Yordano Ventura, Dominican baseball player, Died at 25


Yordano Ventura Hernández was born on June 3, 1991, and died on January 22, 2017.

He was a Dominican professional baseball player.

He was a pitcher for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Yordano Ventura was twice named to the All-Star Futures Game.

He 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.

During 2014, His 96.2-mile-per-hour (154.8 km/h) average fastball velocity (96.4 miles per hour (155.1 km/h) for two-seam fastballs) ranked second-best among MLB starters.

Yordano Ventura helped the Royals win the 2015 World Series.

He was killed in a car crash.

Yordano Ventura passed away at 25 years old.