Yordano Ventura
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 0" 195LBS | Age: 25
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2014 14 10 3.20 31 30 0 183 159 1.30
2015 13 8 4.08 28 28 0 163.1 156 1.30
2016 11 12 4.45 32 32 0 186 144 1.44
4 Seasons 38 31 3.89 94 93 0 547.2 470 1.34
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2014 31 14-10 3.20 183 159 1.30
2015 28 13-8 4.08 163.1 156 1.30
2016 32 11-12 4.45 186 144 1.44
4 Seasons 94 38-31 3.89 547.2 470 1.34
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 24 2651 470 25 5.3 3.6 89.1 114.1 5.4 30.6 .240 .382 .307 .313 .367 31.9 22.5 8.4 4.08 4.05
2016 25 3048 586 46 7.8 5.6 89.8 113.0 8.6 30.2 .265 .446 .329 .342 .376 38.4 17.6 9.6 4.45 5.04
Player 5699 1056 71 6.7 4.7 89.5 114.1 7.2 30.4 .254 .417 .319 .329 .372 35.5 19.9 9.0
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Ventura relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(31.3%) ,
Curveball
(25.3%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(23.2%) ,
Changeup
(18.5%) ,
Cutter
(1.6%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 52.8 18.1 26.0 3.2 43.8 34.3 21.9 2.1 42.8 14.5 22.8 6.2 5.3 3.6
2016 51.4 19.8 23.4 5.5 36.9 38.2 24.9 3.1 40.1 19.8 23.9 4.4 7.8 5.6
Player 52.0 19.0 24.5 4.5 40.0 36.5 23.6 2.7 41.3 17.4 23.4 5.2 6.7 4.7
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2016 Changeup KC R 561 86.7 29.4 1.3 4 11.0 -1.6 -12
2016 Sinker KC R 953 97.0 17.8 0.5 3 14.7 0.7 5
2016 4-Seamer KC R 705 96.9 13.5 -1.1 -9 9.8 2.0 26
2016 Cutter KC R 50 92.0 16.7 4.7 22 10.1 -12.7 -481
2016 Curveball KC R 769 83.6 50.6 4.4 9 6.5 -1.4 -18
2015 Cutter KC R 97 92.4 -- -- 4.2 -7.0 -255
2015 Curveball KC R 608 84.6 -- -- 6.0 -2.5 -29
2015 Sinker KC R 709 96.8 -- -- 15.0 0.6 4
2015 Changeup KC R 368 87.9 -- -- 11.7 -0.6 -5
2015 4-Seamer KC R 735 97.3 -- -- 10.4 2.0 24
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2013 48 185 -1 0 0 -1 -2
2014 883 3,362 18 26 -19 -12 13
2015 789 3,008 0 21 -15 -11 -4
2016 815 3,047 19 14 -21 -11 0
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 2,651 48.8 63.6 85.6 28.2 52.5 39.9 59.7 45.5 24.3 8.3 69.7
2016 3,048 48.7 63.5 87.4 26.2 54.9 40.7 55.9 44.4 22.0 7.3 73.8
Player 5,699 48.7 63.6 86.6 27.1 53.7 40.3 57.7 44.9 23.1 7.8 71.7
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 38 55 52 49 38 19 41 20 59 65 31 63 36 95 40 84 4
2016 19 27 23 22 16 1 14 16 18 24 25 40 19 95 25 77 7
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 23.7 23 29.7 -7 13 26 11 47.8
Player 23.7 23 29.7 -7 13 26 11 47.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 23 34 22 33 34 29 33 29 29 18 29 36 28 22 32 33 16 28 28 33 25 22 40 39 28 28 30 43 33 35 23
Player 23 34 22 33 34 29 33 29 29 18 29 36 28 22 32 33 16 28 28 33 25 22 40 39 28 28 30 43 33 35 23
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 96.7 96.8 0.1
Offspeed Velocity 87.9 86.7 -1.2
Breaking Velocity 84.6 83.6 -1.0
Exit Velocity 89.1 89.8 0.7
Launch Angle 5.4 8.6 3.2
Barrel % 5.3 7.8 2.5
Hard Hit % 31.9 38.4 6.5
Sweet Spot % 30.6 30.2 -0.4
xBA .240 .265 0.025
BA .248 .263 0.015
xwOBA .313 .342 0.029
wOBA .307 .329 0.022
xSLG .382 .446 0.064
SLG .378 .415 0.037
K% 22.5 17.6 -4.9
BB% 8.4 9.6 1.2
Swing % 45.5 44.4 -1.1
Whiff% 24.3 22.0 -2.3
In Zone % 48.8 48.7 -0.1
Out of Zone % 51.2 51.3 0.1
Out of Zone Swing % 28.2 26.2 -2.0
First Pitch Swing % 28.3 25.2 -3.1
First Pitch Strike % 59.7 55.9 -3.8
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 810 .329 426 2 0.5 384 50 13.0
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2013 55 13.7 67.3% 0.0% 34 21.2 2.9% 2.9%
2014 862 14.6 53.1% 1.5% 461 20.6 3.9% 5.9%
2015 799 16.8 36.0% 5.0% 424 21.8 9.7% 17.0%
2016 938 16.6 36.6% 3.1% 544 21.3 9.6% 11.4%
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Pitch Distribution