The kid is learning fast: Ventura gets first win with savvy outing

The best part about Royals rookie Yordano Ventura getting his first career win in the big leagues Tuesday night? He didn't even have his dominating stuff. Ventura threw seven innings -- his longest stint so far -- and gave up just one earned run in a 4-2 triumph over the Houston Astros. He surrendered four hits, walked three and struck out seven. But Ventura did it without really...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The magic formula: Royals score four runs and get a win at Houston

So it was a night for firsts. It was the Royals' first road win of 2014. It was Yordano Ventura's first game he lasted past six innings. And, of course, it was Ventura's first win of his career. Ventura started three game last season and never made it past the sixth inning. He started once this season against Tampa Bay and shut out the Rays on two hits but the Royals...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ventura earns first big-league win as Royals drop Astros 4-2

HOUSTON -- Rookie Yordano Ventura threw seven solid innings for his first major league win to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. Omar Infante homered and drove in two runs for the Royals. Ventura (1-0), an elite prospect with a 100 mph fastball, allowed four hits and one earned run with seven strikeouts in seven innings -- both...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals head to Houston looking to grab first road win of the season

Yordano Ventura had an impressive season debut for the Kansas City Royals but didn't get enough support to earn his first major league victory. He might not need too much help in his next attempt at that milestone. The rookie right-hander will try to help the Royals snap an 0-5 start on the road when they begin a three-game series against the offensively challenged Houston Astros...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
5 days ago  |  Discuss

So that Yordano Ventura kid’s pretty good huh?

Heading into yesterday’s game against Tampa Bay, I would have imagined not too many Royals fans would have been pleased with how the young season had to that point played out. Tipped by many for at least a Wild-Card berth – if not more – the early returns hadn’t exactly been encouraging (Salvador Perez‘s performance excluded – the guy is incredible); the normally-dominant...
Via The MLB Nation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Yordano Ventura Shows why Royals let Ervin Santana walk

by John Viril— This winter, many pundits said the Kansas City Royals took a big hit by allowing no. 2 starter Ervin Santana to leave in free agency. The Royals filled gaping holes at RF and 2B by signing Omar Infante and trading for Norichika Aoki. But, conventional wisdom held that their Santana-less pitching staff would regress. Most saw the Royals doing no more...

Damn, kid! Yordano Ventura threw a 103 mph pitch last night

Everyone already knew that Royals rookie Yordano Ventura throws incredibly hard, but his 2014 debut last night was on a whole different level. Ventura–who won’t be 23 years old until June–tossed six innings of shutout, two-hit ball against the Rays and, according to MLB.com’s PitchFX system, topped out at 102.9 miles per hour with his fastball. That’s some Aroldis Chapman...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Ventura a Must Add

In the preseason I predicted Yordano Ventura would finish the year as the AL Rookie of the Year and finish as top 30 starting pitcher because his raw stuff is that good and his secondary pitches are perfect complements to his fastball. After watching him dominate the Rays I feel really good about that prediction. On Tuesday Ventura went six innings, struck out six, and only allowed...
Via Baseball Professor
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Yordano Ventura Is Here To Stay

Yordano Ventura has 15 strikeouts in as many innings and has only given up the one walk. He has a 1.76 ERA to go along with a 0.71 WHIP during Cactus League play. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images) Yordano Ventura is a popular kid here in the Locker Room. He’s also been a favorite of ours to crack the starting five in Kansas City and be one of the best 2014 Fantasy Baseball Rookies. Ventura...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Is 2014 Yordano Ventura’s time?

When you can throw a fastball 100 mph people tend to notice, whether its opposing hitters, managers or fans. When you can consistently throw over 100 mph as a starter, you are in rare company. When pitching prospect Yordano Ventura threw a pitch recorded at 102 mph according to PitchFX, Royals fans couldn’t help but dream about Ventura taking a spot in the big league rotation...
Via i70baseball
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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