Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 12/6/12
The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired centerfielder and leadoff man Ben Revere from the Minnesota Twins according to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com. Danny Knobler of CBS Sports says that the Twins are getting right-hander Vance Worley in return. Revere gives the Phillies a big stolen base threat as well as a tremendous defender with outstanding range in center. The 24 year old has some nice upside and could develop into a quality addition for the Phillies in the years to come. He batted .294 last season with 40 stolen bases and 70 runs scored. CBP should give his weak power numbers a certain spike. The Phillies give up Vance Worley who missed the final month of the season with an elbow injury, but when healthy the 24-year-old right-hander has a 3.50 ERA in 278 career innings. To put him into context, he is a year younger than the Mets’ Jon Niese and has better numbers despite pitching in hitters haven Citizens Bank Park, while Niese benefits by the vastness of  Cit Field. Sooner or later...
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