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Derek Holland

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2017 Stats

W-L

7-14

ERA

6.20

WHIP

1.71

K

104

SV

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Injuries were once again a key part of the plot with Holland's season in 2016, as he was limited to 22 games -- 20 starts -- during his final year with the Rangers. While he chipped away at his extrem...

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2017 ADP:  569.34

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Derek Holland Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the White Sox in December of 2016. Released by the White Sox in September of 2017.

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Derek 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 20 A SPO 16 14 0 67.0 57 24 7 83 21 4 5 0 3.22 1.16
2008 21 A CLI 17 17 0 93.2 77 25 2 91 29 7 0 0 2.40 1.14
2008 21 A BAK 5 5 0 31.0 20 11 1 37 5 3 1 0 3.19 0.81
2008 21 AA FRI 4 4 0 26.0 14 2 0 29 6 3 0 0 0.69 0.77
2009 22 AAA OKL 1 1 0 4.0 5 4 1 5 3 0 1 0 9.00 2.00
2009 22 MAJ TEX 33 21 1 138.3 160 94 26 107 47 8 13 0 6.12 1.50
2010 23 R SUR 1 1 0 3.0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2010 23 AAA OKL 1 11 0 62.2 49 13 5 51 18 6 2 0 0 0 1.87 1.08
2010 23 MAJ TEX 14 10 0 57.3 55 26 6 54 24 3 4 0 0 1 4.08 1.38
2011 24 MAJ TEX 32 32 4 198.0 201 87 22 162 67 16 5 0 0 0 3.95 1.35
2012 25 AAA ROU 2 2 0 9.0 11 6 4 5 2 0 2 0 0 0 6.00 1.44
2012 25 MAJ TEX 29 27 0 175.3 162 91 32 145 52 12 7 0 0 0 4.67 1.22
2013 26 MAJ TEX 33 33 2 213.0 210 81 20 189 64 10 9 0 0 0 3.42 1.29
2014 27 AA FRI 2 2 0 5.0 3 0 0 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2014 27 AAA ROU 4 4 0 15.1 20 10 5 19 8 2 1 0 0 0 5.87 1.85
2014 27 MAJ TEX 6 5 0 37.0 34 6 0 25 5 2 0 0 0 0 1.46 1.05
2015 28 AA FRI 1 1 0 3.1 7 3 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 8.10 2.58
2015 28 AAA ROU 3 3 0 8.2 9 5 0 14 5 0 1 0 0 0 5.19 1.71
2015 28 MAJ TEX 10 10 1 58.7 59 32 11 41 17 4 3 0 0 0 4.91 1.30
2016 29 AAA ROU 3 3 0 10.0 11 5 1 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.50
2016 29 MAJ TEX 22 20 0 107.3 116 59 15 67 35 7 9 0 0 0 4.95 1.41
2017 30 MAJ CWS 29 26 0 135.0 156 93 31 104 75 7 14 0 0 0 6.20 1.71
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3-Year Averages     12 11 0 67.7 69 32 8 44 19 4 4 0 0 0 4.26 1.30
Career  (View All)     208 184 8 1,120.0 1,153 569 163 894 386 69 64 0 4.57 1.37

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Derek Holland Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017134181328405.237
20168217519001.247
20154312212201.293

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017492866212827426.305
201637950309721114.282
201520229154710210.264

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201771.04705944135.321.68
201649.3520321243.651.30
201538.7320301175.121.32

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201764.03704531187.171.75
201658.02703523116.051.50
201520.011011644.501.25
Derek Holland vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Derek 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 20 A SPO 16 14 67.0 11.15 2.82 3.95 0.94 76.1% 3.22 3.29 .321
2008 21 A CLI 17 17 93.2 8.79 2.80 3.14 0.19 77.9% 2.40 2.46 .304
2008 21 A BAK 5 5 31.0 10.74 1.45 7.40 0.29 58.3% 3.19 1.72 .274
2008 21 AA FRI 4 4 26.0 10.04 2.08 4.83 0.00 90% 0.69 1.66 .240
2009 22 AAA OKL 1 1 4.0 11.25 6.75 1.67 2.25 57.1% 9.00 6.20 .389
2009 22 MAJ TEX 33 21 138.3 6.96 3.06 2.28 1.69 1.05 62.4% 92.5 MPH 6.12 5.15 .321
2010 23 R SUR 1 1 3.0 18.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 -0.80 .000
2010 23 AAA OKL 1 11 62.2 7.38 2.60 2.83 0.72 87.1% 1.87 3.57 .261
2010 23 MAJ TEX 14 10 57.3 8.48 3.77 2.25 0.94 1.01 72.6% 92.1 MPH 4.08 4.14 .313
2011 24 MAJ TEX 32 32 198.0 7.36 3.05 2.42 1.00 1.38 73.6% 94.2 MPH 3.95 4.11 .311
2012 25 AAA ROU 2 2 9.0 5.00 2.00 2.50 4.00 77.8% 6.00 8.53 .256
2012 25 MAJ TEX 29 27 175.3 7.44 2.67 2.79 1.64 1.05 67.6% 93.0 MPH 4.67 4.86 .271
2013 26 MAJ TEX 33 33 213.0 7.99 2.70 2.95 0.85 1.17 76% 93.6 MPH 3.42 3.59 .316
2014 27 AA FRI 2 2 5.0 14.40 3.60 4.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.20 .330
2014 27 AAA ROU 4 4 15.1 11.32 4.77 2.38 2.98 78.3% 5.87 6.58 .389
2014 27 MAJ TEX 6 5 37.0 6.08 1.22 5.00 0.00 1.18 84.6% 92.3 MPH 1.46 2.25 .300
2015 28 AA FRI 1 1 3.1 14.52 2.90 5.00 2.90 71.4% 8.10 5.14 .616
2015 28 AAA ROU 3 3 8.2 15.37 5.49 2.80 0.00 64.3% 5.19 1.61 .497
2015 28 MAJ TEX 10 10 58.7 6.29 2.61 2.41 1.69 1.46 67.7% 92.9 MPH 4.91 5.36 .278
2016 29 AAA ROU 3 3 10.0 7.20 3.60 2.00 0.90 71.4% 4.50 4.40 .331
2016 29 MAJ TEX 22 20 107.3 5.62 2.93 1.91 1.26 1.08 67.6% 91.7 MPH 4.95 4.80 .300
2017 30 MAJ CWS 29 26 135.0 6.93 5.00 1.39 2.07 1.03 69% 91.1 MPH 6.20 6.49 .311
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3-Year Averages     12 11 67.7 5.85 2.53 2.32 1.06 70% 4.26 4.28 .294
Career     208 184 1,120.0 7.18 3.10 2.32 1.31 70.5% 4.57 4.56 .304

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Derek Holland Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 58.7 0 5 0 0 39 0 59 0
2016 P 107.3 0 7 0 0 49 1 107 0
2017 P 135 -3 12 -3 0 71 -1 135 -3
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
2016 P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
2017 P 1 0 0 0 -2 0 -1

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2017 Stat Review for Derek Holland    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.39 K/BB
TERRIBLE
6.93 K/9
POOR
5.00 BB/9
TERRIBLE
91.1 MPH Fastball
WEAK
2.1 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.03 GB/FB Ratio
BALANCED
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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6.20 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.71 WHIP
TERRIBLE
6.49 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.311 BABIP
HIGH
69.0% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Holland is expected to be used as a reliever for the remainder of the season, manager Rick Renteria acknowledged following Wednesday's start, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Holland (7-14) took another loss Wednesday, giving up five runs on eight hits and four walks in five innings against the Twins.

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Holland (7-13) held the Twins to one run on three hits and four walks with five strikeouts over six innings to earn the win Thursday.

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Holland (6-13) gave up seven runs on six hits and four walks while striking out one over 2.2 innings in a loss to the Rangers on Saturday.

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Holland (6-12) took the loss Sunday against the Royals after getting shelled for seven runs on seven hits in two-plus innings. He also walked three and struck out two.

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Holland (6-11) allowed three runs on five hits over 5.2 innings during Tuesday's win over the Astros. He struck out five and walked seven.

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Holland pitched in relief Saturday and retired the only batter he faced in Chicago's 4-1 loss to Boston.

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Holland (5-11) allowed two runs on five hits and four walks over six innings while striking out three in Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Blue Jays.

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Holland (5-10) allowed six runs on nine hits and five walks without a strikeout over 4.1 innings in Friday's 9-3 loss to the Indians.

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Holland allowed three runs on four hits with one strikeout and three walks in 4.2 innings of work Sunday in Kansas City.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2016

We are now two years removed from Holland's big season and he has logged just 96 innings in that time. Injuries, a fluke offseason knee injury in 2014 and a long-term shoulder issue (which cropped up nine pitches into his 2015 debut) have conspired to hold him back. He has still shown flashes of his previous upside, but it's just not enough work to feel confident about investing in him as anything more than a late-round flier. His strikeout rate has dipped in each of the last two seasons, but some of that has to be the rust of long layoffs and the fact that both samples are just really small. Even the most optimistic expectation for Holland would have to account for the fact that his 2013 breakout was an outlier compared to his previous work (4.71 ERA in 569 IP prior to 2013). Fortunately for those still bullish on him, the price has come down with the lost innings over the past two seasons.

2015

Holland was the locomotive on the Rangers Injury Train last year, falling victim to a knee injury at home shortly after the New Year. He needed microfracture surgery to repair the knee and missed almost the entire season as a result. By the way, this is exhibit 4,180,997 of why you donít take the initial timetable as anything but a guess that is very unlikely to come true. Early reports had Holland returning by midseason and many drafted him with that expectation. He debuted on September 2, and Holland impressed in his 37 innings, but itís hard to draw much from the sample. His strikeout rate dipped to a career-low, but that is likely tied to the small sample size as his stuff looked as crisp as ever even though his velocity was down a tick. Look for Holland to pick up where his big 2013 left off and continue establishing himself as one of the better youngish lefties in the game. Invest.

2014

Holland finally made good on his 2011 second-half breakout, posting the best season of his young career despite finishing with just 10 wins on the year. His control peripherals continue to trend upward, and he was able to cut back on the homers allowed from 2012, so there's room for further growth. Holland parlayed a career-high 9.9 percent swinging-strike rate into an 8.0 K/9, with a big part of those gains coming from a more effective slider. Unfortunately, an accident at his home in January resulted in knee surgery, and Holland is expected to miss the first half of the season.

2013

Holland failed to build on 2011's second-half breakout (9-1, 1.21 WHIP, 3.06 ERA, 80 strikeouts in 88.1 innings), though the regression was spear-headed by an ugly 32 homers allowed in 175.1 innings. His control improved, and his K/9 remains very strong so there are some encouraging signs hidden amongst the rubble if you can get past the long ball issues. He'll be well discounted in your auctions this spring, and makes for a nice "post-hype sleeper" candidate as a result.

2012

Holland was one of the league's elite starters after the All-Star break, posting a 9-1 record with a 1.211 WHIP, 3.06 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 88.1 innings. His pre-break numbers were a continuation of his career up to that point, mixing in solid starts with poor ones but showing flashes of potential. His strikeout potential gives reason to think he'll build upon last year's success, but don't be surprised if his impressive 8.1 shutout innings against the Cardinals in Game 4 of the World Series lead to an uptick in his price on draft day.

2011

Holland fell behind in the competition to earn a rotation spot in the spring with a knee injury early in camp, but emerged for a few starts in May before hitting the DL with minor shoulder soreness and a recurrence of his knee injury. He pitched well once healthy, including a nice run in September (27 innings, 26 hits, 27:11 K:BB and a 3.67 ERA in six appearances). Cliff Lee's departure to Philly via free agency gives Holland an opportunity to earn a spot in the rotation this spring and his time on the DL last season should keep the draft day price low.

2010

Holland made just one appearance at Triple-A Oklahoma City before being promoted to the majors, where he remained for the rest of the season. The results were pretty ugly, not surprising given that he essentially made the jump straight from High-A with just four appearances at Double-A prior to last season. He allowed far too many hits (160 in 138.1 innings) and homers (26) to be effective for any prolonged stretch, and he could benefit from spending at least half a season at Triple-A Oklahoma City to refine his offspeed pitches and get some confidence back. Unfortunately, that's not likely in team's plans for Holland, so another season of struggles could await.

2009

Holland reached Double-A, making four starts, in a season that quietly placed him among the better pitching prospects in baseball. His composite line (150.2 innings. 111 hits, 40 walks, 157 K) shows plenty of promise and late-season reports of a consistent mid-90's fastball should help him as he advances. He needs to do a better job of keeping the ball on the ground, but he pairs with Neftali Feliz to give Texas one of the better 1-2 punches in the minors.