March 20, 2013
Vance Worley will be displaying his uniquely-diverse repertoire in the Twin Cities this summer. Ditto his deception. Acquired by Minnesota from the Phillies in the Ben Revere deal, the 25-year-old right-hander throws six different pitches. They include a four-seam fastball that acts like a cutter and a cutter that acts like a slider. His delivery has produced a k-swing% markedly lower than league average each of the past two seasons.
Worley talked about his repertoire last week in Fort Myers.
David Laurila: How do you get hitters out?
Vance Worley: For me, it's about setting pitches up. It's being able to go inside, back out, up in the zone, bounce a pitch when you need to. Get guys guessing.
DL: Is velocity important to your game?
VW: It can be, but it's more just flashing it. You don't have to throw everything 100 percent. Some guys call it a BP fastball. You throw it with command more than velocity. At times you'll show a hitter something, then come back and throw something ha...