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Pirates Acquire The Vanimal

The Pirates acquired pitcher Vance Worley from the Twins yesterday for cash considerations. This move has AAA depth written all over it. The rotation in Indy looks to be a little unsettled to start the season. Jeff Locke has battled an oblique strain this spring and is not yet completely stretched out. Top prospect Jameson Taillon is shut down with elbow discomfort.
Here is your Vance Worley scouting report. He has a douchey nickname, “The Vanimal”, and he wears douchey glasses. I saw him quite a bit when he pitched for Philly. He has very average stuff, but good control. His bread and butter pitch is the cutter. When he first came up with Phillies he missed a lot of bats with it. Worley started having issues with his shoulder towards the end of the 2012 season. He has not been the same since. He was dealt to the Twins prior to the 2013. Worley got rocked last season to the tune of 82 hits in just 48.2 innings. He was terrible this Spring as well. The Twins cut him and he cleared waivers. I think Worley is going to have to remake himself. His cutter just isn’t effective any longer. Perhaps the Pirates can turn him into a successful two seam fastball/sinker pitcher.
The all new Trader Neal Trade Tracker has been updated to include the acquisition of Vance Worley.

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