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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 26)
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Birth Date9-25-1987
Height6' 2"
Weight230 lbs
Age27 years, 1 months, 5 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.22010
1.42011
1.62012
0.12013
0.42014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2010 PHI 22 5 2 13.0 10.0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 51 8 2 2 1 12 4 4 0 12 1.38 3.18 3.30 1.9 0.2
2011 PHI 23 25 21 131.7 125.0 6.7 11 3 0 0 12 1 553 116 47 44 10 181 46 44 3 119 3.01 3.29 3.83 12.7 1.4
2012 PHI 24 23 23 133.0 133.0 0.0 6 9 0 0 13 0 590 154 69 62 12 233 47 43 6 107 4.20 3.90 4.18 14.1 1.6
2013 MIN 25 10 10 48.7 48.7 0.0 1 5 0 0 3 0 234 82 43 39 9 124 15 14 3 25 7.21 5.56 5.78 -0.6 0.1
2014 PIT 26 18 17 110.7 108.7 2.0 8 4 0 0 11 0 458 112 43 35 9 159 22 21 3 79 2.85 3.41 4.14 4.6 0.4
Career8173437.0425.311.7272200391188647220418241709134126153423.753.754.2332.63.6

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2008 LWD A 11 11 61.0 4.36 105 .231 .259 .327 .383 .257 .297 103 8.5 0.9 8.5 0.9
2008 WPT A- 2 2 8.0 3.68 114 .108 .256 .319 .365 .253 .176 95 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2009 REA AA 27 27 153.3 4.67 90 .279 .254 .326 .378 .263 .292 96 6.1 0.6 5.9 0.6
2010 PHI MLB 5 2 13.0 3.30 119 .207 .256 .322 .409 .270 .206 92 2.1 0.2 1.9 0.2
2010 REA AA 19 19 112.7 4.14 117 .251 .259 .336 .395 .258 .303 110 20.9 2.1 20.7 1.9
2010 LEH AAA 8 8 45.3 4.05 109 .213 .266 .331 .408 .254 .314 94 4.5 0.4 4.4 0.3
2011 PHI MLB 25 21 131.7 3.83 100 .259 .258 .318 .399 .263 .283 91 9.6 1.0 12.7 1.4
2011 LEH AAA 9 9 50.7 4.17 105 .227 .265 .331 .414 .262 .271 91 5.3 0.5 5.0 0.4
2012 PHI MLB 23 23 133.0 4.18 104 .289 .252 .311 .400 .256 .341 102 15.3 1.6 14.1 1.6
2013 MIN MLB 10 10 48.7 5.78 67 .350 .267 .329 .429 .276 .401 101 -0.7 -0.1 -0.6 0.1
2013 ROC AAA 9 9 58.0 4.84 96 .250 .258 .326 .388 .254 .316 102 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2014 PIT MLB 18 17 110.7 4.14 96 .257 .246 .299 .375 .254 .299 99 5.7 0.6 4.6 0.4
2014 IND AAA 7 7 46.0 3.92 120 .209 .259 .325 .391 .248 .331 104 7.8 0.8 11.0 1.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2008 LWD A 3 2 0 11 11 61.0 58 7 53 4 56% .297 8.6 1.0 0.6 7.8 1.07 2.66 8.5 0.9
2008 WPT A- 0 0 0 2 2 8.0 3 1 8 0 76% .176 3.4 1.1 0.0 9.0 0.50 1.12 1.1 0.1
2009 REA AA 7 12 0 27 27 153.3 163 49 100 17 43% .292 9.6 2.9 1.0 5.9 1.38 5.34 5.9 0.6
2010 LEH AAA 1 3 0 8 8 45.3 46 10 36 3 52% .314 9.1 2.0 0.6 7.2 1.24 3.77 4.4 0.3
2010 PHI MLB 1 1 0 5 2 13.0 8 4 12 1 51% .206 5.5 2.8 0.7 8.3 0.92 1.38 1.9 0.2
2010 REA AA 9 4 0 19 19 112.7 114 36 83 9 47% .303 9.1 2.9 0.7 6.6 1.33 3.19 20.7 1.9
2011 LEH AAA 5 2 0 9 9 50.7 41 12 50 5 49% .271 7.3 2.1 0.9 8.9 1.05 2.31 5.0 0.4
2011 PHI MLB 11 3 0 25 21 131.7 116 46 119 10 42% .283 7.9 3.1 0.7 8.1 1.23 3.01 12.7 1.4
2012 PHI MLB 6 9 0 23 23 133.0 154 47 107 12 47% .341 10.4 3.2 0.8 7.2 1.51 4.20 14.1 1.6
2013 ROC AAA 6 3 0 9 9 58.0 65 17 34 3 42% .316 10.1 2.6 0.5 5.3 1.41 3.88 2.2 0.2
2013 MIN MLB 1 5 0 10 10 48.7 82 15 25 9 48% .401 15.2 2.8 1.7 4.6 1.99 7.21 -0.6 0.1
2014 PIT MLB 8 4 0 18 17 110.7 112 22 79 9 53% .299 9.1 1.8 0.7 6.4 1.21 2.85 4.6 0.4
2014 IND AAA 3 2 0 7 7 46.0 47 4 43 3 57% .331 9.2 0.8 0.6 8.4 1.11 4.30 11.0 1.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2010 204 0.5147 0.4216 0.8488 0.5619 0.2727 0.8983 0.7407 0.1512
2011 2156 0.5459 0.4251 0.8734 0.5760 0.2431 0.9204 0.7395 0.1266
2012 2158 0.5144 0.4110 0.8602 0.5685 0.2443 0.8938 0.7773 0.1364
2013 914 0.5361 0.4682 0.9087 0.6490 0.2571 0.9371 0.8257 0.0913
2014 1575 0.5333 0.4768 0.8787 0.6417 0.2871 0.9128 0.7915 0.1187
Career70070.53120.43790.87440.59760.2560.9120.77410.124

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-07-08 - Minors - - Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
2012-08-29 2012-10-04 15-DL 36 33 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Spur and Bone Chips 2012-09-07
2012-08-06 2012-08-06 DTD 0 0 - General Medical Illness - -
2012-05-12 2012-06-04 15-DL 23 22 Right Elbow Inflammation Bone Chips - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 PIT $
2013 MIN $525,000
2012 PHI $495,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,020,000
2 yrTotal$1,020,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 33 dWasserman Media Group1 year/$0.5275M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5275M (2014). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/28/14. Sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 3/21/14. Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade with Minnesota 3/25/14. Contract selected by Minnesota 6/15/14.
  • 1 year/$0.525M (2013). Signed by Minnesota 2/21/13.
  • 1 year/$0.495M (2012). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/12. Acquired by Minnesota in trade from Philadelphia 12/6/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Philadelphia 2/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Philadelphia 7/21/10.
  • Drafted by Philadelphia 2008 (3-102) (Long Beach State). Signed 6/08, $0.355M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .309 .376 .474 .305
11 vs R (Multi) .317 .364 .477 .297
18 Split (Multi) -.008 .012 -.003 .008
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .368 .425 .588 .336
31 vs R (2013) .396 .430 .564 .337
38 Split (2013) -.028 -.005 .023 -.001
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who has possessed Vance Worley?
(Robert from Lexington)
I'm going with Ba'al, the demon lord of darkness. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-06-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Also, looking at the Pirates current rotation, how badly does Taillon getting hurt suck for them? If he was up and pitching well, the Pirates are a playoff team.
(Dave from Boston)
It's not quite that simple, but yes, it does hurt. There's no doubt that they'd rather have Taillon pitching than Jeff Locke, Brandon Cumpton or Vance Worley. That said, it's been their lack of offense (before Polanco arrived) and their previously sharp bullpen that have hurt them this year. You can't make definitive statements like that about a prospect and a team making the playoffs. They're just not factual. (Jeff Moore)
2013-05-22 18:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Jason. Where do you stand on the lesser Upton? BJ has been killing me in a 10-team mixed points league. Drop or stay patient?
(Bobby from KC)
I have Upton on my bench in my NFBC league until he shows life. And, no, hitting a home run off Vance Worley does not count. He looks as bad if not worse than his bad slumps with Tampa Bay. (Jason Collette)
2012-12-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Would you rather have Alex Meyer or Vance Worley and Trevor May?
(Klochner from MN)
I'd rather have Meyer than May (Jason Parks)
2012-03-14 13:30:00 (link to chat)Does Vance Worley regress, hold, or improve? How significantly in either direction?
(mgaynor from Rhode Island)
I think he's in for some regression, at least ERA-wise (except something around 4.00), but he'll continue to be one of the NL's best fourth starters. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-11-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you name the top 3 free agents you feel the Phils are most interested in and the percentage chance that we will see them in red pinstripes come April?
(John Doggit from Washington D.C.)
I really, truly, do not see the Phillies making any big acquisitions. If they had the money to make a big move, they would re-sign Jayson Werth or make a push for Cliff Lee, neither of which I expect to happen. They have a lot of money committed to 16 players and need another nine to field a team. I can see them pushing hard to re-sign Jose Contreras, and given his friendship with Danys Baez and his experience this season, I can see Contreras staying put.

But they are set at every position in the starting lineup and their bench is essentially set as well. It would be interesting to go for a better starter than Kyle Kendrick to round out the rotation, like a Jake Westbrook-type, but they seem content on letting Kendrick and Vance Worley compete for that last spot.

I think this is going to be the first year in what seems like a while where the Phillies don't make any significant moves. (Eric Seidman)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Vance Worley has thrown 6,864 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and the MLB Postseason. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (90mph), Sinker (90mph) and Slider (85mph), also mixing in a Curve (78mph). He also rarely throws a Change (85mph).