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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||205.00||13.00||11.00||0.00||3.73||1.25||194.00||71.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 24.0||0||0|| 5.25||0||10||19|
|vs RHB|| 23.1||0||0|| 3.86||0||5||17|
|12/26/2014||Yordano Ventura, SP KC||Taijuan Walker, SP SEA|
|12/26/2014||Tony Watson, RP PIT|
Neil Walker, 2B PIT
Jordan Zimmermann, SP WAS
Alfredo Simon, SP DET
James Shields, SP SD
Jayson Werth, LF WAS
Chase Utley, 2B PHI
Joe Smith, RP LAA
Edinson Volquez, SP KC
|Kyle Seager, 3B SEA|
Mark Trumbo, RF ARI
Justin Upton, LF SD
Max Scherzer, SP WAS
Drew Storen, RP WAS
Carlos Santana, 1B CLE
Yordano Ventura, SP KC
Pablo Sandoval, 3B BOS
Taijuan Walker, SP SEA
Matt Shoemaker, SP LAA
Marcus Stroman, SP TOR
Michael Wacha, SP STL
|12/26/2014||Adam Eaton, CF CHW|
Yordano Ventura, SP KC
|Johnny Cueto, SP CIN|
|Last 10 Games|
Danny Duffy injury forces Royals to shuffle rotation
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/22/15) The Royals will skip pitcher Danny Duffy in the starting rotation, per the Kansas City Star. Duffy is suffering from shoulder stiffness.
"Yesterday as I got through warming up, it just grabbed a little bit. Felt like I needed a little WD-40 in there," Duffy said, per MLB.com.
Duffy was scheduled to pitch on Saturday. Edinson Volquez, originally scheduled to start on Sunday, will move up a day to replace Duffy on Saturday.
Yordano Ventura, scheduled for Monday, will also move up a day and pitch on Sunday.
Duffy will get bumped back to a Tuesday start.
Royals starter Yordano Ventura tosses seven shutout IP for win
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(5/19/15) Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura (3-3) tossed seven scoreless innings Tuesday to defeat the Reds.|
Ventura allowed four hits and fan six in the strong outing.
"He went seven innings and got a lot of ground balls," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "It shows what a plus fastball, plus changeup can do. When he changes speeds like that you have to gear up for the velocity and then adjust when he changes speeds. He did a good job."
The performance ended a mini slump for Ventura, who had allowed 14 runs in 18 1/3 innings over his last three starts.
"This is the best I've felt this season," Ventura said with teammate Christian Colon acting as his interpreter. "All my pitches were sharp. I was just focused on having my pitches down in the zone and having quality pitches."
Ventura's next start is set for Monday in New York against the Yankees.
Royals' Yordano Ventura allows five runs in loss vs. Rangers
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/13/15) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura took the loss on Wednesday, allowing five earned runs on 10 hits and two walks in seven innings while striking out six in his team's 5-2 defeat against the Rangers.
Ventura (2-3) allowed a solo home run in the first inning and couldn't get out of the frame before a second run scored. He then surrendered a two-run home run in the second inning and let one more run come home in the fourth, giving him his third start in his last five games with five runs allowed.
"I thought he did a nice job of containing the damage and keeping us in there," manager Ned Yost said after the game, per MLB.com. "I thought he came out and had all kinds of intensity. I was real pleased with it. He came out and competed."
Ventura owns a 5.36 ERA and 30:15 K:BB ratio in 40 1/3 innings. He's slated to face the Reds at home Tuesday.
Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura takes no-decision Friday
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(5/8/15) Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura surrendered four runs on eight hits in six innings Friday for a no-decision against the Tigers.
All four runs were given up in the second inning via two-run singles from Andrew Romine and Ian Kinsler.
Ventura's next start is set for Wednesday in Texas.
Royals starter Yordano Ventura drops appeal of suspension
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(4/30/15) The Royals are reporting that right-hander Yordano Ventura has dropped the appeal to his seven-game suspension and will start serving it immediately.
Ventura was slapped with the penalty for instigating a brawl against the White Sox by hitting Adam Eaton with a pitch and yelling at him afterward.
His decision will keep him sidelined until at least May 8, when he would be eligible to pitch in Detroit. Edinson Volquez, however, is scheduled to start that game.
Ventura did not perform well in his only start since the incident. He blew a lead Wednesday to Cleveland in giving up five earned runs in 5 1/3 innings and issuing a season-high four walks.
|2014 summary: Yordano Ventura cracked the top 50 among starting pitchers in Fantasy points in his rookie season, but despite the respectable ranking, some danger signs emerged. As one would expect from a pitcher who led the majors in average fastball velocity, Ventura was able to get swinging strikes at a high rate (11 percent), but he didn't distinguish himself as a strikeout pitcher, compiling a pedestrian 7.8 K/9 ratio. Ventura also had control issues (3.4 BB/9), but he managed a 14-10 record and 3.20 ERA by limiting home runs and stranding a large portion of his baserunners.
Playing time status: Ventura is a major part of the Royals' future, and he won't be on any sort of innings restriction, so owners can expect him to provide somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 innings.
2015 outlook: Ventura was probably fortunate to have allowed only 14 home runs over 183 innings last season, so unless he can improve his strikeout and walk rates, he could be due for a sophomore slump. Because of his considerable upside, though, Ventura could be worth a middle-round pick in standard mixed leagues.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/23/15||STL||7:15 pm||John Lackey|
|5/24/15||STL||2:10 pm||Michael Wacha|
|5/25/15||@ NYY||1:05 pm||Nathan Eovaldi|
|5/26/15||@ NYY||7:05 pm||Adam Warren|
|5/27/15||@ NYY||1:05 pm||Michael Pineda|
|5/29/15||@ CHC||4:05 pm||Jake Arrieta|
|5/30/15||@ CHC||7:15 pm||Jason Hammel|
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