Jonathan Holder
Jonathan Holder
26-Year-Old PitcherRP
New York Yankees
Out
Injury Shoulder
Est. Return 2/1/2020
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Normally, a 3.14 ERA and 1.09 WHIP with 60 punchouts in 66 innings would warrant a high-leverage role, but when you wear pinstripes, it means working in lower-leverage scenarios 72% of the time. Holder still managed to chalk up seven holds. The 25-year-old right-hander throws three plus pitches: a 93-mph fastball, changeup and newly introduced slider. Holder isn't overpowering but manages to miss ample bats with a career 11.4% swinging-strike rate yielding a 21.9 K%, acceptable but not dominating. He has a chance to earn a higher-leverage role in the Yankees' revamped bullpen, but beware, last season he allowed only four homers, quite low for a hurler sporting a low 29.3% groundball rate, especially for one working about half the time in Yankee Stadium. An ERA correction could be in store, though likely not to the 4.63 xFIP recorded last year. Read Past Outlooks
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Could return for ALCS
PNew York Yankees
Shoulder
September 18, 2019
Holder (shoulder) has improved and he may be an option if the Yankees advance to the ALCS, Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record reports.
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Holder was transferred to the 60-day injured Sept. 15 and is ineligible to return during the regular season. However, he could come off the IL if New York advances past the ALDS and has a need for a right-handed reliever, a situation made more feasible by Dellin Betances' season-ending Achilles injury. Holder pitched in 34 games for the Yankees this season, posting a 6.31 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 46:11 K:BB over 41.1 innings.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
20
Last 10 Games
20
Last 5 Games
22
How many pitches does Jonathan Holder generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Jonathan Holder generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-4%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-4%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-1%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-28%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .251 241 58 18 55 9 1 6
Since 2017vs Right .242 383 88 20 86 20 1 11
2019vs Left .262 73 19 7 17 3 1 2
2019vs Right .252 108 27 4 26 4 0 6
2018vs Left .212 126 29 7 25 6 0 2
2018vs Right .215 146 31 12 28 8 0 2
2017vs Left .361 42 10 4 13 0 0 2
2017vs Right .260 129 30 4 32 8 1 3
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-11%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-16%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-43%
ERA at Home
2017
 
 
-52%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 3.99 1.11 76.2 5 1 0 8.1 1.9 1.2
Since 2017Away 4.50 1.34 70.0 2 5 0 9.9 2.8 0.9
2019Home 5.75 1.23 20.1 4 0 0 9.7 1.8 2.2
2019Away 6.86 1.38 21.0 1 2 0 10.3 3.0 1.3
2018Home 2.37 0.92 38.0 1 1 0 7.8 2.1 0.2
2018Away 4.18 1.32 28.0 0 2 0 8.7 3.2 1.0
2017Home 5.40 1.36 18.1 0 0 0 6.9 1.5 2.0
2017Away 2.57 1.33 21.0 1 1 0 11.1 2.1 0.4
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Stat Review
How does Jonathan Holder compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. 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, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in 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.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
4.18
 
K/9
10.0
 
BB/9
2.4
 
HR/9
1.7
 
Fastball
92.2 mph
 
ERA
6.31
 
WHIP
1.31
 
BABIP
.332
 
GB/FB
0.94
 
Left On Base
51.4%
 
Exit Velocity
88.3 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
7.5%
 
Spin Rate
2358 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
35.0%
 
Swinging Strike
12.2%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
Holder had just one appearance above the High-A level before 2016, but he shot up through the organizational ranks so quickly that he made the Opening Day roster out of the bullpen in 2017. The righty continued to flash the impressive command that helped propel his stock so quickly, maintaining 9.2 K/9 versus just 1.8 BB/9 over 39.1 innings in the big leagues. The 24-year-old was also able to mostly overcome a high BABIP of .361 to post a respectable 3.89 ERA. Despite the solid peripheral numbers, the righty spent most of the second-half of the season in the minors and was left off the club's postseason roster, so a spot in the Opening Day bullpen again is not assured. Still, Holder figures to get a real chance in spring training and could gather the occasional hold if he does stick around in the majors.
Holder shot all the way up through the organizational ranks in 2016, making stops at High-A, Double-A, and Triple-A before earning a September callup. Though he had just one appearance above High-A before this year, he compiled a combined 1.65 ERA with 101 strikeouts against just seven walks in 65.1 innings across the three minor league levels and continued to get better at each progressive stop until reaching the majors. His terrific K:BB obviously demonstrates impressive command, but Holder doesn't have particularly overpowering stuff and was not previously projected as one of the team's most highly-touted prospects, so it's possible there will be some regression next year. Though the righty struggled some in September in the majors, his stellar minor league season and placement on the 40-man roster will likely put him in prime position to win a bullpen spot in spring training.
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Transferred to 60-day IL
PNew York Yankees
Shoulder
September 15, 2019
Holder (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day injured list prior to Sunday's game against Toronto.
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Resumes throwing
PNew York Yankees
Shoulder
September 2, 2019
Holder (shoulder) has resumed throwing, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
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Lands on shelf
PNew York Yankees
Shoulder
August 10, 2019
Holder was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with right shoulder inflammation.
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Yields two runs as opener
PNew York Yankees
August 6, 2019
Holder allowed two runs on three hits with no walks and two strikeouts across 2.2 innings in a no-decision while working as an opener against the Orioles on Tuesday.
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To work as opener Tuesday
PNew York Yankees
August 5, 2019
Holder will open Tuesday's game against the Orioles, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
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