32-Year-Old Pitcher – Washington Nationals
2013 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Haren has been remarkably consistent throughout his career, but he struggled with a back injury last year and gave up a career-high 1.43 HR/9, finishing the season with a 4.33 ERA and 4.24 FIP in only...
Dan Haren Contract Information:
Signed a one-year, $13 million deal with the Nationals in December of 2012.
Haren did not record a decision Monday against the Phillies as he pitched six innings and allowed four runs, seven hits and three walks to go along with three strikeouts.
To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Dan Haren – simply subscribe now.
|2010 (Multiple Teams)||29||MAJ||ARI/LAA||35||35||0||235.0||245||102||31||216||54||12||12||0||0||0||3.91||1.27|
|AccuScore ROS Projections||MAJ||Subscribe now to see the 2013 Rest Of Season AccuScore projections for Dan Haren|
|2013 RotoWire Projections||MAJ||Subscribe now to see our 2013 projections for Dan Haren|
|Career (View All)||MAJ||316||300||6||1,955.3||1919||813||237||1647||408||123||105||0||–||–||3.74||1.19|
|Last 14 Days
3 Games: Avg. 5.0 IP/G
|Last 30 Days
6 Games: Avg. 5.6 IP/G
|Last 60 Days
12 Games: Avg. 5.8 IP/G
|PHI||Subscribe now to see AccuScore's projected stats for Dan Haren for today's game.|
|Next 7 Days
|–||Subscribe now to see AccuScore's projected stats for Dan Haren over the next seven days.|
Dan Haren Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
|Year||Age||Lg||Tm||G||GS||IP||K/9||BB/9||K/BB||HR/9||GB/FB Ratio||Strand %||Fastball||ERA||FIP||BABIP|
|2010 (Multiple Teams)||29||MAJ||ARI/LAA||35||35||235.0||8.27||2.07||4.00||1.19||1.07||73.5%||90.6 MPH||3.91||3.79||.324|
|2013 Projections||MAJ||Subscribe now to see our 2013 projections for Dan Haren|
2013 Stat Review for Dan Haren As compared to the top 200 starting pitchers in 2012 (min 40 in)
A collection of stats that measure different skills.
A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.
Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.
2013 Projected Stats Breakdown for Dan Haren
2013 projections compared to top pitchers in 2012.
Washington Nationals Roster
MajorsAbad, Fernando (P)
AABarrett, Aaron (P)
A+Dickson, Ian (P)
Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats (View All Matchup Data)
Worst Matchups for Dan Haren (by OPS against, min 20 AB)
Best Matchups for Dan Haren (by OPS against, min 20 AB)
Dan Haren: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Haren has had little trouble retiring American League hitters since being acquired by the Angels in a 2010 midseason trade. He posted a brilliant 2.87 ERA in 14 starts with the club that season, and a 3.17 ERA in 35 games, including 34 starts in 2011. That mark, in addition to his 16-10 record and 192 strikeouts, made him one of the best pitchers in the AL – and fantasy leagues – a season ago. With an improved offense behind him in 2012, Haren will remain a top starting pitcher option. Keep in mind, however, that his strikeout rate has slipped since he returned to the AL, as he had a 7.25 K/9IP last season.
The Angels acquired Haren from the Diamondbacks around the trade deadline last season, not just as a rental for a couple months but rather as an affordable No. 1 starter who is under team control through at least 2012. Haren struggled a bit with the Diamondbacks last season before the trade, but he did not disappoint with his new club, posting a 2.87 ERA and 75:25 K:BB ratio in 94 innings over 14 starts with the Angels. Haren still finished last season with double-digit victories and 200-plus strikeouts for the third straight year, so fantasy owners should focus more on Haren's statistics with the Angels than his overall numbers.
For the fourth straight season, Haren was one of the best pitchers in baseball during the first half of the season (129:16 K:BB ratio, 2.01 ERA in 130 IP) before suffering a noticeable regression after the All-Star break (94:22 K:BB ratio, 4.62 ERA in 99.1 IP) due in large part to a late-season spike in his home-run rate. Overall, there were still many positives including the highest strikeout rate in his big league career (8.75 K/9IP) and a career-low walk rate (1.49 BB/9IP). Haren continues to serve as one of the most durable starters in baseball and he's averaged more than 33 starts per season since 2005. That trend should continue as long as his chronic hip soreness isn't being caused by a more serious underlying ailment. With better run support, Haren's 2009 body of work would have been good enough to make him a 20-game winner, so he's a strong candidate for the National League Cy Young award if he maintains his recent form.
The D-Backs' rotation will be a major strength as long as their pocket rockets -- Haren and Brandon Webb -- remain healthy. Haren's first season in the National League was very productive, as he improved his strikeout rate (8.58 K/9IP) for the fourth straight season while dropping his home run rate (0.79 HR/9IP) and walk rate (1.67 BB/9IP). In addition to his effectiveness, Haren has proven to be an extremely durable commodity, averaging a full 34-game slate of starts over his first four years in the league. He'll command a hefty price tag on draft day, but Haren is in his prime and should be worth the investment given the minimal risk.
Haren saw his ERA drop just over a full run from his 2006 season despite nearly identical peripherals (26 more strikeouts and seven fewer homers in 2007 were the only differences). His post-break numbers tailed off badly (five wins, 4.15 ERA and 1.500 WHIP) but his K/9IP was strong as the year wore on. He struggled in September for the second straight year (43 hits, 22 K in 35.2 innings in 2006; 55 hits, 35 K in 37.1 innings in 2007), but that's nitpicking given his overall season. He's developed into a reliable fantasy ace and will be one of the top pitchers in the NL after being traded to Arizona from Oakland.
He had a nearly identical repeat of his 2005 season, though his ERA rose nearly half a run due to a few more longballs. His post-Break ERA of 4.91 is due largely to a poor September (43 hits, 23 runs and just 22 Ks in 35.2 innings). The list of pitchers compiling back-to-back 210+ inning, sub 1.22 WHIP seasons is pretty short. Mix in a top-10 performance in Ks and you've got a pretty reliable fantasy option.
Haren was just 2-7 entering June but finished the year on a 12–5 run. His splits before and after the All-Star break aren't as wide as the record would suggest, with the only real difference being a few walks. Without notable home/road or left/right splits, he's a good bet to continue success in 2006.
Haren struggled as a starter in the majors in 2004 but did enough as a starter in the Triple-A to earn a trip to the Pacific Coast League All-Star game. He was 2-2 with a 6.04 ERA as a starter for the Cardinals, including a June outing against the Cubs where he allowed 10 earned runs in three-plus innings. Better as a reliever, he was impressive in the post-season, allowing just two runs and eight hits in eighth-plus innings of work. However, he could win a job in the rotation with Oakland this spring after being traded in the Mark Mulder deal.
Rushed in 2003, Haren may need 15-30 starts at Triple-A to work on his secondary pitches. With the Cardinals adding Jason Marquis and Jeff Suppan, they should be able to give them to him. Haren projects as a No. 3 starter, and he's only someone you want in 2004 if he's a midseason call-up.
Haren dominated Low-A hitters last season with an 89/12 K/BB ratio and a 1.95 ERA in 101 2/3 IP. Then, he didn't fall off much at all at High-A, where he posted an 82/19 K/BB mark with a 3.62 ERA in 92 IP. Haren lacks a true strikeout pitch, so Double-A will be a good test for him. If he pitches well, he could find himself in the running for a rotation spot in 2004.