Yordano Ventura’s Second-Half Secret

Yordano Ventura wanted more movement on his pitches, so he changed his arm slot. He got more movement in some ways, and less in others. He also pitched much better after he dropped his arm slot. It’s tempting to draw a direct line from one fact to the other, but it’s not that simple. There’s at least another huge factor here, and it comes from Ventura’s (secretly) nastiest...
Via Fangraphs
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals Option Yordano Ventura to AAA Omaha

After Yordano Ventura had a lackluster outing against the Pirates, giving up 5 runs in 4 innings it was immediately speculated that his time in the rotation may be in danger. In order to make room for Jason Vargas, coming off of the disabled list, the Royals have optioned Yordano Ventura to AAA Omaha. A move to the minors will ensure that Ventura is still able to work on...
Via Royals Blue
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Ventura, Royals need to simmer down before someone gets hurt

By Ian Casselberry Can we now safely say that throwing at batters and instigating fights with opponents appears to be a pattern with Yordano Ventura? For the third consecutive start, the Royals pitcher taunted an opposing batter which resulted in both dugouts emptying onto the field. On Thursday night against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field, a brawl broke out. Tensions were...
Via The Outside Corner
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Chris Sale wanted to fight Yordano Ventura

By Anna Fogel Chris Sale reportedly still had some unfinished business with Yordano Ventura following his ejection Thursday night. The Chicago White Sox ace was in the middle of the all-out, bench-clearing brawl that broke out in the seventh inning of last night’s game against the Kansas City Royals. Sale, who was one of five players ejected from the game, was all sorts of fired...
Via NESN.com
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Royals involved in another bench-clearing incident

By Joe Lucia The Kansas City Royals were once again involved in a benches clearing incident on Thursday night, and Yordano Ventura was again at the center of the chaos with the Chicago White Sox. In the bottom the seventh inning, Ventura forced Adam Eaton to hit a comebacker to the mound for the third out. As he was going to toss the ball to Eric Hosmer at first base, Ventura...
Via The Outside Corner
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Yordano Ventura ejected for plunking Brett Lawrie

By Joe Lucia In case you were wondering whether or not Brett Lawrie’s hard slide into second base on Friday that injured Alcides Escobar would have repercussions, well, it did. On Saturday, Royals starter Yordano Ventura plunked Lawrie, leading to his immediate ejection from the game. There’s a lot not to like about Ventura throwing at Lawrie. For one, throwing at players...
Via The Outside Corner
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals sweep Chicago to open season

There has been a great deal of speculation surrounding the Kansas City Royals in terms of their success in the 2014 postseason. Through the first three games of the 2015 regular season, one can assume that a lot of that chatter has ceased. For a team that finished last in the Major Leagues in total homers, five different players managed to go yard in their first series. The Kansas...
Via isportsweb.com
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Opening Day Observations

The Royals celebrate after Mike Moustakas’ first home run of the season on Opening Day (KansasCityStar). The Kansas City Royals opened up the 2015 season with a convincing 10-1 victory over the division rival Chicago White Sox. The two teams will continue the series on Wednesday as the first off day of the season is schedule for tomorrow. The team picked up right where they left...
Via isportsweb.com
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

The Royals have signed Yordano Ventura long-term

Don’t worry, Kansas City Royals fans – your young stud pitcher isn’t going anywhere. The club has agreed to a five-year extension with pitcher Yordano Ventura that guarantees him $23 million. The deal also has a pair of club options that can keep Ventura in Kansas City through his age 30 season. Sources: Ventura deal is for $23M guaranteed. 5 guaranteed yrs, 2 option yrs...
Via The Outside Corner
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Surprises out of Surprise

Yordano Ventura is set to get the season underway Monday against the Chicago White Sox (m.mlb.com). The Kansas City Royals will finish off their final two games of Spring Training this weekend against the Houston Astros and then head home to get ready to begin regular season play against the Chicago White Sox Monday afternoon in a game that will begin at 3:10 PM. The Royals are...
Via isportsweb.com
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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