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Vance Worley

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Pittsburgh Pirates

2015 Stats

W-L

4-5

ERA

3.78

WHIP

1.36

K

47

SV

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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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 pinpoin...

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2015 ADP:  441.68

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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    Show ContractHide Contract

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Won arbitration case against the Pirates in February 2015 ($2.45 million).

August 10, 2015  –  Vance Worley News

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Worley accepted assignment to Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday and will be stretched out as a starter, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 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 3 3 0 18.0 15 5 2 13 5 2 1 0 0 0 2.50 1.11
2015 27 MAJ PIT 20 8 0 69.0 75 29 6 47 19 4 5 0 1 0 3.78 1.36
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3-Year Averages     17 16 0 97.4 116 45 10 70 28 5 6 0 0 0 4.16 1.48
Career  (View All)     101 81 1 506.0 547 211 47 389 153 31 27 0 3.75 1.38

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Vance Worley Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jul. 24 Was 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 W 0 1 0 3.78 1.36
Jul. 18 @Mil 4.0 7 5 4 1 1 4 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.71 1.37
Jul. 11 StL 2.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.38 1.33
Jul. 9 StL 3.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.34 1.34
Jul. 2 @Det 0.7 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.51 1.39
Jun. 28 Atl 2.0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.39 1.35
Jun. 25 Cin 3.0 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.36 1.37
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 2.2 IP/G
15.7 16 9 8 3 4 12 1 1 0 2-1 0 1 0 4.60 1.28

Vance Worley Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015112171230402.306
2014221351651505.255
2013127181042706.368

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015182307451504.263
2014237446611124.274
20131077540803.396

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201529.7400201223.031.31
201447.3520381152.281.06
201323.31309916.562.01

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201539.305027744.351.40
201463.3320411143.271.33
201325.302016687.821.97
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 3 3 18.0 6.50 2.50 2.60 1.00 83.3% 2.50 4.20 .256
2015 27 MAJ PIT 20 8 69.0 6.13 2.48 2.47 0.78 1.74 73.9% 88.9 MPH 3.78 3.88 .319
Rest Of Season     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
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3-Year Averages     17 16 97.4 6.47 2.59 2.50 0.92 73.9% 4.16 3.96 .341
Career     101 81 506.0 6.92 2.72 2.54 0.84 74.9% 3.75 3.81 .325

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2015 Stat Review for Vance Worley    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2014 (min 145 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.47 K/BB
WEAK
6.13 K/9
POOR
2.48 BB/9
AVERAGE
88.9 MPH Fastball
POOR
0.8 HR/9
GOOD
1.74 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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3.78 ERA
WEAK
1.36 WHIP
POOR
3.88 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.319 BABIP
HIGH
73.9% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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

Worley was outrighted to Triple-A after clearing waivers, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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The Pirates designated Worley for assignment Thursday, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Worley surrendered five runs (four earned) in four innings Saturday, allowing seven hits and a walk while striking out four.

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Worley will start Saturday against Milwaukee in place of Francisco Liriano (neck).

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Though Francisco Liriano was expected to start against the Brewers on Saturday, Worley will be on the mound instead.

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Worley threw three scoreless relief innings Thursday, limiting the Reds to two hits and a walk while striking out two batters.

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Worley hurled four scoreless relief innings Sunday, allowing five hits and no walks while striking out four.

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Worley will remain in the the bullpen "for now," according to manager Clint Hurdle, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Worley will move to the bullpen when Charlie Morton (hip) returns to the rotation, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.

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Worley has the worst earned-run average (4.63) and WHIP (1.54) among current Pittsburgh starters and could be the odd man out whenever Charlie Morton (hip) returns to the rotation.

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2015

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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.