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Aaron Harang PPhillies

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Career Summary
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Birth Date5-9-1978
Height6' 7"
Weight260 lbs
Age40 years, 7 months, 7 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2.72014
-1.42015
2016
2017
2018
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2002 OAK MLB 16 15 78.3 5 4 0 78 45 64 7 .263 95 9.0 5.2 0.8 7.4 37% .302 .270 1.57 4.42 4.83 117 6.51 139.8 -0.8
2003 CIN 0 9 9 46.0 4 3 0 48 10 26 6 .261 101 9.4 2.0 1.2 5.1 47% .284 .244 1.26 4.25 5.28 110 5.32 111.4 0.2
2003 OAK 0 7 6 30.3 1 3 0 41 9 16 5 .266 95 12.2 2.7 1.5 4.7 35% .340 .312 1.65 5.07 5.34 109 5.37 112.6 0.1
2004 CIN MLB 28 28 161.0 10 9 0 177 53 125 26 .260 95 9.9 3.0 1.5 7.0 44% .301 .280 1.43 4.57 4.86 99 4.37 90.1 2.5
2005 CIN MLB 32 32 211.7 11 13 0 217 51 163 22 .259 106 9.2 2.2 0.9 6.9 41% .303 .251 1.27 3.63 3.83 94 4.23 90.9 3.0
2006 CIN MLB 36 35 234.3 16 11 0 242 56 216 28 .259 98 9.3 2.2 1.1 8.3 43% .312 .255 1.27 3.63 3.76 84 3.37 68.6 6.2
2007 CIN MLB 34 34 231.7 16 6 0 213 52 218 28 .256 101 8.3 2.0 1.1 8.5 43% .288 .231 1.14 3.63 3.73 82 3.00 62.0 7.0
2008 CIN MLB 30 29 184.3 6 17 0 205 50 153 35 .259 100 10.0 2.4 1.7 7.5 36% .307 .280 1.38 4.75 4.78 101 4.63 98.7 1.9
2009 CIN MLB 26 26 162.3 6 14 0 186 43 142 24 .259 95 10.3 2.4 1.3 7.9 37% .331 .276 1.41 4.09 4.21 93 3.90 83.6 3.0
2010 CIN MLB 22 20 111.7 6 7 0 139 38 82 16 .262 98 11.2 3.1 1.3 6.6 38% .338 .296 1.59 4.62 5.32 105 4.56 102.9 0.9
2011 SDN MLB 28 28 170.7 14 7 0 175 58 124 20 .259 88 9.2 3.1 1.1 6.5 43% .302 .279 1.37 4.13 3.64 105 4.27 99.4 1.6
2012 LAN MLB 31 31 179.7 10 10 0 167 85 131 14 .260 95 8.4 4.3 0.7 6.6 41% .277 .271 1.40 4.17 3.61 111 5.62 128.9 -1.0
2013 NYN 0 4 4 23.0 0 1 0 20 12 26 5 .256 95 7.8 4.7 2.0 10.2 31% .268 .302 1.39 5.28 3.52 109 4.25 101.7 0.2
2013 SEA 0 22 22 120.3 5 11 0 133 28 87 21 .271 93 9.9 2.1 1.6 6.5 38% .291 .302 1.34 4.72 5.76 116 5.79 138.7 -1.2
2014 ATL MLB 33 33 204.3 12 12 0 215 71 161 15 .258 94 9.5 3.1 0.7 7.1 42% .318 .276 1.40 3.53 3.57 105 3.76 92.2 2.7
2015 PHI MLB 29 29 172.3 6 15 0 189 51 108 26 .259 100 9.9 2.7 1.4 5.6 39% .293 .283 1.39 4.86 4.86 117 5.76 134.5 -1.4
2003 TOT MLB 16 15 76.3 5 6 0 89 19 42 11 .263 99 10.5 2.2 1.3 5.0 42% .307 .272 1.41 4.58 5.31 110 5.34 111.9 0.3
2013 TOT MLB 26 26 143.3 5 12 0 153 40 113 26 .269 93 9.6 2.5 1.6 7.1 37% .288 .302 1.35 4.81 5.40 115 5.54 132.8 -1.0
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Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
1999 PUL Rk 16 10 78.3 9 2 1 64 17 87 5 .000 7.4 2.0 0.6 10.0 0% -.536 .000 1.03 3.54 2.30 0 0.00 0.0
2000 PCH A+ 28 27 157.0 13 5 0 128 50 136 10 .000 7.3 2.9 0.6 7.8 0% -.602 .000 1.13 3.44 3.32 0 0.00 0.0
2001 MID AA 27 27 150.0 10 8 0 173 37 112 9 .000 10.4 2.2 0.5 6.7 0% -1.031 .000 1.40 3.56 4.14 0 0.00 0.0
2001 Pho Wnt 8 7 33.3 2 5 0 53 4 25 4 .000 14.3 1.1 1.1 6.8 0% -1.485 .000 1.71 4.75 5.41 0 0.00 0.0
2002 OAK MLB 16 15 78.3 5 4 0 78 45 64 7 .263 95 9.0 5.2 0.8 7.4 37% .302 .270 1.57 4.42 4.83 117 6.51 139.8
2002 MID AA 3 3 16.7 2 0 0 12 7 21 0 .000 6.5 3.8 0.0 11.3 0% .343 .000 1.14 2.35 1.08 0 0.00 0.0
2002 SAC AAA 8 8 38.7 3 3 0 41 9 39 1 .000 9.5 2.1 0.2 9.1 0% .351 .000 1.29 2.62 3.26 0 0.00 0.0
2003 CIN MLB 9 9 46.0 4 3 0 48 10 26 6 .261 101 9.4 2.0 1.2 5.1 47% .284 .244 1.26 4.25 5.28 110 5.32 111.4
2003 OAK MLB 7 6 30.3 1 3 0 41 9 16 5 .266 95 12.2 2.7 1.5 4.7 35% .340 .312 1.65 5.07 5.34 109 5.37 112.6
2003 LOU AAA 1 1 3.0 0 1 0 5 2 4 1 .000 15.0 6.0 3.0 12.0 0% .444 .000 2.33 6.95 15.00 0 0.00 0.0
2003 SAC AAA 12 12 69.7 8 2 0 62 17 60 5 .000 8.0 2.2 0.6 7.7 0% .284 .000 1.13 3.41 2.71 0 0.00 0.0
2004 CIN MLB 28 28 161.0 10 9 0 177 53 125 26 .260 95 9.9 3.0 1.5 7.0 44% .301 .280 1.43 4.57 4.86 99 4.37 90.1
2004 LOU AAA 1 1 3.0 0 1 0 9 3 3 1 .000 27.0 9.0 3.0 9.0 0% .615 .000 4.00 9.59 12.00 0 0.00 0.0
2005 CIN MLB 32 32 211.7 11 13 0 217 51 163 22 .259 106 9.2 2.2 0.9 6.9 41% .303 .251 1.27 3.63 3.83 94 4.23 90.9
2006 CIN MLB 36 35 234.3 16 11 0 242 56 216 28 .259 98 9.3 2.2 1.1 8.3 43% .312 .255 1.27 3.63 3.76 84 3.37 68.6
2007 CIN MLB 34 34 231.7 16 6 0 213 52 218 28 .256 101 8.3 2.0 1.1 8.5 43% .288 .231 1.14 3.63 3.73 82 3.00 62.0
2008 CIN MLB 30 29 184.3 6 17 0 205 50 153 35 .259 100 10.0 2.4 1.7 7.5 36% .307 .280 1.38 4.75 4.78 101 4.63 98.7
2008 LOU AAA 1 1 6.0 1 0 0 5 0 6 0 .270 100 7.5 0.0 0.0 9.0 40% .333 .142 0.83 1.31 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2009 CIN MLB 26 26 162.3 6 14 0 186 43 142 24 .259 95 10.3 2.4 1.3 7.9 37% .331 .276 1.41 4.09 4.21 93 3.90 83.6
2010 CIN MLB 22 20 111.7 6 7 0 139 38 82 16 .262 98 11.2 3.1 1.3 6.6 38% .338 .296 1.59 4.62 5.32 105 4.56 102.9
2010 LOU AAA 2 2 11.0 0 2 0 14 2 10 1 .249 105 11.5 1.6 0.8 8.2 38% .361 .287 1.45 3.47 9.00 0 0.00 0.0
2011 SDN MLB 28 28 170.7 14 7 0 175 58 124 20 .259 88 9.2 3.1 1.1 6.5 43% .302 .279 1.37 4.13 3.64 105 4.27 99.4
2011 LEL A+ 1 1 4.0 0 1 0 5 1 7 0 .290 96 11.3 2.3 0.0 15.8 67% .556 .250 1.50 1.19 6.75 0 0.00 0.0
2012 LAN MLB 31 31 179.7 10 10 0 167 85 131 14 .260 95 8.4 4.3 0.7 6.6 41% .277 .271 1.40 4.17 3.61 111 5.62 128.9
2013 NYN MLB 4 4 23.0 0 1 0 20 12 26 5 .256 95 7.8 4.7 2.0 10.2 31% .268 .302 1.39 5.28 3.52 109 4.25 101.7
2013 SEA MLB 22 22 120.3 5 11 0 133 28 87 21 .271 93 9.9 2.1 1.6 6.5 38% .291 .302 1.34 4.72 5.76 116 5.79 138.7
2013 LVG AAA 1 0 4.0 0 0 0 7 1 5 1 .269 120 15.8 2.3 2.3 11.3 46% .500 .300 2.00 5.06 4.50 0 0.00 0.0
2014 ATL MLB 33 33 204.3 12 12 0 215 71 161 15 .258 94 9.5 3.1 0.7 7.1 42% .318 .276 1.40 3.53 3.57 105 3.76 92.2
2015 PHI MLB 29 29 172.3 6 15 0 189 51 108 26 .259 100 9.9 2.7 1.4 5.6 39% .293 .283 1.39 4.86 4.86 117 5.76 134.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 2923 0.5087 0.4694 0.8054 0.6335 0.2994 0.8471 0.7140 0.1946
2009 2500 0.4924 0.4756 0.8007 0.6523 0.3042 0.8555 0.6865 0.1993
2010 2044 0.4711 0.4457 0.8035 0.6303 0.2812 0.8682 0.6743 0.1965
2011 2724 0.5007 0.4802 0.8073 0.6430 0.3169 0.8780 0.6636 0.1927
2012 3058 0.4791 0.4392 0.8034 0.6287 0.2649 0.8491 0.7038 0.1966
2013 2381 0.4935 0.4780 0.8199 0.6604 0.3002 0.8840 0.6823 0.1801
2014 3364 0.5184 0.4602 0.8056 0.6175 0.2907 0.8765 0.6433 0.1944
2015 2827 0.4924 0.4726 0.8271 0.6645 0.2864 0.8908 0.6837 0.1729
Career218210.49590.46490.80910.64040.29270.86840.68110.1909

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-05-08 2013-05-21 DTD 13 11 - Low Back Stiffness - -
2012-04-25 2012-04-30 DTD 5 4 Left Foot Contusion Foul Ball - -
2011-06-10 2011-07-09 15-DL 29 26 Right Foot Stress Fracture 3rd Metatarsal -
2010-10-04 2010-10-04 DTD 0 0 Right Fingers Blister -
2010-09-15 2010-09-22 DTD 7 7 Right Ankle Contusion Batted Ball -
2010-07-01 2010-08-31 15-DL 61 52 Low Back Strain -
2009-08-21 2009-10-05 15-DL 45 42 General Medical Surgery Appendix 2009-08-22
2008-07-09 2008-08-10 15-DL 32 27 Right Forearm Strain -
2007-07-29 2007-08-06 DTD 8 6 Low Back Soreness -
2006-03-09 2006-03-14 Camp 5 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2005-05-21 2005-05-30 DTD 9 9 General Medical Illness -
2004-06-02 2004-06-26 15-DL 24 21 Right Elbow Sprain -
2003-09-06 2003-09-16 DTD 10 10 Low Back Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 PHI $5,000,000
2014 ATL $1,000,000
2013 LAN $7,000,000
2012 LAN $3,000,000
2011 SDN $3,500,000
2010 CIN $12,500,000
2009 CIN $11,000,000
2008 CIN $6,750,000
2007 CIN $4,250,000
2006 CIN $2,350,000
2005 CIN $440,000
2004 CIN $360,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
12 yrPrevious$57,150,000
12 yrTotal$57,150,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
13 y 61 dACES1 year/$5M (2015)

Details
  • 1 year/$5M (2015). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 1/5/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 2/15/14 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1M in majors. May opt out of contract if not on Major League roster 3/24/14. Released by Cleveland 3/23/14. Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 3/24/14. Performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 10, 15, 20, 25 starts. $0.25M each for 30, 35, 40, 45 relief appearances.
  • 2 years/$12M (2012-13), plus 2014 mutual option. Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/8/11. 12:$3M, 13:$7M, 14: mutual option between $7M and $8M ($2M buyout). 2014 option valued at $7M with 360 IP in 2012-13, including 175 IP in 2013. Option at $7.5M with 380 IP in 2012-13, including 180 IP in 2013. Option at $8M with 400 or more IP in 2012-13. Acquired by Colorado in trade from LA Dodgers 4/6/13, with Dodgers paying $4.25M to Colorado in the deal. Acquired by Seattle in trade from Colorado 4/11/13, with Mariners paying $1.5M of 2013 salary. DFA by Seattle 8/26/13. Released 8/30/13. Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 9/2/13 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by NY Mets 9/9/13.
  • 1 year/$4M (2011), plus 2012 mutual option. Signed by San Diego as a free agent 12/6/10. 11:$3.5M, 12:$5M mutual option, $0.5M buyout. San Diego declined 2012 option 10/31/11.
  • 4 years/$36.5M (2007-10), plus 2011 club option. Signed extension with Cincinnati 2/07 (avoided arbitration, $5.5M-$4.25M). 07:$4.25M, 08:$6.75M, 09:$11M, 10:$12.5M, 11:$12.75M, $2M buyout. 2011 option increases to $13M with 210 IP in 2010. If traded, 2011 option becomes $14M mutual option ($2.5M buyout).
  • 1 year/$2.35M (2006). Re-signed by Cincinnati 1/06 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.44M (2005). Re-signed by Cincinnati 2/05.
  • 1 year/$0.36M (2004). Re-signed by Cincinnati 2/04.
  • Acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Oakland 7/03.
  • Acquired by Oakland in trade from Texas 12/00.
  • Drafted by Texas 1999 (6-195) (San Diego State).

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DateQuestionAnswer
2016-08-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Jim, first time long time. With Aaron Harang out of The Show for what seems like for good, what do you think his lasting legacy is? I certainly miss the big fella.
(Kyle from Milwaukee)
The soul patch thing he sported throughout his career and the omnipresent, subtle look of profound sadness in his eyes. (J.P. Breen)
2015-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)You are the president of baseball ops and have 5m to spend. Where do you see the biggest bang for your buck? Pay all your minor league players a living wage so they can eat real food, sign Aaron Harang, buy a few Crays, or have a bobblehead night for your radio only announcer? For the life of me I can't figure out why the relative paltry sum isn't invested in minor league pay to help them focus on baseball instead of, you know, surviving.
(brentdaily from colorado)
I'd invest in tracking systems (installed and portable), nutrition (MiLB and MLB) and I could use a new flat screen TV, too. (Harry Pavlidis)
2015-06-02 18:00:00 (link to chat)Reading about MiLB players and some of the odd jobs they take in the off-season it struck me that there is an incredible risk of injury in most (e.g. construction). Given the game is awash in money why is it that teams aren't throwing an extra $25k per player (on average) in the minors in order to allow them to eat better, work out, and not operate heavy machinery? In the end it's an extra $5M that would go much further than signing Aaron Harang. What am I missing?
(sir nerdlington from the nerd box)
You'll have to ask the owners this because I never understood why they'd let their million dollar investments eat like trash. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-05-15 20:00:00 (link to chat)How much more of a leash does Aaron Harang have? What would you do with Harang in a 10-team dynasty League?
(Dave from Canada)
Don't keep Aaron Harang on a leash. People will stare. (Bret Sayre)
2014-04-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)Help! My AL-only team has six players on the DL (Parker, Fister, Willingham, Profar, Izturis, and Pryor), two others nursing hammys (Hardy, Eaton), and a reliever sent down to AAA (Feliz). I can't convince anyone to part with an extra infielder for picks, so I'm stuck relying on the supplemental draft this week. Two picks. I plan on taking an IF and pitcher. Is Yangervis Solarte for real? Should I take him? The alternatives are Roberts, Goins, Flaherty, Sogard, and Wilson. How about Betances? Or should I go for a more stolid Colby Lewis, Aaron Harang or Chris Capuano?
(touchstoneQu from Erie, PA)
The best part about Scoresheet is that you don't have to answer the question of whether Yangervis Solarte is for real. When looking for playing time, your more pressing concern is whether the Yankees think he's for real, and that's likely been answered in the affirmative. We discussed this in the pod, but Solarte should be good for a little pop and some flexibility at both second and third. Sogard would be next, but maybe we just want to overturn that #FaceofMLB fiasco. As for pitchers, stolidness rules the day. We lean towards Lewis or the surprisingly resilient Harang. Betances is enticing, but if you're in the hunt, you can probably get top shelf relief from a non-contender later in the season. (Scoresheet Chat with Ben, Jared, and Ian)
2014-04-03 19:30:00 (link to chat)Is Aaron Harang worth picking up?
(Lona Misa from The Projects)
Depends on league depth. Inside of 18-20+ team leagues, I can't imagine so. Let's see more before deciding. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Erasmo Ramirez... seemed like your boy, but can't beat out Blake Beaven or Aaron Harang for a rotation spot. Droppable? If hes as hurt as claimed, might he be passed by Hultzen or Walker for the second half
(Hugh Jazz from Backside, LA)
Well ya kinda answered the question there. It wasn't that he couldn't beat those guys out, rather that he was hurt. He hasn't pitched yet. Reserve roster AL-only or deep mixed, hang on; otherwise go ahead & move on. (Paul Sporer)
2013-04-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Aaron Harang in Seattle worth a flier pickup?
(TobyL from Victorville)
I think the Mariners should have moved their fences out instead of in. Out to like Vancouver. Maybe some visa issues with that but as close as possible. Then sure, grab Harang, grab Kazmir, grab anyone the Orioles are releasing that week, and go to town! (Matthew Kory)
2013-03-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Daniel, thanks for the chat. As the rumor guru, what is the biggest deal you think might happen before opening day? Conversely, what is the deal you would most like to see happen?
(LoyalRoyal from Tourney town)
I don't think we'll get any blockbusters over the next 10 days, but I could see the Cubs finding a taker for Carlos Marmol or the Dodgers unloading Ted Lilly or Aaron Harang. I would like to see the Rangers find a way to trade for an established starter, given that they have the prospect depth to do it, but I'm not sure that either Harang or Lilly would offer a material upgrade over their internal options. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-02-23 11:00:00 (link to chat)Where do you fall on the fence debate concerning Petco Park and do you think the Padres have done an adequate job in utilizing the park's spaciousness as an advantage?
(Venzor from North Park)
You could say I'm [removes shades] on the fence. But seriously, I think the team should be extremely careful in modifying the dimensions. The law of unintended consequences can be a cruel mistress. As for utilizing the park to their advantage, the Padres have been hit or miss. Having athletic outfielders like Maybin and Venable is good. Right-handed power hitters are useful if they aren't Ryan Ludwick. And the team has done a good job bringing in pitchers (Kevin Correia, Jon Garland, Aaron Harang) who look better than they are thanks to the park. Volquez could be another one of those. (Geoff Young)
2011-09-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Both small in stature, large in talent. Who do you like more? Martin Perez pitching at the Ballpark in Arlington or Robbie Erlin pitching at Petco?
(Trey from Frisco TX)
Perez is probably still the better pitcher, though his prospect luster is a little less, well, lustrous these days than it has been in the past. From an un-park-adjusted perspective, though (read: fantasy), I like Erlin better. A talented flyball guy pitching in the park that made Aaron Harang fantasy-relevant again? Yes, please. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-08-20 15:30:00 (link to chat)Any chance the Reds' AAA affiliate could beat the Pirates in a 7 game series? They're trotting out a lineup of Dave Sappelt, Chris Valaika, Yonder Alonso, Todd Frazier, Juan Francisco, Danny Dorn, and Devin Mesoraco, with Sam LeCure, Matt Maloney, Aaron Harang, and Aroldis Chapman among their pitchers.
(Joe from Cincy)
I was going to rip you and talk about how massive the different is between Triple-A and the big leagues is, but they might have a chance. I'll still favor the Pirates though. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-04-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will Aaron Harang turn it around and who would Chapman replace if the Red's call him up?
(Denverbengal from Denver)
I don't think so and probably Leake if he continues to struggle with his control. Dusty Baker hates walks in all their forms. (Will Carroll)
2010-03-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can Aaron Harang produce anything close to his 06'-07' value this year?
(Ken from Pittsburgh)
I think that ship has sailed. He was doing well last year, outside of his record. More of that is in the cards. (Marc Normandin)
2009-10-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)I claim the Indians must add a league-average or better starter or 2010 will be a completely wasted season: what would it take to talk Capt. Walt out of Aaron Harang? Failing that, who could Cleveland reasonably target? A Westbrook, Laffey, Carmona, Huff, Sowers/Masterson rotation depends far too much on unrealistic hope.
(buffum from Austin TX)
The Reds think they're in it next year, so I'd go elsewhere for your shopping needs. As is, I think you're already stuck with 'unrealistic hope' being the defining theme of this winter for the Indians. Not that they need to blast down to bedrock, but next year's more likely to be about seeing if you can sneak into third place ahead of whichever one of the Sox, Twins, and Tigers falls down. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-10-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)What would it take to get Aaron Harang from the Reds? I'm wondering if their desire to shed salary and his misleading numbers might make them likely to unload him. Their catchers and shortstop were horrific this season: could the Indians craft a package with Kelly Shoppach, Jhonny Peralta, and a pitching prospect not named Hector or Nick, or would the Reds be looking for a pure prospect package?
(buffum from Austin TX)
Do they have a desire to shed salary? They're not paying that many people as is. I can't see your offer getting it done, even granting your premise. That's a terrible deal. You'd have to do it with real prospects. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-01-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Aaron Harang - what do you see being the reason for his struggles in '08, and will he be past them in '09?
(ericmilburn from San Francisco)
Overwork. Ask Dusty. (Will Carroll)
2008-11-24 15:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Micah Owings? Can he get back to the pitcher he was in 2007? As a Reds fan, I like him. His minor league numbers compare favorably to Aaron Harang's.
(Brandon from Charleston)
Harang is an interesting comp, because he struggled through his first couple of seasons and didn't break through until his age-27 season in 2005. With Owings, however, there just isn't all that much data to go on--he only threw 200 innings in the minors (Harang threw over 500). I'm not all that high on Owings, and you have to be concerned about the shoulder issues, but I think he can be a solid No. 4 starter. With his bat, that has a good deal of value. (Caleb Peiffer)
2008-11-03 13:30:00 (link to chat)Do you expect Aaron Harang to return to his normal 2005-2007 form next season?
(smitty25039 from Charleston)
As much as I wish I could be optimistic because Harang's fun to watch when he's on, the Gap's no friend to pitching, and playing for Dusty Baker hardly helps matters any. (Christina Kahrl)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableHappy Opening Day. I got onto MLB.tv just in time to see Albert Pujols launch a solo homer off Aaron Harang in Cincy. If that doesn't say BASEBALL IS HERE I don't know what will. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-06-09 14:30:002009 Draft Coverage"Jason (DC): Assuming he gets healthy, how does Gibson compare to Aaron Harang?"

Completely different type of body, is what jumps out to me. Gibson is tall and skinny, and very projectable. Harang is well ... not skinny. I would think Gibson's slider should be better, and Gibson should be a bit less of a flyball pitcher. I gotta think there's a better comparison available. (Bryan Smith)
 

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