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Career W-L
17-14
 
Career ERA
3.48
Name  Yordano Ventura
Born  6/3/1991
Height  6-0
Weight  180
Number  30
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
5/19/2015 10:24:00 PM
Description: Royals starter Yordano Ventura pitched seven scoreless innings as Kansas City beat Cincinnati, 3-0, on Tuesday.
Insight: Ventura allowed only four hits, struck out six and walked none. Ventura is 3-3 with a 4.56 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 36 strikeouts in 47 1/3 innings this season.
 
5/8/2015 10:30:00 PM
Description: Royals starter Yordano Ventura allowed four runs Friday against the Tigers.
Insight: He went six innings and gave up eight hits and three walks. Ventura struck out four and now has a 5.13 ERA and 1.32 WHIP.
 
4/25/2015 1:14:00 PM
Description: Royals starter Yordano Ventura has been suspended for seven games after his latest altercation with the White Sox.
Insight: Ventura should only miss one start. He's 2-1 with a 4.09 ERA and 1.045 WHIP.
 
4/23/2015 10:25:00 PM
Description: Royals starter Yordano Ventura allowed two runs Thursday against the White Sox.
Insight: Ventura went seven innings and allowed those two runs on five hits and one walk, while striking out eight. He now owns a 4.09 ERA this season.
 
4/18/2015 9:12:00 PM
Description: Royals starter Yordano Ventura was ejected Saturday against Oakland.
Insight: He intentionally threw at Brett Lawrie in the fourth and was immediately thrown out. Venturea went 3 1/3 innings and allowed five runs.
 
4/13/2015 10:20:00 AM
Description: Royals starter Yordano Ventura struck out seven on Sunday afternoon, but left with a right calf cram.
Insight: Ventura went 5 and 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks. Hopefully it isn't anything that will linger and he'll be ready to go next Saturday.
 
4/12/2015 6:04:00 PM
Description: Royals starter Yordano Ventura struck out seven on Sunday afternoon.
Insight: Ventura went 5 and 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks. He could be an under-the-radar star in 2015.
 
4/6/2015 7:17:00 PM
Description: Royals starter Yordano Ventura allowed just one run in six innings in the victory over the White Sox on Opening Day.
Insight: Ventura allowed just four hits with the run coming off the bat of Jose Abreu, who hit a solo home run. Ventura also had two strikeouts and one walk.
 
10/29/2014 8:56:00 AM
Description: Royals starter Yordano Ventura pitched seven shutout innings in Game 6 of the World Series to help Kansas City force Game 7.
Insight: Ventura seemed extra focus pitching in memory of his late-friend, Oscar Tavares. Ventura wasn't completely sharp as he did walk five batters, but he allowed just three hits. A seven-run second inning certainly helped as well.Game 7 is Wednesday.
 
10/22/2014 11:11:00 AM
Description: Royals starter Yordano Ventura heads into Game 2 pitching somewhat inconsistently during the postseason.
Insight: He has pitched in three games during the 2014 Playoffs, and Kansas City has won each game Venura has thrown in. However, during his two starts, Ventura has had one good outing, and one subpar outing. During the ALDS he went seven strong innings, allowing only one run on five hits and one walk, while striking out five. Ventura's start in Game 2 of the ALCS was not as good, as he went 5 2/3 innings, giving up four runs on five hits and three walks, while striking out three. Overall he is 0-0 with a 4.85 ERA, over 13.0 innings of work.
 
10/18/2014 7:23:00 PM
Description: Royals starter Yordano Ventura will start Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday according to royals.com.
Insight: Ventura left Game 2 of the ALCS with right shoulder tightness, but the Royals are confident he is ready to go. He has a 4.85 ERA in 13 innings this postseason.
 
10/4/2014 9:12:00 AM
Description: Royals starter Yordano Ventura redeemed himself on Friday night.
Insight: After giving up a three-run homer to Brandon Moss on Tuesday, Ventura came out and pitched a gem. He went seven innings of one-run ball, allowing five hits and one walk, while striking out five. Ventura has some nasty stuff, and it was on display Friday against the Angels.
 
10/3/2014 9:40:00 AM
Description: Royals Game 2 starter Yordano Ventura was an excellent 8-3 on the road this season.
Insight: Ventura's WHIP is a bit high this season (1.295) due to 69 walks in 183 IP, but he's gotten away with it in the regular season and kept his ERA at a solid 3.20.
 
10/1/2014 8:57:00 PM
Description: Royals starter Yordano Ventura will start Game 2 of the ALDS against the Angels.
Insight: Even after giving up a three-run homer to Brandon Moss during Tuesday's Wild Card Game, the Royals are showing confidence in the 23-year-old. Jason Vargas will start Game 1 in Los Angeles.
 
9/23/2014 10:25:00 PM
Description: Royals starter Yordano Ventura pitched seven shutout innings, allowed four hits, struck out six and walked four as Kansas City beat Cleveland, 7-1, on Tuesday.
Insight: Ventura has had trouble with his control all season as he has not pitched a start without a walk since July 20, but other than that, his season has been solid. The 23-year-old is 14-10 with a 3.07 ERA in 179 innings this year. He is also 5-1 with a 1.62 ERA over his last six starts.
 
9/7/2014 6:20:00 PM
Description: Royals starter Yordano Ventura pitched six shutout innings, allowing three hits, to defeat the Yankees, 2-0.
Insight: The only blemish was his four walks versus just two strikeouts, but Ventura impressed a day after the Royals lost starter Danny Duffy. Ventura has now won three straight starters to improve to 12-9. He also has a 3.25 ERA.
 
8/26/2014 5:48:00 PM
Description: Kansas City starter Yordano Ventura has been scratched from his start on Wednesday due to mid-back stiffness, according to Blair Kerkhoff of the KC Star.
Insight: Liam Hendriks will start in his place. The hard-throwing Ventura has had a tremendous rookie season, going 10-9 with a 3.40 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP and 125 Ks in 145 2/3 innings.
 
8/23/2014 9:35:00 AM
Description: Kansas City starter Yordano Ventura has walked 18 batters over 38 innings in his last six starts, but he's gone 3-1 with a 2.84 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP and 37 Ks in that span.
Insight: Call it effectively wild. Ventura has been striking out batters at a good rate again after fanning just 35 in 59 innings from May 20 to July 20. He struck out 53 batters in 48 2/3 innings in his first eight starts, so the dropoff was unexpected for the young flamethrower. He's quietly gone 10-9 woth a 3.40 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP and 125 Ks. In a normal season, that would be good for Rookie of the Year, but Jose Abreu has had a rookie season for the ages.
 
7/20/2014 5:11:00 PM
Description: Kansas City starter Yordano Ventura had a rough afternoon Sunday at Boston.
Insight: Ventura walked four, didn't strike out a batter and gave up six runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings. The right-hander has struck out just 29 batters in 50 1/3 innings (5.19 K/9) since his elbow scare on May 26. He had a 9.26 K/9 in his first 57 1/3 innings this season.
 
7/4/2014 10:13:00 PM
Description: Kansas City starter Yordano Ventura lasted 8 1/3 innings and allowed one run on six hits in a win over Cleveland Friday night.
Insight: Since his elbow scare on May 26, Ventura has posted a 2.52 ERA in 39 1/3 innings, but his K/9 in that span was just 4.82 compared to 9.26 in 57 1/3 innings before the issue.