Yordano Ventura was killed Sunday in a car crash. Many thought he had the potential to be a great pitcher. Ventura was only 25 when he died. He has been in the league for 3 years but also played in the minor leagues for 5 years. He had spent his entire MLB career with the Kansas City Royals and has a career win-loss of 38-31. He had not yet established himself and has had no great stats in his career, but many people believed he was good enough to maybe one year make the all-star game. Then, of course, some of those people were people who confuse him with college hall-of-famer Robin Ventura(even though Robin Ventura played third base. Ventura is popular for his extremely fast fastball;his fastest has been 102.816-in the major leagues! It is the fastest pitch by a starting pitcher since at least 2008(!) He was obviously going to be a good player and it is sad that this player has died.

Resources:

http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?sid=milb&player_id=570649#/career/R/pitching/2016/ALL

http://www.espn.com/mlb/player/stats/_/id/31876/yordano-ventura

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=when%20was%20yordano%20ventura%20killed%3F

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yordano_Ventura

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Ventura

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2030902-yordano-ventura-flashes-true-stopper-potential-in-netting-royals-first-road-win

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/18537409/the-hardest-pitch-yordano-ventura-ever-threw

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