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Yordano Ventura
ERA W-L K
4.56 3-3 36
Team: Kansas CityHt / Wt: 6-0 / 180 NFBC ADP: 145.51
Position: SPBorn: 6/3/1991 Birthplace: Samana, DR
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Royals (2008)


Latest News
Apr. 25 10:02 AM PT11:02 AM MT12:02 PM CT1:02 PM ET13:02 ET17:02 GMT1:02 10:02 AM MST12:02 PM EST12:32 PM VEN21:02 UAE12:02 PM CT-Ventura was suspended seven games by Major League Baseball for his role in a brawl with the Chicago White Sox.
Analysis: Ventura is a solid young pitcher, but his attitude has gotten him into trouble. Keep an eye on him going forward.
Apr. 18 5:40 PM PT6:40 PM MT7:40 PM CT8:40 PM ET20:40 ET0:40 GMT8:40 5:40 PM MST7:40 PM EST8:10 PM VEN4:40 UAE (+1)7:40 PM CT-Major League Baseball suspended Kansas City's Kelvin Herrera for five games and fined him and Ventura after both targeted Brett Lawrie during a testy series against Oakland over the weekend.
Analysis: Ventura was ejected from Saturday's game when he hit Lawrie with a pitch after Josh Reddick's home run.
Apr. 13 3:22 PM PT4:22 PM MT5:22 PM CT6:22 PM ET18:22 ET22:22 GMT6:22 3:22 PM MST5:22 PM EST5:52 PM VEN2:22 UAE (+1)5:22 PM CT-Ventura moved to 2-0 Sunday, giving up two runs and four hits in 5 2-3 innings in a 9-2 win over the Angels.
Analysis: Ventura owns a 2.31 ERA through two outings.
Apr. 6 3:29 PM PT4:29 PM MT5:29 PM CT6:29 PM ET18:29 ET22:29 GMT6:29 3:29 PM MST5:29 PM EST5:59 PM VEN2:29 UAE (+1)5:29 PM CT-Ventura has left their opener in the seventh inning with a cramp in his right thumb.
Analysis: It was a scary moment for the Royals on Monday when the young ace crumpled to the ground in pain days after agreeing to a $23 million, five-year deal. But the team said shortly after that the injury did not appear serious.
Apr. 4 3:29 PM PT4:29 PM MT5:29 PM CT6:29 PM ET18:29 ET22:29 GMT6:29 3:29 PM MST5:29 PM EST5:59 PM VEN2:29 UAE (+1)5:29 PM CT-Ventura and the Kansas City Royals have agreed on a five-year contract worth $23 million. The AL champions announced they had a deal Saturday, two days before they open the season.
Analysis: The 23-year-old Ventura dazzled as a rookie last season, going 14-10 with a 3.20 ERA. The hard-throwing righty pitched seven shutout innings against San Francisco to win Game 6 of the World Series. Ventura was 1-0 with a 3.20 ERA in five postseason appearances, including four starts.
Mar. 25 8:28 PM PT9:28 PM MT10:28 PM CT11:28 PM ET23:28 ET3:28 GMT11:28 8:28 PM MST10:28 PM EST10:58 PM VEN7:28 UAE (+1)9:28 PM CT-Ventura has been picked to pitch on opening day for the AL champion Kansas City Royals against the Chicago White Sox.
Analysis: The 23-year-old right-hander went 14-10 with a 3.20 ERA as a rookie last season and tossed seven scoreless innings to beat San Francisco in Game 6 of the World Series. The announcement was made by Royals manager Ned Yost on Wednesday.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2013 KC 0 1 0 - 0 3 3 0 15.1 13 6 6 3 6 0 11 1.24 3.52
2014 KC 14 10 0 - 0 31 30 0 183.0 168 70 65 14 69 1 159 1.30 3.20
2015 KC 3 3 0 - 0 8 8 0 47.1 45 24 24 6 15 0 36 1.27 4.56
Career 17 14 0 - 0 42 41 0 245.2 226 100 95 23 90 1 206 1.29 3.48

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 KC 31 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .250 .250 .250
Career 42 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .250 .250 .250

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2014 KC Total 1 0 0 - 1 5 4 0 25.1 23 9 9 3 9 0 14 3.20
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 7.0 5 1 1 0 1 0 5 1.29
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.2 5 4 4 1 3 0 3 6.35
    WC 0 0 0 - 1 1 0 0 0.1 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 54.00
    WS 1 0 0 - 0 2 2 0 12.1 11 2 2 1 5 0 6 1.46
Career 1 0 0 - 1 5 4 0 25.1 23 9 9 3 9 0 14 3.20


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 433 100 92 95.9 60.73
Curveball 122 87 79 82.9 17.11
Changeup 97 89 84 86.9 13.6
Cut Fastball 61 94 88 91.3 8.56

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