially a part of the Braves' ninth-inning solution following the retirement of Billy Wagner.
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Heading back to Braves
PAtlanta Braves
July 26, 2018
Venters was traded to the Braves for international slot money Thursday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
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Nabs hold in DL return
PTampa Bay Rays
July 26, 2018
Venters recorded his fifth hold in a win over the Yankees on Wednesday, retiring the only batter he faced.
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Activated from DL
PTampa Bay Rays
July 25, 2018
Venters (hamstring) will return from the disabled list Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Effective in second rehab appearance
PTampa Bay Rays
Hamstring
July 25, 2018
Venters (hamstring) started High-A Charlotte's win over Florida on Tuesday, allowing two hits over a scoreless opening frame while also recording three strikeouts.
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Set for rehab appearance Monday
PTampa Bay Rays
Hamstring
July 23, 2018
Venters (hamstring) will pitch in a second rehab contest Monday with High-A Charlotte, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports.
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