The Phillies landed their centerfielder this morning, acquiring Ben Revere from the Twins in exchange for RHPs Vance Worley (BlueClaws 2008) and Trevor May (BlueClaws 2009-10). The pitchers were drafted in succ
ession by the Phillies in 2008.
Worley was a 3rd round pick from Long Beach State who joined the BlueClaws that summer and went 3-2, 2.66 in 11 starts and made his Phillies debut in 2011. This year, he went 6-9, 4.20 with Philadelphia.
May was a 4th round pick out of high school in Kelso, Washington who spent parts of two championship seasons with Lakewood. In 2009, he came up from extended spring training in June and went 4-1, 2.56. Then in 2010, after a slow start with Clearwater, he came back to the BlueClaws in July and went 7-3, 2.91. In four playoff starts over two years, he was 2-1 and gave up 1 ER in 22.1 innings pitched. BlueClaws fans can thank May for playing a huge role on two different championship teams.
We wish both of these players the best with the Twins.
The Phillies also added Ender Inciarte today from Arizona in the Rule-5 Draft. This past year, he hit a combined .307 between Hi-A and Lo-A in the Diamondbacks system.
No Phillies players were taken by another organization in either the MLB or MiLB phases.