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Vance Worley

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Pittsburgh Pirates

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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 h...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 230   DOB: 9/25/1987   BORN: Sacramento, CA   COLLEGE: Long Beach State   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   

March 25, 2014  –  Vance Worley News

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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
3-Year Averages MAJ   19 18 0 104.4 117 48 10 83 36 6 5 0 0 0 4.14 1.46
Career  (View All) MAJ   63 56 0 326.3 360 147 32 263 112 19 18 0 4.05 1.45

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Vance Worley Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013127181042706.368
20122986230811645.312
20112736523491313.202

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20131077540803.396
20122924517731907.280
20112755221661817.270

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201323.31309916.562.01
201272.7250633085.201.64
201173.0610642552.341.07

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201325.302016687.821.97
201260.3440441742.981.36
201157.7520531953.901.40
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
3-Year Averages MAJ   19 18 104.4 7.15 3.10 2.31 0.86 73.4% 4.14 3.89 .336
Career MAJ   63 56 326.3 7.25 3.09 2.35 0.88 73.9% 4.05 3.93 .333

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Worst Matchups for Vance Worley (by OPS against, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Rickie Weeks MIL 4 2 1 1 2 0 0 .500 1.250 2.000
Manny Machado BAL 6 5 0 1 1 0 0 .833 1.000 1.857
Nick Markakis BAL 6 5 0 1 0 0 0 .833 1.000 1.833
Daniel Nava BOS 4 3 0 0 1 0 0 .750 1.000 1.800
Chris Heisey CIN 4 2 1 3 0 0 0 .500 1.250 1.750
Daniel Murphy NY-N 17 12 0 3 2 1 0 .706 .941 1.678
Mike McKenry COL 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 .750 1.000 1.600
Dan Uggla ATL 11 5 2 4 3 1 0 .455 1.000 1.571
Nyjer Morgan CLE 9 5 0 3 0 2 0 .556 1.000 1.556
Lucas Duda NY-N 11 5 1 2 2 3 0 .455 .818 1.357

Best Matchups for Vance Worley (by OPS against, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Clint Barmes PIT 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .200
Andy Dirks DET 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .200
Garrett Jones MIA 9 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Roger Bernadina CIN 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Michael Cuddyer COL 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Will Middlebrooks BOS 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Bryan Petersen TEX 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Willie Bloomquist SEA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Tony Campana AZ 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Cody Ross AZ 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Worley cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester on Friday.

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Worley was placed on waivers by the Twins on Friday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

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Worley gave up seven runs with 11 hits over 2.2 innings in Wednesday's spring training start against Tampa Bay.

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Worley threw three scoreless innings in his spring debut Monday, allowing one hit with no walks and one strikeout.

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Worley, who is out of minor league options, could win a spot in the bullpen this spring as the Twins may keep 13 pitchers, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Worley (shoulder) has lost about 20 pounds during the offseason, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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After a recent MRI on his right shoulder, Worley has been "sent home," according to general manager Terry Ryan.

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Worley (shoulder) recently threw a bullpen session, but won't be called up to the Twins in September, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Contrary to earlier reports, Twins GM Terry Ryan says Worley will not be shut down due to shoulder problems and could throw a bullpen on Aug. 20, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.