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Twins Snag Two Pitchers By Trading Revere To Phils

                                                                                        

The Deal
The Twins traded their second big league center fielder of the offseason for promising young pitching talent, sending 24-year-old Ben Revere to the Phillies for righthander Vance Worley and Double-A righty Trevor May. Minnesota previously had snagged 6-foot-9 righty Alex Meyer from the Nationals in a straight-up exchange for Denard Span.
 
Twins Acquire
Trevor May, rhp

Age: 22. Born: Sep 23, 1989 in Longview, Wash.

Ht.: 6-5. Wt.: 215.

Bats: R. Throws: R.

School: Kelso (Wash.) HS.

Career Transactions: Selected by Phillies in fourth round of 2008 draft; signed July 9, 2008.

Club (League) Class W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP
Reading (EL) AA 10 13 4.87 28 28 0 150 139 87 81 22 78 151 1.45

After being the team’s slam-dunk No. 1 prospect last year, the Phillies cooled some on May this year after he led the Double-A Eastern League in walks and home runs allowed. But he also led the league in strikeouts (151) and has the most minor league strikeouts for 2011-2012 (359) and 2010-2012 (541).

May, 23, has a workhorse frame with a fastball that sits in the 90-94 mph range. He has a upper-70s downer curveball that shows the potential to be a plus pitch and has an average changeup. He has swing-and-miss stuff, obviously, but needs to be more consistent throwing quality strikes and keeping the ball down in the zone. May has 28 starts in Double-A and could get a chance to crack a thin Twins rotation.

In addition to pitching, May enjoys making music as a D.J. and goes by the name MAZER. Here is a video of him performing under his old name, D.J. Hey Beef.

 
Vance Worley, rhp

Age: 24. Remaining Commitment: Under club control for five more seasons, 2013-17 ($495,000 salary in 2012).

Contract details courtesy of Cot’s Baseball Contracts.

Club (League) Year W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP
Philadelphia (NL) 2012 6 9 4.20 23 23 0 133 154 69 62 12 47 107 1.51
3-Year Totals

18 13 3.50 53 46 0 278 278 118 108 23 97 238 1.35

 
Phillies Acquire
Ben Revere, of

Age: 24. Bats: L. Remaining Commitment: Under club control for four more seasons, 2013-16 ($492,500 salary in 2012).

Contract details courtesy of Cot’s Baseball Contracts.

Club (League) Year AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB OBP SLG
Minnesota (AL) 2012 .294 124 511 70 150 13 6 0 32 29 54 40 .333 .342
3-Year Totals

.278 254 989 127 275 22 11 0 64 57 100 74 .319 .323

    

After trading away Shane Victorino last season and losing out on the bidding for B.J. Upton this winter, the Phillies were in need of a center fielder and it looks like the team will go with Revere instead of pursuing Michael Bourn. While he defines 20 power on the 20-80 scouting scale, Revere covers a lot of ground in center field thanks to his top-of-the-charts speed. He has very good bat control and a patient approach at the plate, making him an ideal table setter.

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