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Aaron Harang | Starting Pitcher

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (37) / 5/9/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 261
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: San Diego State
Contract: view contract details

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Aaron Harang gave up two runs over six innings in a loss to the Phillies on Saturday.
The runs scored on solo home runs from Nolan Arenado and Michael McKenry in the second inning. Otherwise, Harang was quite good. He gave up just four hits in all and struck out seven batters without issuing a walk. The veteran right-hander has a surprising 2.02 ERA and 1.00 WHIP through 11 starts this season and figures to generate some interest from contenders leading up to the trade deadline. May 30 - 6:34 PM

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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Aaron Harang "has at least been discussed by the Astros."

It's unclear at this point whether they deemed him a fit or not, but the common feeling is that the Astros will look to add an arm to their rotation. Harang, 37, has experienced a career renaissance, putting up a 1.93 ERA across 10 starts for the Phillies this season.
May 29 - 12:16 PM

Aaron Harang continued to pitch well but took a loss against the Nationals on Sunday, yielding only two runs in six innings.

Harang allowed the first run to score on a Jose Lobaton single in the fourth, and the go-ahead run on a Bryce Harper ground out in the fifth. A smidge more run support would have resulted in a better outcome for the right-hander, who gave up seven hits and a pair of walks while striking out two. Harang maintains an impressive 1.93 ERA with a 1.03 WHIP and a 46/15 K/BB ratio in 65 1/3 innings. With the way he's pitching, he's mixed-league relevant and should get more fantasy value later in the season as he'll likely be traded to a contending team with a better offense. Harang won't pitch at a sub-2.00 ERA clip going forward, obviously. His next start will come against the Rockies at home.
May 24 - 4:38 PM

Aaron Harang got a no-decision, yielding three unearned runs in six innings as the Phillies lost late to the Rockies on Tuesday.

The Rockies scored all three runs in the first inning, helped in part by a Maikel Franco throwing error. Harang allowed only three hits overall while walking three and striking out seven. As all three runs were unearned, Harang was able to lower his ERA to 1.82. He's also carrying a 0.98 WHIP and a 44/13 K/BB ratio in 59 1/3 innings. Harang will match up with the Nationals in a road start on Sunday.
May 20 - 12:00 AM

Aaron Harang pitched brilliantly on Thursday, tossing eight innings of shutout ball in a 4-2 win over the Pirates.

Simply put, Harang was fantastic. He struck out six while walking just one and allowing five hits over eight innings. The Pirates managed just one extra-base hit against the veteran, when Starling Marte doubled in the first inning to put runners on second and third. Harang shut down the rally and the Pirates wouldn't seriously threaten again until the ninth inning. Harang might be pitching for a listless Phillies team, but his numbers don't betray that, as he now holds a 2.03 ERA and 0.98 WHIP to go with a 37/10 K/BB ratio over 53 1/3 innings. A trip to the Rocky Mountains and a date with the Rockies is up next on the schedule.
May 14 - 3:51 PM

Aaron Harang put in another strong pitching effort, tossing seven innings and allowing three runs (two earned) in Saturday's loss to the Mets.

Harang surrendered eight hits while striking out two and walking one. A few crucial mistakes late prevented him from picking up the win. The most costly came when he allowed a two-run homer to the light-hitting Juan Lagares with one out in the seventh inning. The Phillies would be unable to overcome the 3-2 deficit, losing by that score. Tough defeat aside, Harang's been superb through his first 45 1/3 innings this season, as he boasts a 2.38 ERA and 1.01 WHIP, plus a 31/9 K/BB ratio. He'll face the Pirates at home in his next start.
May 9 - 9:56 PM

Aaron Harang got the win on Monday against the Braves, giving up just one run in six innings, as the Phillies won 5-2.

Harang was working on a shutout until the Braves plated their first run in the bottom of the sixth on a Freddie Freeman single to center field. The right-hander limited the Braves to five hits and a walk while striking out two. Harang, through six starts, has been exactly what the Phillies were looking for when they signed him in January. He owns a 3-2 record with a 2.35 ERA, a 0.97 WHIP, and a 29/8 K/BB ratio in 38 1/3 innings. Harang will go in search of his fourth win to close out a home series against the Mets next.
May 4 - 10:47 PM

Aaron Harang was dealt a loss on Wednesday versus the Cardinals, giving up five runs over six innings.

Harang entered the game with eight consecutive quality starts under his belt dating back to the 2014 season, but it ended as the Cardinals plated four runs in the fifth inning. Overall, the right-hander gave up nine hits, walked one, and struck out six. Harang has been quite productive for the Phillies, as he still boasts a terrific 2.51 ERA with a 0.80 WHIP and a 27/7 K/BB ratio in 32 1/3 innings. He'll take on the Braves in Atlanta in his next start.
Apr 29 - 10:56 PM

Aaron Harang was magnificent again on Friday, firing eight shutout innings in a no-decision against the Braves.

Unfortunately for Harang, his team was unable to scratch out a run of support for him. He scattered just two hits and a walk over his eight frames while racking up six strikeouts. He seems to be at his best every April, and this year has been no different with a 1.37 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 21/6 K/BB ratio over 26 1/3 innings. He'll face a much tougher test next time out when he does battle against the Cardinals in St. Louis on Wednesday.
Apr 24 - 9:48 PM

Aaron Harang yielded three runs over six innings in a 5-3 win over the Nationals on Saturday.

Harang allowed seven hits (including a long home run to Bryce Harper) and a pair of walks to go along with six strikeouts. The game was tied after six innings, but Phillies scored in the top of the seventh to put him in line for the victory. The veteran right-hander has delivered quality starts in each of his first three turns this season and owns a 1.96 ERA and 15/5 K/BB ratio in 18 1/3 innings. He's not someone to target in mixed fantasy leagues, but he's giving the Phillies everything they were hoping for and then some.
Apr 18 - 4:47 PM

Aaron Harang limited the Mets to one run and four hits in six innings on Monday.

Harang has a 0.73 ERA after two starts, so it's probably a good time to start manufacturing trades to get him on to a contender. But assuming that he's not dealt this week, he'll face the reeling Nationals next time out. Mixed leaguers can still do better, we'd hope.
Apr 13 - 4:25 PM

Aaron Harang pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings and struck out eight Wednesday to pick up a win over the Red Sox.

Harang fanned six his first time through the order, and he ended up allowing just two hits. He only really got into trouble in the seventh, when he allowed a walk and a single, but as soon as he left, Jeanmar Gomez was able to induce a line-drive double play to end the inning. Harang will face the Mets and Nationals next week, making him a worthwhile streamer in NL-only leagues in which he's unowned.
Apr 8 - 10:30 PM

Aaron Harang (back) is scheduled to pitch in a minor league game Tuesday in Phillies camp.

Harang felt fine after a three-inning start last Thursday against the Yankees. He had been slowed earlier this spring by some lower back discomfort, but the veteran right-hander should be caught up by his first turn in the Phillies' regular-season rotation.
Mar 23 - 8:53 AM

Aaron Harang (back) is scheduled to start for the Phillies on Thursday night against the Yankees.

Harang has already been scratched from two outings this spring in the Grapefruit League due to nagging lower back discomfort, but the veteran right-hander seems confident that he is finally over it. Harang also told reporters Monday that he believes he has ample time to get himself prepared for the beginning of the regular season. If that's the case, he'll make a start in the opening week.
Mar 16 - 10:22 AM

Aaron Harang was scratched from Saturday's scheduled outing due to lower back discomfort.

It's the second time this spring that Harang has been scratched from a start because of back issues. The Phillies are calling him day-to-day for now, and he still has time to get ready for Opening Day. However, he probably can't afford any more setbacks.
Mar 13 - 1:49 PM

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C1Carlos Ruiz
2Cameron Rupp
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
2B1Chase Utley
2Andres Blanco
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
2Cesar Hernandez
LF1Cody Asche
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Ben Revere
2Jeff Francoeur
Starting Pitcher
S1Cole Hamels
2Aaron Harang
3Jerome Williams
4Chad Billingsley
5Sean O'Sullivan
6Cliff Lee
7Jonathan Pettibone
Relief Pitcher
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Ken Giles
3Jake Diekman
4Justin De Fratus
5Jeanmar Gomez
6Mario Hollands
7Luis Garcia
8Elvis Araujo