Vance Worley now has two impressive outings in three starts for the Philadelphia Phillies this year. In 19.0 innings of work Vance has a 1-1 record with a 2.37 ERA and 21 K’s.
Analysis: Worley was a huge surprise last year after posting an 11-3 record with a 3.01 ERA. Flash forward to this year and you have yourself a legit right hander. Despite some questions concerning Worley’s game he did sport a 3.32 FIP in over 130 innings in 2011. His fastball may top out at 91-92 MPH but his slider and curve give him three plus or very close to three plus pitches. Offensive support will be a problem for the righty with the injury concerns to Howard and Utley but he seems to be doing quite fine at the moment.
Vance Worley is also very consistent in the WHIP department as well, he posted a 1.23 WHIP last year. Despite not being a flamethrower, Worley still strikes out eight batters per nine innings and only walks three batters per nine. I would not expect his WHIP to finish over the 1.37 mark this year. He is still available in about half of leagues and he doesn’t give you much to dislike about his game.