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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Aaron Harang is on track to make his 2015 Grapefruit League debut on Monday.

Harang was scratched from his first start for reasons he deemed as mechanical. Harang threw a bullpen session on Friday and everything went well, so whatever issues he had seem to be cleared. The veteran right-hander will be counted on to take the ball every fifth day for the Phillies this season after signing a one-year, $5 million deal this offseason.
Mar 7 - 10:30 PM

Aaron Harang has been scratched from Wednesday's Grapefruit League start against the Yankees, citing mechanical issues as per Meghan Montemurro of The News Journal.

Montemurro noted that Harang had put an ice pack on his back, but the pitcher himself said the reason for the scratch was mechanical. CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury reports Kevin Slowey will start in Harang's place. Harang more or less has a spot sealed up in the Phillies' rotation and should be handled with extreme caution in fantasy leagues given his mediocre repertoire and the peripherals he put up last season (161/71 K/BB ratio in 204 1/3 innings).
Mar 3 - 8:54 AM

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

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 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'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

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