Only three MLB pitchers posted a winning record and 4.0 FanGraphs WAR in every season between 2005 and 2011: Roy Halladay, CC Sabathia and...Dan Haren?
Yup, the right-hander used to be among the most durable, underrated superstars in the league. That title has temporarily been stripped following a campaign that saw him average fewer than six innings per start.
According to FanGraphs, Haren's fastball velocity in 2012 dropped. Not surprisingly, the home run rate against him rose.
But the 32-year-old has never relied on power to retire batters. He's an intellectual on the mound, as likely a bounce-back candidate as any potential free agent.
Will the Los Angeles Angels decline his $15.5 million option? GM Jerry Dipoto hasn't decided yet (via Mike DiGiovanna, Los Angeles Times).