In a move that really shouldn’t surprised anyone following the Blue Rocks, RHP Vordano Ventura was officially promoted to the Kansas City Royals AA team, the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, after having a spectacular run in Wilmington.
In a little over half a season with the Blue Rocks Yordano was 3-5 in 16 games, had a 3.30 ERA, and struck out 98 batters in 76.1 innings. He was named to this year’s Carolina League All Star Team where he picked up the win vs the California League All Stars. Yordano capped off his time with the Blue Rocks by being named and starting for the World Futures Team in the MLB Futures Game.
Really the sky is the limit for Yordano and what he wants to accomplish and of course get to the majors. Kansas City knows they have a hot commodity and it will be interesting to see how they handle this next step in his career. My guess he’s on the Royals 25 man roster sometime mid 2014 season but it could be sooner. And I hope the Royals keep him and a few other Blue Rock pitchers coming up like Jason Adam and Sugar Ray Marimon cause the one thing you can say about the Royals, major league pitching talent is on the way; the type that is solid for the franchise for 5-10 years.