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Joel Hanrahan

32-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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Hanrahan entered the 2013 season as Boston's closer, but succumbed to a hamstring injury early, lost the job to Andrew Bailey, and then suffered an arm injury that led to season-ending Tommy John surg...

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Elbow     EST. RETURN:  4/1/2014
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 245   DOB: 10/6/1981
BORN: Des Moines, IA   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Joel Hanrahan Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $7.04 million contract with the Red Sox in January of 2013, avoiding arbitration.

April 17, 2014  –  Joel Hanrahan News

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Hanrahan (elbow) likely won't be ready to pitch in games until June, but more than a dozen teams attended his workout Thursday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Joel Hanrahan 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 22 AAA LAS 26 23 0 124.3 131 68 22 100 79 8 7 0 4.92 1.69
2005 23 AA JAC 23 21 0 111.7 118 61 17 102 55 9 8 0 4.92 1.55
2006 24 AA JAC 12 12 0 69.3 50 20 4 69 39 7 2 0 2.60 1.28
2006 24 AAA LAS 20 14 0 74.3 70 37 7 46 39 4 3 0 4.48 1.47
2007 25 AAA COL 15 15 0 75.3 65 31 10 71 36 5 4 0 3.70 1.34
2007 25 MAJ WAS 12 11 0 51.0 59 34 9 43 38 5 3 0 6.00 1.90
2008 26 MAJ WAS 69 0 0 84.3 73 37 9 93 43 6 3 9 3.95 1.38
2009 27 MAJ PIT 33 0 0 31.3 23 6 0 37 20 0 1 0 1.72 1.37
2009 27 MAJ WAS 34 0 0 32.7 50 28 3 35 14 1 3 5 7.71 1.96
2009  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ PIT/WAS 67 0 0 64.0 73 34 3 72 34 1 4 5 4.78 1.67
2010 28 A+ Bra 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2010 28 MAJ PIT 72 0 0 69.7 58 28 6 100 26 4 1 6 4 18 3.62 1.21
2011 29 MAJ PIT 70 0 0 68.7 56 14 1 61 16 1 4 40 4 0 1.83 1.05
2012 30 MAJ PIT 63 0 0 59.7 40 18 8 67 36 5 2 36 4 0 2.72 1.27
2013 31 AAA Paw 2 0 0 2.0 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 9.00 1.50
2013 31 MAJ BOS 9 0 0 7.3 10 8 4 5 6 0 1 4 2 0 9.82 2.18
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Joel Hanrahan
3-Year Averages MAJ   47 0 0 45.2 35 13 4 44 19 2 2 26 3 0 2.59 1.19
Career  (View All) MAJ   362 11 0 404.7 369 173 40 441 199 22 18 100 3.85 1.40

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Joel Hanrahan Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201321534001.235
2012124421614204.135
201112332922601.195

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201316036103.462
2012130252026514.236
201115129734500.241

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20132.301135427.004.71
201233.04119321531.641.06
201139.71420321402.501.29

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20135.00032101.801.00
201226.71117352154.051.54
201129.0002029210.930.72
Joel Hanrahan 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 22 AAA LAS 26 23 124.3 7.24 5.72 1.27 1.59 75.5% 4.92 5.97 .303
2005 23 AA JAC 23 21 111.7 8.22 4.43 1.85 1.37 71.8% 4.92 4.86 .322
2006 24 AA JAC 12 12 69.3 8.96 5.06 1.77 0.52 81.2% 2.60 3.78 .267
2006 24 AAA LAS 20 14 74.3 5.57 4.72 1.18 0.85 70.6% 4.48 4.88 .278
2007 25 AAA COL 15 15 75.3 8.48 4.30 1.97 1.19 76.9% 3.70 4.63 .280
2007 25 MAJ WAS 12 11 51.0 7.59 6.71 1.13 1.59 0.60 71.6% 6.00 6.12 .332
2008 26 MAJ WAS 69 0 84.3 9.92 4.59 2.16 0.96 0.90 73.8% 95.2 MPH 3.95 3.96 .306
2009 27 MAJ PIT 33 0 31.3 10.63 5.74 1.85 0.00 0.76 86% 94.3 MPH 1.72 2.82 .309
2009 27 MAJ WAS 34 0 32.7 9.64 3.86 2.50 0.83 0.76 59% 94.3 MPH 7.71 3.58 .451
2009  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ PIT/WAS 67 0 64.0 10.13 4.78 2.12 0.42 0.76 70.2% 94.3 MPH 4.78 3.21 .392
2010 28 A+ Bra 2 0 2.0 13.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 .20 .000
2010 28 MAJ PIT 72 0 69.7 12.92 3.36 3.85 0.78 1.08 71.8% 96.0 MPH 3.62 2.74 .350
2011 29 MAJ PIT 70 0 68.7 8.00 2.10 3.81 0.13 1.77 81.7% 97.1 MPH 1.83 2.36 .293
2012 30 MAJ PIT 63 0 59.7 10.11 5.43 1.86 1.21 0.83 85.3% 95.9 MPH 2.72 4.56 .240
2013 31 AAA Paw 2 0 2.0 4.50 4.50 1.00 4.50 50% 9.00 10.20 .177
2013 31 MAJ BOS 9 0 7.3 6.14 7.36 0.83 4.91 0.64 66.7% 96.6 MPH 9.82 11.38 .277
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Joel Hanrahan
3-Year Averages MAJ   47 0 45.2 8.76 3.78 2.32 0.80 82% 2.59 3.66 .271
Career MAJ   362 11 404.7 9.81 4.43 2.22 0.89 74.8% 3.85 3.83 .320

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Joel Hanrahan (by OPS against, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Adam Jones BAL 5 4 1 3 0 1 0 .800 1.400 2.200
Cody Ross AZ 7 4 2 2 1 1 0 .571 1.571 2.196
Carlos Ruiz PHI 7 3 1 3 4 0 0 .429 1.000 1.636
Ian Desmond WAS 5 3 0 0 0 2 0 .600 1.000 1.600
Ryan Ludwick CIN 6 2 1 1 1 0 0 .333 1.000 1.500
Yunel Escobar TB 7 4 0 1 1 0 0 .571 .714 1.339
David Wright NY-N 15 6 1 8 2 3 0 .400 .867 1.337
Raul Ibanez ANA 7 2 1 4 2 2 0 .286 .857 1.302
Adam LaRoche WAS 5 1 1 2 3 2 0 .200 .800 1.300
Chris Heisey CIN 10 4 1 2 1 3 0 .400 .800 1.255

Best Matchups for Joel Hanrahan (by OPS against, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Ryan Howard PHI 12 1 0 0 1 8 0 .083 .083 .237
Brian McCann NY-A 7 0 0 0 2 2 1 .000 .000 .222
Jose Reyes TOR 13 1 0 0 1 6 1 .077 .077 .220
Geovany Soto TEX 6 0 0 0 1 3 0 .000 .000 .143
Michael Bourn CLE 6 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .000 .143
Martin Prado AZ 8 0 0 0 1 4 0 .000 .000 .111
Emilio Bonifacio CHI-N 10 0 0 0 1 5 0 .000 .000 .091
Drew Stubbs COL 11 0 0 1 1 3 0 .000 .000 .083
Alcides Escobar KC 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Kemp LA 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000

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Joel Hanrahan: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hanrahan (elbow), who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, will hold a showcase for MLB teams next week, Baseball America's Jerry Crasnick reports.

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Hanrahan (elbow), who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, has had his fastball clocked between 90-92 mph in recent workouts, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

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Hanrahan (elbow) has been throwing at 75 percent every other day, and he will likely be ready to pitch at some point in April or May, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports.

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Hanrahan (forearm) hopes to audition for teams in March, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports.

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Hanrahan (elbow) is expected to start throwing off a mound in mid-December and be fully ready to return in late March, the New York Post's Joel Sherman reports.

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Hanrahan (forearm) checked in with Boston's medical staff Tuesday, the Boston Herald reports.

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Hanrahan underwent successful Tommy John surgery and also had his flexor tendon repaired Thursday, the official twitter account of MLB reports.

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Hanrahan's flexor muscle has torn off the bone, and he will undergo season-ending surgery to repair it, Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2013

In a league where closers seem to come and go overnight, Hanrahan has proven rock-solid the last two seasons. After compiling 40 saves to go along with a 1.83 ERA and 1.05 WHIP in 2011, the hard-throwing righty saved 36 games with an earned-run average of 2.72 and WHIP of 1.27 last year. Hanrahan fell off in August and September, posting a 3.93 ERA and five saves in 20 games, but a team slump torpedoed Pittsburgh's season -- Hanrahan was not hurt. Traded to Boston in December, Hanrahan is expected to take over the closer's role in Boston, but greater expectations and a handful of viable replacements in the Red Sox's bullpen will almost certainly lessen his margin for error.

2012

Hanrahan entered 2011 in competition with Evan Meek for the closer's job and then saved 14 games in 14 tries before June 1. He stayed hot throughout summer - earning his first All-Star nod - and finished with 40 saves. Hanrahan boosted his average fastball speed to a career-high 97.1 mph and gave up just one homer in 70 games (68.2 innings). From Aug. 16 to season's end, however, the closer struggled with his control and registered a 4.70 ERA in his last 18 outings. Hanrahan remains affordable for the budget-conscious Bucs with two more years of arbitration, but general manager Neal Huntington hasn't been afraid to trade players for the right price.

2011

Hanrahan actually led the entire Pittsburgh pitching staff with 100 strikeouts (in 69.2 IP) in 2010. Trust in his fastball led to a fine season that included 18 holds, six saves and a 3.62 ERA. Following the trade of closer Octavio Dotel, Hanrahan battled Evan Meek for saves and pitched well enough to be considered the frontrunner for saves in 2011. Manager Clint Hurdle has stated his preference to go with one closer instead of a committee. As a result, fantasy owners should know during spring training who will be closing for the Pirates come Opening Day.

2010

Hanrahan offers hope to a bullpen that struggled mightily in 2009. Acquired from the Nationals at the end of June, Hanrahan compiled a 1.72 ERA in 31.1 innings for the Bucs. He kept opponents scoreless in 28 of his last 30 outings and gave up just one earned run in his final 21.2 frames. Hanrahan lost the closer's job last year with the Nats and his inconsistent past makes him a risky fantasy choice as anything more than a late-round pickup. After the Pirates decided to give Matt Capps away for nothing by non-tendering him in December, Hanrahan will likely get another opportunity to show he's ready to close. Watch him closely in spring training.

2009

Hanrahan adjusted nicely to the bullpen, so much so that he took over closer duties late in the season after everyone ahead of him in the pecking order had broken down, washed out or been traded away. His shaky control will keep him from being an elite saves option, but his fastball is still impressive and every manager loves a closer who can bring heat. Barring injury, his job should be safe.

2008

The former Dodgers prospect finally got to the big leagues with the Nationals, but struggled badly in 11 starts. His fastball has never regained the life it had prior to his 2003 shoulder problems, making it tough for him to keep the ball in the park. If he can sharpen his control his breaking pitches are good enough for him to carve out some success in the majors. At this point though, he's a lottery ticket at best.

2006

Hanrahan has regressed the last two seasons, first seeing his K/BB ratio deteriorate at Triple-A Las Vegas in 2004 before taking a step back down to Double-A last year. A tired shoulder marred his 2004 season and from all appearances hasn't fully improved. He's yet another data point toward the theory that pitching prospects are best used as trade bait.

2005

Hanrahan was shut down with a tired shoulder in September 2004, although the move was considered precautionary. He walked way too many last season and should return to Triple-A to continue working on his command. He projects as a back of the rotation starter and could see time in LA in 2005 if injuries strike.

2004

Less heralded than Dodger farmhands Edwin Jackson and Greg Miller, Hanrahan is actually the most developed of the three. His upside might not be as high, but Hanrahan could be in line for a long relief job as soon as this year.

2003

Threw two no-hitters at A Vero Beach in 2002 at the age of 20. Makes the critical leap to AA in 2003 but projects as a middle rotation major leaguer. Another in a fine young class of Dodger hurlers.