Dan Haren posted by Dodgers Fan
Born September 17, 1980, Dan Haren plays Major League Baseball for Los Angeles Dodger as their pitcher. Haren manages a sharp split finger fastball in the range of 84 to 86 mph, a two-seam fastball in 89 to 92 mph range, and fastball in the 89 to 92 mph range. In 2008, he has added a cutter to his skills, which is at 85 to 87 mph. Haren now mainly relies on the cutter, which has rejuvenated his MLB career. For left-hand batters, he mainly uses two-seam fastball, along with other pitches.
Dan Haren joined Pepperdine University on baseball scholarship after he graduated from Bishop Amat High School in 1998. In 1999, he was selected Freshman of the Year by West Coast Conference. In season 2001, he posted ERA of 2.22 in 17 starts. Haren began his professional baseball career in 2001, when he was with the New Jersey Cardinals, where he made 12 appearances and posted 3.10 ERA, 3-3 record, and struck out 57.
In June 2003, Dan Haren made his debut in MLB as a starting pitcher, when he played against San Francisco Giants. Later he got his first win in July, where he allowed only a single run while playing against Los Angeles Dodgers. After that, Haren has played for Oakland Athletics, Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Angels, and Washington Nationals. In November 2013, Haren accepted a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodger for $10 million. This deal includes 2015 vesting option, which has now become a player option after Haren pitched 180 innings in the 2014 season. The 2014 season started strong for Haren, when he won five out of six decisions. However, there was a low spell during the all-star break, when he lost five straight starts. Nevertheless, Haren came back strong and finished the season with 13-11 record, and 4.02 ERA.Continue reading "Dan Haren"