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Royals | Yordano Ventura struggles early

Tue, 17 May 2016 14:17:18 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura has a 7.71 ERA in the first inning of his starts this year and a 3.90 ERA in all other innings.

Fantasy Tip: Walks have been a big issue for Ventura this year, as evidenced by his 6.8 BB/9. He's also fanning an underwhelming 6.3 hitters per nine innings. Couple that with his control problems and you have a real issue. Boston is one of the hottest hitting clubs in the majors, too, so Ventura is an incredibly risky start this evening.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Deesha Thosar

MLB | Red Sox-Royals postponed

Mon, 16 May 2016 13:59:55 -0700

The game between the Boston Red Sox and Kansas City Royals scheduled for Monday, May 16, was postponed due to inclement weather. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader Wednesday, May 18. Red Sox SP Rick Porcello was slated to face Royals SP Yordano Ventura Monday.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to remove any players from your daily lineups that you might've had from this game today. With Ventura struggling mightily this year, this is a matchup that you should look to avoid for him in all fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Peter Abraham

Royals | Yordano Ventura struggling mightily

Fri, 13 May 2016 17:54:11 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura has experienced decreased fastball velocity during the 2016 season, along with the worst walk rate, lowest groundball rate and hardest contact allowed in his career, according to statistics compiled by Fangraphs.com. Ventura is walking 6.81 batters and striking out 6.32 batters per nine innings this season, compared to a BB/9 ratio of 3.63 and K/9 ratio of 7.95 for his career. His average fastball has been clocked at 94.4 mph in 2016, compared to 96.5 mph for his career, and his curveballs and changeups are also slower compared to 2015.

Fantasy Tip: Ventura is 3-2 with a 4.62 ERA through seven starts in 2016, with a league-leading 28 walks and just 26 strikeouts over 37 innings. It wouldn't be surprising if his struggles were injury-related, although neither Ventura nor the Royals have given any indication that this is the case. His next scheduled start will come in the opening game of the series versus the Boston Red Sox Monday, May 18, and he should not be viewed as a recommended fantasy option.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Kansas City Star - Sam Mellinger

Royals | Yordano Ventura defeats Yanks

Wed, 11 May 2016 19:21:02 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura (3-2) allowed three runs on six hits over six innings in a victory over the New York Yankees Wednesday, May 11, with three walks and one strikeout.

Fantasy Tip: Despite picking up the win, Ventura's lack of control and inconsistency makes him a risky play in daily fantasy leagues against most opponents. His next scheduled start will come Monday, May 16, versus the Boston Red Sox.

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Royals | Yordano Ventura struggles with control Friday

Fri, 06 May 2016 19:46:39 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura (2-2) allowed five runs on six hits over four innings in a loss to the Cleveland Indians Friday, May 6, with five walks and three strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Ventura needed 97 pitches to get through four innings, including 32 pitches in the first frame, and leads the American League with 25 walks through 31 innings. His next scheduled start will be against the New York Yankees Wednesday, May 11, and his shaky control makes him a risky play in all formats.

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Royals | Yordano Ventura wild in setback

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 23:53:54 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura allowed five earned runs, three hits and six walks over just four innings in a loss Saturday, April 30, against the Seattle Mariners.

Fantasy Tip: Ventura threw just half of his 82 pitches for strikes, and he managed just one strikeout for his fantasy owners. It was one poor outing after several good ones, so do not be alarmed just yet.

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Royals | Yordano Ventura shuts down Orioles

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 15:59:37 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura turned in his best start of the season on Sunday, April 24, holding the Baltimore Orioles to one run on three hits and two walks over seven innings.

Fantasy Tip: Ventura has an electric arm and is capable of outings like this more often, but control has been an issue for him so far this season. The 24-year-old worked around some early trouble in the first inning of this one and kept the Orioles in check until Kansas City broke through with a four-run seventh. Ventura is a recommended start in all formats next weekend on the road against the Seattle Mariners.

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Royals | Kris Medlen named fifth starter

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 11:18:52 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Kris Medlen has won the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation, although manager Ned Yost said he may have his turn skipped the first time around. SPs Edinson Volquez, Ian Kennedy, Yordano Ventura and Chris Young are the club's first four starters.

Fantasy Tip: SPs Chien-Ming Wang, Danny Duffy and Dillon Gee were among Medlen's chief competition for the job throughout spring training camp. Medlen went 1-1 with a 6.57 ERA in four Cactus League starts but had 15 strikeouts over 12 1/3 innings. The 30-year-old right-hander can be ignored outside of AL-only and cavernous mixed leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Kansas City Star - Rustin Dodd

Royals | Yordano Ventura, Edinson Volquez held back

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 12:07:58 -0700

Kansas City Royals SPs Yordano Ventura (illness) and Edinson Volquez (arm) will be skipped in their next spring turns, according to manager Ned Yost. Volquez is dealing with a dead arm.

Fantasy Tip: Neither issue should affect their availability for opening day. Volquez is more attractive to fantasy owners with his electric swing-and-miss stuff. He is a No. 3 fantasy starter with upside to pitch like an ace for stretches. Volquez can help build your rotation depth, but he's a risk in the ERA and WHIP departments.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Kansas City Star - Rustin Dodd

Royals | Yordano Ventura dominates Monday

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 16:34:57 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura struck out six and allowed one run in four innings in a Cactus League game against the Chicago White Sox Monday, March 14. He threw 46 of his 62 pitches for strikes.

Fantasy Tip: Control issues and inconsistency have plagued Ventura, but he has electric stuff and elite swinging-strike rates. Target him as your third fantasy starter who has the upside to pitch like an ace for extended periods of time.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jeffrey Flanagan