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Parker Hageman
06-24-2013, 12:32 PM
The Rochester Red Wings announced today that right-handed starter Vance Worley, who struggled mightily with the Twins this season, has been named the Batavia Downs Player of the Week (http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130422&content_id=44855320&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_t534&sid=t534&tcid=tw_share) as well as the International League Pitcher of the Week honors following two strong starts.

Worley threw 16.1 innings, allowing 11 hits and only one run while striking out seven and walking just one. Since his demotion, Worley is now 3-3 with a 3.07 ERA and a 22-to-8 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

ThePuck
06-24-2013, 12:59 PM
Good for him.

CK
06-24-2013, 01:04 PM
Anyone know if he's getting more swinging strikeouts? I don't exactly scour the game logs after his starts, but it'd be interesting to see if he's found something or just fooling minor leaguers.

Parker Hageman
06-24-2013, 01:16 PM
Anyone know if he's getting more swinging strikeouts?

He has been at 6% swinging strike rate with Rochester. That's moderately better than his 3.9% rate while with the Twins.

howieramone
06-24-2013, 01:24 PM
Good news. Thanks!

jokin
06-24-2013, 01:39 PM
He has been at 6% swinging strike rate with Rochester. That's moderately better than his 3.9% rate while with the Twins.

Hey! That's better than a 50% improvement. Baby steps, I'll take it. It's good to see that he's keeping a low profile and going about his business in trying to re-find his 2011 stuff. At age 25, there's a good chance he'll get another shot this season to redeem himself with the Twins at the major league level. It would be nice to know something more definitive about him, like Gibson, going into 2014.

Badsmerf
06-24-2013, 01:43 PM
He has been at 6% swinging strike rate with Rochester. That's moderately better than his 3.9% rate while with the Twins.
Where did you find that Parker?

Parker Hageman
06-24-2013, 01:50 PM
Where did you find that Parker?

You can find that on the player's gamelogs at Baseball-Reference.com: Vance Worley 2013 Minor League Gamelogs & Splits - Baseball-Reference.com (http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=worley001van&type=pgl&year=2013)

jay
06-24-2013, 02:09 PM
I hear the Twins are looking for Worley to show more consistency.


Too soon? :roll:

spycake
06-24-2013, 02:47 PM
Of course, his Twins minor league K rate is still 4.9, nowhere near the 7-9 range he posted in the Phillies upper minors (and Phillies MLB). Not sure if they are trying to change him or if he's just lost a lot of stuff.

I think he just needs 10-20 more days in AAA to delay his first arbitration eligibility until after 2014 -- safe to say that will probably happen. And it's probably good so we can figure out what we really have in him, before committing any serious cash, although I feel bad for Worley as his first "big" payday is delayed.

Boom Boom
06-24-2013, 02:54 PM
I was expecting Worley to get the call before Gibson.

Jeremy Nygaard
06-24-2013, 02:56 PM
Not only the team Player of the Week, but also the International League Pitcher of the Week.

strumdatjag
06-24-2013, 03:35 PM
I was expecting Worley to get the call before Gibson.

Gibson already coming up. Worley could be replacing PJ Walters if Walters doesn't have a drastic improvement over his last start.

ThePuck
06-24-2013, 03:43 PM
Gibson already coming up. Worley could be replacing PJ Walters if Walters doesn't have a drastic improvement over his last start.

He likely knows Gibson is already coming up. Be shocked if he didn't. I think that's why he said he 'WAS expecting Worley to get the call before Gibson' instead of saying 'I expect Worley to get the call before Gibson.'