Yordano Ventura Hernández (Spanish: [ɟʝorˈðano βenˈtuɾa]; June 3, 1991 – January 22, 2017) was a Dominican professional baseball pitcher. He played for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB) from 2013 through 2016. He was twice named to the All-Star Futures Game. He was born in Samaná, Dominican Republic.
Ventura made his MLB debut on September 17, 2013. He was known as a power pitcher, his fastball was much valued by the Royals during his tenure with the team. In 2014, Ventura's 96.2 mph average fastball velocity (96.4 for two-seamers) ranked second-best among MLB starters. He helped the Royals win the 2015 World Series.
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