Bryan Holaday
Bryan Holaday
33-Year-Old CatcherC
Arizona Diamondbacks
2021 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Bryan Holaday in 2021. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks in January of 2021.
Lands with Arizona
CArizona Diamondbacks  NRI
January 11, 2021
Holaday signed a minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks on Monday, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.
ANALYSIS
Holaday has been a depth piece for most of his career, and that's probably what he'll be this season, as he's likely behind Carson Kelly, Stephen Vogt and Daulton Varsho in the Diamondbacks' catcher depth chart. Holaday has hit just .238/.283/.333 over his nine-year career and hit a miserable .161/.212/.194 in limited action for the Orioles last season.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+43%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+229%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+30%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+33%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .465 94 4 1 6 0 .182 .215 .250
Since 2018vs Right .667 234 20 4 26 0 .249 .318 .349
2020vs Left .167 12 1 0 0 0 .083 .083 .083
2020vs Right .549 21 4 0 4 0 .211 .286 .263
2019vs Left .637 35 1 0 3 0 .258 .314 .323
2019vs Right .831 94 11 4 9 0 .286 .355 .476
2018vs Left .418 47 2 1 3 0 .156 .174 .244
2018vs Right .558 119 5 0 13 0 .226 .294 .264
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+37%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+501%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+40%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+6%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .512 167 12 0 14 0 .199 .279 .233
Since 2018Away .702 161 12 5 18 0 .258 .298 .404
2020Home .145 21 3 0 1 0 .050 .095 .050
2020Away .871 12 2 0 3 0 .364 .417 .455
2019Home .649 64 6 0 2 0 .263 .333 .316
2019Away .906 65 6 4 10 0 .293 .354 .552
2018Home .501 82 3 0 11 0 .188 .284 .217
2018Away .531 84 4 1 5 0 .220 .238 .293
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Stat Review
How does Bryan Holaday compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.22
 
BB Rate
6.1%
 
K Rate
27.3%
 
BABIP
.227
 
ISO
.032
 
AVG
.161
 
OBP
.212
 
SLG
.194
 
OPS
.406
 
wOBA
.178
 
Exit Velocity
82.5 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
18.2%
 
Barrels/PA
0.0%
 
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Las season could not have gone much worse for Holaday, who ended the season as the fourth-string catcher for the Red Sox and was non-tendered in December. He batted .231 with two home runs and 14 RBI in his 129 plate appearances spread across 44 games following a 2015 season that showed some promise. He struggled to draw walks, as he took a base on balls in just 5.4 percent of his plate appearances while striking out 21.7 percent of the time. Defensively he was his usual solid self. The 29-year-old threw out runners on 38 percent of attempted steals last season and allowed just one passed ball in 314.2 innings. The Phillies brought him aboard on a minor league deal with an invite to spring training, and he seems to have the inside track at breaking camp as Cameron Rupp's backup. However, once Jorge Alfaro or Andrew Knapp show that they are ready, Holaday would likely head to Triple-A to serve as organizational depth.
Holaday is the Tigers' best bet for the backup catcher role for 2016. He threw out 28.6 percent of runners and didn't make an error behind the dish, and his offense also improved in 2015. There are no guarantees for Holaday, though -- the Tigers could bring in a more consistent backup via trade or free agency. His value is limited, regardless of format.
After back-to-back seasons of receiving cups of coffee in Detroit, Holaday took on the role of backup catcher to Alex Avila in 2014. Holaday appeared in 62 games, hitting .231/.266/.276 with zero homers, six extra-base hits and 15 RBI in 156 at-bats. While his production at the plate was light, Holaday showed strides behind the plate with his ability to call a game and provide steady defense. The Tigers will bring back Avila to once again serve as the primary catcher, but Holaday will be challenged for the backup role by newcomer James McCann. At 26, Holaday is reaching a pivotal point in his career, and he’ll need to start producing better at the plate to carve out anything more than a part-time role in the majors.
Holaday played 16 games with the Tigers in 2013, hitting .296 with one homer and two RBI in 27 at-bats. While his brief stint in the majors last year was somewhat productive, Holaday hasn't done much damage with his bat in the minors. In 280 at-bats with Triple-A Toledo last season, Holaday hit .260/.312/.372 with four homers and 24 RBI. With Brayan Pena out of town, Holaday is the early favorite to be the Tigers’ backup catcher on Opening Day. He’ll have to fend off veteran Ronny Paulino and prospect James McCann for the gig, but Holaday has the inside track. The Tigers have shown confidence in the 2010 sixth-round pick, but he’ll have to produce at the major league level to justify earning and holding on to the backup gig, or to be considered a permanent replacement should Alex Avila falter.
The 2010 sixth-round pick received his first taste of the majors last season after an Alex Avila injury opened up a short-term need for the Tigers to carry an extra catcher. In six appearances, Holaday hit .250/.250/.333 with three runs scored in 12 at-bats. His minor league production has been only slightly better, as Holaday has hit .237/.314/.340 with 12 homers in 739 at-bats through three levels. Holaday was actually a big hitter at the collegiate level, but his lack of production at the plate in the minors has him projected to be a long-term backup in the major leagues. With Gerald Laird no longer in town to backup Alex Avila, Holaday will get his shot to take over that role in 2013. He should nab the gig, but his playing time and production will both be too limited for consideration in most formats.
The Tigers selected Holaday in the sixth round of the 2010 draft. He hit .242/.304/.361 in 330 at-bats with Double-A Erie in 2011. With fellow catching prospects Rob Brantly and James McCann both more highly touted, Holaday has a long way to go before getting a legit shot with the Tigers. The 24-year-old profiles as a backup catcher in the majors.
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Seeing little work
CBaltimore Orioles  NRI
August 31, 2020
Holaday is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Blue Jays.
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Called up
CBaltimore Orioles  NRI
August 1, 2020
Holaday's contract was selected by Baltimore on Saturday.
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In 60-man player pool
CBaltimore Orioles  NRI
June 28, 2020
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Signs with Baltimore
CBaltimore Orioles  NRI
January 13, 2020
Holaday signed a minor-league deal with the Orioles on Monday, Craig Mish of FNTSY Sports Radio reports.
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Becomes free agent
CFree Agent  NRI
October 18, 2019
Holaday was outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans on Friday and then elected free agency, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
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