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Yordano VenturaTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: Free Agent since 2016 MLB Years: 2013-2016
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Rated Prospect
World Series Champion
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PositionsP-178Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameYordano Ventura
Height5-11Weight140BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJune 3,1991PlaceSamana,Dominican Republic
Death DateJanuary 22,2017 [25.233]

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 2008 by the Kansas City Royals.
Signing Bonus$28,000Signing ScoutsPedro SilverioService Time2.013 (2015)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2012-KCA-#10 ... 2013-MLB-#85 ... 2013-KCA-#3 ... 2014-MLB-#26 ... 2014-KCA-#2
MLB DebutSeptember 17,2013 [22.106]
OrganizationsKCA [7] Awards4Awards Voting1-9
TBC Player ID161229Retrosheet IDventy001MLBAM ID570649
Pitch Repertoire Fastball (35.73%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (26.78%) -- Curveball (21.86%) -- Changeup (13.50%) -- Cutter (2.14%)
Fastball Velocity [2016] - 96.29 - [2015] - 96.46 - [2014] - 96.85 - [2013] - 97.06
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Player Notes:   Opening Day Starter for Kansas City Royals in 2015
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Active Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts57Walks44Hittable55SO/BB50vsPower55Hitting0Durability68Team.506Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2010Dominican RoyalsDSLRkkcaST19012.31330000011.295301130000.866.94--0.7710.0313.00.000-
2010Arizona RoyalsArizRkkca77S/R19423.251468000052.2492819317583001.258.370.512.919.913.41.667-
2010Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorRk--S/R0433.081798000063.0583322318713001.188.110.422.529.933.94.571-
2011Kane County CougarsMidwAkca12ST20464.2719190000084.08243408248813101.268.750.852.569.393.67.400-
2012Arizona RoyalsArizRkkca-ST21002.4511000003.23110171001.097.36--2.4517.187.00--
2012Wilmington Blue RocksCaroA+kca22ST21353.3016160000076.0663228728983101.237.780.833.3011.553.50.375-
2012Northwest Arkansas NaturaTexAAkca12ST21124.60660000029.0231615113253001.237.060.313.997.671.92.333-
2012Minor Totals (3 teams)MinorRk--ST0473.62232300000108.09249448421307101.237.570.663.4610.703.10.364-
2013Northwest Arkansas NaturaTexAAkca25ST22322.3411110000057.2391715320742201.026.090.473.1211.553.70.600-
2013Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAAkca43ST22543.7415141000077.0803532433815101.479.350.473.869.472.45.556-
2013Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorRk--ST0863.14262510000134.211952477531557301.287.950.473.5410.362.92.571-
2013Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca30ST22013.52330000015.0136636111001.247.631.763.526.461.83.0005.33
2014Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca30ST2314103.20313010000183.01687065146915911101.308.260.693.397.822.30.5833.52
2015Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAAkca0ST24023.8622000009.06441690101.295.790.965.798.681.50.000-
2015Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca30ST241384.08282800000163.01547574145815610001.308.490.773.208.602.69.6193.40
2016Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca30ST2511124.45323202000186.01909692237814413101.449.191.113.776.971.85.4784.46
MLB Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter38313.89949312000547.25252472375421147035201.348.630.893.477.722.23.5510.72
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter20243.51877890000399.03571811572714345330601.247.990.603.2010.143.17.455-
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter563.7517161000086.0863936539905201.458.970.524.079.382.31.455-
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter443.1017170000086.1623330433995201.096.410.413.4110.243.00.500-
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter353.3016160000076.0663228728983101.237.780.833.3011.553.50.375-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter464.2719190000084.08243408248813101.268.750.852.569.393.67.400-
Rk Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter433.0418108000066.0613423319784001.188.070.402.5110.324.11.571-
Kansas City Royals Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter38313.89949312000547.25252472375421147035201.348.630.893.477.722.23.551-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings15123.89383711000220.02119995228518914101.348.630.893.477.722.23.5560.72
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings11133.51484350000220.01959986157824816301.247.990.603.2010.143.17.458-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2014Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca30p23314110000000301000.250.250.250.5001051.000.000.000.2230.0060.000.000.000.000.00
2015Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca30p24286000000000500000.000.000.000.000006.000.000.000.0000.0083.330.000.000.000.00
2016Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca30p2523010000000200000.333.333.333.6661031.000.000.000.2930.0066.670.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter61131200000001001000.154.154.154.3082014.667.000.000.0000.0071.430.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162353500000002703000.154.154.154.3085037.667.000.000.0000.0071.430.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2010Arizona Royals ArizRkkca19P14--312221715.8821.07------14100.025.0
2011Kane County Cougars MidwAkca20P19--68111514.9330.74------19100.013.7
2012Arizona Royals ArizRkkca21P1---------------1100.01.8
2012Wilmington Blue Rocks CaroA+kca21P16--782-1715.8820.94------16100.011.4
2012Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca21P6--53--881.0001.33------6100.04.3
2013Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca22P11---81-98.8890.73------11100.07.9
2013Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca22P15--172-108.8000.53------15100.010.4
2013Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca22P3315121243.7501.000.20-----3100.01.9
2014Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca23P313018326202-4846.9581.480.251150.0-31100.019.1
2015Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca24P2---3-1331.0001.50------2100.01.4
2015Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca24P28281631516213331.9391.110.192433.3-28100.017.3
2016Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca25P3232186627513833.8681.030.184450.0-32100.019.8
MLB Totals for P - 4 season(s)-   P94935474865104123113.9191.200.217943.8-940.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P17--110211311.8460.65------170.00.0
AA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P17--5111-1716.9410.94------170.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P16--782-1715.8820.94------160.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P19--68111514.9330.74------190.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P15--312221715.8821.00------150.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2010Arizona Royals ArizRkkca1914----------
2011Kane County Cougars MidwAkca2019----------
2012Arizona Royals ArizRkkca211----------
2012Wilmington Blue Rocks CaroA+kca2116----------
2012Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca216----------
2013Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca2211----------
2013Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca2215----------
2013Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca223----------
2014Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2331----------
2015Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca242----------
2015Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2428----------
2016Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2532----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2013Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB22113.86523000011.2955227300.986.941.541.545.403.503.86.500
2014Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB23122.70651000023.119770623211.087.330.002.318.873.832.70.333
2014Kansas City RoyalsDiv SeriesMLB23001.2911000007.05110150000.866.430.001.296.435.001.29.000
2014Kansas City RoyalsChamp. SeriesMLB23006.3511000005.25441330001.547.941.594.764.761.006.35.000
2014Kansas City RoyalsWorld SeriesMLB23101.46220000012.111221560001.328.030.733.654.381.201.461.000
2015Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB24104.50550000018.0191090716201.449.500.003.508.002.295.001.000
2015Kansas City RoyalsDiv SeriesMLB24017.7122000007.086624100001.7110.292.575.1412.862.507.71.000
2015Kansas City RoyalsChamp. SeriesMLB24003.37220000010.2124414110001.5710.120.843.379.282.753.37.000
2015Kansas City RoyalsWorld SeriesMLB240113.5011000003.17552010002.2618.905.400.002.70013.50.000
2016Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB25109.00550000015.02415153118001.6714.401.800.6010.8018.009.001.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 4 yrs434.7621174000068.071373651664711.289.400.662.128.474.004.90.571
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 2 yrs014.50330000014.013772515001.298.361.293.219.643.004.50.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs004.41330000016.317882714001.479.371.103.867.712.004.41.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs114.02330000015.71877357001.4710.341.722.874.021.404.02.500

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2014Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2312000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2015Kansas City RoyalsWorld SeriesMLB2410000000000001000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 1 yrs12000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs10000000000001000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Awards [4]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2012Minor League High-A All-Star Team (SP)1
2013Baseball America Minor League 2nd All-Star Team (SP)1
2014MLB All-Rookie Team (SP) ... MLB All-Rookie Team (Baseball America) (SP)2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2017-01-20SPFree Agent -Free Agent--Deceased25.231  
2016-06-10SPKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YActiveOff-RosterSuspended 9 games for hitting Manny Machado of the Orioles25.007Team Roster on 2016-06-10
2015-07-23SPKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Omaha (AAA)24.050Team Roster on 2015-07-23
2015-07-22SPKansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Omaha (AAA)24.049Team Roster on 2015-07-22
2015-07-10SPKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL24.037Team Roster on 2015-07-10
2015-07-01PKansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)YDL-15InjuredAssigned to Omaha (AAA) for rehab24.028Team Roster on 2015-07-01
2015-06-19PKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Ulnar neuritis24.016Team Roster on 2015-06-19
2015-04-25PKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YActiveOff-RosterSuspended 7 games for participation in brawl23.327Team Roster on 2015-04-25
2015-04-05PKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 5-year contract for 2015-2019 ($23m) [Extension] 0.75--1--3.25--6.25--9.75 Option years for 2020-2021 at $12m each23.307Team Roster on 2015-04-05
2013-09-17PKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from Omaha (AAA)22.106Team Roster on 2013-09-17
2013-07-20PKansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)-Minors--Activated from temporarily inactive list22.047Team Roster on 2013-07-20
2013-07-13PKansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)-Restricted--Placed on temporary inactive list22.040Team Roster on 2013-07-13
2013-07-07PKansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Omaha (AAA)22.034Team Roster on 2013-07-07
2013-07-05PKansas City RoyalsNorthwest Arkansas (AA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Northwest Arkansas (AA)22.032Team Roster on 2013-07-05
2013-06-06PKansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Omaha (AAA)22.003Team Roster on 2013-06-06
2012-08-24PKansas City RoyalsNorthwest Arkansas (AA)-MinorsActivated MinorsActivated from DL21.082Team Roster on 2012-08-24
2012-08-21PKansas City RoyalsArizona Royals (Rk)-DL-7InjuredAssigned to Arizona Royals (Rk) for rehab21.079Team Roster on 2012-08-21
2012-08-12PKansas City RoyalsNorthwest Arkansas (AA)-DL-7InjuredDL7 Injured21.070Team Roster on 2012-08-12
2012-07-15PKansas City RoyalsNorthwest Arkansas (AA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Northwest Arkansas (AA)21.042Team Roster on 2012-07-15
2012-06-13PKansas City RoyalsWilmington (A+)-Minors--21.010Team Roster on 2012-06-13
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2008Kansas City Royals-1728,000-------28,000Signing Bonus as an amateur free agent
2013Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll22490,000-77543-3,023,990490,000518,000
2014Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll23500,500-79032133,256,497500,0001,018,500
2015Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll24750,0002.01351428433,571,283507,5001,768,5002015-04-05 - Signed to 5-year contract for 2015-2019 ($23m) [Extension] 0.75--1--3.25--6.25--9.75 Option years for 2020-2021 at $12m each
2016Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll251,000,000-45724483,498,245507,5002,768,500
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red