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Derek Holland | Starting Pitcher | #45

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Bats / Throws: Switch / Left
College: Wallace State CC
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 25 (0) / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Derek Holland was crushed in Tuesday's loss to the Twins, giving up seven runs on nine hits in only 2 2/3 innings.
Holland struck out three and walked one in the abbreviated outing. The Twins scored a pair in the first inning on a two-run homer by Miguel Sano then rallied for five to chase the left-hander in the third. After a strong start to the season, he has come crashing back to Earth, sporting a 4.48 ERA and 1.53 WHIP on the season. He'll look to get back in the win column on Sunday when he takes on the Athletics. Jun 21 - 12:24 AM

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Derek Holland scattered eight hits while allowing one run in six innings Tuesday against the Orioles.

Holland bounced back from giving up 14 runs and six homers over seven innings in his previous two starts. Those were ugly outings, but he's given the White Sox nine quality starts in 13 tries this year.
Jun 13 - 11:24 PM

Derek Holland allowed six runs, including three home runs, over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Rays on Thursday.

Holland gave up nine hits and walked three, and he was fortunate that the Rays' homers only accounted for four runs and no more. It's the second consecutive turn in which he's allowed three homers, and Holland has now served up 14 dingers in 12 starts this year. It's hard to know whether this is just a two-start rough patch or whether the carriage is starting to turn back into a pumpkin for the 30-year-old, but we'd at least urge caution if using him going forward. That includes Tuesday against a high-powered Orioles offense.
Jun 9 - 12:23 AM

Derek Holland was demolished in Friday's loss to the Tigers, serving up eight runs on eight hits in 2 1/3 innings.

The veteran southpaw walked two and struck out two on the night. The Tigers jumped on him early and often in this one, including home runs from Mikie Mahtook, J.D. Martinez and John Hicks. Even with this disaster, he still owns a respectable 3.43 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 54/26 K/BB ratio across 63 innings on the season. He'll look to get back in the win column on Thursday when he takes on the Rays in Tampa Bay.
Jun 2 - 10:56 PM

Derek Holland took a tough-luck loss on Saturday after allowing one run in six innings to the Tigers.

A solo home run by John Hicks in the fourth inning was all the damage it took to send Holland home with a loss. The veteran left-hander allowed seven base hits and four walks while punching out eight batters. He falls to 4-4 despite a stellar 2.37 ERA in his first campaign with the White Sox. He will face the Tigers again on Friday.
May 27 - 10:05 PM

Derek Holland fired off eight innings of one-run ball in Sunday's 8-1 win over the Mariners.

Holland scattered six hits while striking out six and walking two in the strong outing. He threw 105 pitches (70 for strikes) on the afternoon. This was his first start pitching into the eighth inning in nine tries. With this outing in the books, Holland will carry a 2.47 ERA and 1.17 WHIP into a home date with the Tigers next time he takes to the mound.
May 21 - 7:03 PM

Derek Holland gave up seven runs -- three earned -- over five innings in Thursday's loss to the Twins.

Holland thought he'd gotten out of the first inning unscathed, but Jose Abreu dropped a relay throw on a double play ball to extend the inning. A single and a three-run homer later, the damage was done. Even though those runs were unearned, the southpaw wasn't without blame -- a pair of solo homers in the second were most certainly earned. In all, it was a start to forget for Holland. He still owns a strong 2.43 ERA and 1.16 WHIP through seven starts, even with Thursday's turn. The 30-year-old will try to get back on track Tuesday against the Angels.
May 12 - 12:27 AM

Derek Holland yielded two runs -- one earned -- in 6 2/3 innings and struck out seven Thursday in beating the Royals.

Holland is the one real stopgap the White Sox went out and signed this winter, and it's paid off nicely so far, with the left-hander opening up 3-2 with a 2.02 ERA. He'll likely turn a nice profit if the White Sox decide to sell him off. Given his recent injury history, they might want to do it sooner rather than later.
May 4 - 5:51 PM

Derek Holland pitched well in a no-decision against the Tigers on Saturday, scattering five hits over 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball.

The veteran southpaw walked two and punched out four on the afternoon. The Tigers scored a run in the first inning on an RBI single by Victor Martinez, then Holland locked them down until Justin Upton's RBI single in the sixth. Holland owns an impressive 2.17 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 23/11 K/BB ratio through 29 innings. He'll do battle against the Royals in Kansas City on Thursday.
Apr 29 - 4:49 PM

Derek Holland picked up his second victory of the season on Sunday, limiting the Indians to just one run on three hits over six strong innings.

The veteran southpaw walked three on the afternoon. The only damage against him came on a solo homer off the bat of Francisco Lindor in the fourth inning. Holland has actually done a very nice job so far for the White Sox, compiling a 1.99 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 19/9 K/BB ratio in 22 2/3 innings. He could be worth a look as a streaming option against a depleted Tigers' offense in Detroit on Saturday.
Apr 23 - 5:32 PM

Derek Holland was blown up for seven runs -- two earned -- over 4 2/3 innings Monday as the White Sox fell to the Yankees.

Holland pitched well in his first two starts of the season, especially last Wednesday versus the defending American League-champion Indians, but the wheels fell off for him Monday night at Yankee Stadium. Holland walked one and surrendered 10 hits, including a three-run homer to Matt Holliday in the third inning and a two-run homer to Aaron Judge in the fifth. Holland's season ERA jumped from 1.50 all the way to 4.32. He gets the Indians again next time out.
Apr 17 - 10:00 PM

Derek Holland gave up just one hit while shutting out the Indians for six innings to lead the White Sox to a 2-1 victory on Wednesday.

Holland carried a no-hitter through five innings before Francisco Lindor doubled to lead off the sixth. The left-hander was a bit wild as evidenced by his four walks, but the Indians couldn't make him pay. They mounted a threat in the second inning when leadoff batter Edwin Encarnacion reached on catcher's interference followed by a Jose Ramirez walk, but Holland promptly struck out the next two batters and coaxed Roberto Perez into grounding out to end the frame. With the win, Holland is now 1-1 with a 1.50 ERA through 12 innings in two starts.
Apr 12 - 9:38 PM

In his White Sox debut, Derek Holland gave up three runs (two earned) over six-plus innings in Friday’s loss to the Twins.

The White Sox made three errors behind Holland, which didn’t help matters. The southpaw gave up the go-ahead run on a double to Miguel Sano in the sixth, but it was a solid outing for the most part, as he gave up just four hits and walked one batter while striking out five. The 30-year-old has dealt with injuries in recent years and owns a 4.93 ERA over the past two seasons, but the rebuilding White Sox are hoping to turn him into a trade chip at the deadline.
Apr 7 - 11:59 PM

Derek Holland tossed two scoreless frames in Saturday's Cactus League game against the Brewers, striking out four along the way.

Holland did allow two hits, but otherwise tossed a clean pair of frames as he tunes up for the regular season. The White Sox inked the 30-year-old southpaw to a one-year, $6 million contract in mid-December. He is set to start against the Tigers next Thursday (April 6). The Rangers let him walk after he posted a tough-to-swallow 4.95 ERA and 1.41 WHIP over 107 1/3 innings last season.
Apr 1 - 5:36 PM

Derek Holland yielded two runs in six innings of work against the Dodgers on Monday.

Holland gave up a two-run single to Yasmani Grandal in the bottom of the first, but otherwise he kept the Dodgers off the board. The southpaw allowed five hits and a pair of walks while striking out one. The White Sox signed Holland with the idea of eating up some innings while their young pitchers get some seasoning in the minors, but he’s off the mixed league radar.
Mar 27 - 7:13 PM

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1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Tyler Saladino
2Yolmer Sanchez
SS1Tim Anderson
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Charlie Tilson
2Leury Garcia
3Alen Hanson
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DH1Matt Davidson
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S1Jose Quintana
2James Shields
3Carlos Rodon
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Derek Holland
6Dylan Covey
7Mike Pelfrey
8David Holmberg
Relief Pitcher
R1David Robertson
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3Zach Putnam
4Tommy Kahnle
5Michael Ynoa
6Jake Petricka
7Dan Jennings
8Anthony Swarzak
9Chris Beck
10Gregory Infante