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Aaron Harang

35-Year-Old Pitcher – Atlanta Braves

2014 Stats

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3-1

ERA

0.70

WHIP

0.82

K

22

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Harang started the season with the Mariners but was released in August after posting a 5.76 ERA over 22 starts with Seattle. He signed a minor league deal with the Mets following his release and pitch...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 7"   WT: 261   DOB: 5/9/1978   BORN: San Diego, CA   COLLEGE: San Diego State   DRAFTED: 6th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed with the Braves in March of 2014.

April 18, 2014  –  Aaron Harang News

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Harang came up big again, as he allowed no hits and struck out five across seven scoreless innings Friday night versus the Mets.

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Aaron Harang Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 26 AAA LOU 1 1 0 3.0 9 4 1 3 3 0 1 0 12.00 4.00
2005 27 MAJ CIN 32 32 0 211.7 217 90 22 163 51 11 13 0 3.83 1.27
2006 28 MAJ CIN 36 35 2 234.3 242 98 28 216 56 16 11 0 3.76 1.27
2007 29 MAJ CIN 35 34 1 231.7 213 96 28 218 52 16 6 0 3.73 1.14
2008 30 AAA LOU 1 1 0 6.0 5 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 0.00 0.83
2008 30 MAJ CIN 30 29 1 184.3 205 98 35 153 50 6 17 0 4.78 1.38
2009 31 MAJ CIN 26 26 1 162.3 186 76 24 142 43 6 14 0 4.21 1.41
2010 32 AAA Lou 2 2 0 11.0 14 11 1 10 2 0 2 0 0 0 9.00 1.45
2010 32 MAJ CIN 22 20 0 111.7 139 66 16 82 38 6 7 0 0 0 5.32 1.59
2011 33 A+ Lak 1 1 0 4.0 5 3 0 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 6.75 1.50
2011 33 MAJ SD 28 28 0 170.7 175 69 20 124 58 14 7 0 0 0 3.64 1.37
2012 34 MAJ LAD 31 31 0 179.7 167 72 14 131 85 10 10 0 0 0 3.61 1.40
2013 35 AAA Las 1 0 0 4.0 7 2 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 2.00
2013 35 MAJ SEA 22 22 2 120.3 133 77 21 87 28 5 11 0 0 0 5.76 1.34
2013 35 MAJ NYM 4 4 0 23.0 20 9 5 26 12 0 1 0 0 0 3.52 1.39
2013  (Multiple Teams) 35 MAJ SEA/NYM 26 26 2 143.3 153 86 26 113 40 5 12 0 0 0 5.40 1.35
2014 36 MAJ ATL 4 4 0 25.7 9 2 0 22 12 3 1 0 0 0 0.70 0.82
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Aaron Harang
3-Year Averages MAJ   28 28 0 164.6 165 75 20 122 61 9 9 0 0 0 4.10 1.37
Career  (View All) MAJ   330 326 8 1,971.0 2050 927 257 1595 602 113 117 0 4.23 1.35

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Aaron Harang Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 18 @NYM 7.0 0 0 0 0 6 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.70 0.82
Apr. 13 Was 6.0 5 1 1 0 1 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.96 0.80
Apr. 8 NYM 6.0 2 1 1 0 4 9 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 0.71 0.71
Apr. 2 @Mil 6.7 2 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.00 0.45
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.3 IP/G
19.0 7 2 2 0 11 19 0 1 0 2-1 0 0 0 0.95 0.95
Last 30 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 6.4 IP/G
25.7 9 2 2 0 12 22 0 1 0 3-1 0 0 0 0.70 0.82
Last 60 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 6.4 IP/G
25.7 9 2 2 0 12 22 0 1 0 3-1 0 0 0 0.70 0.82

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Aaron Harang Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201333150207919216.259
20123966054872037.260
20113406333841729.277

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201329563207411410.276
20123907131802217.233
201137961259120111.261

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201389.04707624165.261.24
201284.32505436113.841.29
2011109.38507235133.051.21

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201354.31503716105.631.53
201295.3850774933.401.50
201161.3620522374.701.65
Aaron Harang Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 26 AAA LOU 1 1 3.0 9.00 9.00 1.00 3.00 72.7% 12.00 9.53 .594
2005 27 MAJ CIN 32 32 211.7 6.93 2.17 3.20 0.94 72.4% 3.83 3.76 .310
2006 28 MAJ CIN 36 35 234.3 8.30 2.15 3.86 1.08 0.98 74.1% 3.76 3.65 .325
2007 29 MAJ CIN 35 34 231.7 8.47 2.02 4.19 1.09 0.88 71.3% 3.73 3.59 .298
2008 30 AAA LOU 1 1 6.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.20 .314
2008 30 MAJ CIN 30 29 184.3 7.47 2.44 3.06 1.71 0.72 71.4% 89.6 MPH 4.78 4.85 .317
2009 31 MAJ CIN 26 26 162.3 7.87 2.38 3.30 1.33 0.74 74.6% 90.4 MPH 4.21 4.19 .339
2010 32 AAA Lou 2 2 11.0 8.18 1.64 5.00 0.82 33.3% 9.00 3.38 .382
2010 32 MAJ CIN 22 20 111.7 6.61 3.06 2.16 1.29 0.97 68.9% 90.5 MPH 5.32 4.72 .346
2011 33 A+ Lak 1 1 4.0 15.75 2.25 7.00 0.00 50% 6.75 .45 .539
2011 33 MAJ SD 28 28 170.7 6.54 3.06 2.14 1.05 1.00 77% 89.8 MPH 3.64 4.34 .303
2012 34 MAJ LAD 31 31 179.7 6.56 4.26 1.54 0.70 0.93 75.6% 89.7 MPH 3.61 4.24 .289
2013 35 AAA Las 1 0 4.0 11.25 2.25 5.00 2.25 85.7% 4.50 4.70 .489
2013 35 MAJ SEA 22 22 120.3 6.51 2.09 3.11 1.57 0.93 60% 89.8 MPH 5.76 4.85 .307
2013 35 MAJ NYM 4 4 23.0 10.17 4.70 2.17 1.96 0.67 85.2% 89.8 MPH 3.52 5.46 .278
2013  (Multiple Teams) 35 MAJ SEA/NYM 26 26 143.3 7.10 2.51 2.83 1.63 0.89 64.1% 89.8 MPH 5.40 4.85 .304
2014 36 MAJ ATL 4 4 25.7 7.71 4.21 1.83 0.00 0.52 90.5% 89.9 MPH 0.70 2.89 .152
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Aaron Harang
3-Year Averages MAJ   28 28 164.6 6.67 3.34 2.00 1.09 73.3% 4.10 4.41 .298
Career MAJ   330 326 1,971.0 7.28 2.75 2.65 1.17 72% 4.23 4.22 .311

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2014 Stat Review for Aaron Harang    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.83 K/BB
TERRIBLE
7.71 K/9
GOOD
4.21 BB/9
TERRIBLE
89.9 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
0.52 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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0.70 ERA
ELITE
0.82 WHIP
ELITE
2.89 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.152 BABIP
LOW
90.5% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Worst Matchups for Aaron Harang (by OPS against, min 19 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Brian McCann NY-A 23 12 2 7 1 4 0 .522 1.000 1.542
Hanley Ramirez LA 26 10 5 7 2 5 0 .385 1.000 1.429
Chase Utley PHI 22 10 1 5 3 1 1 .455 .773 1.293
David Wright NY-N 26 11 1 7 5 8 2 .423 .692 1.192
Dan Uggla ATL 27 9 2 7 7 5 0 .333 .704 1.174
Ryan Howard PHI 21 6 3 6 4 5 1 .286 .762 1.162
Lyle Overbay MIL 25 11 0 1 3 3 2 .440 .640 1.140
Mike Fontenot TB 28 9 3 8 4 3 1 .321 .679 1.073
Ryan Doumit ATL 34 11 3 4 1 6 0 .324 .676 1.019
Rafael Furcal MIA 24 10 0 5 3 3 0 .417 .542 1.006

Best Matchups for Aaron Harang (by OPS against, min 19 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Yonder Alonso SD 19 5 0 2 2 3 1 .263 .316 .634
Jimmy Rollins PHI 39 11 0 0 1 8 0 .282 .308 .608
Jayson Werth WAS 22 3 1 1 2 10 0 .136 .364 .572
Yadier Molina STL 37 8 0 1 2 5 1 .216 .270 .545
Will Venable SD 20 3 1 1 2 5 2 .150 .300 .527
Jose Bautista TOR 25 5 0 1 2 6 0 .200 .240 .526
Justin Upton ATL 26 5 0 4 1 5 0 .192 .269 .484
Pablo Sandoval SF 26 5 0 0 1 4 1 .192 .192 .415
Nate McLouth WAS 33 4 0 1 2 12 1 .121 .152 .323
Matt Holliday STL 23 2 0 1 1 7 1 .087 .087 .247

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Aaron Harang: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Harang turned in another strong start, allowing just one run on five hits with five strikeouts over six innings against the Nationals on Sunday.

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Harang gave up one earned run on two hits and four walks with nine strikeouts in six innings Tuesday, but was out-dueled by Bartolo Colon, and charged with his first loss of the season.

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Harang took a no-hitter into the seventh inning Wednesday against the Brewers. He ended up allowing two hits and one walk, while striking out three over 6.2 scoreless innings, in the win.

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Harang is scheduled to start the Braves' third game of the season and the Apr. 8 home opener against the Mets, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Harang will sign with the Braves, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.

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Harang asked for and received his release from the Indians making him a free agent, Nick Camino of WTAM 1100 reports.

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The Indians have informed Harang that he will not make the major league club, Nick Camino of Newsradio WTAM 1100 reports.

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Harang allowed a run on four hits and a walk with three strikeouts over four innings Sunday.

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2013

After posting a 3.61 ERA in 2012, Harang now has two straight seasons with 170-plus innings and a sub 3.65 ERA. His strikeout rate held steady at 6.6 K/9, but alarmingly, his walk rate climbed from 3.1 BB/9 to 4.3 BB/9 compared to 2011. He actually pitched better away from Dodger Stadium, but looking forward, fantasy owners probably can't rely on him to allow just three homers in 95.1 road innings again. Unless Harang can turn around his walk rate, an ERA spike in 2013 looks very possible.

2012

Harang enjoyed a bit of a renaissance last season, going 14-7 with a 3.64 ERA in his first year with the Padres. However, if you look closer at his peripherals, you'll still see a pitcher in decline. With a drop in strikeouts and increase in walks, Harang's 2.14 K/BB ratio was the lowest since his major league debut in 2002 and with an FIP a half-point higher, it was obvious that the defense and Petco Park's dimensions were contributors to his base improvement. Now with the Dodgers after signing a two-year deal for almost $12 million, the declining trend should continue and likely be a little more noticeable. Chavez Ravine still plays to a pitcher's favor, but it's certainly not as stifling as Petco.

2011

Harang's final season with the Reds was his worst yet, after the two previous seasons could reasonably be considered disappointing yet unlucky. The veneer of bad luck was stripped away in 2010, with his strikeout rate cratering along with a rising walk rate. Yes, his strand rate was low and his FIP ERA was lower than his actual ERA, but he was also a nibbler that got into trouble once he fell behind and had runners on base. Now in his hometown San Diego, at least Harang can get away from the ballpark that hurt him considerably, though at least in 2010 his road ERA was two runs higher than his home ERA. He's an endgame consideration, nothing more.

2010

Harang went through another snakebit season with the Reds in 2009, at one point going two-and-a-half months without a win, despite improving upon his 2008 qualitative stats (strikeout rate, walk rate, home-run rate, ERA). An emergency appendectomy in mid-August mercifully ended his season, and he's expected to be ready for the start of spring training. He's never fully recovered from the workload sequence in May of 2008 when he relieved on two days' rest and then made his next start on three days' rest. Look for him to improve on 2009's output, though fall short of his 2006-07 peak.

2009

Harang was already having an unlucky season by mid-May when he pitched four innings in relief in San Diego on two days' rest, and followed that outing by making his next start at home against the Pirates on three days' rest. From that point on, his ERA skyrocketed from 3.12 to 4.76 in six weeks, before he finally went on the DL with a forearm strain. He came back from the DL after only one rehab start and got torched in his next two outings, fully wrecking his ERA and WHIP. After the damage was done, he actually pitched pretty well down the stretch. His abilities haven't changed, only his health - assuming he reports to spring training fully healthy, expect him to bounce back in 2009.

2008

Harang once again turned in a stellar campaign, maintaining his rate stats across the board while shouldering the same heavy workload. The only significant difference between his 2006 and 2007 seasons is that Harang didn't get hurt by his home park, posting a lower ERA in the Great American Ballpark (3.41) than he did on the road (4.06). Because of his team and his ballpark, Harang is undervalued in many leagues.

2007

Harang is former assistant GM Brad Kullman's legacy to the Reds' organization. When the Reds fired Jim Bowden as their GM just before the trade deadline a few years back, Kullman was directed to dump payroll for pitching prospects, and was able to land Harang for Jose Guillen. Harang led the NL in wins, was second in the majors in strikeouts, and third in the majors in innings pitched. He had a distinct reverse home/road split (4.61 ERA and 20 homers allowed in 113.1 innings at home; 2.98 ERA and eight homers allowed in 121 innings on the road), which unfortunately probably won't change much so long as he's in Cincinnati.

2006

Harang not only secured a spot in the starting rotation for the Reds, but also was their best pitcher in 2005. The drop in walks and homers allowed despite pitching 50 more innings, all while in a hitter-friendly ballpark, were particularly impressive. The best news for the Reds is that Harang is still young enough to have some room to improve.

2005

Under the Reds' former organizational philosophy, Harang represented the typical starting pitcher that they were able to afford, before they blew that mindset out with the signing of Eric Milton. Harang represented a low-risk, low-yield approach that generally kept the team profitable, perhaps even competitive under the right circumstances, but out of the playoffs. With the team's revamping over the offseason, Harang will compete with Brandon Claussen, Luke Hudson and Josh Hancock for one of the final two spots in the rotation.

2004

Harang showed glimpses of potential after his trade to the Reds, much as he had done with the A's before. He'll likely begin the season in the rotation, and has a chance to stick there. While there might be a perception that he's been around for a while, he still has only pitched the equivalent of one full season in the majors, meaning there's room for improvement.

2003

Seven shutout innings and 10 strikeouts in his debut last May prompted a bidding war in many leagues, but it all went downhill from there. To be fair, his last outing of the season added three-quarters of a run to his ERA, and he had a 3.53 ERA before his final three appearances. The A's solid front of the rotation resulted in infrequent work for Harang, which couldn't have helped. He and Ted Lilly are expected to fill the last two spots in the Oakland rotation, though there's some competition for Harang's spot if he struggles. Spring training performance will be a huge factor in his roto value in 2003.