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Matt Holliday

34-Year-Old Outfielder – St. Louis Cardinals

2014 Stats

AVG

.254

HR

1

RBI

9

R

8

SB

1

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Holliday posted solid numbers yet again as a key part of the Cardinals' World Series run. His peripherals all fell within his career norms indicating that the 34-year-old slugger is still one of the g...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 250   DOB: 1/10/1980   BORN: Stillwater, OK   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 7th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Matt Holliday Contract Information:

Holliday agreed to a seven-year, $120 million contract with St. Louis in January of 2010.

April 16, 2014  –  Matt Holliday News

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Holliday hit his first home run of the season Tuesday, his only hit of the game as he finished 1-for-4 in the win over Milwaukee.

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Matt Holliday Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 24 AAA COL 6 27 22 8 8 7 5 0 2 4 2 0 5 6 0 0 0 .364 .481 .864 1.345
2005 25 AA TUL 7 29 27 6 14 4 3 0 1 6 1 0 1 4 0 1 0 .519 .517 .741 1.258
2005 25 MAJ COL 125 526 479 68 147 50 24 7 19 87 14 3 36 79 0 4 7 .307 .361 .505 .866
2006 26 MAJ COL 155 667 602 119 196 84 45 5 34 114 10 5 47 110 0 3 15 .326 .387 .586 .973
2007 27 MAJ COL 158 713 636 120 216 92 50 6 36 137 11 4 63 126 0 4 10 .340 .405 .607 1.012
2008 28 AAA COL 3 11 10 4 6 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .600 .636 1.000 1.636
2008 28 MAJ COL 139 623 539 107 173 65 38 2 25 88 28 2 74 104 0 2 8 .321 .409 .538 .947
2009 29 MAJ OAK 93 400 346 52 99 35 23 1 11 54 12 3 46 58 0 2 6 .286 .378 .454 .831
2009 29 MAJ STL 63 270 235 42 83 31 16 2 13 55 2 4 26 43 0 5 4 .353 .419 .604 1.023
2009  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ OAK/STL 156 670 581 94 182 66 39 3 24 109 14 7 72 101 0 7 10 .313 .394 .515 .909
2010 30 MAJ STL 158 675 596 95 186 74 45 1 28 103 9 5 69 93 0 2 8 .312 .390 .532 .922
2011 31 MAJ STL 124 516 446 83 132 58 36 0 22 75 2 1 60 93 0 2 8 .296 .388 .525 .913
2012 32 MAJ STL 157 688 599 95 177 65 36 2 27 102 4 4 75 132 0 5 9 .295 .379 .497 .876
2013 33 MAJ STL 141 602 520 103 156 54 31 1 22 94 6 1 69 86 0 4 9 .300 .389 .490 .879
2014 34 MAJ STL 17 73 63 8 16 6 5 0 1 9 1 1 10 10 0 0 0 .254 .356 .381 .737
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3-Year Averages MAJ   140 600 521 93 155 58 34 1 23 90 4 2 68 103 0 3 8 .298 .385 .499 .884
Career  (View All) MAJ   1451 6192 5461 957 1697 662 380 30 252 975 102 36 606 1020 1 34 90 .311 .387 .530 .916

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Batter vs. Pitcher Stats     ▼ Games By Position

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Matt Holliday Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 18 @Was 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .356 .381 .737
Apr. 17 @Was 3 1 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .377 .407 .784
Apr. 16 @Mil 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .354 .375 .729
Apr. 15 @Mil 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .361 .385 .746
Apr. 14 @Mil 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .368 .333 .701
Apr. 13 ChC 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .377 .341 .718
Apr. 12 ChC 5 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .214 .327 .310 .637
Apr. 11 ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .216 .341 .297 .638
Apr. 9 Cin 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .333 .324 .657
Apr. 8 Cin 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .333 .323 .656
Apr. 7 Cin 3 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .323 .296 .619
Apr. 6 @Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .269 .250 .519
Apr. 5 @Pit 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .273 .286 .559
Apr. 4 @Pit 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .294 .313 .607
Apr. 3 @Cin 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .231 .250 .481
Apr. 2 @Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Mar. 31 @Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 26 4 8 2 0 1 4 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 .308 .379 .500 .879
Last 14 Days 51 7 14 4 0 1 8 9 6 1 1 0 0 1 .275 .383 .412 .795
Last 30 Days 63 8 16 5 0 1 9 10 10 1 1 0 0 1 .254 .356 .381 .737

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Matt Holliday: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 17 17
2013 136 136 4
2012 152 152 2
2011 115 115 5
2010 155 155 1
2009 155 155

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Matt Holliday Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013121181133.298.397.799
20121553011311.316.6131.021
201186144101.256.465.883

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20133998521813.301.519.903
20124446516713.288.457.827
20113606918651.306.539.918

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132455014533.318.559.978
20122874713482.307.498.884
20112274412360.291.520.898

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013275538413.284.429.790
20123124814542.285.497.871
20112193910392.301.530.927
Matt Holliday Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 24 AAA COL 27 22 18.5% 22.2% 0.83 73% .429 .500
2005 25 AA TUL 29 27 3.4% 13.8% 0.25 85% .591 .222
2005 25 MAJ COL 526 479 6.8% 15% 0.46 84% .336 .198
2006 26 MAJ COL 667 602 7% 16.5% 0.43 82% .354 .260
2007 27 MAJ COL 713 636 8.8% 17.7% 0.50 80% .380 .267
2008 28 AAA COL 11 10 9.1% 27.3% 0.33 70% .833 .400
2008 28 MAJ COL 623 539 11.9% 16.7% 0.71 81% .361 .217
2009 29 MAJ OAK 400 346 11.5% 14.5% 0.79 83% .318 .168
2009 29 MAJ STL 270 235 9.6% 15.9% 0.60 82% .391 .251
2009  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ OAK/STL 670 581 10.7% 15.1% 0.71 83% .346 .202
2010 30 MAJ STL 675 596 10.2% 13.8% 0.74 84% .333 .220
2011 31 MAJ STL 516 446 11.6% 18% 0.65 79% .332 .229
2012 32 MAJ STL 688 599 10.9% 19.2% 0.57 78% .341 .202
2013 33 MAJ STL 602 520 11.5% 14.3% 0.80 83% .325 .190
2014 34 MAJ STL 73 63 13.7% 13.7% 1.00 84% .288 .127
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3-Year Averages MAJ   600 521 11.3% 17.2% 0.66 80% .334 .201
Career MAJ   6192 5461 9.8% 16.5% 0.59 81% .345 .219

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2014 Stat Review for Matt Holliday    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.254 AVG
WEAK
84% Contact Rate
GOOD
.288 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.381 SLG
WEAK
.127 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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1.00 BB/K
ELITE
13.7% BB Rate
ELITE
13.7% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.737 OPS
WEAK
.356 OBP
GOOD

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Best Matchups for Matt Holliday (by OPS, min 13 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Ian Kennedy SD 13 6 2 6 3 1 0 .462 1.077 1.665
Justin Germano TEX 17 8 1 2 2 1 0 .471 .882 1.409
Anibal Sanchez DET 17 8 2 3 1 3 0 .471 .882 1.382
Ricky Nolasco MIN 26 12 2 7 1 2 0 .462 .885 1.366
J.A. Happ TOR 13 6 1 3 5 3 0 .462 .692 1.303
Chad Billingsley LA 27 9 3 5 11 6 2 .333 .741 1.267
Zach Duke MIL 23 11 1 5 3 1 0 .478 .696 1.214
Cliff Lee PHI 14 5 1 4 7 0 0 .357 .571 1.143
John Lannan NY-N 17 6 1 1 4 3 1 .353 .647 1.123
Tom Gorzelanny MIL 13 5 1 2 3 3 0 .385 .615 1.115

Worst Matchups for Matt Holliday (by OPS, min 13 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jonathan Broxton CIN 23 7 0 3 0 6 1 .304 .391 .711
Matt Cain SF 43 8 3 6 4 12 0 .186 .419 .679
Joe Saunders TEX 14 2 1 1 3 1 0 .143 .357 .651
Josh Johnson SD 14 4 0 3 0 2 0 .286 .357 .643
Oliver Perez AZ 16 2 1 4 3 4 0 .125 .313 .576
Jeff Samardzija CHI-N 20 4 0 0 4 1 0 .200 .200 .533
James McDonald CHI-N 17 3 0 0 1 4 1 .176 .294 .516
Kyle Kendrick PHI 18 2 1 3 0 3 0 .111 .333 .444
Heath Bell TB 14 1 0 0 1 7 0 .071 .143 .330
Aaron Harang ATL 23 2 0 1 1 7 1 .087 .087 .247

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Matt Holliday: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Holliday went 1-for-4 Tuesday, but made his one hit count -- smacking a two-run double in the sixth that gave the Cards their first lead of the game. They held on to beat the Reds, 7-5.

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Holliday is 8-for-10 to start off his 2014 spring, adding two extra-base hits and five RBI.

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Holliday was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI as the Cardinals took Game 4 over the Dodgers on Tuesday.

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Holliday provided all the offense the Cardinals would need Monday, going 2-for-4 and knocking in two runs with a sixth inning home run.

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Holliday is not in the lineup Sunday against the Cubs.

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Holliday went 2-for-2 with a home run, one RBI, two runs scored and a pair of walks against the Cubs on Friday.

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Holliday (back) is in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Nationals, FOX Sports Midwest reports.

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Holliday (back) remains out of the lineup Tuesday against the Nationals, FOX Sports Midwest reports.

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Holliday (back) has been scratched from the Cardinals' lineup for Monday's game, the Washington Post reports.

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Holliday (back) is in the lineup for Monday's game against the Nationals, FOX Sports Midwest reports.

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Holliday (back) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Holliday gritted his way through various injuries throughout the season before finally missing a key game in the NLCS with a bad back. He's still a fantasy star, reaching 100 RBI for the fifth time in his career, and hitting a solid .295, but he also struck out a career-high 132 times. He's already 33, and it's doubtful that he'll be able to play 157 games again with the amount of injuries he amassed in 2012. Pay the money to get a good consistent performer, but expect the nagging injuries to become more of an issue as he continues to age.

2012

Holliday looked like the Holliday of old in the first half last year, slugging his way to a .324/.418/.577 slash line while Albert Pujols was surprisingly struggling. However, his pedestrian second half - fueled by one injury after another (including a bizarre moth attack) - led to a rather disappointing season, especially when considering his price tag in fantasy drafts last year. Holliday will be 32 on Opening Day, and his power may be declining a little, but there's no doubt he can hit if healthy. With a few months to rest up from his various ailments, expect him to bounce back in 2012.

2011

Holliday was worth every penny in 2010, following up his outstanding late-2009 run with a full season that most outfielders would die for. After a shaky start to his post-Coors career, Holliday has proven that he can hit at sea level. He is 31, but he's poised for at least a few more years as one of the top outfielders in the National League. Aside from a spiraling stolen-base count after failing to reach double-digit steals for the first time in his big league career, there's minimal regression in his skill set thus far.

2010

Holliday's years in Colorado were looking like an altitude-aided mirage until his July trade to St. Louis. Holliday hit .353/.419/.604 with his new team and led them to the playoffs. Batting behind Albert Pujols will do that for you. For a power hitter, Holliday has decent speed and an above-average batting eye, but at 30, there's a good chance he'll be much less productive at the end of the seven-year, $120 million contract he signed with the Cards to return to St. Louis in January. He can't sustain that second-half pace over the course of an entire season, but Holliday should be much better than he was with Oakland during the first half of 2009.

2009

In many ways, Holliday's 2008 season was better than its near-MVP predecessor. While you can expect his numbers to decline in the move across leagues and from one extreme to another in terms of his home park's impact on batting average, Holliday's core skills are that of a star. With the weak AL outfield, he could be one of the most valuable fantasy players in his new circuit.

2008

Holliday had an MVP-caliber season in 2007, hiting .340/.405/.607 with 36 home runs and 137 RBI while leading National League in batting average, RBI, hits, total bases, doubles and extra-base hits. He also threw in 11 stolen bases and has 20-steal potential if he's given the opportunity to run more. He'll be 28 at the start of 2008 so there is no reason to believe he will slow down. The batting average and RBI numbers might drop a bit but he is a top-five outfielder and should live up to that title.

2007

Playing in a career-high 155 games, Holliday had the best season of his career and made the NL All-Star team to boot. Astute observers saw this coming when he batted .318/.374/.551 with 15 HR over the second half of 2005. With a 1.145 September OPS, Holliday finished strong again, and will be 27 this season, entering his prime. He could turn in a magical season, and even chips in double-digit stolen base totals.

2006

Holliday started quietly in 2005 and hit the disabled list with a broken finger before coming on strong in the second half, hitting 14 of his 19 home runs. He also showed flashes of speed, stealing 14 bases in 17 attempts. Holliday will start 2006 as the Rockies left fielder and will bat cleanup behind Todd Helton.

2005

Holliday's solid second half impressed Rockies manager Clint Hurdle. With the loss of Jeromy Burnitz, he should contribute on an everyday basis in 2005 and be a staple of NL-only leagues. He should be good for some power, but as major league pitchers make adjustments, the sophomore, who hit only .264 over two seasons in Double-A, should have trouble repeating his .290 mark of 2004.

2004

Holliday's power hasn't come around the way the Rockies had hoped, but he's shown the ability to play a solid outfield and stay relatively healthy. He projects as a fourth or fifth outfielder in the big leagues, without enough power or speed to help your fantasy team.