Jirschele: New Chaser Ventura has better fastball than Greinke

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Posted: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 12:00 am

He’s pitched in the prestigious Futures Game, drawn comparisons to legendary countryman Pedro Martinez and is expected to be a long-term answer in the Kansas City Royals’ starting rotation.

But right now, 22-year-old right-hander Yordano Ventura, who possesses a fastball that has been clocked at up to 102 mph as well as an excellent curveball and an acceptable changeup, is worried more about his Class AAA debut.

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