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30 Yordano Ventura SP
Height/Weight: 6-0/180 | Birthdate: 6/3/1991 | Birthplace: Samana, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Kansas City | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 91/67 | Average Draft Position: 175.20
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Royals SP Yordano Ventura goes seven innings in Game 6 shutout


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/28/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura picked up the win Tuesday, giving up three hits and five walks in seven scoreless innings while striking out four in his team's 10-0 victory over the Giants in Game 6 of the World Series.

The Royals pulled the series even at 3-3 behind a seven-run second inning on offense and the effective wildness of the rookie Ventura (1-0), who walked the bases loaded with one out in the third inning but induced a ground-ball double play to escape unscathed. The Royals have won all five playoff games in which Ventura has pitched, though this is his first decision recorded. The two teams head to Wednesday for a decisive Game 7 in Kansas City.


Royals' Yordano Ventura gives up two runs Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/22/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura allowed two runs Wednesday against the Giants.

Ventura gave up two runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings. He struck out two and did not issue any walks during the outing. Ventura got himself into trouble immediately. To lead off the game, Gregor Blanco deposited a 98 mph fastball out to right for a solo home run. Ventura would settle in over the next two innings before giving up another run in the fourth. With a man on second, Ventura allowed an RBI double against Brandon Belt. Ventura would pitch into the sixth inning, but was pulled after giving up two singles. He threw 87 pitches during the outing and did not factor into the decision.


Royals tab Shields, Ventura for World Series Games 1, 2


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/18/2014) The Royals will start pitchers James Shields in Game 1 and Yordano Ventura in Game 2 of the World Series, Yahoo! Sports reports. The Royals are making their first World Series appearance in 29 years.

Royals' Yordano Ventura expected to make his next start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/11/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura is expected to make his next start, according to the Eye On Baseball blog.

Ventura left Saturday's game with shoulder tightness, but appears to have dodged a major injury. Manager Ned Yost told reporters he believes Ventura will be fine for his next start. It's unclear when Ventura will be called upon, but it doesn't seem like he'll need more time to recover after the shoulder issue. 


Royals' Yordano Ventura leaves with shoulder tightness


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/11/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura left Saturday's game with right shoulder tightness.

Ventura worked 5 2/3 innings against the Orioles before walking off the field with a team trainer. The team announced that Ventura is dealing with right shoulder tightness. Ventura had a bit of a rough start against Baltimore. In his 5 2/3 innings, Ventura allowed four runs on five hits. Ventura will not factor into the decision. 


Yordano Ventura expected to start Game 2 of ALCS


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/7/2014) Royals manager Ned Yost said Tuesday that he is "pretty set" on rookie pitcher Yordano Ventura starting Game 2 of the American League Championship Series Saturday against the Orioles, MLB.com reports.

"We like the fact that he's got overpowering stuff," Yost said. "He pitched two extremely good games against Baltimore this year, and he's throwing the ball well right now."

Ventura struck out 17 batters while giving up only two runs in 14 1/3 innings in two starts against the Orioles over the first two months of the season. He delivered seven one-run innings in Game 2 during an ALDS sweep of the Angels.


Yordano Ventura tosses seven one-run innings in Game 2


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/4/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura didn't factor into the decision Friday, giving up just one earned run on five hits and one walk in seven innings while striking out five in his team's 4-1, 11-inning win over the Angels in Game 2 of the American League Division Series.

Ventura was making his third appearance in the last five days, but while he gave up four runs in four innings in the regular-season finale and two runs in one-third of an inning in the team's Wild Card win, Ventura was at the top of his game, consistently throwing triple-digit heat. His only blemish came on an RBI single by Albert Pujols in the sixth inning. The series shifts to Kansas City starting Sunday, with the Royals holding a commanding 2-0 lead.


Yordano Ventura draws Game 2 nod


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura will start Game 2 of the American League Division Series Friday against the Angels, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Ventura gave up four earned runs in four innings in his final start of the season Sunday. He was then used in relief during Tuesday's wild-card win, surrendering two earned runs while recording just one out. Ventura finished his rookie season with a 14-10 record, 3.20 ERA and 159:69 K:BB ratio in 183 innings.


Yordano Ventura spins seven scoreless innings in win Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura earned a win Tuesday, giving up just four hits and four hits in seven scoreless innings while striking out six in his team's 7-0 victory over the Indians.

Ventura (14-10) has been cruising despite issuing plenty of walks, and he now has 11 straight quality starts heading into the end of the season. He owns a 3.07 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 153:68 K:BB ratio in 179 innings. Ventura is scheduled to take on the White Sox in the season finale Sunday.


Yordano Ventura turns in solid start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura turned in a strong start Wednesday against the White Sox.

Ventura gave up one run on three hits over seven innings. He struck out seven and walked two during the outing. Ventura allowed his first run in the third inning. After loading the bases with no outs, Ventura gave up a sac fly, plating a run. The run didn’t seems to bother him much, as Ventura went on to toss four additional scoreless innings before leaving the game. Ventura threw 100 pitches.

With the win, Ventura improved to 13-10. He’ll take on the Indians in his next start. 


Yordano Ventura can't solve the Red Sox Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was pegged with the loss Friday night at home against the Red Sox, dropping to 12-10 on the year. The right-hander allowed four runs -- three earned -- on eight hits and one walk while striking out six over seven innings of a 4-2 victory.

Over his last three starts covering 19 1/3 innings, Ventura has allowed five earned runs. He owns a 3.27 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP over 165 innings of work. He will make his next start Wednesday at home against the White Sox.

Yordano Ventura still wild, still winning


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/7/2014) For the fifth straight game, Yordano Ventura walked at least three batters, but for the third time in a row, he walked away with a victory. Ventura issued four free passes on Sunday, but he held the Yankees scoreless over six innings in a 2-0 victory for the Royals.

Though he notched only two strikeouts, Ventura allowed just three singles and no other hits. The win lifted his record to 12-9, while his ERA sank to 3.25. Ventura's next outing will likely come on Friday against the Red Sox.


Yordano Ventura strikes out seven in win vs. Rangers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura picked up a win Monday, giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits and four walks in 6 1/3 innings while striking out seven in his team's 4-3 victory over the Rangers.

Ventura (11-9) was scratched from his previous scheduled start with a back issue but pitched to form Monday, striking out plenty of batters while also issuing plenty of walks. He owns a 3.38 ERA and 132:57 K:BB ratio in 152 innings. Ventura is scheduled to face the Yankees Sunday.


Yordano Ventura scratched with back tightness


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura has been scratched from Wednesday's game due to back tightness.

Ventura was supposed to take on the Twins. He'll be replaced by Liam Hendriks tomorrow. Ventura has performed well during his rookie season, posting a 3.40 ERA over 145 2/3 innings. 


Yordano Ventura wins his 10th game


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura tossed a strong start Friday against the Rangers.

Ventura gave up one run on four hits over six innings. He struck out six and walked three during the outing. Ventura gave up his only run in the first inning. With one out, Ventura allowed a single and ground-rule double. With men in scoring position, Ventura allowed a run to score on a groundout. He was able to escape the inning without giving up any further damage. Ventura put two men on in his final inning of work, but was able to get out of it without giving up any more runs. 

With the win, Ventura improved to 10-9. He’ll take on the Twins in his next start.


Control issues sink Yordano Ventura


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura had a hard time with his control Saturday.

Ventura allowed three runs on four hits over 6 2/3 innings. He struck out four and walked six over the outing. Despite those early issues, Ventura was able to get through the first six innings without giving up a run. He seemed to run out of gas in his final inning. Ventura allowed two singles to open the frame. One run scored on a fielder’s choice, and the other was brought in on a double. After a sac fly drove in the third run, Ventura was pulled from the game. He threw 114 pitches. 

With the loss, Ventura dropped to 9-9. He’ll take on the Rangers in his next start.


Yordano Ventura pitches well in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura enjoyed a solid outing but was unable to factor into the decision Monday against the A's. The right-hander allowed two runs on two hits and four walks while striking out five over six innings of a 3-2 victory.

Over his last three starts covering 19 innings, Ventura has allowed five earned runs. He owns a 3.45 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP over 133 innings of work. He will make his next start Saturday at Minnesota.

Yordano Ventura strikes out eight in win Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura picked up a win Wednesday, giving up two earned runs on eight hits and one walk in six innings and striking out eight in his team's 4-3 victory over the Diamondbacks.

Ventura (9-8) has turned in three straight quality starts, limiting his damage to two runs in the third inning Wednesday. He has racked up at least seven strikeouts in three straight starts. Ventura owns a 3.47 ERA and 110:40 K:BB ratio in 127 innings. He's scheduled to face the A's Monday.


Yordano Ventura gets back on track in win over Twins


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura got back on track with a quality start against the Twins on Thursday, improving to 8-8 on the year. The right-hander permitted two runs -- one earned -- on five hits and three walks while striking out seven over seven innings of a 6-3 victory.

Over his last two starts covering 13 1/3 innings, Ventura has allowed four earned runs. He owns a 3.50 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP over 121 innings. He will make his next start Wednesday at Arizona.

Yordano Ventura picks up a no decision


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura picked up a no-decision Friday against the Indians. 

Ventura gave up four runs, three earned, on six hits over 6 1/3 innings. He struck out seven and walked one. Carlos Santana was the main culprit behind Ventura’s struggles. Santana belted a solo shot off Ventura in the fourth inning, and added a two-run shot in the sixth. Ventura pitched into the seventh inning, but was pulled after putting a man on. The runner would come around to score on a sac fly. The run was credited to Ventura.

The game was tied when Ventura left, giving him a no-decision. His next start will come against the Twins.


Yordano Ventura mashed in loss to Red Sox


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Royals flamethrower Yordano Ventura had not pitched this season without registering at least one strikeout - until Sunday.

Ventura didn't miss too many Boston bats at Fenway Park. The result was continuing struggles, the lowering of his record to 7-8 and the raising of his ERA to 3.59. Ventura gave up six earned runs on nine hits in just 4 1/3 innings. The big blow was a two-run homer by David Ross in the fourth.

The rookie, who has surrendered 10 earned runs in his last 9 1/3 innings, is set to start again Friday against Cleveland.


Royals unveil rotation plans


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) The Royals will open the second half with James Shields starting Friday at Boston, reports the Kansas City Star. Lefty Danny Duffy will pitch Saturday, with Yordano Ventura starting next Sunday.

Jeremy Guthrie and Bruce Chen will fill the fourth and fifth spots of the rotation. Chen is filling in for Jason Vargas, who's recovering from an appendectomy.


Yordano Ventura earns win in first career relief stint


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings Sunday and was credited with the win in a 5-2 victory over the Tigers. Ventura (7-7) struck out three and allowed one hit, lowering his ERA to 3.22, in his first career relief appearance.

Ventura is scheduled to start Sunday, July 20 at Boston.


Yordano Ventura lasts five innings Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura lasted five innings Wednesday against the Rays. 

Ventura ran into big issues with his control, and it wound up hurting him in a big way. In the fourth inning, Ventura gave up a single and two walks to load the bases. With two outs, he allowed a grand slam to Kevin Kiermaier. He lasted just one more inning before being pulled. Ventura tossed 104 pitches during the start.

Ventura gave up four earned runs on five hits over five innings. He walked four and struck out five during the appearance. The Royals managed to come back and win the game, saddling Ventura with a no-decision. It’s unclear where he’ll slot into the team’s rotation following the All-Star break.


Yordano Ventura nearly goes the distance in win over Indians


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2014) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura bounced back with another dominant effort Friday against Cleveland, scattering six hits and one run over 8 1/3 innings to improve to 6-7 on the year.

Ventura also struck out four and walked two in 113 pitches, 66 for strikes. Over his last six starts covering 39 1/3 innings, Ventura has allowed 11 earned runs.

Following the 7-1 road win, Ventura will look to keep rolling away from home Wednesday against Tampa Bay.