Twins Trade Ben Revere to Phillies for Vance Worley, Prospect Trevor May

Vance Worley - Marc Serota

Minnesota Twins Trade Ben Revere to Philadelphia Phillies for Vance Worley and Trevor May

The Minnesota Twins traded outfielder Ben Revere to the Philadelphia Phillies this morning, receiving in return right-handed starter Vance Worley and pitching prospect Trevor May. Here's the scoop on May.

Trevor May, RHP: May was considered Philadephia's top pitching prospect entering 2012. He had an erratic season for Double-A Reading, going 10-13, 4.87 in 28 starts with a 151/78 K/BB ratio in 150 innings, allowing 139 hits. He was more effective in 2011 with a 3.63 ERA and a 208/67 K/BB in 151 innings in High-A. His K/IP ratio was the best of all minor league starting pitchers in '11.

May is an intimidating 6-5, 215 pound right-hander, born September 23, 1989. Drafted in the fourth round in 2008 from high school in Kelso, Washington, May has a 90-95 MPH fastball, a curveball, a slider, and a changeup. All three secondary pitches flash above average, but he has problems with mechanical consistency and overall command. Although his size and velocity would look nice coming out of the bullpen, he's very durable, has a body that absorbs innings, and shows enough with his secondary pitches that scouts want to give him every chance in the rotation. It all comes down to command: if he shows it, he can be a number two or strong number three starter.

I think this is a great deal for the Twins. With outfielder Aaron Hicks and Oswaldo Arcia coming up soon, Revere is surplus to their medium and long-term needs. Worley is a solid starter and May adds another coveted power arm to the farm system.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Minor League Ball

You must be a member of Minor League Ball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Minor League Ball. You should read them.

Join Minor League Ball

You must be a member of Minor League Ball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Minor League Ball. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker