Monday, November 26, 2012

Aaron Harang, The Weakest Link

Next up on our journey through the Dodgers starting pitcher comparables is Aaron Harang.  One whiff of his comparables and you get a sense as to why Harang's name is being bandied around as a player who could be traded to make room for a top free agent signing to join the rotation.  Harang moreso than Capuano would be the pitcher you would want to trade from the Capang duet.  Harang strikes out an average amount of hitters but walks a ton of them.  His low GB/FB ratio does not match well with someone who walks so many hitters.  No ground balls to erase them on double plays and extra base runners to trot home on the fly balls that land in the bleachers.

Top 50 Similar Starting Pitchers

NAAaron Harang6.573.830.96
1Jeremy Hellickson6.023.170.97
2James McDonald7.773.780.96
3Chris Narveson6.883.671.17
4Brett Cecil6.843.210.85
5Travis Wood6.663.190.77
6Barry Zito5.513.451.02
7John Lackey6.073.151.08
8Matt Moore9.074.080.87
9Jarrod Parker6.873.111.44
10Josh Johnson7.873.051.52
11Ryan Vogelsong7.333.021.21
12Josh Beckett7.462.621.08
13C.J. Wilson7.953.631.63
14Jair Jurrjens4.752.891.07
15Vance Worley7.513.101.35
16Nathan Eovaldi5.973.721.40
17Ervin Santana6.852.981.15
18Mat Latos8.182.801.18
19Jon Lester7.743.181.63
20Clay Buchholz6.233.121.42
21Wandy Rodriguez6.672.731.44
22Shaun Marcum7.512.770.86
23Alexi Ogando6.662.250.95
24Freddy Garcia6.752.951.02
25Tommy Hanson8.793.521.00
26Jhoulys Chacin6.554.091.54
27Erik Bedard8.573.771.23
28Ivan Nova7.103.021.55
29Randy Wolf5.912.891.09
30Philip Humber6.853.021.07
31Bud Norris8.713.481.00
32Bruce Chen6.282.440.74
33Edwin Jackson7.502.781.35
34Derek Holland7.522.801.18
35Ted Lilly6.922.730.82
36Kevin Millwood5.982.831.31
37Jeff Niemann7.332.591.44
38Mike Minor7.532.920.86
39Chad Billingsley7.533.281.36
40Jason Vargas5.852.410.93
41Felipe Paulino8.953.611.23
42Dillon Gee7.233.101.57
43John Danks6.432.931.17
44Gavin Floyd7.452.861.29
45Jeremy Guthrie5.282.641.07
46Wade Davis5.143.080.85
47Chris Capuano7.652.481.04
48Luke Hochevar6.542.911.35
49Ubaldo Jimenez7.814.411.15
50Mike Pelfrey5.062.871.44

Links to other player comparables...

Clayton Kershaw
Josh Beckett
Chris Capuano

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