Is Aaron Harang Worth a Late-Round Fantasy Baseball Pick?

Posted: 26th December 2009 by Eric Stashin in MLB
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Aaron Harang was once considered a top option for fantasy owners, after posting back-to-back 200+ strikeout seasons with ERAs under 3.80.á Then, without warning, things went south in 2008.á Injuries helped to sabotage him, as did his inability to get batters out consistently. In the past two seasons, opponents have hit .280 or better against him.á His strikeouts have come down.á His home runs allowed are up.á His wins are almost nonexistent. LetÆs take a look at his line from last season: 6 Wins
162.1 Innings
4.21 ERA
1.41 WHIP
142 Strikeouts (7.87 K/9)
43 Walks (2.38 BB/9)
.339 BABIP ThereÆs a lot not to like there, but at the same time thereÆs a lot to be positive about.á While his WHIP was atrocious last season, with that type of walk rate, thereÆs a go ...

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