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Yordano Ventura 2013 Outlook


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#1 Tommy Lee Jones

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 10:24 AM

Top SP prospect Yordano Ventura might get two starts this week.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 10:48 AM

Definitely worth a look. He looked great last time out. Just bad bull pen cost him the W.
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Posted 22 September 2013 - 05:20 PM

Pondering picking him up but I see a lot of questions:

Does Yordano have anything other than a heater? His minor league K rate this year was pretty good but you can't get away with just throwing heat in MLB.

Will they even throw him for his 2nd start vs WSox if KC is eliminated prior to this scheduled start on Sat

He only threw 86 pitches last start in 5.2 IP. Is he only a pitch limit per start?

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 09:00 AM

He only threw 86 pitches last start in 5.2 IP. Is he only a pitch limit per start?


It's a pretty good bet that he'll finish in the 80-to-90 pitch range.

The Mariners are averaging about 2.75 runs per game in Safeco since the beginning of August. I'd take a pass under most circumstances, but this seems like a good matchup for Yordano.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 09:11 AM


He only threw 86 pitches last start in 5.2 IP. Is he only a pitch limit per start?


It's a pretty good bet that he'll finish in the 80-to-90 pitch range.

The Mariners are averaging about 2.75 runs per game in Safeco since the beginning of August. I'd take a pass under most circumstances, but this seems like a good matchup for Yordano.


I went ahead and used my 25th and final pickup on him (we're only allocated 25 pickups for the year). Looking for a good K rate and hopefully a W

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 09:14 AM

I picked this dude up too. Need a decent start. Nothing phenomenal..
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Posted 23 September 2013 - 09:42 AM

I picked this dude up too. Need a decent start. Nothing phenomenal..


Exactly, just something solid to start the week off.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 10:41 PM

This guy's okay.
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Posted 23 September 2013 - 10:49 PM

Cruised until the 5th. Oof.
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Posted 23 September 2013 - 10:56 PM

Cruised until the 5th. Oof.


Actually cruised until the 6th.

Got 2 quick outs in the 6th and then allowed a walk followed by a wild pitch and then a single to score a run. Walked the next batter and was yanked. Thanks to Will Smith for cleaning up his mess by getting Kendry Morales!

Overall a solid start with 5.2 IP, 2 hits and 2 walks, 1 ER and 6 Ks

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 08:18 AM

Would have been nice to get the win, but I'll definitely take his line from last night. Extremely solid start to the week. Anyone else hanging on for a potential start this weekend against the White Sox?

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 08:57 AM

Keeper potential for this dude? Is he in the KC plans for their rotation next year?
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Posted 24 September 2013 - 09:30 AM

Anyone else hanging on for a potential start this weekend against the White Sox?


Hell yes.
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Posted 25 September 2013 - 03:26 PM

I'm picking him up tomorrow at 12:00:0000000000001 AM on the dot. Check the Fangraphs writeup on him. I watched the Seattle game -- granted it was the Ms, but he was filthy, and was showing off a pretty damn impressive curveball to complement the serious heat. The best thing though was the confidence on the mound and command of all of his pitches that he displayed. If he develops his change into a plus offering, the sky is the limit, IMO.

Bigger arm than Carlos Martinez, the guy who has been getting most of the "Mini Pedro" comparisons.
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Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:55 PM

Keeper potential for this dude? Is he in the KC plans for their rotation next year?


Depending on number of keepers and league size, it wouldn't be unrealistic to keep him. He definitely has the potential to be a great starter.

As for KC's rotation, Shields is obviously locked in, and I think Guthrie is still signed and he'll most likely have a spot. After that though, it's anyone's guess as to who they go with. A solid spring from Ventura and he seems likely to make the rotation. They have options like Santana if they resign him, Chen, Duffy, and others, but if Ventura ends the year with a strong start against CWS and then has a good spring, I'd expect him to take a spot. Will likely be a solid late round flier next year in drafts.
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Posted 28 September 2013 - 12:30 AM

F it... I'm in the championship, and I'm throwing this kid tomorrow. I guarantee 9 Ks through 6 for the W. BOOK IT.

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 05:21 AM

Doing the same, go kid go!
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Posted 28 September 2013 - 08:29 AM

F it... I'm in the championship, and I'm throwing this kid tomorrow. I guarantee 9 Ks through 6 for the W. BOOK IT.


hahahaha..love it..and hope it happens!! i need K's..and a decent start. and a win..ahh hell i need a monster start from him!! :)
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Posted 28 September 2013 - 02:17 PM

His start tonight will heavily influence my decision making for tomorrow.

Let's have a big game, kid!

Edited by Bash Bros, 28 September 2013 - 02:17 PM.


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Posted 28 September 2013 - 05:08 PM

Man I need a big start tonight!!! If it ends up being a W with good ratios, I can sit my pitchers and get a championship tomorrow!!!
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