Holland
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
W-L
0-2
ERA
6.83
WHIP
2.103
K
26
SV
0
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy 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 closers again, fanning batters at a 33.3 percent clip and posting a 1.64 ERA wh... read more
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 closers again, fanning batters at a 33.3 percent clip and posting a 1.64 ERA while holding opposing hitters to a meager .159/.264/.259 line. Holland went through a stretch in August where he was hammered by the opposition, posting a 13.50 ERA in 9.1 innings while his strikeout rate plummeted (16.3 percent) and he had issues with walks (12.5 percent) and home runs (3.86 HR/9). He recovered in September (32.4 percent K%) despite a slight drop in velocity. Holland proved capable of pitching half of his games at Coors Field, carrying a 3.34 ERA at home compared to a 3.90 mark on the road. Overall, his return was a success as he pitched well enough to trigger the vesting option in his contract, but Holland opted for free agency in hopes of landing a multi-year deal this winter.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 5'11"    WT: 175 lbs.    DOB: 11/20/1985    Drafted: 10th Rd in 2007Show Contract
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Greg Holland Contract Info:
Signed a major-league contract with the Nationals in August of 2018.
Signs with Nationals
PWashington Nationals
August 7, 2018
Holland signed a major-league contract with the Nationals on Tuesday.
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2018 Stat Review for Greg Holland
1.08 K/BB
TERRIBLE
8.07 K/9
WEAK
7.45 BB/9
TERRIBLE
93.0 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.3 HR/9
ELITE
1.31 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
6.83 ERA
TERRIBLE
2.10 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.42 FIP
POOR
0.392 BABIP
HIGH
65.0 % Strand Rate
LOW
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  1. Greg Holland 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Greg Holland 2017 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  3. Greg Holland 2016 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  4. Greg Holland 2015 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  5. Greg Holland 2014 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  6. Greg Holland 2013 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  7. Greg Holland 2012 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  8. Greg Holland 2011 Preseason Outlook
    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.
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Signs with Nationals
PWashington Nationals
August 7, 2018
Holland signed a major-league contract with the Nationals on Tuesday.
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To latch on with Nationals
PFree Agent
August 5, 2018
Holland is expected to sign a contract with Washington, Jon Heyman of FancredSports.com reports.
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Cut by St. Louis
PFree Agent
August 1, 2018
Holland was released by the Cardinals on Wednesday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
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Designated for assignment
PSt. Louis Cardinals
July 27, 2018
Holland was designated for assignment by the Cardinals on Friday, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
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Loses roster spot
PSt. Louis Cardinals
July 27, 2018
Holland is expected to be released or designated for assignment by the Cardinals on Friday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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