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Greg Holland

32-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2017 Stats

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3-6

ERA

3.61

WHIP

1.15

K

70

SV

41

2018 RotoWire Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The Rockies took a chance on Holland as a free agent following a 2016 campaign that he lost due to recovery from Tommy John surgery. During the first half, he looked like one of the game's elite close...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 214   DOB: 11/20/1985   BORN: Marion, NC   COLLEGE: Western Carolina   DRAFTED: 10th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Greg Holland Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $7 million contract with the Rockies in January of 2017. Contract includes a $15 million player option for 2018.

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Holland rejected the Rockies' qualifying offer ahead of Thursday's deadline, Bill Shaikin of The Los Angeles Times reports.

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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 48 0 0 44.7 39 19 2 49 26 3 2 32 5 0 3.83 1.46
2017 31 MAJ COL 61 0 0 57.3 40 23 7 70 26 3 6 41 4 1 3.61 1.15
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3-Year Averages     54 0 0 51.0 39 21 4 59 26 3 4 36 4 0 3.71 1.27
Career  (View All)     370 0 0 377.0 274 109 23 500 151 21 18 186 2.60 1.13

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Greg Holland Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017127431917402.157
201592251519222.250

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201710827723315.232
2015101241120600.230

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201729.73417391333.341.18
201523.7211628813.421.23

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201727.70224311343.901.12
201521.01116211814.291.71
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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 48 0 44.7 9.87 5.24 1.88 0.40 1.87 73% 93.6 MPH 3.83 3.33 .325
2017 31 MAJ COL 61 0 57.3 10.99 4.08 2.69 1.10 1.19 72.9% 93.5 MPH 3.61 3.76 .265
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3-Year Averages     54 0 51.0 10.41 4.59 2.27 0.71 72.1% 3.71 3.44 .292
Career     370 0 377.0 11.94 3.60 3.31 0.55 78.6% 2.60 2.58 .308

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Greg Holland Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 44.7 2 5 2 0 24 1 0 0
2017 P 57.3 -1 4 -1 0 30 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
2017 P 0 -1 0 0 -1 0 -2

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2017 Stat Review for Greg Holland    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.69 K/BB
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10.99 K/9
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4.08 BB/9
WEAK
93.5 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
1.1 HR/9
WEAK
1.19 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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3.61 ERA
WEAK
1.15 WHIP
GOOD
3.76 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.265 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
72.9% Strand Rate
LOW

2018 Projected Stats Breakdown for Greg Holland

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

Holland was extended a qualifying offer from the Rockies on Monday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

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Holland officially declined his $15 million player option for the 2018 season Friday, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

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Holland struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Friday to collect his 41st save of the season in a 4-1 win over the Padres.

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Holland pitched a scoreless ninth inning to recorded his 40th save of the season during Monday's win over Arizona.

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Holland recorded his 39th save of the season -- despite allowing a solo home run -- during Saturday's win over the Dodgers.

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Holland struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Friday to record his 38th save of the season in a 5-4 win over the Dodgers.

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Holland racked up his 37th save with a perfect ninth inning Tuesday against the Giants.

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Holland pitched a perfect ninth inning Sunday against Arizona, striking out one in a non-save situation.

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Rockies manager Bud Black said prior to Sunday's series finale against the Braves that Holland wouldn't pitch in the contest and would instead work on his slider in a bullpen session, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

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Holland retired the Royals in order in the ninth inning Thursday for his 36th save of the season.

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Despite blowing his third save in four chances Wednesday, Holland appears in line to retain his role in the ninth inning, MLB.com reports. "We'll talk about it, but my initial instinct is to keep Greg where he is," manager Bud Black said.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2017

While Holland has 319.2 innings and 145 saves under his belt, he's an unknown commodity at this time. We haven't seen the 31-year-old in well over a year, since he underwent Tommy John surgery in October of 2015. What we do know second-hand is that Holland was sitting between 88-91 mph with his fastball during a recent showcase -- significantly lower than his 95.5 mph career average -- but most scouts emerged feeling confident about his health. The general expectation is that Holland will be ready for spring training, but after signing with the Rockies on a one-year pact, he'll likely have to settle for a setup role to begin the season. Holland's experience in the ninth inning should lead itself to future save opportunities if he returns to something close to his old self, but until he can supplant Adam Ottavino for save opportunities, he'll make for a risky investment.

2016

After back-to-back All-Star appearances and 45-plus save seasons, Holland had a down year in 2015 by his standards, likely tied to injury issues. His season ended on Sept. 22 when the team shut him down and he eventually decided to have Tommy John surgery in early October. This will likely keep the All-Star closer out for a majority of the 2016 season.

2015

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 American League. He also provided support in other categories, striking out 90 batters to go along with a 1.44 ERA and 0.91 WHIP. Even though the Royals have several options in their bullpen that would make exceptional closers, Holland is their guy, and there's little reason to think otherwise heading into 2015. He's still on the better side of 30 years old, and his 2014 average fastball velocity of 95.8 mph was an exact match with his career average. Holland also possesses a devastating slider that he deploys frequently, and although he used a split-fingered fastball on just 2.3% of his pitches last season, it remains a weapon in his arsenal that can catch hitters off guard. He's one of the safest ninth-inning options in AL-only formats, and is arguably a top-five closer in mixed leagues.

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.