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Aaron Harang | Starting Pitcher

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (36) / 5/9/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 261
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: San Diego State
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Phillies signed RHP Aaron Harang to a one-year, $5 million contract.
Harang could also take home more loot based on performance-based incentives. Avoid the 36-year-old in mixed leagues, and let somebody else have him in NL-only formats unless the price is inconsequential to your budget. Harang's surface-level numbers with the Braves in 2014 -- a 12-12 record, 3.57 ERA and 161 strikeouts across 204 1/3 innings -- were fine, but his never-great arsenal continues to diminish and he walked 71 and posted a 1.40 WHIP last season. That combination is a fire juggle, making Harang no sure thing to finish the season in Philly's rotation. Jan 5 - 5:29 PM

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Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Phillies have signed free agent starter Aaron Harang.

It's a one-year, $5 million deal. There are also some performance-based incentives. Harang posted a nice-looking 3.57 ERA in 204 1/3 innings last season for the Braves, though that came with 71 walks and a not-so-nice 1.40 WHIP. The 36-year-old right-hander probably won't hold much fantasy value in 2015 on a rebuilding Phillies team.
Jan 5 - 12:50 PM

Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that the Phillies are "poking around" on free agent right-hander Aaron Harang.

Salisbury writes that the Phillies have been looking for a short-term fit and Harang could fit the bill after posting a 3.57 ERA and 161/71 K/BB ratio over 204 1/3 innings with the Braves in 2014. The 36-year-old is unlikely to deliver a repeat, but he might only require a one-year deal.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 01:55:00 PM

MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports that the Rockies are showing interest in Aaron Harang, Kevin Correia and Kyle Kendrick.

Their interest in Correia and Kendrick had already been reported, but Harang's name is new. Harding also lists the Rockies as having interest in Josh Johnson, but he's reportedly close to re-signing with the Padres. Harang had a solid season for the Braves in 2014, posting a 3.57 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, and 161/71 K/BB ratio in 204 1/3 innings. However, he's a flyball pitcher who would probably be a terrible fit at Coors Field.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 07:34:00 PM

Aaron Harang limited the Phillies to two earned runs over 6 2/3 innings Saturday in the Braves' 4-2 win.

Harang gave up eight hits and walked two batters, but he was able to prevent the Phillies from inflicting serious damage. The veteran right-hander will finish the 2014 season with a 12-12 record, 3.57 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, and 161/71 K/BB ratio in 204 1/3 innings. He will be a free agent this winter.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 10:23:00 PM

Aaron Harang evened out at 11-11 with a loss to the Braves on Tuesday, allowing two runs over seven innings.

Harang was matching Tanner Roark, as each blanked the opposition over five innings. But Harang surrendered a two-run home run to Ian Desmond in the sixth that proved to be the deciding factor in the game. Overall, the right-hander yielded five hits, walked two, and struck out eight. He'll take a 3.68 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, and a 149/67 K/BB ratio into Monday's home start against the Pirates.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 09:57:00 PM

Aaron Harang dominated the Nationals Wednesday, striking out nine while allowing only an unearned run in the Braves' 6-2 win.

Harang gave up six hits, all singles, without walking a batter. It was a reversion to his early season form for Harang, who had lost three straight decisions coming into the game. The win moved him back above the .500 mark at 11-10, and he owns a 3.72 ERA through 30 starts. He's got a rematch with the Nationals on deck next week.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 07:28:00 PM

Aaron Harang was blasted in a losing effort against the Marlins on Friday, surrendering six runs on 10 hits over just 3 2/3 innings.

Harang struck out three and walked one in the abbreviated outing. The Marlins jumped on him early an often in this one, pushing a pair of runs across in the first, third and fourth innings before eventually chasing him. After a strong start to the season, Harang has regressed in a big way and now owns a 3.87 ERA and 1.45 WHIP over his 176 2/3 innings on the season. He'll look to turn things around when he does battle against the Nationals in Washington on Wednesday.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 10:42:00 PM

Aaron Harang was touched up for four runs on eight hits and two walks over 5 1/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Reds.

He needed 111 pitches to cover the 5 1/3 frames versus his former team. Harang has managed to remain mostly effective much longer than most anticipated, but he's now seen his ERA rise from 3.31 to 3.80 over his last three outings. He'll try to bounce back next weekend against the Marlins.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 04:33:00 PM

Aaron Harang pitched 8 1/3 innings of three-run ball to beat the Pirates on Tuesday.

Harang was given the chance to go for his first complete game of the year with the Braves up 11-2 in the ninth, but he was pulled after giving up three straight hits with one out. It was still another fine performance from one of the NL's most pleasant surprises this year. Harang is 10-7 with a 3.50 ERA.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 10:18:00 PM

Aaron Harang was tagged for five runs in 4 1/3 innings by the Dodgers in a loss Thursday.

It was his first decision in six starts and his first loss in 10 starts since June 18. He entered with a 2.49 ERA since the beginning of July, so one bad outing doesn't qualify as any reason to drop him.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 04:08:00 PM

Aaron Harang limited the Nationals to a run over seven innings Saturday in a no-decision.

It's Harang's fifth straight no-decision. The Braves have actually lost all five of those games, even though Harang allowed two runs or fewer in four of them. With a 3.31 ERA, he's done a surprisingly nice job of maintaining his early success.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 02:36:00 AM

Aaron Harang allowed two runs over six innings in a no-decision against the Padres on Sunday.

Harang did his usual thing, issuing a few walks and striking out a few batters while generally limiting runs. Harang now has a 3.41 ERA through 23 starts this year, and he hasn't lost a game since June 18. Harang will try to keep that streak going when he faces the Nationals on Sunday.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 10:25:00 PM

Aaron Harang was trampled for four runs on nine hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Dodgers in Tuesday's start.

Harang whiffed three and issued one free pass. The veteran right-hander entered this game 4-0 with a 2.20 ERA in his last six outings, but couldn't sustain the success, which is always the fear with a slop thrower. Harang, 9-6 with a 3.43 ERA, has a nice matchup next time out, as he's scheduled to visit Petco Park and the Padres on Sunday.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 02:00:00 AM

Aaron Harang pitched well but took a no-decision, limiting the Marlins to two runs over seven innings on Thursday.

Another solid outing for Harang, who has now allowed two runs or fewer in 14 of 21 starts this season. Against the Marlins, Harang allowed seven hits, walked two, and struck out five. The right-hander now sports a 3.31 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, and a 104/49 K/BB ratio. He'll toe the slab against the Dodgers on the road next week.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 09:57:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Wil Nieves
3Cameron Rupp
4Rene Garcia
5Koyie Hill
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
3Russ Canzler
4Chris McGuiness
2B1Chase Utley
2Cord Phelps
3Andres Blanco
4Odubel Herrera
SS1Freddy Galvis
2Chase d'Arnaud
3B1Cody Asche
2Maikel Franco
3Cesar Hernandez
4Chris Nelson
LF1Grady Sizemore
2Jordan Danks
3Xavier Paul
CF1Ben Revere
2Darin Mastroianni
3Brian Bogusevic
RF1Domonic Brown
2Jeff Francoeur
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Cliff Lee
3David Buchanan
4Aaron Harang
5Chad Billingsley
6Jerome Williams
7Kevin Slowey
8Jesse Biddle
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Jake Diekman
3Ken Giles
4Mario Hollands
5Justin De Fratus
6Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez
7Luis Garcia
8Elvis Araujo
9Nefi Ogando
10Andy Oliver
11Sean O'Sullivan
12Paul Clemens
13Jeanmar Gomez