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39 Jonny Venters RP

Washington Nationals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
0%0%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
8.00-1112.381210
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018ATL523.67501003434.1261514111627
2019WAS0112.3812000128.0121611321012

Player Updates

July 12, 2019 05:08 PM
Nationals' Jonny Venters: Dealing with shoulder strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Venters was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left shoulder strain Thursday.

The nature of the injury was initially undisclosed but was confirmed as a shoulder strain by the Nationals on Friday. If the issue isn't a severe one, Venters could be back as soon as next Thursday, as the move was made retroactive to Monday, but the team has yet to announce a timeline.

July 12, 2019 01:32 PM
Nationals' Jonny Venters: Out with undisclosed injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Venters landed on the 10-day injured list with an undisclosed injury Thursday.

The assignment was made retroactive to Monday, so Venters will be eligible to return as soon as next Thursday. The veteran has had a rough time this season when healthy, allowing 16 runs (11 earned) in eight innings of work while posting a walk rate of 20.4 percent between Atlanta and Washington, so the Nationals may not be looking to rush him back.

July 6, 2019 10:16 AM
Nationals' Jonny Venters: Stuck with first loss as Nat
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Venters (0-1) took the loss Friday against the Royals, giving up three runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk in the 11th inning while striking out one.

The veteran lefty had to deal with a Ryan Zimmerman throwing error behind him, but Venters had already allowed the winning run to score at that point. He now has a 2.70 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 5:2 K:BB in 3.1 innings since joining the Nats.

June 25, 2019 05:52 PM
Nationals' Jonny Venters: Called up by Washington
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Venters' contract was selected by the Nationals on Tuesday.

Venters allowed 13 runs (nine earned) in 4.2 innings of work with the Braves earlier in the season before getting released. He allowed just a single run in seven innings with Double-A Harrisburg but also walked more batters (six) than he struck out (four).

June 25, 2019 04:20 PM
Nationals' Jonny Venters: Will join big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Nationals intend to call up Venters from Double-A Harrisburg prior to Tuesday's game against the Marlins, Grant Paulsen of 106-7 The Fan Washington reports.

Washington is poised to add two veteran relievers to the 40-man and active rosters ahead of the series opener in Miami, with Fernando Rodney also slated to get the call to the big leagues. The Nationals already cleared a spot for one of the relievers by releasing Trevor Rosenthal on Sunday, but another player will still need to be removed from the 40-man roster later Tuesday. Venters failed to find much success in nine appearances out of the Atlanta bullpen earlier this season and didn't seem to get back on track during his time in Harrisburg. He allowed only one run and six hits in seven innings with the affiliate, but the 1.29 ERA was accompanied by a 4:6 K:BB.

May 29, 2019 03:52 PM
Nationals' Jonny Venters: Latches on with Nationals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Venters signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals on Wednesday, Byron Kerr of MASN Sports reports.

Venters has found a new home after his early-season struggles (17.36 ERA, 3.64 WHIP and 7:8 K:BB in 4.2 innings) with the Braves ultimately led to his release in mid-May. The veteran reliever will report to Double-A Harrisburg, where he'll look to find his footing before potentially earning a promotion to the majors.

May 18, 2019 04:08 PM
Jonny Venters: Cut loose by Braves
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Venters was released by the Braves on Saturday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

Venters made nine appearances for the Braves this season, allowing 13 runs (nine earned) in 4.2 innings of work while posting a 7:8 K:BB. Jerry Blevins will take his place on the roster.

May 12, 2019 11:20 AM
Braves' Jonny Venters: Notches first save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Venters retired the only batter he faced to record his first save of the season in Saturday's 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks.

Luke Jackson had pitched Thursday and Friday, so Atlanta manager Brian Snitker elected to play matchups in the ninth inning. Jacob Webb got the first two outs before Snitker brought in Venters to face David Peralta, who grounded out to first base to end the game. Venters will likely continue to be limited to a high-leverage LOOGY role, which means even if he thrives going forward, it could be awhile before his 18.00 ERA and 3.67 WHIP get whittled down to respectable levels.

May 11, 2019 04:08 PM
Braves' Jonny Venters: Back from IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Venters (calf) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Friday.

Venters looked strong in his last rehab outing with Triple-A Gwinnett, and now he'll return to the big-league club. He had a rough start to the 2019 campaign, allowing six runs and striking out five over 2.2 innings of relief work, but he'll aim to get back on track now that he's returned to health.

May 7, 2019 11:56 AM
Braves' Jonny Venters: Could be nearing return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Venters (calf) has looked sharp during his rehab stint with Triple-A Gwinnett, throwing six scoreless innings with a 5:1 K:BB over six appearances, Gabriel Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The southpaw looked like he might come off the IL last weekend, but instead Atlanta elected to be more patient with the veteran reliever and make sure he was 100 percent before activating him, perhaps a wise decision given his injury history. Venters has an inflated 20.25 ERA in 2.2 innings before he got hurt, but if he's back to the form he displayed in 2018, that should come down quickly once he rejoins the big-league bullpen.

April 25, 2019 05:36 PM
Braves' Jonny Venters: Set for one more rehab appearance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Brian Snitker said Venters (calf) will probably make one more minor-league rehab appearance before being activated from the 10-day injured list, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

Venters apparently looked good during his first rehab appearance, allowing one walk and one hit in a scoreless inning of relief for Triple-A Gwinnett. If everything goes as planned during his second outing with the Stripers, the veteran southpaw could be cleared to rejoin the big-league bullpen over the weekend.

April 24, 2019 05:56 PM
Braves' Jonny Venters: Close to rehab stint
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Venters (calf) is close to beginning a minor-league rehab assignment, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

Venters landed on the injured list earlier in the month with a right calf strain but is nearing a return to game action. Seeing as the left-hander hasn't been sidelined for an extended period, he likely won't need too many rehab appearances before being cleared to rejoin the big-league bullpen.

April 15, 2019 05:24 PM
Braves' Jonny Venters: Placed on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Venters was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday with a right calf strain.

This could help explain his struggles to start the season, as Venters has allowed six runs with a 5:5 K:BB through 2.2 innings (six appearances) thus far. He'll be eligible to return as early as April 25 should he prove ready. The Braves are expected to announce a corresponding roster move prior to Tuesday's series opener against the Diamondbacks.

April 13, 2019 12:04 PM
Braves' Jonny Venters: Struggling to find plate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Venters faced two batters Friday, walking one and striking out one in a loss to the Mets.

Entering the game for Kyle Wright in the fourth inning with two outs and two runners aboard. Venters issued a free pass to load the bases before fanning Keon Broxton to escape the jam. The veteran left-hander has made five appearances so far and hasn't worked a full inning in any of them, and while four of his seven outs have come via strikeout, he's also walked five batters and given up two homers. Venters was reasonably effective in his return to the majors in 2018, but if his struggles continue, Atlanta may decide to move on from him.

March 18, 2019 03:24 PM
Braves' Jonny Venters: Healthy, thriving in spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Venters retired the side in the eighth inning Sunday in the Braves' 7-3 Grapefruit League loss to the Astros.

Venters induced a trio of grounders to put the Astros down in order, continuing what has been an excellent spring for the 33-year-old lefty. Healthy again after a series of injuries prevented him from pitching in the majors from 2013 through 2017, Venters will likely factor prominently in the Braves' setup ranks this season.

November 30, 2018 07:12 PM
Braves' Jonny Venters: Re-ups with Braves
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Venters agreed to a one-year, $2.25 million contract with Atlanta on Friday.

Venters appeared in 50 games split between Tampa Bay and Atlanta this past season, logging a 3.67 ERA and 1.22 WHIP with 27 strikeouts across 34.1 innings. The National League Comeback Player of the Year helped the Braves reach the postseason after being out of the majors since the 2012 campaign due to elbow injuries. He should be able to crack the Braves' Opening Day roster as a left-handed option out of the bullpen.

August 22, 2018 11:40 PM
Braves' Jonny Venters: Notches second save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Venters gave up one hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday to record his second save of the season in a 2-1 win over the Pirates.

With A.J. Minter (back) being eased back into action, Venters got the call instead of Dan Winkler with left-handed batters Corey Dickerson and Gregory Polanco due up in the ninth inning for the Bucs, and while Polanco did rope a double, Venters was able to get the job done. It's his first save in an Atlanta uniform since 2011, but with Minter expected to resume his closing duties very soon, the 33-year-old isn't likely to see any more chances down the stretch.

July 27, 2018 09:44 PM
Braves' Jonny Venters: Heading back to Braves
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Venters was traded to the Braves for international slot money Thursday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

In an interesting deal, Venters will head back to the organization that drafted him all the way back in 2003. Venters has had his career largely derailed by elbow injuries, including needing Tommy John surgery on three separate occasions. He's had a resurgence out of the Rays' pen this season, working a 3.86 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP while fanning 11 batters in 14 innings. He'll join his old team and fill a major need for a Braves team that has been undermined by bullpen woes all season.

July 27, 2018 12:08 AM
Rays' Jonny Venters: Nabs hold in DL return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Venters recorded his fifth hold in a win over the Yankees on Wednesday, retiring the only batter he faced.

Venters was activated from the disabled list earlier in the day and put right to work. The southpaw was brought in specifically to face the same-handed Greg Bird, after which he was pulled for Sergio Romo, who played third base for that first out before returning to the mound. Venters is apparently fully recovered from the hamstring strain that sidelined him, and he's now generated seven consecutive scoreless appearances overall.

July 27, 2018 12:09 AM
Rays' Jonny Venters: Activated from DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Venters (hamstring) will return from the disabled list Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Venters missed just over a month on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain. After successfully making two rehab appearances, he'll return to the Rays' bullpen. The 33-year-old lefty has pitched in 21 games this season for the big club, posting a 3.95 ERA and 1.24 WHIP with 11 strikeouts over 13.2 innings.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 4.000 9.00066
vs RHB 4.000 15.75046
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
4/14NYM0000.12201
5/11@ARI0010.10000
5/14STL0001.02310
5/17MIL0000.21022
6/29@DET0001.20003
7/4MIA0000.20011
7/5KC0101.03211
Two Week Schedule
JULY
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
14
@PHI
L3-4
15
16
@BAL
W8-1
17
@BAL
L2-9
18
@ATL
W13-4
19
@ATL
L3-4
20
@ATL
W5-3
21
@ATL
7:08 pm
22
COL
7:05 pm
23
COL
7:05 pm
24
COL
7:05 pm
25
COL
4:05 pm
26
LAD
7:05 pm
27
LAD
4:05 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
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0
8

-3

0
0
0
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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2010ATL44 1.957900015 83.0613018183993
2011ATL62 1.848500059 88.0531918254396
2012ATL54 3.226600003 58.2612321652869
2013ATL00 ---0000000.00000000
2014ATL00 ---0000000.00000000
2018TB-ATL52 3.675010034 34.1261514111627
2019ATL-WAS01 12.381200012 8.0121611321012
Total 2013 2.712921001023 272.0213103821321136297
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2010ATL79100000100 .000 .000 .000
2011ATL85000000000 --- --- ---
2012ATL66000000000 --- --- ---
2018TB-ATL50000000000 --- --- ---
2019ATL-WAS12000000000 --- --- ---
Total 292100000100 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2010ATLP7901921520 .895
2011ATLP8502761921 .926
2012ATLP660121920 .833
2018TB-ATLP501624001.000
2019ATL-WASP12000000 ---
Total  292164114761 .906
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2010ATL210939 3.0832004 .204350 11.7 .2414
2011ATL712733 4.1822004 .176357 10.3 .2194
2012ATL37425 3.3250009 .270262 14.4 .3763
2013ATL000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
2014ATL000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
2018TB-ATL35718 3.3310003 .208145 11.3 .2801
2019ATL-WAS194 2.5000000 .32449 27.0 .5951
Total 16376119 3.451140020 .2161163 12.2 .28313
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2010ATL00 0.00400000 5.17000008
2012ATL00 0.00100000 0.21000000
2018ATL01 9.00200000 2.02220011
Total 01 2.25700000 8.010220019
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2004 R-Braves16 5.74118000 42.1533127371254
2005 A-Rome86 3.932312003103.01005145485266
2007 A-Myrtle Bch33 3.391712001 79.2603930453864
2008 AA-Mississippi10 1.0032000 9.010210057
2008 A-Myrtle Bch12 4.0853001 17.2211280177
2008 R-Braves00 4.7044000 7.2106411210
2009AAA-Gwinnett47 5.641717000 91.01036457734258
2009AA-Mississippi44 2.771212100 65.0602420233540
2010AAA-Gwinnett Braves10 1.4221000 6.14110016
2012AAA-Gwinnett Braves00 0.0011000 1.00000000
2016AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab01 9.0051000 4.07441023
2017AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab00 1.80100000 10.052201511
2017AAA-Durham Bulls00 0.0010000 1.01000012
2017AA-Montgomery Biscuits00 4.7080000 7.254400410
2017R-GCL Rays00 0.0052000 5.04000016
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/200
Birthdate:
3/20/1985
Age:
34
Hometown:
Pikeville, KY
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Washington Nationals
College:

MLB Experience:
5