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Vance Worley

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Washington Nationals

2016 Stats

W-L

2-2

ERA

3.53

WHIP

1.37

K

56

SV

1

2017 RotoWire Projections

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Worley spent the 2015 season pitching for the Pirates, but was designated for assignment and claimed by the Orioles in late October. Worley entered the 2016 season in contention for the team's fifth s...

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2017 ADP:  716.4

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 250   DOB: 9/25/1987   BORN: Sacramento, CA   COLLEGE: Long Beach State   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league contract with the Nationals in January of 2017.

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Worley signed a minor league contract with the Nationals on Saturday that includes an invitation to spring training, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

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Vance Worley Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2008 20 A LAK 11 11 0 61.0 58 18 4 53 7 3 2 0 2.66 1.07
2008 20 A WIL 2 2 0 8.0 3 1 0 8 1 0 0 0 1.13 0.50
2009 21 AA REA 29 27 0 153.3 163 91 17 100 49 7 12 0 5.34 1.38
2010 22 AA REA 8 19 1 112.2 114 40 9 83 36 9 4 0 0 0 3.20 1.34
2010 22 AAA LEH 8 8 0 45.1 46 19 3 36 10 1 3 0 0 0 3.77 1.24
2010 22 MAJ PHI 5 2 0 13.0 8 2 1 12 4 1 1 0 0 0 1.38 0.92
2011 23 AAA LEH 9 9 0 50.2 41 13 5 50 12 5 2 0 0 0 2.31 1.06
2011 23 MAJ PHI 25 21 0 131.7 116 44 10 119 46 11 3 0 0 2 3.01 1.23
2012 24 MAJ PHI 23 23 0 133.0 154 62 12 107 47 6 9 0 0 0 4.20 1.51
2013 25 AAA ROC 9 9 1 58.0 65 25 3 34 17 6 3 0 0 0 3.88 1.41
2013 25 MAJ MIN 10 10 0 48.7 82 39 9 25 15 1 5 0 0 0 7.21 1.99
2014 26 AAA IND 7 7 0 46.0 47 22 3 43 4 3 2 0 0 0 4.30 1.11
2014 26 MAJ PIT 18 17 1 110.7 112 35 9 79 22 8 4 0 0 0 2.85 1.21
2015 27 AAA IND 5 5 0 34.0 30 9 4 21 5 3 1 0 0 0 2.38 1.03
2015 27 MAJ PIT 23 8 0 71.7 81 32 6 49 21 4 6 0 1 0 4.02 1.42
2016 28 A FRE 1 1 0 3.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2016 28 AA BOW 1 0 0 1.2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.40 4.17
2016 28 MAJ BAL 35 4 0 86.7 84 34 11 56 35 2 2 1 0 0 3.53 1.37
2017 Spring Training 29   WAS 7 1 0 14.3 16 8 0 6 6 0 2 0 0 0 5.02 1.53
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3-Year Averages     25 9 0 89.7 92 33 8 61 26 4 4 0 0 0 3.31 1.32
Career  (View All)     139 85 1 595.3 637 248 58 447 190 33 30 1 3.75 1.39

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Vance Worley Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 19 @Mia 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.56 1.37
Sep. 12 NYM 2.7 4 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.59 1.38
Sep. 4 @NYM 2.0 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.38 1.36
Sep. 2 @NYM 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.46 1.33
Aug. 26 Col 3.7 8 4 4 2 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.51 1.35
Aug. 23 @Bal 3.0 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.19 1.30
Aug. 19 @Atl 2.0 4 2 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.20 1.29
Aug. 16 @Col 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.03 1.26
Aug. 13 Atl 2.0 2 2 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.12 1.28
Aug. 6 SF 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.94 1.27
Jul. 29 @SF 4.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.89 1.30
Last 14 Games (Team)
1 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.6 IP/G
6.3 6 3 3 2 4 2 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 4.26 1.58
Last 60 Games (Team)
11 Games Pitched:  Avg. 2.2 IP/G
24.0 26 13 13 6 9 11 1 0 0 0-0 1 0 0 4.88 1.46

Vance Worley Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016173292139705.264
2015118181431502.307
2014221351651505.255

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016192271445806.259
2015192317501504.276
2014237446611124.274

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201641.7111271922.381.46
201532.3410221423.621.45
201447.3520381152.281.06

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201645.0110291694.601.29
201539.305027744.351.40
201463.3320411143.271.33
Vance Worley Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2008 20 A LAK 11 11 61.0 7.82 1.03 7.57 0.59 77% 2.66 2.66 .312
2008 20 A WIL 2 2 8.0 9.00 1.13 8.00 0.00 75% 1.13 1.58 .171
2009 21 AA REA 29 27 153.3 5.87 2.88 2.04 1.00 62.1% 5.34 4.39 .305
2010 22 AA REA 8 19 112.2 6.66 2.89 2.31 0.72 78% 3.20 3.81 .310
2010 22 AAA LEH 8 8 45.1 7.18 2.00 3.60 0.60 69.8% 3.77 3.20 .320
2010 22 MAJ PHI 5 2 13.0 8.31 2.77 3.00 0.69 1.45 90.9% 91.5 MPH 1.38 3.28 .221
2011 23 AAA LEH 9 9 50.2 8.96 2.15 4.17 0.90 83.3% 2.31 3.34 .282
2011 23 MAJ PHI 25 21 131.7 8.13 3.14 2.59 0.68 1.10 77.6% 90.2 MPH 3.01 3.50 .296
2012 24 MAJ PHI 23 23 133.0 7.24 3.18 2.28 0.81 1.54 73.5% 89.8 MPH 4.20 3.96 .346
2013 25 AAA ROC 9 9 58.0 5.28 2.64 2.00 0.47 72.2% 3.88 3.63 .324
2013 25 MAJ MIN 10 10 48.7 4.62 2.77 1.67 1.66 1.50 65.9% 89.5 MPH 7.21 5.69 .394
2014 26 AAA IND 7 7 46.0 8.41 0.78 10.75 0.59 60.4% 4.30 2.57 .337
2014 26 MAJ PIT 18 17 110.7 6.42 1.79 3.59 0.73 1.84 79.2% 89.5 MPH 2.85 3.51 .306
2015 27 AAA IND 5 5 34.0 5.56 1.32 4.20 1.06 83.9% 2.38 4.11 .258
2015 27 MAJ PIT 23 8 71.7 6.15 2.64 2.33 0.75 1.67 72.9% 88.9 MPH 4.02 3.88 .329
2016 28 A FRE 1 1 3.0 6.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 1.87 .000
2016 28 AA BOW 1 0 1.2 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 80% 5.40 3.20 .596
2016 28 MAJ BAL 35 4 86.7 5.82 3.63 1.60 1.14 1.64 78.7% 89.2 MPH 3.53 4.87 .279
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3-Year Averages     25 9 89.7 6.12 2.61 2.35 0.80 77.3% 3.31 3.87 .305
Career     139 85 595.3 6.76 2.87 2.35 0.88 75.3% 3.75 3.95 .320

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Vance Worley Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 71.7 3 8 3 0 32 0 0 0
2016 P 86.7 -2 9 -2 0 42 -2 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
2016 P 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1

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2016 Stat Review for Vance Worley    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.60 K/BB
TERRIBLE
5.82 K/9
TERRIBLE
3.63 BB/9
POOR
89.2 MPH Fastball
POOR
1.1 HR/9
AVERAGE
1.64 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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3.53 ERA
GOOD
1.37 WHIP
WEAK
4.87 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.279 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
78.7% Strand Rate
HIGH

2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Vance Worley

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Vance Worley: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Worley was not tendered a contract by the Orioles and became a free agent Friday.

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Worley threw two shutout innings in relief during Tuesday's loss to the Red Sox.

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Worley will be available out of the Orioles' bullpen Thursday, but he could return to the rotation at some point in the near future, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

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Worley (2-1) gave up two runs on five hits and three walks over seven innings Sunday, striking out three, but came away with a no-decision in a 5-3 win over the Indians.

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Worley (2-1) lasted just 4.1 innings Tuesday against the Yankees, surrendering three runs on three hits and four walks while taking the loss.

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Worley was named Tuesday's starter for the Orioles, MASN Sports reports.

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Worley (groin) was activated from the DL on Thursday, the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Worley (groin) should be activated in time for Thursday's game, MASN Sports reports.

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Worley (groin) pitched in another rehab game at High-A Frederick on Tuesday and said he is ready to return to the Orioles, Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun reports.

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2016

A graduate of Philadelphia's farm system, Worley spent the last two years on the west side of Pennsylvania with the Pirates. Worley was useful in 17 starts in 2014, but the Pirates used him as a swing man who made eight starts in 23 appearances last season. Worley was left on waivers after the season and the Orioles snatched him up. There was a time a few years ago that Worley could strike out a batter per inning, but he had just a 6.15 K/9 in 2015. Hitters had an 87.0% Contact% against Worley, which is well above the league average. Worley sits in the high 80s and uses mostly just a fastball and a cutter. He has been a starter most of his career and the Orioles are likely to try him out that way. Worley should compete for a rotation spot in spring training.

2015

Acquired from the Twins for cash in March of 2014, Worley exceeded all expectations with a surprising season last year. The right-hander doesn't throw hard (89.5 mph fastball avg) but exhibits pinpoint control (1.8 BB/9). In 110.2 innings, Worley (8-4) crafted a 2.85 ERA (3.44 FIP) and 1.21 WHIP. He even threw eight shutout innings against Milwaukee after being skipped in the rotation in September. While it might be unreasonable to expect another stellar performance from Worley in 2015, he will likely battle for a rotation spot. Fantasy owners have enjoyed success taking chances on Pittsburgh pitching in recent years and Worley might once again help owners as an endgame pickup.

2014

Worley had a disappointing first season with Minnesota, as he was named the team's Opening Day starter but was just 1-5 with a 7.21 ERA in his first 10 starts. He was then demoted to Triple-A, where he had a 3.88 ERA but just a 5.3 K/9 before he started having shoulder issues in July, which ended his year. Despite his decline, it was just 2011 when Worley finished third in the National League Rookie of the Year voting, and he had a strikeout rate of 7.7 K/9 in the majors with the Phillies. If healthy, he could quickly rebound and contend for a spot in the Minnesota rotation. However, he'll need to improve his control for a rebound to materialize.

2013

Worley pitched through most of last season with bone chips in his pitching elbow. He finished with an ERA more than a point higher than in 2011. While some of his struggles are likely attributable to his elbow, Worley was also victim of a .346 BABIP. His strikeout rate dipped a little last season, but remained strong, and his walk rate was virtually unchanged from the year prior. Worley isn't an overpowering pitcher but he uses his two-seam fastball effectively to get strikeouts. He underwent elbow surgery in September and is expected to be fully healthy for spring training. We expect that he'll bounce back a bit in 2013, and that will come with the opportunity to pitch half of his games in Minnesota after being traded to the Twins in December.

2012

Worley finished third in the National League Rookie of the Year voting after putting together an excellent 2011 season. He works in the low-90s with his fastball and has a solid slider, but it was a two-seam fastball that catcher Brian Schneider encouraged Worley to use that really helped him put away hitters last season. The league will certainly make adjustments to Worley now that there is an abundance of tape so the key will be for the young starter to also make adjustments to remain effective. He'll open the year in the back of the Phillies' rotation and will look to build on his early success.

2011

Worley's numbers in the minors don't stand out, but they have been solid. He works in the low-90s with his fastball and has a solid curveball and a decent changeup. His strikeout rate and walk rate are unspectacular but decent enough to be effective. Worley got an opportunity to pitch in the majors last year thanks to some late-season struggles from Kyle Kendrick. Worley made an impression on manager Charlie Manuel and will get a chance to compete for the fifth starter's job with Kendrick this spring. Given his limited experience above Triple-A, it seems likely that Worley will enter this season back in the minors unless he has a huge spring.

2009

Worley, a third round pick out of Long Beach State in 2008, throws a low-90s fastball that can touch 96 mph on the radar gun. His changeup is a plus pitch and he also has a solid slider and curve ball. A strong year at Double-A will put him into contention for a rotation spot next spring.