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Derek Holland | Starting Pitcher | #45

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (31) / 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 allowed four earned runs, five hits and a walk with six strikeouts over six innings in a loss on the road against the Angels on Saturday.
Holland threw 66 of his 100 pitches for strikes, but he slipped to 0-3 while his ERA rose to 4.98. The Giants are 0-4 in his four outings this season and the San Francisco offense has posted a total of eight runs of support for him. He'll try to get back into the win column in Friday's scheduled start against Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Dodgers. Apr 22 - 1:50 AM

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Derek Holland allowed three earned runs, six hits and two walks over 4 2/3 innings with four strikeouts in a no-decision Saturday in San Diego.

Holland threw 57 of his 86 pitches for strikes, posting a mediocre game score of just 42. The veteran is still searching for his first National League victory through three starts. On a positive note, he posted a no-decision and not a loss for the first time as a Giant. The team has posted five total runs in his three outings, with four of them coming on Saturday. San Francisco is 0-3 in his three appearances so far this season. He'll look for that first win on the road against the Angels on Friday.
Apr 15 - 2:04 AM

Derek Holland gave up two runs in six innings in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Monday.

Both runs were scored in the first, and from the second inning on, Holland was excellent. He didn't allow another hit, and he struck out eight while walking just two. It's a vast improvement over his first start as a Giant last Sunday against the Dodgers, but Holland is still tough to trust as anything more than a streaming option against weaker lineups. The Padres would qualify as one of those lineups, however, and they're up next for Holland on Saturday.
Apr 10 - 12:58 AM

Derek Holland's next start has been pushed back to Monday against the Diamondbacks following Friday's rainout.

The Giants initially planned to just push Holland back a day, but they've changed their mind. Chris Stratton will go Saturday and Ty Blach on Sunday.
Apr 6 - 5:02 PM

Derek Holland gave up three hits and five runs (three earned) over five innings Saturday in the Giants’ loss to the Dodgers.

He finished with four strikeouts and three walks. Holland was let down by his defense as the Giants made three errors including a costly drop by Gregor Blanco in center field. The left-hander labored through a difficult opening frame but settled down after that, allowing just one hit over his final four innings. Holland wasn’t a lock to make the team out of spring training but landed a spot in the starting rotation following injuries to Madison Bumgarner (hand) and Jeff Samardzija (pectoral). He’ll make his next turn Friday against these very same Dodgers.
Apr 1 - 12:31 AM

Derek Holland pitched well in his final spring start on Monday, allowing two runs on four hits over his five frames.

The veteran southpaw punched out five and walked one on the night. All of the damage against him came via the long ball, with Matt Chapman and Mark Canha each launching solo home runs. Given the injuries that the Giants are dealing with in their rotation, Holland will begin the season with a secure spot on the big league roster, though he remains an unappealing option from a fantasy perspective.
Mar 27 - 1:34 AM

Giants purchased the contract of LHP Derek Holland from Triple-A Sacramento.

With the injuries to Jeff Samardzija and Madison Bumgarner, Holland will open the season in the Giants' rotation. The 31-year-old southpaw posted a 4.20 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 18/5 K/BB ratio over 15 innings in Cactus League play. He remains an unappealing fantasy option.
Mar 26 - 7:25 PM

Derek Holland struggled in a losing effort against the Royals on Tuesday, allowing three runs on five hits over four innings of work in Cactus League play.

On the plus side, the left-hander did manage to pile up five strikeouts without walking a batter. The downside was that he allowed a pair of home runs, solo shots to Whit Merrifield and Salvador Perez, each in the third inning. Holland owns a 4.20 ERA and 18/5 K/BB ratio over 15 innings this spring and is still in the mix for the final spot in the Giants' Opening Day rotation.
Mar 21 - 12:27 AM

Derek Holland struck out four Seattle hitters in 3 1/3 innings on Wednesday in his start against the Mariners.

Holland gave up one run on four hits in his start, walking two with the aforementioned four punch outs. It lowers his ERA in the Cactus League to 3.27 as he tries to earn a spot in the San Francisco rotation. The odds are against him, but the 31-year-old southpaw has at least pitched well enough to earn a look over the final two weeks.
Mar 14 - 10:49 PM

Derek Holland punched out four over 2 2/3 innings against the Rangers on Saturday.

The veteran left-hander allowed two runs, one earned, on five hits and a pair of walks against his former club. The 31-year-old hurler is an extreme long-shot to win a spot in the Giants' Opening Day rotation, and Saturday's outing certainly didn't help his cause.
Mar 3 - 8:40 PM

Giants signed LHP Derek Holland to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

It's a good landing spot for Holland, as he should have a legitimate chance to win a rotation spot and is headed to the most pitcher-friendly park in the game. Unfortunately, the left-hander is coming off a horrendous 2017 season that saw him post a 6.20 ERA over 135 innings while also showing continued diminished velocity. Holland turned 31 last October.
Feb 9 - 12:49 PM

The White Sox have placed LHP Derek Holland on release waivers.

It's just a formality, as Holland is a near-lock to pass through and become a free agent. The southpaw has been one of the worst pitchers in the majors this year, putting up a 6.16 ERA and 1.70 WHIP over 26 starts and three relief appearances.
Tue, Sep 5, 2017 02:02:00 PM

Derek Holland let in five runs in five innings and was charged with a loss to the Twins on Wednesday.

He surrendered eight hits including a two-run bomb served up to outfielder Eddie Rosario. The veteran left-hander issued four walks and recorded four strikeouts. He is now 7-14 with an unsightly 6.16 ERA and a league-worst 1.70 WHIP.
Thu, Aug 31, 2017 01:06:00 AM

Derek Holland yielded just one run on three hits over six innings in Thursday's win over the Twins.

Holland was not perfect in this one -- he walked four -- but the Twins were unable to knock him for anything more than a solo home run by Byron Buxton in the sixth inning. He had been demolished for 14 runs on 13 hits in his last two starts (covering just 4 2/3 frames) before he turned in Thursday's surprise performance. Holland will bring a 6.05 ERA and 1.68 WHIP into a home showdown with these same Twins in his next scheduled outing.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 11:06:00 PM

Derek Holland was rocked for seven runs on six hits over 2 2/3 innings in Saturday's loss to the Rangers.

Holland walked four and struck out one in the rough outing. Six of the seven runs on his line scored in the third inning, with the big blow coming in the form of a three-run home run by Rougned Odor. He has surrendered 14 runs on 13 hits over just 4 2/3 innings in his last two outings. The veteran southpaw will carry a bloated 6.07 ERA and 1.68 WHIP into a home start against the Twins next time he toes the rubber.
Sun, Aug 20, 2017 12:26:00 AM

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