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Yordano Ventura
ERA W-L K
4.98 6-7 72
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
July 21 3:12 PM PT4:12 PM MT5:12 PM CT6:12 PM ET18:12 ET22:12 GMT6:12 3:12 PM MST5:12 PM EST5:42 PM VEN2:12 UAE (+1)5:12 PM CT-The Royals have optioned Ventura to Triple-A Omaha after a string of ineffective outings for the opening-day starter.
Analysis: The 24-year-old Ventura, who can run his fastball into triple digits, is 4-7 with a 5.19 ERA in 14 starts this year. He spent nearly a month on the disabled list with inflammation of his ulnar nerve.
June 18 3:25 PM PT4:25 PM MT5:25 PM CT6:25 PM ET18:25 ET22:25 GMT6:25 3:25 PM MST5:25 PM EST5:55 PM VEN2:25 UAE (+1)5:25 PM CT-Ventura will come off the disabled list Thursday to start the series finale against Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Ventura has been dealing with ulnar neuritis, a condition involving the inflammation of the ulnar nerve in the arm that causes weakness in the hand.
June 12 6:33 PM PT7:33 PM MT8:33 PM CT9:33 PM ET21:33 ET1:33 GMT9:33 6:33 PM MST8:33 PM EST9:03 PM VEN5:33 UAE (+1)8:33 PM CT-Ventura was removed Friday against the Cards due to weakness in his pitching hand after three innings for the second straight start.
Analysis: Royals infielders had a meeting on the mound with Yadier Molina at the plate before Molina flied out to end the third. In his last start, Ventura gave up four earned runs in three innings in a loss to the Rangers. Manager Ned Yost said he couldn't recall the last time he heard the term "right hand weakness."
June 7 12:14 PM PT1:14 PM MT2:14 PM CT3:14 PM ET15:14 ET19:14 GMT3:14 12:14 PM MST2:14 PM EST2:44 PM VEN23:14 UAE2:14 PM CT-Ventura was a flop Saturday as he dropped to 3-5.
Analysis: Ventura allowed four runs in the first two innings. He threw 78 pitches and was pulled after the third in his shortest outing of the season, also committing an error. Ventura has a 6.14 ERA in the first two innings in his 11 starts with opponents hitting .314 off him.
June 1 2:06 PM PT3:06 PM MT4:06 PM CT5:06 PM ET17:06 ET21:06 GMT5:06 2:06 PM MST4:06 PM EST4:36 PM VEN1:06 UAE (+1)4:06 PM CT-Ventura allowed one run and four hits over seven innings in Kansas City's 2-1, 11-inning loss to the Cubs on Sunday.
Analysis: Ventura has thrown exactly seven innings in four straight outings.
May 25 12:54 PM PT1:54 PM MT2:54 PM CT3:54 PM ET15:54 ET19:54 GMT3:54 12:54 PM MST2:54 PM EST3:24 PM VEN23:54 UAE2:54 PM CT-Ventura started off shaky Sunday, walking the first two hitters on 10 pitches and both scored as he suffered a loss to the Cards.
Analysis: Ventura, who threw 30 pitches in the first, then settled down and didn't allow another hit until the sixth. He was charged with four runs in seven frames.
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 opted Thursday to abandon his appeal of his seven-game suspension.
Analysis: Ventura's next scheduled start will be May 8 at Detroit.
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 6 7 0 - 0 16 16 0 90.1 90 50 50 9 27 1 72 1.30 4.98
Career 20 18 0 - 0 50 49 0 288.2 271 126 121 26 102 2 242 1.29 3.77

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
2015 KC 16 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 50 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 .125 .125 .125

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 863 100 91 96.1 60.06
Curveball 279 88 78 83.3 19.42
Changeup 234 91 83 87.4 16.28
Cut Fastball 61 94 88 91.3 4.24

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