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Greg Holland

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals

2014 Stats

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1-2

ERA

1.63

WHIP

0.99

K

78

SV

41

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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, ...

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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, $4.675 million contract with the Royals in February of 2014, avoiding arbitration.

September 2, 2014  –  Greg Holland News

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Holland earned his league-leading 41st save Monday, throwing a perfect ninth with two strikeouts against the Rangers.

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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 58 0 0 55.3 37 10 3 78 18 1 2 41 2 0 1.63 0.99
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3-Year Averages     60 0 0 64.7 45 14 2 89 23 4 2 22 3 9 1.95 1.05
Career  (View All)     254 0 0 268.0 195 67 14 369 97 15 9 108 2.25 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
Sep. 1 Tex 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.63 0.99
Aug. 30 Cle 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.69 0.99
Aug. 28 Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.72 1.01
Aug. 27 Min 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.75 1.01
Aug. 22 @Tex 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.79 1.01
Aug. 19 @Col 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.82 1.01
Aug. 18 @Min 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.84 1.02
Aug. 15 @Min 1.0 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.86 1.03
Aug. 14 Oak 0.7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.71 1.01
Aug. 11 Oak 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 - 1 0 0 1.74 1.01
Aug. 10 SF 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.77 0.99
Aug. 8 SF 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.81 0.94
Aug. 6 @Ari 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.85 0.96
Aug. 3 @Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.69 0.94
Aug. 1 @Oak 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.73 0.96
Jul. 31 Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.77 0.96
Jul. 30 Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 - 1 0 0 1.82 0.98
Jul. 26 Cle 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.86 0.98
Jul. 24 Cle 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 1.91 1.01
Jul. 23 @CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.72 0.95
Jul. 22 @CWS 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.77 0.98
Jul. 13 Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.82 0.98
Jul. 9 @TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.87 1.01
Jul. 2 @Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.93 1.04
Jun. 29 LAA 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.99 1.04
Jun. 27 LAA 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.05 1.08
Last 14 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
6.0 1 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 0-0 4 0 0 0.00 0.50
Last 30 Days
15 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
13.7 8 3 2 0 6 15 0 1 0 0-0 12 0 0 1.32 1.02
Last 60 Days
26 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
24.7 11 4 3 0 9 32 0 3 0 1-0 19 1 0 1.09 0.81

Greg Holland Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014125371022302.193
2013142551322412.172
2012125381521810.194

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20149241815201.181
201311348518211.168
2012164531937422.264

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201433.31223481321.621.08
201337.0202355510.730.76
201237.36310481212.411.18

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201422.0001830511.640.86
201330.00124481321.801.00
201229.7116432213.641.62
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 58 0 55.3 12.69 2.93 4.33 0.49 1.41 86.5% 96.0 MPH 1.63 2.06 .303
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.6 13.05 2.93 4.45 0.36 80% 2.19 1.80 .335
Rest Of Season     0 0 9.7 13.05 2.90 4.50 0.38 80.1% 2.19 1.81 .334
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3-Year Averages     60 0 64.7 12.39 3.20 3.87 0.28 81.8% 1.95 1.92 .315
Career     254 0 268.0 12.39 3.26 3.80 0.47 80.9% 2.25 2.25 .319

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2014 Stat Review for Greg Holland    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.33 K/BB
GREAT
12.69 K/9
ELITE
2.93 BB/9
AVERAGE
96.0 MPH Fastball
GREAT
0.5 HR/9
GOOD
1.41 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.63 ERA
ELITE
0.99 WHIP
GREAT
2.06 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.303 BABIP
HIGH
86.5% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Holland recorded his MLB-leading 40th save Friday night.

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Holland recorded the last out of Tuesday's game against the Rockies to secure his 39th save of the year.

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Holland admitted that he's dealing with fatigue, but says he'll "continue to answer the call" for the Royals, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Holland pitched one full inning to earn his 37th save on Friday facing the Twins, while giving up two runs on one hit.

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Holland saved his 35th game of the year Monday as the Royals beat the A's, 3-2.

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Holland notched a save, his 33rd of the year, by hurling a clean ninth inning and recording a pair of strikeouts in the Royals' 4-2 win over San Francisco on Friday night.

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Holland earned a shaky save (32) Wednesday, giving up a run on two hits to the Diamondbacks in the ninth.

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Holland struck out one in a perfect ninth inning to close out Sunday's 4-2 win over Oakland.

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Holland walked a batter and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday to pick up his 28th save of the season.

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Holland struck out two over a perfect ninth inning Saturday to pick up his 27th save of the season.

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Holland has pitched on three straight days and may not be available out of the bullpen Friday against Indians.

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Holland blew just his second save of the season Thursday, allowing a run in the top of the ninth inning.

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Holland threw a 1-2-3 ninth inning Wednesday against the White Sox, striking out two on his way to picking up save No. 26 on the season.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.