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5 Facts About Yordano Ventura

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Yordano Ventura Hernández was a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball.

In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitcher's mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter, who attempts to either make contact with the pitched ball or draw a walk.

Major League Baseball is a professional baseball organization, the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.

The Kansas City Royals are an American professional baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri.

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He was twice named to the All-Star Futures Game.

The All-Star Futures Game is an annual baseball exhibition game hosted by Major League Baseball.

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Ventura made his MLB debut on September 17, 2013.

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Known as a 'power pitcher', his fastball was much valued by the Royals during his tenure with the team.

Power pitcher is a term in baseball for a pitcher who relies on the velocity of his pitches, sometimes at the expense of accuracy.

The fastball is the most common type of pitch thrown by pitchers in baseball and softball.

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In 2014, Ventura made the news when his 96.2 mph average fastball velocity ranked second-best in the whole of MLB among starters, putting him just behind Garrett Richards.

Garrett Thomas Richards is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Major League Baseball.

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