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Greg Holland

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals

2015 Stats

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3-0

ERA

3.13

WHIP

1.29

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35

SV

22

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Holland was one of the elite fantasy baseball closers for the second season in a row, as the right-hander collected 46 saves in 2014, which was second to only Fernando Rodney's mark of 48 in the Ameri...

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2015 ADP:  56.79

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 205   DOB: 11/20/1985   BORN: Marion, NC   COLLEGE: Western Carolina   DRAFTED: 10th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Greg Holland Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $8.25 million contract with the Royals in February of 2015, avoiding arbitration.

July 18, 2015  –  Greg Holland News

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Holland blew his third save of the season Saturday, giving up two runs on two hits and a walk in the ninth inning of a 7-6 extra-inning victory for the Royals.

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Greg Holland Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2007 21 R IDA 22 0 0 33.7 28 13 1 37 15 6 1 6 3.48 1.28
2008 22 A WIL 32 7 0 84.1 70 32 4 96 35 4 5 4 3.42 1.25
2009 23 AA NWA 29 0 0 45.3 46 16 2 49 19 3 2 8 3.18 1.43
2009 23 AAA OMA 6 0 0 9.0 12 7 2 1 5 1 1 2 7.00 1.89
2010 24 AAA OMA 36 0 0 56.2 40 24 3 60 30 3 3 3 0 0 3.81 1.25
2010 24 MAJ KC 15 0 0 18.7 23 14 3 23 8 0 1 0 0 0 6.75 1.66
2011 25 AAA OMA 13 0 0 21.2 13 5 1 27 11 2 0 2 0 0 2.08 1.13
2011 25 MAJ KC 46 0 0 60.0 37 12 3 74 19 5 1 4 2 18 1.80 0.93
2012 26 AA NOR 2 2 0 2.0 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
2012 26 MAJ KC 67 0 0 67.0 58 22 2 91 34 7 4 16 4 9 2.96 1.37
2013 27 MAJ KC 68 0 0 67.0 40 9 3 103 18 2 1 47 3 1 1.21 0.87
2014 28 MAJ KC 65 0 0 62.3 37 10 3 90 20 1 3 46 2 0 1.44 0.91
2015 29 MAJ KC 33 0 0 31.7 23 11 1 35 18 3 0 22 3 0 3.13 1.29
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3-Year Averages     66 0 0 65.4 45 13 2 94 24 3 2 36 3 3 1.79 1.05
Career  (View All)     294 0 0 306.7 218 78 15 416 117 18 10 135 2.29 1.09

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Greg Holland Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jul. 28 @Cle 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.13 1.29
Jul. 25 Hou 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.23 1.30
Jul. 21 Pit 1.0 4 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.34 1.31
Jul. 18 @CWS 1.0 2 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 3.14 1.19
Jul. 17 @CWS 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.60 1.12
Jul. 12 Tor 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.70 1.13
Jul. 10 Tor 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.81 1.13
Jul. 8 TB 0.7 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 - 1 0 0 2.92 1.18
Jul. 7 TB 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 2 0 1 0 W 0 1 0 3.00 1.13
Jul. 5 Min 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.74 1.04
Jul. 3 Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.86 1.05
Jul. 2 Min 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.00 1.10
Jun. 27 @Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.70 1.05
Jun. 26 @Oak 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.84 1.11
Jun. 22 @Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.95 1.15
Jun. 20 Bos 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.12 1.15
Jun. 18 Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.31 1.16
Jun. 15 @Mil 0.0 4 3 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.52 1.24
Jun. 9 @Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.76 0.91
Jun. 8 @Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.88 0.91
Jun. 7 Tex 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.03 0.98
Jun. 3 Cle 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.19 1.05
May. 29 @ChC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.38 1.15
Last 14 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
4.0 7 3 3 0 3 4 0 0 0 0-0 2 1 0 6.75 2.50
Last 30 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
11.7 14 5 5 0 6 14 0 2 0 2-0 6 2 0 3.86 1.71
Last 60 Days
23 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
21.3 18 8 8 0 10 28 0 3 0 2-0 15 2 0 3.38 1.31

Greg Holland Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201563181112121.231
2014136431122302.177
2013142551322412.172

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20156817711300.186
201410447915201.160
201311348518211.168

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201516.7201220601.621.02
201437.31325561421.450.99
201337.0202355510.730.76

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201515.01010151214.801.60
201425.0002134611.440.80
201330.00124481321.801.00
Greg Holland Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2007 21 R IDA 22 0 33.7 9.89 4.01 2.47 0.27 71.4% 3.48 2.81 .318
2008 22 A WIL 32 7 84.1 10.27 3.75 2.74 0.43 72.3% 3.42 2.78 .319
2009 23 AA NWA 29 0 45.3 9.73 3.77 2.58 0.40 77.8% 3.18 2.87 .358
2009 23 AAA OMA 6 0 9.0 1.00 5.00 0.20 2.00 66.7% 7.00 7.87 .291
2010 24 AAA OMA 36 0 56.2 9.61 4.80 2.00 0.48 68.7% 3.81 3.36 .273
2010 24 MAJ KC 15 0 18.7 11.09 3.86 2.88 1.45 1.00 60.7% 95.8 MPH 6.75 4.11 .403
2011 25 AAA OMA 13 0 21.2 11.46 4.67 2.45 0.42 82.6% 2.08 2.82 .268
2011 25 MAJ KC 46 0 60.0 11.10 2.85 3.89 0.45 1.19 83% 94.9 MPH 1.80 2.38 .263
2012 26 AA NOR 2 2 2.0 13.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.20 .275
2012 26 MAJ KC 67 0 67.0 12.22 4.57 2.68 0.27 1.18 77.8% 96.1 MPH 2.96 2.39 .364
2013 27 MAJ KC 68 0 67.0 13.84 2.42 5.72 0.40 1.20 89.1% 96.1 MPH 1.21 1.51 .301
2014 28 MAJ KC 65 0 62.3 12.99 2.89 4.50 0.43 1.43 87% 95.8 MPH 1.44 1.90 .284
2015 29 MAJ KC 33 0 31.7 9.95 5.12 1.94 0.28 2.00 75% 93.7 MPH 3.13 3.11 .288
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 12.74 3.38 3.77 0.34 83.2% 1.85 -1.21 .306
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.8 12.74 3.37 3.78 0.38 83.5% 1.85 2.03 .304
Rest Of Season     0 0 24.3 12.74 3.32 3.84 0.40 83.6% 1.85 2.05 .304
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3-Year Averages     66 0 65.4 12.93 3.30 3.92 0.28 83.6% 1.79 1.82 .322
Career     294 0 306.7 12.21 3.43 3.56 0.44 80.3% 2.29 2.31 .311

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2015 Stat Review for Greg Holland    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2014 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.94 K/BB
POOR
9.95 K/9
GOOD
5.12 BB/9
TERRIBLE
93.7 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.3 HR/9
ELITE
2.00 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.13 ERA
WEAK
1.29 WHIP
WEAK
3.11 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.288 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
75.0% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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Greg Holland: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Holland earned his 19th save of the season Sunday against the Blue Jays, walking one and striking out one in a scoreless inning of work.

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Holland was lights out en route to his 18th save of the year Friday, striking out the side in the ninth inning of a 3-0 victory over the Blue Jays.

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Holland recorded the final two outs Wednesday against the Rays, giving up two hits and striking out one for his 17th save of the season.

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Holland picked up his second win of the season Sunday, throwing a scoreless ninth inning with one hit allowed in a 3-2 victory over the Twins.

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Holland notched his 16th save of the season Saturday, striking out two in a scoreless ninth inning.

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Holland struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Thursday against the Brewers to pick up his 12th save of the season.

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Holland gave up three runs in a non-save situation Monday against Milwaukee without recording an out.

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Holland picked up his 10th save with a 1-2-3 ninth inning Monday against the Twins.

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Holland struck out one during a perfect ninth inning Sunday against the Rangers to earn his ninth save of the season.

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Holland (neck) will be available Wednesday against the Reds, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Holland was not used in Tuesday's save situation because he woke up with a stiff neck, 610 Sports Radio's Josh Vernier reports.

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Holland notched his first win and blown save of the season Tuesday, giving up one run on two hits and no walks with two strikeouts over two innings against the Rangers.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

While Holland looked impressive during the latter half of the 2012 season after finally being handed the closer's job, his 2013 campaign looked even better. The season opened a bit on the rocky side, but after the first few weeks, he settled down and proceeded to dominate hitters in outstanding fashion. His 47 saves ranked second in the majors and his 13.8 K/9 and 103 strikeouts over 70.1 innings each ranked second among qualified relievers. Add in a 5.72 K/BB and you certainly have all the ammunition needed to claim that Holland was indeed the best closer in baseball last year. Armed with a mid-90s fastball and a high-80s slider, Holland will continue to close for the Royals in 2014 and should be one of the first relievers off the board in most drafts.

2013

With Joakim Soria out for the season, Holland was prepared to open the year competing for the team's vacant closer role. After a shaky start, Holland was diagnosed with a rib stress fracture and landed on the DL for a month towards the end of April. His return was impressive as he went on to post a 2.16 ERA with 46 strikeouts over 33.1 innings, earning him the closer job after the July 31 trade deadline. He continued to dominate out of the bullpen and by the end of the year, was 7-4 with 16 saves, a 2.96 ERA and 91 strikeouts over 67 innings. Even more impressive was the uptick in velocity he saw as his fastball was regularly clocked at 96 mph. He will open the 2013 season as the Royals' closer and should prove to be a valuable fantasy asset.

2012

Holland was arguably the best pitcher on the Royals' roster in 2011 and has shown the potential to be a closer at some point down the road. Perhaps most impressive, in his 46 appearances last season, he only had one outing where he allowed two runs or more and even then, he struck out four of the nine batters he faced. A large part of his success is due to his slider, which graded out as the best in the game last season among all relievers by some metrics. With Jonathan Broxton now in the mix, it will be tougher for Holland to factor into late-game situations, but his stuff is good enough to make him relevant no matter what his role in 2012.

2011

The obvious contribution Holland makes is in the strikeout department. He has posted a career 9.6 K/9IP mark in more than 200 career minor league innings and whiffed 11 batters per nine during his brief major league debut last season. Those strikeouts are nice, but a high walk rate does a lot to negate its influence. Look for Holland to see action in low-leverage situations, at least initially, if he makes the Opening Day roster.