Twins Watch: Correia vs. Pelfrey vs. Worley

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How bad was Kevin Correia's beating last night in Kansas City?

Bad enough for us to update our season-long look at the three new starting pitchers Twins GM Terry Ryan hoped would boost Minnesota's rotation this year: Correia, Mike Pelfrey and Vance Worley.

Sure, Worley has been stuck in Class AAA Rochester for weeks, but won't exclude him:

Vance Worley:
After 9 Minor League starts: 6-3 record, with a 3.88 ERA. After 58 innings pitched, he's struck out 34 -- giving up 1.41 walks/hits per inning. Batters are hitting .281 against him.

After 10 Major League starts: 1-5 record, with a 7.21 ERA. After 48.2 innings pitched, he's struck out 25 -- giving up 1.99 walks/hits per inning. Batters are hitting .381 against him.

After 6 MLB starts: 0-4 record, with a 7.22 ERA. After 28.2 innings pitched, he's struck out 17 -- giving up 1.92 walks/hits per inning. Batters were hitting .362 against him.

Mike Pelfrey:
After 20 MLB starts: 4-9 record, with a 5.23 ERA. After 103.1 innings pitched, he's struck out 63 -- giving up 1.57 walks/hits per inning. Batters are hitting .309 against him.

After 9 MLB starts: 3-4 record, with a 6.69 ERA. After 40.1 innings pitched, he's struck out 19 -- giving up 1.81 walks/hits per inning. Batters were hitting .345 against him.

After 6 MLB starts: 3-3 record, with a 6.35 ERA. After 28.1 innings pitched, he's struck out 14 -- giving up 1.69 walks/hits per inning. Batters were hitting .328 against him.

Kevin Correia:
After 22 MLB starts: 7-8 record, with a 4.84 ERA. After 126.1 innings pitched, he's struck out 70 -- giving up 1.48 walks/hits per inning. Batters are hitting .308 against him.

After 9 MLB starts: 4-4 record, with a 3.90 ERA. After 57.2 innings pitched, he's struck out 22 -- giving up 1.30 walks/hits per inning. Batters were hitting .295 against him.

After 6 MLB starts: 3-2 record, with a 2.83 ERA. After 41.1 innings pitched, he's struck out 19 -- giving up 1.14 walks/hits per inning. Batters were hitting .256 against him.

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