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Matt Holliday | Designated Hitter | #17

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (37) / 1/15/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 7 (0) / COL
Contract: view contract details
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Matt Holliday slugged a walk-off three-run homer in Friday’s 14-11 victory over the Yankees.
The Yankees actually trailed 9-1 at one point in this one, but they chipped away before Starlin Castro tied things in the bottom of the ninth with a two-run homer off Brad Brach. Jayson Aquino walked back-to-back batters to begin the bottom of the 10th before Holliday cashed in with a game-winning blast to center field. It was his third career walk-off homer. The 37-year-old has been an on-base machine for his new team, batting .263/.411/.474 with three homers and 13 RBI through 19 games. Apr 28 - 11:37 PM

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Matt Holliday went 2-for-3 with two RBI in Thursday's win over the Red Sox.

The multi-hit game was Holliday's first since April 10, a stretch during which he was 2-for-27. One thing he has been doing is getting on base, combating a .231 batting average with a .388 on-base percentage. Holliday has traditionally warmed up with the weather, so the power numbers should increase as the months roll on.
Apr 27 - 10:35 PM

Matt Holliday remained out of the Yankees' lineup Sunday.

He's been on the bench for all three games in Pittsburgh, as Holliday has still only made starts in the designated hitter spot so far this season. Holliday did pinch-hit on Friday and Saturday.
Apr 23 - 11:08 AM

Matt Holliday went 1-for-4 with three RBI in the Yankees' defeat of the White Sox on Monday.

Those three RBI came on a three-run homer off White Sox starter Derek Holland in the bottom of the third inning. Holliday has a .404 on-base percentage, two home runs, and eight RBI through his first 11 games in pinstripes.
Apr 17 - 10:06 PM

Matt Holliday (back) has returned to the Yankees' lineup Monday against the White Sox.

Holliday sat out Saturday and Sunday while dealing with some back stiffness, but he feels well enough to return to the DH spot on Monday. He's hitting third against lefty Derek Holland.
Apr 17 - 4:03 PM

Matt Holliday was scratched from the Yankees' starting lineup on Saturday due to lower back stiffness.

The veteran slugger has a history of back issues, so with even mild stiffness the Yankees are going to take every possible precaution to not exacerbate the problem. Chris Carter replaces him as the Bombers' designated hitter against Carlos Martinez and the Cardinals.
Apr 15 - 11:56 AM

Matt Holliday drew five walks in the Yankees' defeat of the Orioles on Sunday.

Holliday reached base all five of his plate appearances, but he didn't score a single one of the Yankees' seven runs. The veteran slugger is sporting a .538 on-base percentage through six games with his new team.
Apr 9 - 5:24 PM

Matt Holliday hit a two-run homer Monday in the Yankees' 9-3 drubbing of the Nationals.

The homer, Holliday's third of the spring, came off Jeremy Guthrie in the fifth inning. Holliday is batting .306 with a 1.026 OPS. He's no sure bet to stay healthy, even while being used mostly as a DH, but he should have mixed-league value while he's in the lineup.
Mar 20 - 5:25 PM

Matt Holliday doubled twice Sunday as the Yankees topped the Pirates 3-2.

Holliday is 7-for-14 with a homer. The Yankees could ask him to play in the field more than originally expected after adding Chris Carter last month, but Holliday will primarily serve as a DH and he'll likely be a very good one.
Mar 5 - 4:52 PM

Yankees signed DH Matt Holliday to a one-year, $13 million contract.

The deal was reported over the weekend and it's now official. Holliday turns 37 next month and is coming off a year where he slugged 20 homers with a .782 OPS in 110 games while missing significant time with a fractured thumb. The plan calls for him to serve as the primary designated hitter, but he could also see occasional time in the outfield and at first base. He could have a better chance to stay healthy in this situation and we wouldn't rule out a return to relevancy in mixed fantasy leagues while playing in the AL East.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 03:04:00 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Yankees have agreed to a one-year, $13 million contract with Matt Holliday.

The veteran slugger, who will turn 37 next month, slashed .246/.322/.461 with 20 homers and 62 RBI in 426 plate appearances with the Cardinals in 2016 while missing time due to a fractured left thumb. He's expected to see the majority of his at-bats in the designated hitter role with the Bombers.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 07:20:00 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox have contacted Matt Holliday's agent, Scott Boras.

The Cardinals declined Holliday's $17 million option after he .246/.322/.461 in an injury-shortened 2016, but there appears to be a decent market for him as a potential bounce-back candidate. The Red Sox' rivals, the Yankees, are another club that's shown interest and Holliday's former club, the Rockies, have also been mentioned as a potential landing spot. Holliday will turn 37 in January.
Source: Boston Globe
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 10:43:00 AM

Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that Matt Holliday is "a name the Yankees have thrown around."

The expectation is that Edwin Encarnacion will likely command a contract beyond what the Yankees are comfortable with, but they have backup options that include Carlos Beltran, Mike Napoli and Holliday. Holliday batted .246/.322/.461 with 20 homers and 62 RBI in an injury-shortened 2016 season and is probably best off as a designated hitter at this point in his career.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 08:51:00 AM

Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich downplayed the possibility of a reunion with free agent Matt Holliday.

Holliday has said that he's open to a return to the Rockies, but given the team's outfield depth, he'd be looking at a full-time move to first base. He just saw his first exposure at the position in 2016, so the Rockies are mulling over the potential alternatives. "We have just now started looking into the reality of Matt," said Bridich. "With the way that our outfield is situated… the outfield for Matt doesn’t make a whole lot of sense right now. So right now we are just trying to wrap our minds around whether he’s a viable option at first base." The Rockies reportedly haven't ruled out a return for Mark Reynolds and Chris Carter, who was recently designated for assignment by the Brewers, could also be a possibility at first base.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 10:33:00 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Yankees have inquired on free agent outfielder Matt Holliday.

Holliday is coming off a 2016 campaign in which he hit .246/.322/.461 with 20 homers and 62 RBI over 382 at-bats. A broken thumb suffered in August forced him out for an extended period of time and he ultimately appeared in just 110 games for the Cards. At this juncture, it isn't known quite what kind of a contract Holliday might draw on the open market. He turns 37 in January.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 06:53:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
3Kyle Higashioka
1B1Greg Bird
2Chris Carter
3Tyler Austin
2B1Starlin Castro
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Ronald Torreyes
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Aaron Judge
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Matt Holliday
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3CC Sabathia
4Luis Severino
5Bryan Mitchell
6Jordan Montgomery
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Dellin Betances
3Tyler Clippard
4Tommy Layne
5Adam Warren
6Jonathan Holder