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Royals | Yordano Ventura gets tuned up

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 22:22:55 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura allowed seven earned runs, seven hits and three walks over 5 1/3 innings in a loss Tuesday, June 28, against the St. Louis Cardinals to slip to 6-5 while his ERA ballooned to 5.00. He threw just 58 of his 98 pitches for strikes.

Fantasy Tip: Ventura has allowed six or more earned runs in three of his past six starts, while he has quality starts in the other three outings. It's hit or miss with Ventura, and it's hard for fantasy owners to plan whether they'll get good Yordano or bad Yordano.

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Royals | Yordano Ventura reinstated

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 08:59:17 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura was reinstated from his league suspension Tuesday, June 28.

Fantasy Tip: Ventura has had an up-and-down season but has been much better the last month. Aside from a six-run game June 7, he's allowed one run or less in three of his last four outings. However, with an overall ERA of 4.54 and WHIP of 1.42, it's hard to trust Ventura on a start-to-start basis. His 4.1 BB/9 is hard to stomach for owners in seasonal leagues. He's a risk-reward start based on matchups.

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Royals | Yordano Ventura begins serving ban

Sun, 19 Jun 2016 06:06:09 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura began serving his eight-game suspension Saturday, June 18, for his role in an on-field fight during a game against the Baltimore Orioles June 7. He will miss his next scheduled start and is eligible to return versus the St. Louis Cardinals June 28.

Fantasy Tip: Since the brawl, Ventura is 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA over 13 innings, with one walk and 15 strikeouts. The 25-year-old right-hander is worth using in all fantasy formats once he's able to return to the mound Friday.

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Royals | Yordano Ventura locks down Tigers

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 21:51:31 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura allowed no runs on six hits in 6 1/3 innings against the Detroit Tigers on Friday, June 17. He walked none and stuck out five.

Fantasy Tip: Coming off his best start of the season, Ventura one-upped himself by not allowing a run for the first time all year. Ever since he and Manny Machado threw down, Ventura has pitched 13 1/3 innings and allowed one run, 11 hits and one walk while racking up 15 K's. It's time for those in standard mixed leagues to think about giving him another chance.

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Royals | Yordano Ventura fans season-high 10

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 15:36:43 -0700

Kansas City SP Yordano Ventura enjoyed his finest start of the season on Sunday, June 12, allowing one run on five hits and a walk while striking out 10 across seven frames to pick up the win against the Chicago White Sox.

Fantasy Tip: With the decision expected soon on his appeal of a nine-game suspension for throwing at Manny Machado last week, Ventura gave up a home run to Jose Abreu but mostly plowed through a punchless Chicago lineup after going 0-2 with a 6.17 ERA over his previous four starts. However, the 25-year-old's next start is up in the air since he is unlikely to see much of a reduction in his suspension.

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Royals | Yordano Ventura suspended nine games

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 14:50:46 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura has been suspended by Major League Baseball for nine games.

Fantasy Tip: He's also appealing, so it's possible this suspension gets trimmed by a game or two. At the very least, he'll miss at least one start. Ventura was clearly in the wrong, having been criticized around the league for intentionally throwing at Manny Machado, and the suspension likely fits the crime. Of course, his fantasy owners aren't exactly rushing him back, as the flame-throwing right-hander sports an ugly 5.32 ERA and 1.53 WHIP thus far through 12 starts. Dillon Gee will be his likely replacement, but isn't worth adding in most leagues at this point.

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Royals | Yordano Ventura wasn't on trade block?

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 14:57:30 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura was not involved in trade negotiations within the past month, according to sources. General manager Dayton Moore would not comment on the rumors that Ventura was on the trade block.

"It's highly inappropriate and reckless to discuss any specific trade talks about players with the media," Moore said Wednesday, June 8. "Any discussions along those lines will remain with our baseball operations people. I will not discuss it."

Fantasy Tip: Ventura owns a 5.32 ERA, a 1.53 WHIP and a 6.0 K/9 this season, which makes him unworthy of a roster spot in the majority of seasonal leagues. Plus, Ventura likely has a suspension looming over his head after the on-field incident against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, June 7.

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Royals | Yordano Ventura gets the gate

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 21:13:58 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura was ejected in the fifth inning Tuesday, June 7, against the Baltimore Orioles. He hit 3B Manny Machado with a pitch, Machado charged the mound and the two tussled and were each ejected. Ventura allowed six earned runs, seven hits and no walks with three strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings before the ejection.

Fantasy Tip: Ventura wasn't likely long for the game after the uneven performance, and now he could be facing disciplinary action from the league. He remains a decent AL-only fantasy option pitching for a contender, but his 5.32 ERA is less than favorable for those in rotisserie formats.

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Orioles | Matt Wieters not starting Tuesday

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 12:22:40 -0700

Baltimore Orioles C Matt Wieters is not starting Tuesday, June 7, against the Kansas City Royals. C Francisco Pena will start and bat eighth against Royals SP Yordano Ventura.

Fantasy Tip: With the injury to Caleb Joseph, the team still wants to get Wieters ample chances to rest, so this is strictly an off night. Pena has done a fine job hitting the ball in his limited action, with four hits in seven at-bats. Pena should not be activated in regular leagues, but he may be worth a daily pickup.

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Royals | Yordano Ventura has owned the O's

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 19:51:37 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura is scheduled to start Tuesday, June 7, against the Baltimore Orioles. He has a 4-1 record with a 1.91 ERA in five career starts against Baltimore.

Fantasy Tip: Ventura is a recommended fantasy option in AL-only play, some mixed formats and certainly in DFS play for his career numbers against the Birds.

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