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Is Vance Worley the Most Under-Rated Pitcher in the Pirates’ Rotation?

For the second year in a row, Vance Worley enters Spring Training trying to compete for one of the final spots in the rotation. This time around, his situation is much different. Last year, Worley was with the Minnesota Twins, coming off a horrible season. He worked as a starter in Spring Training, but kept getting lit up, including being tagged for five runs in 1.1 innings against...
Via Pirates Prospects
8 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s Vance Worley vs Jeff Locke For the Lone Battle in the Rotation

This is shaping up to be one of the least surprising Spring Trainings I can remember for the Pittsburgh Pirates. There are very few position battles, with most of the roster spots already spoken for. That is probably a side effect of being a contending team, and a buyer over the off-season. An example of this can be seen in the rotation. The Pirates added two free agent starters...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Right-hander Worley wins $2.45M in arbitration case vs. Pirates

  Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Vance Worley is getting a hefty raise. Arbitrators found in favor for the 27-year-old right-hander in his case against the Pirates on Tuesday. Worley will make $2.45 million in 2015, up from $527,500 in 2014. The Pirates had offered Worley $2 million. Worley went 8-4 with a 2.85 ERA in 17 starts in 2014 after being called up from Triple-A Indianapolis...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

News and notes: Worley wins, Draft position

Vance Worley became the first Pirate since Ross Ohlendorf to defeat the club in a salary arbitration hearing, so he will earn $2.45 million instead of $2 million this year. Good for him, but let’s hope that’s where the similarities end between Vance and Ross. As far as I know, Vance didn’t spend the winter as an intern in Washington, so that’s a good start. He also didn...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Worley beats Pirates in salary arbitration, will make $2.45M

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Pitcher Vance Worley has beaten he Pittsburgh Pirates in arbitration and will earn a $2.45 million salary this year rather than the team's offer of $2 million Sylvia Skratek, Phillip LaPorte and Margaret Brogan made their decision Tuesday, a day after listening to arguments. The 27-year-old right-hander was 8-4 with a 2.85 ERA last year in 17 starts and...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Vance Worley Wins Arbitration Case

Pitcher Vance Worley won his arbitration case against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday. The announcement came on Tuesday afternoon with Jon Heyman reporting the results first. The Pirates won their case against second baseman Neil Walker on Friday and Pedro Alvarez still needs to go to his arbitration hearing.  Worley will make $2.45M in 2015, after making $527,500 last year. He...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Vance Worley < 500

Honestly, Vance Worley is one of the pitchers that I found the most interesting as last year wore on, and he’s probably going to get the shortest post in this whole series. The reason is that Jeff Sullivan at FanGraphs more or less did my work for me here, with his post from late last summer entitled “Return of the Most Deceptive Pitcher in Basball” about Worley. There is a...
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Week 19 MLB Waiver Wire:Vance Worley a worthy add

In this week’s edition of the Weekly Waiver Wire, we have a speedster on the base paths, a forgotten former Phillie, a new kid on the block, a former All-Star, and a nobody turned somebody. Week 19 MLB Waiver Wire players to add: Vance Worley (SP,PIT,32% owned): Ratios are gold these days and Vance has your back in that category. He has posted a great 2.43 ERA, not to mention he...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Vance Worley joins the pitching staff

- The Pirates will send Vance Worley to the hill on Sunday afternoon in Miami, as they need another starter after Francisco Liriano‘s injury. With the addition of Worley, three-fifths of the current Pirates rotation will have made several starts in Triple-A Indy this year. And yet, all of a sudden they seem to be getting better starting pitching than they have all year. Will Worley...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

2013 Opening Day starter Worley optioned to minors

A brutal spring has earned Vance Worley a trip to the minor leagues. The Minnesota Twins announced Friday that Worley cleared waivers and was optioned to Triple-A Rochester. Worley, 26, was fighting for a roster spot this spring but posted a 13.50 ERA in four games (three starts). He allowed 16 earned runs in 10 2/3  innings. The Twins acquired Worley last offseason from Philadelphia...
Via Fox Sports North
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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