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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
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Matt Holliday went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the A's.
Holliday crushed a monster home run off Jharel Cotton in the second inning to give the Yankees an early 1-0 lead. They would squander that lead (actually, they would squander a 2-0 lead) just one inning later to finish off a miserable West Coast road trip at 1-6. They have lost six games in a row, now. This glumness aside, Holliday has been a dependable presence in the lineup all season long and is hitting .270/.375/.516 with 14 homers and 46 RBI in 215 at-bats. Jun 18 - 7:54 PM

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Matt Holliday was scratched from the Yankees' starting lineup on Saturday due to an allergic reaction.

Starlin Castro is starting in his place at designated hitter against Jesse Hahn and the Athletics on Saturday. It sounds as if Holliday should be considered day-to-day.
Jun 17 - 3:40 PM

Matt Holliday is not in the Yankees' lineup Thursday against the Athletics.

Holliday is just getting a breather. Gary Sanchez will spell him at DH with Austin Romine starting behind the plate. The 37-year-old has gotten off to an impressive start this year, hitting .275 with 13 HR and 45 RBI.
Jun 15 - 7:51 PM

Matt Holliday went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and three runs scored in Saturday's win over the Orioles.

Holliday and the Yankees pounded out 18 hits and 16 runs, with his three-run shot in the fourth inning one of five homers hit by Yanks batters on the day. Holliday now has 42 RBI, fifth-most in the American League, and he also ranks near the top in slugging percentage and OPS. Not a bad first half for the 37-year-old in his first season in pinstripes. Holliday is hitting .284/.379/.541 with 13 homers overall.
Jun 11 - 1:03 AM

Matt Holliday went 3-for-5 with two runs scored in a win over the Blue Jays on Thursday.

Holliday had three of the team's 15 hits in the one-sided victory. That he started June with a bang is perhaps no surprise -- for his career, Holliday is a .305/.387/.497 hitter in the month, an OPS behind only July and September. He has, historically, seemed to heat up with the weather, a good prospect for fantasy owners. Considering that he's already hitting .271/.363/.512 with 11 homers and 33 RBI, better would be pretty darn good.
Jun 2 - 12:03 AM

Matt Holliday blasted a pair of solo home runs in Tuesday's victory in Baltimore.

Both of them came off of Chris Tillman, as Holliday took him deep in the first and third innings. The veteran slugger is sporting a pedestrian .261 batting average on the season, but Holliday boasts a .355 on-base percentage and now has 11 longballs. He's looking like a shrewd one-year investment for the Bronx Bombers.
May 30 - 11:10 PM

Matt Holliday blasted a two-run homer on Saturday, powering the Yankees to a 3-2 victory over the Athletics.

Holliday's two-run shot off of A's starter Jharel Coton broke a 1-1 tie in the sixth inning. He finished the day 1-for-3 and is now hitting .269/.365/.503 with nine long balls and 30 RBI on the season.
May 27 - 4:28 PM

Matt Holliday went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a double in Friday’s loss to the Rays.

Holliday tied things up with a blast off Ryne Stanek in the top of the eighth inning before the Rays pulled away. The veteran slugger has thrived in pinstripes so far this season, batting .273/.373/.521 with eight homers and 27 RBI over 36 games.
May 19 - 11:10 PM

Matt Holliday blasted his seventh home run of the season on Sunday as the Yankees dropped the second game of a doubleheader against the Astros.

His three-run shot off of Astros' starter Charlie Morton pulled the Bombers' to within five runs at 9-4 in the fifth inning. He finished the night 1-for-5 and is now slashing .279/.387/.529 with seven homers and 24 RBI on the season.
May 14 - 11:38 PM

Matt Holliday is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Reds.

He'll sit with the DH unavailable under National League rules. Things will be back to normal on Thursday.
May 9 - 3:00 PM

Matt Holliday is not in the Yankees' lineup Saturday against the Cubs.

There's no DH in the National League, so Holliday will be limited to pinch-hitting for the second day in a row. Manager Joe Girardi said Holliday, who hasn't played the field yet this season, will start at first base on Sunday Night Baseball. The 37-year-old has had a strong season offensively with five homers and 18 RBI through his first 79 at-bats.
May 6 - 4:59 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Friday that he is considering using Matt Holliday at first base some this weekend against the Cubs.

The designated hitter spot isn't available at Wrigley, but Holliday is red-hot and the Bombers are hesitant to bench him for three straight games. He is not starting Friday, as Chris Carter is at first base.
May 5 - 12:41 PM

Matt Holliday went 1-for-5 and cranked a three-run homer in a win over the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

The blast off Marcus Stroman in the first inning helped the Yankees answer the four-spot the Blue Jays posted in the top half of the first frame. Holliday has been productive so far, batting .269 with five homers and 18 RBI in 23 games.
May 4 - 12:06 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
1B1Greg Bird
2Chris Carter
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
5Jordan Montgomery
6Luis Cessa
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Dellin Betances
3Tyler Clippard
4Chasen Shreve
5Adam Warren
6Jonathan Holder
7Chad Green
8Tyler Webb