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Greg Holland

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals

2014 Stats

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0-1

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3.00

WHIP

1.33

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10

SV

5

2014 RotoWire 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.

April 16, 2014  –  Greg Holland News

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Holland notched save No. 5 of the year Wednesday night against the Astros, allowing a hit and a walk to go along with a strikeout.

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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 7 0 0 6.0 6 2 0 10 2 0 1 5 0 0 3.00 1.33
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Greg Holland
3-Year Averages MAJ   60 0 0 64.7 45 14 2 89 23 4 2 22 3 9 1.95 1.05
Career  (View All) MAJ   203 0 0 218.7 164 59 11 301 81 14 8 72 2.43 1.12

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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
Apr. 16 @Hou 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.00 1.33
Apr. 15 @Hou 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.60 1.20
Apr. 8 TB 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 L 0 0 0 4.50 1.50
Apr. 7 TB 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.00 1.33
Apr. 5 CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 1.00
Apr. 4 CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 1.00
Mar. 31 @Det 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
6.0 6 2 2 0 2 10 0 2 0 0-1 5 0 0 3.00 1.33
Last 30 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
6.0 6 2 2 0 2 10 0 2 0 0-1 5 0 0 3.00 1.33
Last 60 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
6.0 6 2 2 0 2 10 0 2 0 0-1 5 0 0 3.00 1.33

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Greg Holland Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013142551322412.172
2012125381521810.194
2011106381117510.181

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201311348518211.168
2012164531937422.264
201112736820313.171

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201337.0202355510.730.76
201237.36310481212.411.18
201128.740236800.310.63

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201330.00124481321.801.00
201229.7116432213.641.62
201131.3112381133.161.21
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 .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 7 0 6.0 15.00 3.00 5.00 0.00 1.75 75% 95.5 MPH 3.00 .87 .464
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Greg Holland
3-Year Averages MAJ   60 0 64.7 12.39 3.20 3.87 0.28 81.8% 1.95 1.92 .315
Career MAJ   203 0 218.7 12.39 3.33 3.72 0.45 79.5% 2.43 2.25 .326

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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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5.00 K/BB
GREAT
15.00 K/9
ELITE
3.00 BB/9
AVERAGE
95.5 MPH Fastball
GREAT
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
1.75 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.00 ERA
AVERAGE
1.33 WHIP
POOR
0.87 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.464 BABIP
HIGH
75.0% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Greg Holland (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Matt Holliday STL 3 3 1 3 0 0 0 1.000 2.333 3.333
Darin Mastroianni MIN 3 2 0 0 2 1 0 .667 1.333 2.133
Jason Donald KC 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .750 1.000 1.750
Desmond Jennings TB 3 2 0 1 1 1 0 .667 1.000 1.750
Trevor Plouffe MIN 6 2 2 2 0 3 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Prince Fielder TEX 5 3 0 1 3 0 0 .600 .800 1.550
Shin-Soo Choo TEX 6 2 1 3 1 0 0 .333 1.000 1.429
Brett Lawrie TOR 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 .333 1.000 1.333
Joe Mauer MIN 6 4 0 0 0 2 0 .667 .667 1.333
Jayson Nix PHI 4 1 1 3 0 2 0 .250 1.000 1.250

Best Matchups for Greg Holland (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Brent Lillibridge TEX 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Russell Martin PIT 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Yoenis Cespedes OAK 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Craig Gentry OAK 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Elliot Johnson CLE 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Josh Hamilton ANA 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
J.J. Hardy BAL 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Mike Aviles CLE 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Nick Franklin SEA 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Robinson Cano SEA 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Holland earned his fourth save of the season Tuesday against the Astros, striking out the side in the ninth inning.

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Holland was charged with a blown save Tuesday, giving up the lone run of the game in the ninth inning on two hits and a wild pitch.

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Holland picked up his third save of the season in Monday's 4-2 win over the Rays.

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Holland is a "maybe" for Sunday's game against the White Sox, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Holland struck out two batters and allowed one walk in the ninth inning Saturday, picking up his second save of the season in a 4-3 win over the White Sox.

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Holland picked up his first save of the season, after tossing a perfect inning with two strikeouts, to close out the Royals' 7-5 win over the White Sox on Friday.

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Holland threw one scoreless inning Tuesday, surrendering only one hit, while seven of his 12 pitches found the strike zone.

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After allowing three runs (two earned) on two hits with one strikeout over one inning against the Rockies on Sunday, Holland has now allowed four runs (two earned) on five hits with just two strikeouts over three innings this spring.

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Holland agreed to a one-year, $4.675 million contract with the Royals on Wednesday, avoiding arbitration.

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Holland picked up his 44th save of the season after throwing a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts to preserve the Royals' 2-1 victory over the Rangers on Friday.

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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.