Monday, March 24, 2014

Should the Phils Sign Vance Worley? An #Analysis

With the Twins recent release of pitcher Vance Worley, folks have been kicking around the idea of bringing The Vanimal back to Philadelphia. As a hard-hitting analytic sort, I want to take a deep dive into the pros and cons of such a move. Let's get to it.

CON:  Worley has posted a 13.50 ERA and allowed 22 hits in 10 2/3 innings this spring.


CON: Opponents are hitting .415 against him this spring.


CON:  In his first season with the Twins, Worley was 1-5 with a 7.21 ERA


CON:  Worley's SO/9 and ERA+ numbers have sharply declined each season of his career, while his WHIP and H/9 have increased each season.


VERDICT: You can't argue with numbers... the Phils should definitely sign Vance Worley.


  1. George from PhillyMarch 24, 2014 at 12:12 PM

    Yes! I need to get more mileage out of my Worley shirt too.

  2. Replies
    1. Agreed. Arch that back girrrrrl.

    2. Check out the gazongas on the mom standing next to Harry Kalas statue. Wowzers.


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