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Vance Worley | Starting Pitcher | #52

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Long Beach State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 3 (0) / PHI
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Mets signed RHP Vance Worley to a minor league contract.
Worley struggled this spring in Reds camp, posting a 6.17 ERA over 11 2/3 innings of Grapefruit League action. And he was even worse with the Marlins during the 2017 regular season, registering a 6.91 ERA across 71 2/3 frames. This is an organizational depth signing for the Mets. Apr 19 - 11:28 AM

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Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports that Vance Worley has exercised the opt-out clause in his minor league contract with the Reds.

Worley was a late cut in Reds' camp after posting a 6.17 ERA and 5/2 K/BB ratio over 11 2/3 innings this spring. The 30-year-old will attempt to find a more appealing situation elsewhere.
Apr 3 - 2:29 PM

Reds reassigned RHP Vance Worley to the minor leagues.

Worley posted a 6.17 ERA, 1.63 WHIP, and 5/2 K/BB ratio over 11 2/3 innings this spring in Cactus League play. The 30-year-old right-hander will function as organizational pitching depth for Cincinnati in 2018.
Mar 28 - 2:13 PM

Vance Worley was lit up by the White Sox on Sunday, giving up six runs in his 1 1/3 inning of work in the Cactus League.

Yikes. Worley came over to the Reds on a minor league contract with a chance to battle for a spot on the pitching staff. It's fair to say he'll need to pitch better the rest of the spring to earn that spot. While it's just one game -- and an exhibition at that -- the fact that he's coming off a season where he registered a 6.91 ERA means every outing counts for the 30-year-old. We'll see how he responds after this shellacking.
Feb 25 - 7:01 PM

Reds signed RHP Vance Worley to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Worley can earn $1.5 million if he's able to make the club. Buchanan also reports there's an opt-out date at the end of spring training if he doesn't make the club. Worley had a season to forget with the Marlins in 2017, registering a 6.91 ERA in 71 2/3 innings and striking out just 50 hitters in that time frame. He'll be given an opportunity to possibly earn the fifth spot in the Cincinnati rotation, with a chance to make the bullpen if he isn't named one of the five starters.
Jan 9 - 3:11 PM

Marlins sent RHP Vance Worley outright to Triple-A New Orleans.

The veteran right-hander posted a horrifying 6.91 ERA and 1.80 WHIP across 71 2/3 innings with the Marlins this season. His days of fantasy relevancy are long gone.
Sat, Oct 7, 2017 11:32:00 AM

Vance Worley earned a three-inning save Monday night against the Mets.

Worley scattered four hits and a walk over three scoreless frames to finish off a 13-1 blowout win for Miami. It was the second career save for Worley, who's been used as both a starter and reliever in 2017.
Mon, Sep 18, 2017 10:38:00 PM

Vance Worley allowed eight runs -- seven earned -- on eight hits over 1 1/3 innings in a forgettable loss to the Phillies on Thursday.

Worley allowed two runs in the first inning, a small victory in hindsight. The wheels really came off in the second, when the Phils banged out three homers among their seven runs, not all of which were charged to Worley. The start was a spot start and likely the last for the 29-year-old, at least while the Marlins have any hopes of whiffing the postseason. Worley now owns a 7.39 ERA and 1.79 WHIP in 22 appearances this season.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 12:24:00 AM

Vance Worley will start for the Marlins on Thursday night against the Phillies.

Jose Urena had been listed as Miami's starter, but he's getting bumped back to Friday's series opener against the Brewers. Worley's last appearance was out of the bullpen and he holds a rough 6.58 ERA and 1.68 WHIP in 65 2/3 total innings this season.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 03:24:00 PM

Vance Worley didn’t have it Tuesday in the nation’s capital, yielding five runs over 4 1/3 innings of work.

Worley faced one over the minimum through a scoreless first two frames, but the wheels came off after that. He wound up walking three on the night with just two strikeouts and gave up a whopping nine base hits. Worley has really struggled in three of his last four starts and would probably be out of the rotation already if the Marlins had some other options. He’s lined up to face the Phillies on Sunday.
Tue, Aug 29, 2017 11:24:00 PM

Vance Worley was pounded for eight runs in four innings by the Phillies on Thursday.

The Marlins came back to win anyway, but Worley's rotation status is probably pretty iffy at the moment. He surrendered nine hits, including a pair of homers to the 22 batters he faced. He has a 5.04 ERA in six starts since rejoining the rotation at the end of last month.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 05:34:00 PM

Vance Worley allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Mets on Saturday.

Worley gave up just three hits and walked two, but the Marlins could muster only one run against Mets starter Rafael Montero and company. The loss was the third of the year for the right-hander but his first since May 27. He's got a 4.82 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in 56 innings. Worley will look to get back in the win column Friday against the Padres.
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 11:21:00 PM

Vance Worley delivered another strong start in Tuesday's victory over the Nationals, allowing one run on six hits over his six innings.

The veteran right-hander walked three and struck out two in the ballgame. The only blemish on his night came on an RBI ground out by Bryce Harper in the third inning. He'll look to further improve upon his 4.82 ERA and 1.41 WHIP when he does battle against the Rockies on Sunday.
Tue, Aug 8, 2017 10:22:00 PM

Vance Worley twirled seven shutout innings to beat the Nationals 7-0 on Wednesday.

He gave up just two base hits -- both singles -- and didn't issue any walks while notching three strikeouts. He completely shut down one of the best offenses in the majors. Worley has served as a swing man for the Marlins this year, making six starts and eight relief appearances. He has a 1-2 record with a 5.31 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in 40 2/3 innings.
Thu, Aug 3, 2017 12:05:00 AM

Vance Worley gave up three runs in four innings Friday in a no-decision against the Reds.

All three runs scored in the first inning, the big blow of which was a two-run homer off the bat of Adam Duvall. Worley struck out three and walked a pair and was pulled after throwing 70 pitches. The veteran right-hander got a chance in the rotation following Tom Koehler’s demotion, but it’s unclear if he’ll receive an extended opportunity. There’s not much fantasy upside here regardless.
Fri, Jul 28, 2017 11:17:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Kevin Plawecki
3Tomas Nido
4Travis d'Arnaud
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Phillip Evans
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2T.J. Rivera
SS1Amed Rosario
2Jose Reyes
3Luis Guillorme
3B1Todd Frazier
2Wilmer Flores
3David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Michael Conforto
2Juan Lagares
3Brandon Nimmo
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Steven Matz
4Jason Vargas
5Zack Wheeler
6Rafael Montero
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2A.J. Ramos
3Anthony Swarzak
4Jerry Blevins
5Paul Sewald
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
8Hansel Robles
9Jacob Rhame
10Chris Flexen