Vance Worley SP PIT 5 days ago

Worley will move to the bullpen when Charlie Morton (hip) returns to the rotation, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.

Worley has been the weak link so far in the Pittsburgh rotation, owning a 1.62 WHIP and failing to strike out a batter in back-to-back starts. He now appears headed for long relief, representing another knock on his already-diminished fantasy value.

Vance Worley SP PIT 2 weeks ago

Worley has the worst earned-run average (4.63) and WHIP (1.54) among current Pittsburgh starters and could be the odd man out whenever Charlie Morton returns to the rotation.

Morton will make a rehab start Thursday. Curiously, Worley is also scheduled to pitch for the Bucs in Philadelphia on Thursday. With the two starters lining up on the same day, it would be quite easy for the team to switch them out for their following start -- providing Morton suffers no setbacks.

Vance Worley SP PIT 2 weeks ago

Worley pitched five innings, allowing nine hits and five runs in the 7-5 win over the Cardinals Saturday.

Worley did not factor in the decision as he left down 5-3 before Carlos Martinez imploded in the sixth inning. He also failed to record a strikeout and his only fantasy value right now is that of the deepest NL leagues. His next game comes Thursday in Philadelphia against one of the worst offenses in the league.

Vance Worley SP PIT 3 weeks ago

Worley gave up one run on four hits over six innings on Sunday, which included one walk and five strikeouts.

Worley earned the no decision in a solid performance, but the Pirates ended up losing in 14 innings. In 30 innings over five starts, Worley is now 2-2 with a 3.90 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP. He's been very inconsistent in the early going, which makes him a tough selection for a fantasy roster.

Vance Worley SP PIT 3 weeks ago

Worley gave up four runs on nine hits over six innings in a loss to the Cubs on Monday night.

After holding the Cubs to an unearned run over 5.2 innings in his last start, Worley didn't get the same results pitching on the road at Wrigley Field on Monday. He's allowed 10 of his 12 earned runs on the road (two starts) this season, and while a split that drastic is highly unlikely to hold up as the year unfolds, Worley carried an ERA that was nearly a full run higher away from PNC Park (3.27) last season while turning out to be a pleasant surprise for the Bucs. Worley will match up against the Cardinals in St. Louis on Sunday in his next start.

Vance Worley SP PIT 1 month ago

Worley (2-1) tossed 5.2 innings Wednesday against the Cubs, giving up just an unearned run on six hits and two walks while striking out five in a winning effort.

Worley's rate stats still look ugly, but he's now turned in two credible starts in a row against divisional opponents. It's still hard to recommend him outside of NL-only formats at this time, though.

Vance Worley SP PIT 1 month ago

Worley will start Friday against the Brewers.

Apparently, the Pirates had planned to start Worley on Friday and Jeff Locke on Saturday all along, but the two pitchers were flip-flopped in the team's official listing of probable starters. Worley will be on one extra days' rest thanks to a team off day Thursday, but he was knocked around to the tune of six earned runs on seven hits and two walks in 6.1 innings against this same Brewers team in his 2015 debut.

Vance Worley SP PIT 1 month ago

Worley struggled with his control Saturday, allowing six earned runs in 6.1 innings. He walked two batters and threw just 59 of 89 pitches for strikes.

The righthander fell to 0-4 with a 6.38 ERA and 1.71 WHIP in 24 career innings at Miller Park. Worley will likely make his next start against the Brewers at PNC Park in the coming week. Expect better results.

Vance Worley SP PIT 2 months ago

Worley will start the season in the starting rotation after the Pirates placed Charlie Morton (hip) on the disabled list.

Morton wasn't scheduled to pitch until April 12 and there's a good chance the team will stick with its initial rotation. Despite a mediocre 4.95 ERA, Worley pitched well in Grapefruit League action and makes for a decent end-game pickup.

Vance Worley SP PIT 2 months ago

Worley lost his battle against Jeff Locke for the team's final rotation spot and will pitch out of the bullpen, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Worley outpitched Locke but the team wanted to go with two lefties and three righties in the starting rotation. Worley will likely find himself back as a starter soon enough, as Francisco Liriano rarely makes it through the season without a DL stint. In the meantime, though, Worley's fantasy value takes a hit.