Yordano Ventura

#30, SP, Kansas City
Yordano Ventura
  • Height:
    6-0
  • Weight:
    180
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    June 3, 1991
  • Birth Place:
    Samana, Dominican Republic
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    Undrafted
  • W
    5
  • L
    7
  • ERA
    4.86
  • K
    70
  • BB
    25


Player Notes
Yordano Ventura pitched well in his return to the rotation on Sunday, holding the Astros to one run on six hits over seven innings in the 5-1 win.

Advice: Ventura had been sent to Triple-A earlier this month with the hopes that he could smooth out his game against minor league competition, as his 5.19 ERA simply wasn't cutting it. He was called up on June 22 to take the place of Jason Vargas, who just hit the disabled list with an elbow injury. Against the Astros on Sunday, the 24-year-old righty struck out five without walking a batter, with the only run to score against him coming on a Colby Rasmus single in the second inning. This might end up being little more than a spot start, though, as the team is reportedly on the verge of trading for Reds ace Johnny Cueto. We should get clarification on Ventura's place in the Royal rotation--if he has one--in the coming days.

Sun, Jul 26 Rotoworld
Royals recalled RHP Yordano Ventura from Triple-A Omaha.

Advice: The Royals had just sent Ventura down on Tuesday, but he's back by necessity now with Jason Vargas (elbow) sidelined. Ventura presumably will get a start this weekend against the Astros. The 24-year-old right-hander's ERA is at 5.19 for the season after he was knocked around for six runs over four frames on Monday.

Wed, Jul 22 Rotoworld
Royals optioned RHP Yordano Ventura to Triple-A Omaha.

Advice: Just as FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal suggested. Ventura was lit up for six earned runs on 10 hits Monday night in a loss to the Pirates and will head to the farm with a highly disappointing 5.19 season ERA. The 24-year-old right-hander needs to work out some issues against a lesser level of competition. We wouldn't rule out him returning with a fury down the stretch.

Tue, Jul 21 Rotoworld
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal hears that the Royals have discussed demoting struggling right-hander Yordano Ventura to Triple-A.

Advice: No decision has been made yet, but it's among the possibilities being considered. Ventura has allowed nine runs in nine innings over two starts since returning from the disabled list and owns a disappointing 5.19 ERA on the year.

More: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

Tue, Jul 21 Rotoworld
Yordano Ventura was hit around for six runs in four innings, taking the loss on Monday facing the Pirates.

Advice: Ventura gave up 10 hits and a walk while striking out seven in his second start since coming off of the disabled list. It's been a rough year for the right-hander, between his struggles, his hand injury, and early-season anger issues. He has a 5.19 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP, and a 65/25 K/BB ratio in 76 1/3 innings. Ventura will look to turn things around at home against the Astros in his next start.

Mon, Jul 20 Rotoworld

Next Game- Scheduled Next Start 8/1 vs. TOR

Home Score Away

Thursday, July 30

Head-to-head vs. Toronto

Head-to-head vs. Toronto
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
Career vs. Tor 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 2 0 0 0 2 4 0.00 0.80 .118
Away (this year) 7 7 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 41.0 41 21 21 4 14 34 4.61 1.34 .261
Night (this year) 8 8 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 42.2 51 29 29 4 14 36 6.12 1.52 .298
Last game vs. Tor 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 2 0 0 0 2 4
Pitching
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score Dec IP H R ER HR BB K W L SV BS HLD IP ERA
Jul 26 Hou W 5-1 W 7.0 6 1 1 0 0 5 5 7 0 0 0 83.1 4.86
Jul 20 Pit L 7-10 L 4.0 10 6 6 0 1 7 4 7 0 0 0 76.1 5.19
Jul 9 TB W 8-3 W 5.0 4 3 3 0 3 4 4 6 0 0 0 72.1 4.73
Jun 12 @StL L 0-4 L 3.0 4 2 2 0 1 2 3 6 0 0 0 67.1 4.68
Jun 6 Tex L 2-4 L 3.0 6 4 4 0 2 3 3 5 0 0 0 64.1 4.62
May 31 @ChC L 1-2 - 7.0 4 1 1 0 1 6 3 4 0 0 0 61.1 4.26
May 24 StL L 1-6 L 7.0 5 4 4 1 2 7 3 4 0 0 0 54.1 4.64
May 19 Cin W 3-0 W 7.0 4 0 0 0 0 6 3 3 0 0 0 47.1 4.56
May 13 @Tex L 2-5 L 7.0 10 5 5 2 2 6 2 3 0 0 0 40.1 5.36
May 8 @Det L 5-6 - 6.0 8 4 4 0 3 4 2 2 0 0 0 33.1 5.13
Career Stats
Pitching
Pitching
Year Team G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
2013 KC 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 15.1 13 6 6 3 6 11 3.52 1.24 .224
2014 KC 31 30 14 10 0 0 0 0 0 183.0 168 70 65 14 69 159 3.20 1.30 .240
2015 KC 15 15 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 83.1 84 45 45 7 25 70 4.86 1.31 .266
Totals 49 48 19 18 0 0 0 0 0 281.2 265 121 116 24 100 240 3.71 1.30 .247
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2014 KC 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
2015 KC 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Totals 4 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .250
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2013 KC 3 P 3 15 1 4 2 1 2 .750
2014 KC 31 P 30 183 26 48 20 2 0 .958
2015 KC 15 P 15 83 5 14 7 2 0 .857
Totals 49 P 48 281 32 66 29 5 2 .924