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Rich Harden # - P

  • Age: 32
  • DOB: 1981/11/30
  • POB: Victoria, B.C., Canada
  • Height: 6-1 Weight: 190lbs
  • Bats/Throws: L/R
  • MLB Seasons: 9
  • Drafted by Oakland in 2000 (17th round).

Scouting Report

AssetsBacks up a mid-90s fastball with a deep arsenal, including a good slider and solid change-up. Is relaxed in tight spots and is capable of getting out of jams consistently.
FlawsHe's become a walking hospital ward, which threatens to limit a promising career. Doesn't get ahead in the count enough, creating high pitch counts. Lacks stamina as a result.
Career potentialRighty with strikeout acumen, but also with health and stamina issues.

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2013/07/28Released by the Minnesota Twins.
2013/03/29Assigned by the Minnesota Twins to their minor league camp.
2012/12/21Signed by the Minnesota Twins to a minor league contract.
2011/10/30Filed for free agency.
2011/07/01Missed 82 games (strained right shoulder).
2011/04/18Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (strained right shoulder).
2011/03/30Strained right shoulder, 15-day DL.
2010/12/21Signed as a free agent by the Oakland Athletics to a one-year contract.
2010/10/09Released by the Texas Rangers.
2010/10/06Designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers.
2010/10/04Assigned by the Texas Rangers to their minor league camp.
2010/08/23Missed 13 games (right shoulder tendinitis).
2010/08/15Right shoulder tendinitis, early September (retroactive to August 8th, 2010).
2010/07/31Missed 42 games (strained left gluteus muscle).
2010/06/12Strained left gluteus muscle, early September.
2009/12/10Signed as a free agent by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2009/11/05Filed for free agency.
2009/09/25Right arm injury, late August.
2009/06/13Missed 19 games (back injury).
2009/05/22Back injury, early September.
2008/10/08Chicago Cubs exercised their contract option for next season.
2008/09/11Missed 8 games (rest).
2008/09/01Rest, day-to-day.
2008/07/08Acquired from the Oakland Athletics.
2008/05/11Missed 31 games (right shoulder injury).
2008/04/10Right shoulder injury, 15-day DL.
2008/04/07Undisclosed, day-to-day.
2007/10/01Missed the last 75 regular season games (right shoulder inflammation).
2007/08/22Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (right shoulder inflammation).
2007/07/12Right shoulder inflammation, 15-day DL (retroactive to July 8th, 2007).
2007/06/30Missed 1 game (right shoulder injury).
2007/06/29Right shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2007/06/21Missed 58 games (right shoulder injury).
2007/04/23Right shoulder injury, 15-day DL.
2007/04/18Right shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2006/09/21Missed 129 games (elbow injury).
2006/06/08Elbow injury, 15-day DL.
2006/06/04Missed 34 games (back injury).
2006/04/28Back injury, 15-day DL.
2005/06/21Missed 34 games (strained left oblique muscle).
2005/05/15Strained left oblique muscle, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 14th, 2005).
2005/04/02Re-signed by the Oakland Athletics to a four-year contract.
2005/03/03Re-signed by the Oakland Athletics to a one-year contract.
2004/04/15Recalled from Sacramento (AAA).
2004/04/04Optioned to Sacramento (AAA).
2003/09/23Missed 2 games (back spasms).
2003/09/21Back spasms, day-to-day.
2003/07/17Contract purchased from Sacramento (AAA).

Trades

2012/12/21Signed by the Minnnesota Twins to a minor league contract.
2010/12/21Signed as a free agent by the Oakland Athletics.
2009/12/10Signed as a free agent by the Texas Rangers.
2008/07/08Oakland Athletics traded Rich Harden and Chad Gaudin to the Chicago Cubs for Sean Gallagher, Matt Murton, Eric Patterson and Josh Donaldson.
2000/06/05Drafted by the Oakland Athletics in 17th round in 2000.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPGSWLSVCGSHOIPHRERHRBBKWHIPERA
2011OaklandAL15154400082.28748471731911.435.12
2011SacramentoAAA22000007.233313120.783.52
2010TexasAL20185500092.09161571862751.665.58
2010Oklahoma CityAAA550200023.121131038341.243.86
2009Chicago CubsNL262699000141.0122746423671711.344.09
2009IowaAAA11000004.23210261.071.93
2008Chicago CubsNL12125100071.0391714630890.971.77
2008OaklandAL13135100077.0572120531921.142.34
2008Total Oak/ChNMLB2525102000148.096383411611811.062.07
2008SacramentoAAA11000003.23110040.822.45
2008StocktonA11100006.03000090.500.00
2007OaklandAL741200025.21877311271.132.45
2007SacramentoAAA10000001.01000011.000.00
2006OaklandAL994000046.2312222526491.224.24
2006SacramentoAAA11000002.01000030.500.00
2005OaklandAL2219105021128.09342367431211.062.53
2005SacramentoAAA11000003.01000070.330.00
2004OaklandAL3131117000189.2171908416811671.333.99
2004SacramentoAAA11000005.06330361.805.40
2003OaklandAL15135400074.2723837540671.504.46
2003SacramentoAAA16149400088.2723431635911.213.15
2003MidlandAA222000013.000000170.000.00
2002MidlandAA16168301085.16733282521021.392.95
2002VisaliaA12124301068.0492722424851.072.91
2001VancouverA18142400074.14729283381001.143.39
TotalMLB1701605938021928.17814203881054229491.303.76
TotalAL1321224528021716.1620329310763256891.323.89
TotalNL38381410000212.0161917829972601.223.31
TotalAAA292696000139.0111564910511641.173.17
TotalAA181810301098.16733282521191.212.56
TotalA312777010148.19956507621941.093.03

Legend:

GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage


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