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Derek Holland | Starting Pitcher | #45

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Bats / Throws: Switch / Left
College: Wallace State CC
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 25 (0) / TEX
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Derek Holland hurled six innings of one-run ball Sunday in the Rangers' 2-1 defeat of the Indians.
The one run he gave up came on a Jason Kipnis RBI single in the top of the sixth inning. Holland was otherwise excellent, yielding only four total hits -- all singles -- while walking none and whiffing five. The left-hander has put together two very good pitching lines since returning August 23 from a two-month shoulder injury. A start at home against the Astros is next. Aug 28 - 6:00 PM

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Derek Holland was terrific in his return from the disabled list Tuesday, tossing six innings of one-run ball in a loss to the Reds.

He needed just 73 pitches to navigate through six excellent innings, allowing just four hits and a walk while striking out five. Unfortunately for Holland, who was making his first start in two months after dealing with a shoulder issue, Dan Straily was just a bit better. The southpaw will get the Indians over the weekend.
Aug 23 - 10:06 PM

Rangers activated LHP Derek Holland from the 60-day disabled list.

Holland will start for the Rangers on Tuesday night against the Reds after missing the last two months with shoulder inflammation. He had a 5.20 ERA in 14 starts with Texas before landing on the disabled list.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Holland has really struggled with right-handed bats this season - he also struggled mightily against them last year (.360 wOBA allowed, 1.85 HR/9) - allowing a .352 wOBA and 1.4 HR/9 rate. This is especially great news for guys like Adam Duvall (.375 ISO vs. LHP at home), Eugenio Suarez (.269 ISO vs. LHP) and Brandon Phillips (.435 wOBA in August). Stacking that group up with speedster Billy Hamilton is a fine start to a GPP lineup.
Aug 23 - 5:06 PM

Derek Holland (shoulder) is expected to start Tuesday against the Reds.

Holland is back after a two-month bout with shoulder inflammation. The left-hander earned a 4.50 ERA during his three rehab starts and should be good to go as long as he makes it out of Sunday's bullpen session unscathed. Holland was having a so-so year before the injury, going 5-5 with a 5.20 ERA in 14 starts.
Aug 20 - 4:13 PM

Derek Holland (shoulder) will make his third rehab start for Triple-A Round Rock on Monday.

Holland has allowed one run over five innings in his first two outings. He threw just 55 pitches in his last outing but made an addition 16 tosses in the bullpen after the start. "Everything went where it needed to go," he said. "I’m very happy with it. I continued to build myself and get where I need to be." It's unclear whether Holland will need any more rehab starts after Monday before being activated. He's been out since late June with shoulder inflammation.
Aug 12 - 12:19 PM

Derek Holland (shoulder) threw two scoreless innings on Friday in his first minor league rehab start with Triple-A Round Rock.

So far, so good for the left-hander who is recovering from shoulder inflammation that has sidelined him for the past month. Holland threw 28 pitches in the outing, allowing one hit and a walk while striking out two. He's going to need several more starts before he's deemed ready to rejoin the Rangers, something which should happen before the end of August provided he can avoid any setbacks.
Aug 6 - 8:38 AM

Derek Holland (shoulder) is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment Friday with Triple-A Round Rock.

Holland, who has been out for over a month due to shoulder inflammation, is slated to throw two innings or 30 pitches in his first rehab outing. The southpaw has a chance to make it back by the end of the month if all goes well.
Aug 2 - 3:35 PM

Rangers transferred LHP Derek Holland from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Holland, on the disabled list since June 21, is just now beginning to play catch. There is no timetable for his return to the Rangers' starting rotation.
Jul 15 - 11:15 AM

Derek Holland (shoulder) played catch on Friday.

It's the first time he's done so since going on the disabled list over two weeks ago with shoulder inflammation. There's still no timetable for his return, but Holland is finally making some progress.
Jul 8 - 5:00 PM

Derek Holland (shoulder) has not played catch since being placed on the disabled list on June 22.

Holland was sidelined by left shoulder inflammation last month. He is now three weeks out from the injury, but still has yet to begin throwing. On Wednesday, manager Jeff Banister refused to offer a timetable for his return. It could be a while.
Jul 6 - 7:54 PM

Rangers placed LHP Derek Holland on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 21, with left shoulder inflammation.

Even before hitting the disabled list, Holland was having a problematic season. Through 14 starts (72 2/3 innings), the 29-year-old southpaw held a 5.20 ERA and 1.41 WHIP. There is no current timetable for his recovery.
Jun 22 - 4:53 PM

Derek Holland lasted just 4 1/3 innings and allowed three runs Monday against the Orioles.

Holland might not be long for the Rangers rotation at this rate. His stuff isn't what it was, and he's given up 12 earned runs in just 13 innings in his last three starts. On the plus side, the Rangers have won eight of his 14 starts, even though he's sporting a 5.20 ERA.
Jun 21 - 12:04 AM

Derek Holland stumbled again Wednesday, allowing five runs -- four earned -- in 3 2/3 innings against the A's.

It's the fourth time in eight starts that he's allowed five runs. Holland did have a string of four quality starts in the midst of this rough patch, but with his strikeout rate well down, he's looking pretty hopeless for fantasy purposes.
Jun 16 - 1:29 AM

Derek Holland allowed five runs and three homers in five innings Friday against the Mariners.

Holland outdueled Hisashi Iwakuma in Texas on Sunday. This time, Iwakuma got the better of the matchup. Holland has given up nine homers in 64 2/3 innings this year, and his strikeout rate has taken quite the tumble. He's not the pitcher he was three years ago before injuries limited him to 15 starts over two seasons.
Jun 11 - 1:41 AM

Derek Holland held the Mariners to two runs over seven innings Sunday for his fifth win.

Holland only allowed three hits and struck out six in the fine performance at Globe Life Park. Both of Seattle's runs came on a Nelson Cruz two-run shot in the top of the fourth, which was followed shortly by a three-run frame for Texas in the bottom of the fifth. Hollands stands 5-4 with a 4.53 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, and 33/18 K/BB ratio through 59 2/3 innings (11 starts) this season. He's quietly been very good over the last three weeks.
Jun 5 - 5:47 PM

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PosRoleName
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2Robinson Chirinos
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Carlos Gomez
CF1Ian Desmond
2Delino DeShields
RF1Nomar Mazara
2Ryan Rua
DH1Carlos Beltran
2Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Yu Darvish
3Derek Holland
4Martin Perez
5Colby Lewis
6A.J. Griffin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sam Dyson
2Jeremy Jeffress
3Matt Bush
4Jake Diekman
5Keone Kela
6Tony Barnette
7Alex Claudio
8Tanner Scheppers
9Shawn Tolleson
10Dario Alvarez
11Lucas Harrell