Clay Holmes

Clay Holmes

29-Year-Old PitcherRP
New York Yankees
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Holmes entered the 2021 season in jeopardy of washing entirely out of the league. However, he turned in a strong campaign, throwing particularly well after being dealt to New York where he posted a 1.61 ERA and logged five holds across 25 appearances and 28 innings to close the season. It was a season full of bests, as he generated career marks in both groundball rate (68.7 GB%) and strikeouts (26.7%) with his ERA (3.60) also unsurprisingly following suit. There should be some optimism that Holmes will be able to replicate his success in 2022 because a change in pitch mix seemed to dictate his change of fortune. He jumped his sinker usage from 32 percent to 58.9 percent and also introduced a slider as a primary part of his arsenal - an offering that limited opposing hitters to a .201 wOBA. There's a lengthy list of closer candidates ahead of Holmes in New York, so strong ratios and punchouts will be Holmes' primary path to fantasy value. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#600
ADP
$Signed a one-year, $1.1 million contract with the Yankees in March of 2022.
Secures third save
PNew York Yankees
May 18, 2022
Holmes earned a save against the Orioles on Wednesday, tossing two scoreless innings during which he allowed one hit and struck out one.
ANALYSIS
Aroldis Chapman has been shaky of late and had pitched three of the past four days, so the Yankees opted not to go to him with a one-run lead entering the bottom of the ninth inning. Instead, manager Aaron Boone stuck with Holmes, who had thrown just eight pitches in a scoreless eighth frame. The right-hander had no trouble closing out the contest, retiring the side in order. Despite his recent struggles, Chapman hasn't blown a save this season and isn't likely to be demoted from the closer role just yet, but Holmes would be among the top candidates to step in if that decision were to be made down the road.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
14
Last 10 Games
14
Last 5 Games
15
How many pitches does Clay Holmes generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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121+
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Clay Holmes generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-28%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-32%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-35%
BAA vs RHP
2020
Even Split
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .253 117 23 14 25 3 0 3
Since 2020vs Right .183 255 75 17 43 4 0 2
2022vs Left .133 16 4 1 2 0 0 0
2022vs Right .196 58 15 1 11 2 0 0
2021vs Left .272 98 18 13 22 3 0 3
2021vs Right .176 194 60 16 31 2 0 2
2020vs Left .333 3 1 0 1 0 0 0
2020vs Right .333 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-71%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-77%
ERA at Home
2020
No Stats
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 1.32 0.82 47.2 7 1 1 10.2 2.1 0.4
Since 2020Away 4.50 1.36 44.0 5 3 2 9.0 4.1 0.6
2022Home 0.90 0.70 10.0 3 0 1 9.0 0.9 0.0
2022Away 0.00 0.77 10.1 1 0 2 7.8 0.9 0.0
2021Home 1.43 0.85 37.2 4 1 0 10.5 2.4 0.5
2021Away 6.12 1.55 32.1 4 3 0 9.5 5.3 0.8
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0.00 1.50 1.1 0 0 0 6.8 0.0 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Clay Holmes 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
9.50
 
K/9
8.4
 
BB/9
0.9
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
96.3 mph
 
ERA
0.44
 
WHIP
0.74
 
BABIP
.253
 
GB/FB
14.33
 
Left On Base
93.3%
 
Exit Velocity
85.3 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
1.7%
 
Spin Rate
2291 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
28.3%
 
Swinging Strike
17.0%
 
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Notches another victory
PNew York Yankees
May 10, 2022
Holmes (4-0) earned the win over Texas on Monday, retiring both batters he faced on four pitches.
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Picks up third win
PNew York Yankees
May 8, 2022
Holmes (3-0) allowed a hit and no walks while striking out two in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the win over the Rangers in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader.
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Earns second save
PNew York Yankees
April 27, 2022
Holmes earned the save, pitching a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts in a 5-2 win Wednesday over Baltimore.
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Secures fifth hold
PNew York Yankees
April 27, 2022
Holmes pitched a scoreless inning Tuesday against the Orioles, allowing one hit and striking out one to earn a hold.
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Notches first career save
PNew York Yankees
April 16, 2022
Holmes earned the save against the Orioles on Saturday, pitching 1.1 scoreless innings during which he struck out one and didn't allow any hits or walks.
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