02-11-2013, 04:42 PM #1
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Murphy: Worley Ready To Go
I find it somewhat interesting that one of Worley's worst days as a pitcher came at Hammond Stadium when he was trying to make the Phils last year. I also find it interesting that off-speed stuff seems to be more critical in the AL...
"For me, there's probably more breaking balls (to throw) in the American League. But in the end, it's still my stuff versus your stuff," he said. "It's just figuring out the hitters in this league."
02-11-2013, 05:05 PM #2
I'm very optimistic about Worley. I read a lot of comments about him being a 3 or a 4.
That may be so... Afterall... last year was a very average year numbers wise... But... There was nothing average about his 2011 season. He was very sharp in 2011 and 2012 could be written off as injury related or sophomore jinx related.
Until he shows me differently in 2013... I'm starting the season with the expectation that Worley is what he was in 2011 and will lead this staff and lead it well.
02-11-2013, 05:15 PM #3
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Each pitching staff has an Ace, relative to the other starters.
I believe he is ours.
May was the featured pitcher in that trade, but Worley could be a great addition and he could be a Twin for years.
Let's have it go that way!
02-11-2013, 05:19 PM #4
I admit I'm optimistic about Worley's talent level too. I just hope the offseason health concerns have been taken care of. I hope bone chips are just bone chips.
02-11-2013, 06:10 PM #5
I am not hopeful for Worley and this is why
Split OPS 1st PA in G as SP 0.661 2nd PA in G as SP 0.72 3rd PA in G as SP 0.843 4th+ PA in G as SP 0.964
02-11-2013, 06:14 PM #6
02-11-2013, 06:25 PM #7
Career. He's not exactly treding in the right direction though
Split OPS 1st PA in G as SP 0.62 2nd PA in G as SP 0.863 3rd PA in G as SP 0.971 4th+ PA in G as SP 1.064
02-11-2013, 06:25 PM #8
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02-11-2013, 06:37 PM #9
Outs will tend to be harder to get as guys see more of your pitches, yes, but those numbers suggest to me that his future is in relief.
Split OPS 1st PA in G as SP 0.77 2nd PA in G as SP 0.747 3rd PA in G as SP 0.778 4th+ PA in G as SP 0.72
Split OPS 1st PA in G as SP 0.697 2nd PA in G as SP 0.648 3rd PA in G as SP 0.81 4th+ PA in G as SP 0.679
Split OPS 1st PA in G as SP 0.694 2nd PA in G as SP 0.712 3rd PA in G as SP 0.759 4th+ PA in G as SP 0.766
Split OPS 1st PA in G as SP 0.657 2nd PA in G as SP 0.728 3rd PA in G as SP 0.737 4th+ PA in G as SP 0.769
02-11-2013, 06:39 PM #10
It should be noted that the "4th+" figure came in all of 22 plate appearances.
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02-11-2013, 06:40 PM #11
And, as you'd expect, Correia is just as bad
Split OPS 1st PA in G as SP 0.725 2nd PA in G as SP 0.722 3rd PA in G as SP 0.868 4th+ PA in G as SP 1.083
02-11-2013, 07:24 PM #12
02-11-2013, 07:49 PM #13
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One thing you have to note: Worley was 24 last season. Before his prime. Young pitchers improve and I hope that those numbers change. Marcum is over his prime and the same with Saunders. Hard to compare those guys to a 24 year old-----
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02-11-2013, 08:21 PM #14
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Worley has also never pitched more than 135 or so major league innings...and he pitched in the NL
02-11-2013, 08:49 PM #15
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02-11-2013, 10:14 PM #16
He's still on the innings low side... the numbers need to stabalize and I remain hopeful that the numbers stabilize in the right direction as the inning count goes forward.
The Vanimal... I can't wait for April. Let's go.