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Rich HardenTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: Free Agent since 2011 MLB Years: 2003-2011
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PositionsP-249Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJames Richard Harden
Height6-1Weight180BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateNovember 30,1981 [36.201]PlaceVictoria,British Columbia
High SchoolClaremont Secondary (Victoria,BC)
CollegeCentral Arizona College (Coolidge,AZ)

DraftedSelected by the Oakland Athletics [Team Picks] in the 17th round (510th overall) of the 2000 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Seattle Mariners [Team Picks] in the 38th round (1145th overall) of the 1999 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing ScoutsChris PittaroRon HopkinsService Time8.074 (2011)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2003-MLB-#29 ... 2003-OAK-#1
MLB DebutJuly 21,2003 [21.233]
OrganizationsOAK [9] CHN [2] TEX [1] Awards2
TBC Player ID5594Retrosheet IDhardr001MLBAM ID425848
Pitch Repertoire Fastball (57.87%) -- Slider (34.14%) -- Changeup (6.38%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (1.61%)
Fastball Velocity [2011] - 91.76 - [2010] - 90.70
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts88Walks35Hittable78SO/BB66vsPower78Hitting7Durability38Team.541Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2000Central Arizona CollegeCollegeNCAAFrRel18323.9120020000425.0131411321421001.344.621.077.4614.922.00.600-
2001Central Arizona CollegeCollegeNCAASoST191122.0318162020097.25842222661271001.275.340.186.0811.701.92.846-
2001Vancouver CanadiansNwstA-oak18S/R19243.3918144003074.04729283381008101.145.690.364.6012.112.63.333-
2002Visalia OaksCalifA+oak-ST20432.9312120100067.2492722424853101.086.520.533.1911.313.54.571-
2002Midland RockHoundsTexAAoak40ST20832.9516160100085.06733282521021101.397.070.215.4810.761.96.727-
2002Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST01262.94282802000152.111660506761874201.256.820.354.4711.002.46.6672.52
2003Midland RockHoundsTexAAoak40ST21200.00220000013.00000017000--------11.770.001.000-
2003Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAoak18ST21943.1516142000088.2723431635915001.217.310.613.559.242.60.692-
2003Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST01142.74181620000101.27234316351085001.056.370.533.109.563.09.7332.71
2003Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak16,40ST21544.4615132000074.2723837540676011.508.680.604.828.081.68.5563.75
2004Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAoak18ST22005.4011000005.06330360001.8010.80--5.4010.802.00--
2004Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak40ST221173.99313100000189.2171908416811674131.338.110.763.847.922.06.6113.71
2005Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAoak-ST23000.0011000003.01000070000.333.00----21.000.00--
2005Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak40ST231052.53221932100128.09342367431216021.066.540.493.028.512.81.6672.90
2006Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAoak-ST24000.0011000002.01000031000.504.50----13.500.00--
2006Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak40ST24404.24990000046.2312222526490011.225.980.965.019.451.881.0004.18
2007Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAoak-Rel25000.0010100001.01000010001.009.00----9.000.00--
2007Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak40,42S/R25122.45743002025.21877311270001.136.311.053.869.472.45.3333.94
2008Stockton PortsCalifA+oak-ST26100.0011000006.03000090000.504.50----13.500.001.000-
2008Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAoak-ST26002.4511000003.23110040000.827.36----9.820.00--
2008Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST0100.9322000009.261100130000.625.59----12.100.001.0000.44
2008Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak40ST26512.3413130000077.0572120531921011.146.660.583.6210.752.97.8332.83
2008Chicago CubsNLMLBchn40ST26511.7712120000071.0391714630892000.974.940.763.8011.282.97.8332.99
2009Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn-ST27001.9311000004.23210260001.075.79--3.8611.573.00--
2009Chicago CubsNLMLBchn40ST27994.09262600000141.0122746423671717061.347.791.474.2810.912.55.5004.35
2010Oklahoma City RedHawksPCLAAAtex17ST28023.86550000023.021131038340001.248.101.163.0913.114.25.000-
2010Texas RangersALMLBtex40ST28555.5820182000092.09161571862754091.668.901.766.077.341.21.5006.31
2011Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAoak-ST29003.5222000007.233313120000.783.521.173.5214.094.00--
2011Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak18ST29445.1215150000082.28748471731914021.439.471.853.379.912.94.5004.69
MLB Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter59383.76170160102120926.0781420388105422949341251.307.571.024.099.202.25.6080.87
Minor League Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter26162.97787172030382.12771451271916547718301.156.470.443.8511.142.89.619-
AAA Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter963.17292630000136.0111564910511646001.177.190.653.3010.623.22.600-
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1032.5618180100098.06733282521191101.216.130.184.7610.892.29.769-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter532.6913130100073.2522722424943101.036.350.492.9311.483.92.625-
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter243.3918144003074.04729283381008101.145.690.364.6012.112.63.333-
NCAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1442.413816220204122.17156335871692001.285.200.376.3712.371.94.778-
Oakland Athletics Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter40233.6511210482120622.052926825358263614211101.277.630.843.798.852.33.635-
Chicago Cubs Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter14103.31383800000212.0161917829972609061.226.831.234.1211.042.68.583-
Texas Rangers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter555.5820182000092.09161571862754091.668.901.766.077.341.21.500-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings1493.76403820000220.018510092251002258061.307.571.024.099.202.25.6090.87
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings1592.97454141020220.01588373119427210201.156.470.443.8511.142.89.625-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2004Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak40p2225000000000300000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0060.000.000.000.000.00
2008Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak40p2624010000000101000.250.250.250.500105.333.000.000.2240.0020.000.000.000.000.00
2008Chicago CubsNLMLBchn40p2612231200010001203001.087.087.087.1742026.182.000.000.0780.0046.150.000.000.000.00
2008Totals for MLB-MLB         14271300010001304001.111.111.111.2223031.214.000.000.1000.0041.940.000.000.000.00
2009Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn-p2710100000001001000.0001.000.0001.000002.000.000.000.70750.000.000.000.000.000.00
2009Chicago CubsNLMLBchn40p2726433810000011504000.186.205.209.4149148.286.023.047.1872.0831.2515.000.000.0012.50
2010Texas RangersALMLBtex40p2811000000000001000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter437641110010013109001.145.156.158.31412186.244.013.026.0001.1636.0531.000.000.009.09
Minor League Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter10100000001001000.0001.000.0001.000002.000.000.000.00050.000.000.000.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter10100000001001000.0001.000.0001.000002.000.000.000.00050.000.000.000.000.000.00
Chicago Cubs Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter386641010010012707001.152.164.167.33111174.256.015.030.0001.3536.4927.000.000.0010.00
Oakland Athletics Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter49010000000401000.111.111.111.2221010.200.000.000.0000.0040.000.000.000.000.00
Texas Rangers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter11000000000001000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16228615414004004117034004.145.156.158.314454324.244.013.026.0001.1636.0531.000.000.009.09
Average Minor - Per 162 games1620162000000016200162000.0001.000.0001.00000324.000.000.000.00050.000.000.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2001Vancouver Canadians NwstA-oak19P18--561-1211.9170.61------18100.023.7
2002Visalia Oaks CalifA+oak20P12--55211210.8330.83------12100.08.5
2002Midland RockHounds TexAAoak20P16--513422218.8181.13------16100.011.5
2003Midland RockHounds TexAAoak21P2---1--111.0000.50------2100.01.7
2003Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak21P16--791-1716.9411.00------16100.013.0
2003Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak21P151374511131716.9411.070.22-----15100.09.3
2004Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak22P1---1--111.0001.00------1100.00.7
2004Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak22P31311891518123433.9711.060.17-----31100.019.1
2005Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak23P1---------------1100.00.7
2005Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak23P2219128128122120.9520.910.16-----22100.013.6
2006Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak24P1--1---111.0001.00------1100.00.7
2006Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak24P994667--13131.0001.440.28-----9100.05.6
2007Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak25P1---------------1100.00.7
2007Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak25P74263---331.0000.430.12-----7100.04.3
2008Stockton Ports CalifA+oak26P1---------------1100.00.7
2008Stockton Ports CalifA+oak26P1---------------1100.00.7
2008Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak26P1---------------1100.00.7
2008Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak26P13137733--661.0000.460.08-----13100.08.1
2008Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26P12127163--991.0000.750.13-----12100.07.5
2009Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn27P1---1--111.0001.00------1100.00.7
2009Chicago CubsNLMLBchn27P262614179221816.8890.620.11-----26100.016.1
2010Oklahoma City RedHawks PCLAAAtex28P5--13--441.0000.80------5100.03.5
2010Texas RangersALMLBtex28P20189255111110.9090.500.11-----20100.012.3
2011Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak29P2---------------2100.01.4
2011Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak29P15158249211513.8670.870.16-----15100.09.3
MLB Totals for P - 9 season(s)-   P1701609266673811147139.9460.820.15-----1700.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 9 season(s)-   P29--9141-2423.9580.79------290.00.0
AA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P18--514422319.8261.06------180.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P14--55211210.8330.71------140.00.0
A- Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P18--561-1211.9170.61------180.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2001Vancouver Canadians NwstA-oak1918----------
2002Visalia Oaks CalifA+oak2012----------
2002Midland RockHounds TexAAoak2016----------
2003Midland RockHounds TexAAoak212----------
2003Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak2116----------
2003Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak2115----------
2004Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak221----------
2004Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak2231----------
2005Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak231----------
2005Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak2322----------
2006Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak241----------
2006Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak249----------
2007Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak251----------
2007Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak257----------
2008Stockton Ports CalifA+oak262----------
2008Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak261----------
2008Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak2613----------
2008Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2612----------
2009Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn271----------
2009Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2726----------
2010Oklahoma City RedHawks PCLAAAtex285----------
2010Texas RangersALMLBtex2820----------
2011Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak292----------
2011Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak2915----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2003Oakland AthleticsDiv SeriesMLB211113.5020200201.12221211003.6413.506.7513.506.750.5013.50.500
2006Oakland AthleticsMLB Spring TrainingMLB24101.29330000014.08221619001.005.140.643.8612.213.171.291.000
2006Oakland AthleticsChamp. SeriesMLB24014.7611000005.25331540001.927.941.597.946.350.804.76.000
2007Oakland AthleticsMLB Spring TrainingMLB25101.53541000017.213330429100.996.620.002.0414.777.251.531.000
2008Oakland AthleticsMLB Spring TrainingMLB26124.76440000017.020991713101.5910.590.533.716.881.864.76.333
2008Chicago CubsDiv SeriesMLB26016.2311000004.15330340001.9510.380.006.238.311.336.23.000
2009Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB27000.00000000012.01600110001.4212.000.750.750.000.000.00.000
2010Texas RangersMLB Spring TrainingMLB28138.87660000022.127232241521301.9010.881.616.048.461.409.27.250
MLB Spring Training Totals - 5 yrs453.9018171000083.084373673382501.419.110.763.588.892.484.01.444
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 2 yrs127.9431200205.7755155102.1211.121.597.947.941.007.94.333
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs014.7611000005.7533154001.767.941.597.946.350.804.76.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2006Oakland AthleticsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2411000000001100000.000.500.000.500002.000.0001.00050.0050.001.000.000.000.00
2007Oakland AthleticsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2511000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2008Chicago CubsDiv SeriesMLB2612000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2009Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2711000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2010Texas RangersMLB Spring TrainingMLB2860100000000010000.0001.000.0001.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 4 yrs93100000001210000.000.400.000.400005.000.000.33320.0040.002.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs12000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00

Awards [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2002Oakland Athletics Minor League Player of the Year1
2003Triple A All-Star Team (SP)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2013-07-28PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Twins31.240  
2012-12-21PMinnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to minor league contract31.021Team Roster on 2012-12-21
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2011-10-30Free AgentGranted free agency 
2011-07-01InjuredActivated from DL 
2011-04-18InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2011-03-30InjuredDisabled -- Strained right shoulder 
2010-12-21ContractSigned by Athletics 
2010-10-08Released by Rangers 
2010-08-23InjuredActivated from DL 
2010-08-15InjuredDisabled -- Right Shoulder Tendinitis 
2010-07-31InjuredActivated from DL 
2010-06-12InjuredDisabled -- Left Gluteal Muscle Strain 
2009-12-15ContractSigned by Rangers 
2009-06-13InjuredActivated from DL 
2009-05-22InjuredDisabled -- Mid-back strain 
2008-07-08TradeTraded by Athletics with Chad Gaudin to Cubs for Sean Gallagher, Matt Murton, Eric Patterson and Josh Donaldson 
2008-05-11InjuredActivated from DL 
2008-04-10InjuredDisabled -- Right arm strain 
2007-10-01InjuredActivated from DL 
2007-08-22InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2007-07-12InjuredDisabled -- Right shoulder inflammation 
2007-06-21InjuredActivated from DL 
2007-04-23InjuredDisabled -- Right shoulder 
2006-09-21InjuredActivated from DL 
2006-06-08InjuredDisabled -- sprained ligament in his right elbow 
2006-06-04InjuredActivated from DL 
2006-04-28InjuredDisabled -- muscle strain in his back 
2005-06-21InjuredActivated from DL 
2005-05-15InjuredDisabled -- strained left oblique muscle 
2001-05-18Contractsigned 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2003Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll21300,000-70337-2,163,527300,000300,000
2004Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll22300,000-75530-2,070,100300,000600,000
2005Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll23336,500-62120322,189,055300,000936,500
2006Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll241,250,000-36310552,365,072327,0002,186,500
2007Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll252,250,000-31211612,459,737380,0004,436,500
2008Chicago CubsTeam Payroll264,750,000-1901179++2,696,252390,0009,186,500
2008Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll264,750,000-190479++2,696,252390,0009,186,500
2009Chicago CubsTeam Payroll277,000,000-129984++2,746,792400,00016,186,500
2010Texas RangersTeam Payroll286,500,000-138485++2,812,412400,00022,686,500
2011Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll291,500,0008.07436513592,722,607414,00024,186,500
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red