Key Stats: After a disappointing fantasy season in 2010, Dan Haren bounced back last year. In 2010, Haren had 13 quality starts that resulted in either no decisions or losses. Last year he was still somewhat unlucky as he had 10 quality starts without getting a win out of the deal, but that’s pretty much the difference between a 12-win season in 2010 and a 16-win season in 2011. He also continued to enjoy the benefits of pitching in pitcher-friendly Angel Stadium where he was great for the 94 innings he had there in 2010. His 1.02 WHIP showed that he is still at the top of his game.
Skeptics Say: Haren got worse in the second half again last season. The difference between his pre and post all-star ERA in his career is 0.86 and the difference in his WHIP is 0.19. In five out of the last six years his ERA has been more than a run worse in the second half. Haren is clearly a player worth trading sometime in late June or early July if there’s an owner that doesn’t believe in or care about this detail. I am a Haren owner and a believer that this is not coincidence.no comments