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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 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

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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

Derek Holland was tagged for six runs over four innings Friday against the Cubs.

Holland retired the first seven batters he faced, but it was all downhill from there. He gave up a bomb of a homer to Kyle Schwarber in the second inning and walked three batters for the second straight start. Holland’s rotation spot should be safe for a little while as prospects Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez, and Carson Fulmer get more time in the minors, but he shouldn’t really be on fantasy radars at this point.
Mar 17 - 6:30 PM

Derek Holland threw two shutout innings against the Giants in his first game action of the spring on Thursday.

He should have a rotation slot secured at the beginning of the season but will have to pitch well to hold off hotshot prospects Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez if he wants to keep it. Holland was not very good with the Rangers last year, recording a 7-9 record with a 4.95 ERA and just 67 strikeouts in 107 1/3 innings.
Mar 2 - 11:49 PM

White Sox signed LHP Derek Holland to a one-year, $6 million contract.

Scott Merkin of MLB.com reported that the two sides were close while Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News passed along the contract details. Holland hasn't made 30 starts in a season since 2013, but the suddenly-rebuilding White Sox could flip him at the trade deadline if he has a resurgence. He probably would have better odds at that in the National League. The 30-year-old southpaw posted a 4.95 ERA and 67/35 K/BB ratio over 107 1/3 innings this past season.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 02:57:00 PM

T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that Derek Holland has agreed to a one-year deal with the White Sox.

This confirms what was reported by Scott Merkin of MLB.com. Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News hears that Holland will make a $6 million base salary, with $2 million in incentives. We know that the Pirates also expressed interest, but it's unclear whether they were willing to give a comparable offer. This isn't nearly as favorable of an environment for a bounceback as Pittsburgh would have been, but both sides will take their chances.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 12:43:00 PM

Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports that the White Sox are close to finalizing a deal with free agent left-hander Derek Holland.

No word yet on the specifics involved. It's an interesting gamble for the White Sox, who have shifted into rebuild mode after dealing ace Chris Sale. Holland is coming off a 4.95 ERA and 67/35 K/BB ratio over 107 1/3 innings this past season and could be a nice trade chip if he bounces back. The move enables the White Sox to give some of their newly-acquired young arms some extra time in the minors, if they so choose.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 12:23:00 PM

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that Derek Holland's current market appears to be the Pirates and White Sox.

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported late Monday night that the Cubs and Dodgers were showing interest, so things could still evolve here. But the Pirates have looked like a logical fit all along as the southpaw tries to get his career back on track. The 30-year-old posted a 4.95 ERA and 67/35 K/BB ratio over 107 1/3 innings this past season. He hasn't made 30 starts in a season since 2013.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 02:45:00 PM

Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Pirates officials are planning to meet with the representatives for Derek Holland during the Winter Meetings.

Pittsburgh has been a reported suitor for Holland since mid-November, and it sounds like the two parties are ready to get serious about contract negotiations. There are few better places for a pitcher to try to revitalize his career, so the interest is likely mutual. Holland posted a rough 4.95 ERA and 1.41 WHIP across 107 1/3 innings with the Rangers in 2016, prompting Texas to decline his $11 million option for 2017.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Pirates are among several teams who have talked with free agent left-hander Derek Holland.

It's no surprise, as Derek Holland's agent recently said that the Pirates were on the short list of teams the southpaw is considering. We've seen a number of pitchers get their careers back on track in Pittsburgh, so it's an enticing scenario. Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram hears that the Yankees and Padres have also reached out. Holland became a free agent after the Rangers declined his $11 million club option for 2017, but he should attract plenty of interest in a weak market for starting pitching. He could try for a one-year deal in hopes of reestablishing his value.
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 12:17:00 PM

Derek Holland said in an interview on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas that he would give the Rangers the chance to match any offer he receives in free agency.

The Rangers declined Holland's $11 million option for 2017, but they've said they're not closing the door on bringing the lefty back at a lesser rate. Holland's preference is to re-sign with Texas, but he's obviously going to look around for the best offer. "I told (general manager Jon Daniels) when I get offered something, I want to throw that to them and see if they want to compete with it or whatnot," Holland said. "I want to give the Rangers a chance, no matter what. I'm always going to leave that door open."
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 10:43:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
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2Omar Narvaez
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Tyler Saladino
2Yolmer Sanchez
3Leury Garcia
SS1Tim Anderson
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Charlie Tilson
2Jacob May
RF1Avisail Garcia
DH1Cody Asche
2Matt Davidson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jose Quintana
2James Shields
3Carlos Rodon
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Derek Holland
6Dylan Covey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Nate Jones
3Zach Putnam
4Michael Ynoa
5Jake Petricka
6Dan Jennings
7Anthony Swarzak
8Tommy Kahnle
9Chris Beck