Mon, 10 Feb 2014 18:33:06 -0800
Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore said Monday, Feb. 10, that SP Yordano Ventura can throw 200 innings this year.
Fantasy Tip: Ventura could emerge as a very useful fantasy option in AL-only leagues, and he could even be valuable as a flier in deep mixed leagues if he wins a starting spot out of spring training, which is entirely possible.
Sat, 08 Feb 2014 09:42:42 -0800
Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore said SPs James Shields, Jason Vargas, Jeremy Guthrie and Bruce Chen are penciled into the rotation to start the year. Moore suggested that SP Yordano Ventura may have a leg up on the competition for the fifth and final rotation spot this spring. Moore also said they won't hesitate to use Ventura in the bullpen "if that's how it unfolds." "We think he's ready for the major leagues. Certainly spring training will help validate that opinion," Moore said, adding, "We expect him to be one of our 12 pitchers when we break camp unless something unforeseen happens." Ps Luke Hochevar, Wade Davis, Danny Duffy and Chris Dwyer are all a notch behind Ventura heading into spring training.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:13:27 -0800
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said SPs Luke Hochevar and Wade Davis will be candidates for the last two spots in the starting rotation in spring training. SPs Danny Duffy, Yordano Ventura and Kyle Zimmer will be competing with them.
Mon, 16 Sep 2013 15:18:22 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura will make his major league debut and start against the Cleveland Indians Tuesday, Sept. 17, taking the place of SP Danny Duffy (elbow). Ventura went 5-4 with a 3.74 ERA with Triple-A Omaha this season.
Fantasy Tip: Ventura is one of the team's top pitching prospects with an electric arm; his fastball can reach the upper 90s on occasion. He has high strikeout upside but might be rough around the edges in his first taste of MLB action. It wouldn't be wise to rely on him this late in a mixed league.
Mon, 16 Sep 2013 09:31:33 -0700
The Kansas City Royals recalled P Yordano Ventura from Triple-A Omaha Monday, Sept. 16.
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 11:16:47 -0700
The Kansas City Royals reassigned Ps Blaine Boyer, Michael Mariot, Brian Sanches and Yordano Ventura, C Adam Moore, SS Christian Colon, 3Bs Anthony Seratelli and Brandon Wood and OF Willy Taveras to minor league camp Monday, March 18.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 08:12:17 -0800
The Kansas City Royals invited Cs Adam Moore, Manny Pina, Max Ramirez and Julio A. Rodriguez; INF Christian Colon, Anthony Seratelli, Miguel Tejada and Brandon Wood; RPs Blaine Boyer, Sugar Ray Marimon, Michael Mariot, Brian Sanches, Atahualpa Severino, Yordano Ventura, Ryan Verdugo and Dan Wheeler; and OFs Endy Chavez, Luis Durango, Xavier Nady and Willy Taveras to spring training.