Yordano Ventura 30 | Pitcher

Kansas City Royals

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Apr 20, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Ventura was tattooed for four runs on six hits and four walks over four innings Sunday against the Twins, taking his third loss of the season. Impact: Ventura had set the league aglow with dominant turns against the Rays and Astros his first two times out this season, but he looked merely mortal Sunday. He entered Sunday with just three walks and six hits allowed over 13 innings, but he matched both of those marks in just four frames of work. Ventura's arsenal of pitches is too strong for fantasy owners in most leagues to cut bait, but those who were envisioning Jose Fernandez redux may need to temper their expectations a bit.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 16, 2014
News: Ventura pitched seven solid innings and finally got his first victory as the Royals beat the Houston Astros 4-2. Impact: Ventura entered Tuesday night's game winless in four career starts dating to last season despite posting a 2.53 ERA in those games. Expect more wins if he keeps this up.(STATS, 2:28pm)
Tue. Apr 15, 2014
News: Ventura gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits and three walks while striking out seven Astros in seven frames Tuesday. Impact: Ventura allowed his first run of the season when he threw wide of first base on a pick-off attempt in the first inning, and he gave up his second when Carlos Corporan timed a fastball for a solo home run in the fifth inning. Other than the home run, Ventura was dominant after the first inning, and remains an electric must-start option in almost all formats. He has another appealing match-up on the docket Sunday at home against the Twins.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 9, 2014
News: Ventura was excellent in Tuesday's 1-0 loss to Tampa Bay, allowing two hits and striking out six over six scoreless innings. Impact: Ventura threw 62 of his 95 pitches for strikes and didn't walk anybody. He could be in for a big season if his 2014 debut is any indication.(STATS, 9:31pm)
Tue. Apr 8, 2014
News: Ventura was worth the price of admission Tuesday, tossing six shutout innings and allowing just two hits with six strikeouts against the Rays. Impact: He got a no-decision, because the Rays' Chris Archer was also dealing, so that prevented his owners from fully cashing in. However, everything Ventura did Tuesday should encourage owners that there are more great times ahead. Perhaps the best thing to take away from the game was that he didn't walk anyone, which was the one knock on him coming into the season.(RotoWire, )
Yordano Ventura
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 0"  Wt: 180  Age: 22
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 6/3/1991, Samana, Dominican Republic
College: None
Debut: 2013
Salary: $500,500
Injury Status
No Current Injury