21-Year-Old Pitcher – Arizona Diamondbacks
2013 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
The D-Backs gave Holmberg his first taste of Double-A, which led to a drop in strikeout rate (6.4 K/9) after he fanned nearly a batter per inning at his previous minor league stops. Right-handed hitte...
David Holmberg Contract Information:
Signed by the White Sox in June of 2009.
Holmberg, 21, has a 1.68 ERA and 12:11 K:BB ratio through 24 innings for Double-A Mobile.
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Arizona Diamondbacks Roster
MajorsBell, Heath (P)
AAAhmed, Nick (SS)
A+Court, Ryan (1B)
ABradley, J.R. (P)
RookieAguila, Roidany (C)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Holmberg's fastball velocity jumped from the 89-91 mph range to 93-95 at Low-A South Bend and the results reflected it. After an impressive 14-start run in the Midwest League, he was given the promotion to High-A Visalia where the strikeout rate remained impressive (9.6 K/9IP) over his final 13 starts. Holmberg has demonstrated good control (career 2.7 BB/9IP) to this point, so there's little reason to be concerned about his spike to 4.4 BB/9IP in the second half. Further, he's done an excellent job of preventing long balls by inducing a decent number of his outs on the ground (1.20 GO/AO). He should get his first taste of Double-A in 2012, while the D-Backs can afford to be patient with him as he turned 20 in July and probably won't make a big league arrival until late 2013 at the earliest.