YORDANO VENTURA NEWS

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Via Baseball Professor
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yordano Ventura gets first big-league win as Royals beat Astros 4-2

He emerged in the clubhouse with splotches of Miller Lite still glistening in his closely-cropped hair. Yordano Ventura shivered as he walked across the Royals’ clubhouse, but he beamed as teammates called out to congratulate him on his first career victory after a 4-2 win Tuesday over the Houston Astros. “He got the traditional beer shower when the game was over,” manager...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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

Rookie Yordano Ventura tosses seven solid innings for his first major league win to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 4-2 victory over the Astros.  
Via FOXSports.com
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals down Astros 4-2

HOUSTON (AP) Rookie Yordano Ventura threw seven solid innings for first major league win to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
Via FOXSports.com
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals prospects Binford, 'Eye Chart' off to blazing starts in Class A

We've told you to keep an eye on the Royals' Class A affiliate in Wilmington, Del., where the Royals are housing most of their top prospects. And we've mentioned to keep an especially keen eye on that rotation, which includes potential rising star Miguel Almonte, a right-hander who has been compared to Yordano Ventura, and left-hander Sean Manaea, last year's compensatory...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals-Astros Preview

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.
Via FOXSports.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

FanGraphs on Fox: Yordano Ventura’s Flamethrowing Ways

As we mentioned on Wednesday, we’re going to be contributing to FoxSports.com over the course of this season, and today, Jeff Sullivan is up with a piece on Yordano Ventura, the reigning Velocity King among MLB starters. Last year, out of every starting pitcher who started at least one major-league game, Kansas City’s Yordano Ventura […]
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazing fastball will buy Royals' Ventura time to improve skillset

Kansas City rookie fireballer Yordano Ventura was impressive in his first start of 2014, yielding just two hits over six scoreless innings. FanGraphs breaks down his performance ... and his future.
Via FOXSports.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Friday Notes

It's hard to believe that this is just the second edition of Friday Notes of the young Kansas City Royals season because it feels like we've been doing this for weeks already. I guess that's what happens when every game (or seemingly so) is a one run affair. Luckily the Royals had a bit of a laugher on Wednesday to take them into their off day before they face the Twins...
Via Pine Tar Press
7 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Week Two Roundup

Photo credit: Keith Allison If the first week of Major League Baseball season didn’t bring enough jarring news, week two is on the verge of being even more jam-packed than the first. While there will be discussion involving players on the upswing at the moment, a large portion of the news deals with players who are coming back from the disabled list or just going onto it. In the...
Via The Fantasy Fix
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: We Have A Bauer Sighting

In Episode 30, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) are back to recap all fantasy relevant news from around the league. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! Today’s topics include: A Trevor Bauer sighting The electric debut of Yordano Ventura Dee Gordon‘s un-Dee Gordonesque start to the season A debate on Matt Adams...
Via Baseball Professor
8 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...
Via The Viril View: On the KC Royals
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Factor12 Top50 thru 4/8 (Yordano Ventura)

RANK   PITCHERS AGE IP F12 1 Chris Withrow 25 6.00 37.266 2 Yordano Ventura 23 6.00 36.158 3 Tim Hudson 38 15.67 34.973 4 Chris Sale* 25 15.33 34.438 5 Bruce Chen* 37 6.33 33.530 6 Aaron Harang 36 12.67 33.245 7 Mark Buehrle* 35 14.00 33.245 8 Jason Hammel 31 6.67 33.237 9 Tyler Skaggs* 22 8.00 33.104 10 Jose Fernandez 21 12.67 33.065 11 ...
Via 60ft6in
9 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals' not-so-clutch hitting spoils Ventura's sensational outing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The starting pitching was fantastic. The bullpen was rather exceptional, too. But it was all wasted by a dismal effort by the Royals hitters, who loaded the bases three times in eight innings -- twice with less than two outs -- yet couldn't push a run across and thus dropped a disheartening 1-0 decision to Tampa Bay. Yordano Ventura, the young phenom, was...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
9 days ago  |  Discuss

New Favorite Pitcher

Yeah so; Yordano Ventura was as-advertised. I cannot state how much fun it is to watch this guy mix 101 MPH aspirin tablets with devastating offspeed stuff to middle of the order hitters like Wil Myers and Evan Longoria. The Royals were futile enough that they couldn’t even get the kid a run so he could win his first big league start like he deserved, but that didn’t blemish...
Via Diamond Hoggers
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals LOB and so Might their Season if They Can’t Change Things

In 7 games the Royals have managed to score only 20 runs. TWENTY!  That is good enough for DEAD LAST in the A.L.  In tonight’s game alone the anemic offense allowed the bases to be loaded 3 times only to see the opportunity squandered  3 times.  Twice back-up Danny Valencia came up in the situation, and twice he failed to produce.  In fact only one Royal, Billy Butler, managed...
Via Royals Blue
9 days ago  |  Discuss

James Loney knocks in winning run as Rays finally top Royals in K.C.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- James Loney hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Tampa Bay Rays over the Kansas City Royals 1-0 on Tuesday night. Rays starter Chris Archer wriggled out of two bases-loaded jams and went seven innings in an impressive pitchers' duel between top young arms. Royals rookie Yordano Ventura dazzled in his season debut, holding Tampa...
Via Fox Sports Florida
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Buzz: Top Twitter comments from 'Ace' Ventura's first start of the season

The Buzz: Yordano Ventura The Skinny: At this point, it's not breaking news that Yordano Ventura throws absolute fireballs towards the dish. "Ace" tossed six scoreless innings of two-hit ball in his first start of the season and was abusing the radar gun all night. Twitter was buzzing throughout and here are some of our favorite comments from his performance.    ...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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