Yordano Ventura

Yordano Ventura #30

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 0"/180
  • Age: 24


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Pitches: Strikes, Balls


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Yordano Ventura 2015 Postseason Stats

0-1 13.50 2.0 2 2.50

Yordano Ventura Postseason Career Stats

1-1 3.95 27.1 16 1.35

Yordano Ventura Stats

13-8 4.08 163.1 156 1.30

Yordano Ventura MLB Career Stats

27-19 3.61 361.2 326 1.29

Yordano Ventura Bio

  • Full Name: Yordano Ventura
  • Pronunciation: your-DON-oh
  • Born: 6/3/1991 in Samana, Dominican Republic
  • Debut: September 17, 2013
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2015 Postseason Stats 0 1 13.50 1 1 0 2.0 2 2.50
Postseason Career Stats 1 1 3.95 6 5 0 27.1 16 1.35
2015 Stats 13 8 4.08 28 28 0 163.1 156 1.30
MLB Career Stats 27 19 3.61 62 61 0 361.2 326 1.29

Yordano Ventura Two-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Royals AL 799 Two-seam FB 96.78 95.18 2094.00 5.39 90.27
MLB Avg - - - Two-seam FB 92.28 91.77 2129.00 6.05 89.66


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October 6, 2015 at 4:32 PM ET

Ventura to start Game 1 of ALDS

The Royals announced their first three starters for the American League Division Series on Tuesday, with right-hander Yordano Ventura getting the ball in Game 1.

October 3, 2015 at 10:04 PM ET

Ventura fans 11 in dominant win

Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura, a DraftKings Daily Pick, won after allowing one run on four hits and three walks with 11 strikeouts in seven innings against the Twins on Saturday.


Yordano Ventura Awards

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2012 Wilmington CAR
2013 Omaha PCL

MiLB.com Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2013 Kansas City AL

Baseball America High Class A All-Star

Year Team League
2013 Wilmington CAR

TEX Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
05/13/2013 NW Arkansas TEX

CAR Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2012 Wilmington CAR

Yordano Ventura Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2014 3.20 10th in AL
2015 4.08 24th in AL


Season W Rank
2014 14 15th in AL
2015 13 12th in AL


Season SO Rank
2014 159 19th in AL
2015 156 18th in AL


Season WHIP Rank
2015 1.30 25th in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2014 .240 14th in AL
2015 .248 18th in AL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2014 183.0 25th in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2014 7.82 25th in AL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2014 2.30 9th in AL
2015 2.69 16th in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2014 69 8th in AL
2015 58 16th in AL

Yordano Ventura Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
July 22, 2015 Kansas City Royals recalled Yordano Ventura from Omaha Storm Chasers.
July 21, 2015 Kansas City Royals optioned RHP Yordano Ventura to Omaha Storm Chasers.
July 9, 2015 Yordano Ventura roster status changed by Kansas City Royals.
June 26, 2015 Kansas City Royals sent RHP Yordano Ventura on a rehab assignment to Omaha Storm Chasers.
June 18, 2015 Kansas City Royals placed RHP Yordano Ventura on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 13, 2015. Right ulnar nerve inflammation.
May 8, 2015 Kansas City Royals placed RHP Yordano Ventura on the 15-day disabled list.
April 30, 2015 RHP Yordano Ventura roster status changed by Kansas City Royals.
September 17, 2013 Kansas City Royals selected the contract of RHP Yordano Ventura from Omaha Storm Chasers.
July 19, 2013 Yordano Ventura roster status changed by Omaha Storm Chasers.
July 12, 2013 Omaha Storm Chasers placed RHP Yordano Ventura on the temporarily inactive list.
June 3, 2013 RHP Yordano Ventura assigned to Omaha Storm Chasers from Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
January 9, 2013 Kansas City Royals invited non-roster RHP Yordano Ventura to spring training.
August 24, 2012 Yordano Ventura roster status changed by Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
August 19, 2012 sent RHP Yordano Ventura on a rehab assignment to AZL Royals.
August 11, 2012 Northwest Arkansas Naturals placed RHP Yordano Ventura on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to August 8, 2012.
July 9, 2012 RHP Yordano Ventura assigned to Northwest Arkansas Naturals from Wilmington Blue Rocks.
April 2, 2012 Yordano Ventura assigned to Wilmington Blue Rocks.
July 27, 2011 RHP Yordano Ventura assigned to Kane County Cougars from AZL Royals.
July 14, 2011 Yordano Ventura assigned to AZL Royals from Kane County Cougars.
May 14, 2011 Yordano Ventura assigned to Kane County Cougars from AZL Royals.
June 21, 2010 Yordano Ventura assigned to AZL Royals from DSL Royals.
May 29, 2009 DSL Royals signed free agent Yordano Ventura.

Yordano Ventura Bio Info

Has been rated as the pitcher with the best fastball in the Kansas City organization entering the 2011, 2012 and 2013 seasons.


Yordano produced one of the best rookie seasons by a pitcher in Royals history, going 14-10 with the A.L.'s 10th-best ERA at 3.20...Became the fourth Royals rookie to make 30 or more starts, joining Steve Busby (37 in 1973), Dennis Leonard (30 in 1975) and Rich Gale (30 in 1978)...His 14 wins tied Rich Gale (1978) for fourth all-time among Royals rookies and were the most since Tom Gordon set the KC record of 17 in 1989...He led A.L. rookies with 22 quality starts, also a Royals rookie record…recorded 11 straight quality starts from July 25 to September 23, a club rookie mark and the longest stretch by any KC hurler since 2002-03...Led Major League rookies in innings and opponents average...Finished second in ERA, wins and strikeouts...Posted the third-most strikeouts by a Royals rookie and most since 1973...Finished 8-3 with a 3.18 ERA on the road…the eight wins rank second by a Royals rookie, trailing only club Hall of Famer Steve Busby, who had nine in 1973...Pitched well down the stretch, going 7-2 with a 2.63 ERA over his final 12 starts...Set club rookie records for April in both ERA (1.50) and strikeouts (31)…the ERA was the third-best by a Royals rookie in any calendar month...Earned his first Major League win on April 15 at Houston, striking out seven over 7.0 innings...Tossed 8.0 scoreless innings on April 25 at Baltimore to earn a 5-0 victory...He scattered seven hits with eight strikeouts...Collected a season-high 10 strikeouts at San Diego on May 4, but did not factor into the decision...Tabbed the Royals' No. 2 prospect in the organization by Baseball America prior to the 2014 season...Made four postseason starts and five overall appearances, which included two World Series starts...His 25.1 innings pitched in postseason play topped all KC hurlers...Recorded his only postseason win in Game 6 of the World Series, tossing 7.0 shutout frames...Became the first Royals rookie to win a Fall Classic game...Allowed just 2 runs in 12.1 innings (1.46 ERA) during the World Series...Allowed one run on five hits over 7.0 innings in Game 2 of the ALDS at Angel Stadium, but did not factor into the decision in KC's 4-1 win in 11 innings.

Yordano made his Major League debut on September 17 vs. Cleveland after splitting 25 starts between Northwest Arkansas (AA) and Omaha (AAA)... Named the Royals' Paul Splittorff Pitcher of the Year, which is awarded to the organization's top pitcher... Started three games for KC...held opponents to a .224 average, going 0-1 with a 3.52 ERA (6 ER in 15.1 IP)... Debut included a fastball clocked at 102.8 mph, the fastest pitch thrown on record by a starting pitcher in 2013... Took no-decisions in first two starts, leaving with the lead in both games...allowed one run on seven hits in his first 11.1 frames... Opened the season at Northwest Arkansas before being promoted to Omaha on his 22nd birthday, June 3...recorded a combined 155 strikeouts, which tied for 13th among minor league pitchers at all levels... Posted a 3-1 record and a 2.76 ERA (13 ER in 42.1 IP) and 45 strikeouts after the All-Star break at Omaha... Earned Texas League All-Star honors, but did not pitch in the game due to his promotion to Triple-A... Recorded the final out for the World Team at the SiriusXM Futures All-Star Game, which marked his second-straight appearance at the event.
2012 Yordano had a breakout campaign in 2012, beginning the season with Wilmington where he struck out 98 in 76.1 innings...Named as a Carolina League All-Star and tossed a scoreless fifth inning working around a 1-out walk and a pair of stolen bases with a strikeout...Was the starting pitcher for the World team in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game in Kansas City on July 8... tossed a perfect bottom of the first inning inducing three groundouts...Promoted to Double-A Northwest Arkansas following the Futures Game and made 6 starts there, allowing 4 or fewer hits in the 5 of the 6 starts...Rated by Baseball America as the fourth-best prospect in the Royals organization entering 2013.