The Book on Yordano Ventura
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
Yordano Ventura / RHP, KC
26 | 3/11/2014
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (4/25/2014): #23
MLB.com/MiLB.com Season Preview: #35
Scout.com/FOX Sports: #23
Minor League Ball (Sickels): Unranked or n/a
Baseball America 2014: #26
Baseball Prospectus: #12
Total professional at-bats: .
Total professional innings pitched: .
A very small guy with a very big arm, Royal's righty Yordano Ventura invites easy comparisons to his countrymate Pedro Martinez, though he doesn't come with quite the colorful personality. Ventura complements a plus fastball with rapidly-improving curves and changeups so well that the Royals may need to accelerate his development. His 2012 was a bit of a rebuilding effort, but his strong finish led into a powerful 2013 in which he proved that he's most definitely all the way back to premium status. He should see action in KC this season.
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