Phillies Acquire Ben Revere From The Twins For Vance Worley And Trevor May
12/6/2012 12:45:00 PM
The Phillies have acquired 24-year-old outfielder Ben Revere from the Minnesota Twins for Vance Worley and pitching prospect Trevor May.
Revere played 89 games in center field for the T wins in 2011 and 39 games there in 2012. He moved over to right field last season mainly because of the emergence of Denard Span.
In his second full season in the Big Leagues, Revere put together a slash line of .294/.333/.342/.675 with 40 stolen bases, 13 doubles and six triples. The biggest knock on Revere is the fact that he has exactly zero homeruns in 1,064 career plate appearances.
There is lots of chatter already about Revere batting leadoff but one of the big knocks on him is the fact that he does not draw a lot of walks. He walked 29 times in 553 plate appearances in 2012 and 26 times in 481 appearances in 2011. For comparison’s sake, Jimmy Rollins walked 62 and 58 times in the last two seasons.
Vance Worley burst onto the scene in 2011, going 11-3 in 21 starts with 119 strikeouts and 116 hits allowed in 131.2 innings pitched en route to finishing third in the Rookie of the Year voting. Worley came back to Earth last season with a 6-9 record and a 4.20 ERA before undergoing season-ending surgery on his throwing elbow to remove “loose bodies.”
Trevor May, one of the the Phillies brighter pitching prospects, hit a wall in Double A Reading last season. He went 10-13 with a 4.87 ERA and 1.45 WHIP. May posted the second lowest SO/9 of his minor league career with 9.1.
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