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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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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

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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

Derek Holland spun six frames of one-run ball in Monday's 9-2 victory over the Indians.

Holland struck out only two batters, but the only time the Indians were able to dent the scoreboard against him was on a mammoth solo home run from Mike Napoli in the sixth inning. The left-hander boasts a 2.89 ERA in nine of his starts this season, but unfortunately for him his 2 2/3 inning, 11-run showing against the Blue Jays earlier this month also counts. He'll carry a 4.78 ERA into this weekend's matchup versus the Mariners.
May 30 - 9:23 PM

Derek Holland pitched well but was saddled with a loss Monday, yielding two runs across 6 2/3 frames against the Angels.

Holland served up a two-run shot to Albert Pujols in the third inning and that wound up being the only runs scored in the game. The left-hander gave up seven hits and one walk while striking out four. Although he's lost both times, Holland has put up two straight nice outings following his worst two showings of the season. He'll get the Pirates this weekend.
May 23 - 11:44 PM

Derek Holland rebounded from two rough outings to pitched six innings of two-run ball Monday against the A's.

Holland's velocity is down, cutting into his margin for error. Facing the A's, though, helped the cause. He had the nice outing despite striking out just one of the 22 batters he faced. Holland is strictly an AL-only option right now.
May 17 - 2:50 AM

Derek Holland had another rough time Tuesday, allowing five runs -- four earned -- on eight hits over 2 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the White Sox.

While it wasn't on par with his 11-hit, 11-run nightmare his last time out, Tuesday represented another disappointing turn for the southpaw. Fortunately for Holland, his team won this one, sparing him his third loss. The 29-year-old now owns a 6.09 ERA and 1.56 WHIP through seven starts after a very promising month of April. A date with the Athletics on Monday in pitcher-friendly O.co Coliseum could be just what the doctor ordered.
May 11 - 1:14 AM

Derek Holland was battered by the Blue Jays on Thursday, allowing 11 runs on 11 hits over 2 2/3 innings.

Holland had allowed just eight runs total in his first five starts and hadn't given up more than five hits in a game before Thursday's disaster. The southpaw saw his ERA rise from 2.48 to 5.40 with the poor outing, and he also owns a 1.39 WHIP through six starts. Holland will look to get back on the horse Tuesday against the White Sox.
May 5 - 9:54 PM

Derek Holland scattered four hits in six scoreless innings on Saturday against the Angels, picking up his third win of the year.

It’s been a balancing act all year for the lefty. He tossed six scoreless and walked no one, yet only struck out one and gave up a ton of fly balls. That maps onto his 2.48 ERA and 5.59 K/9 this year, and he’s really benefiting from a .227 BABIP, which is almost 70-points lower than his career average. In other words, Holland was good in Saturday’s win and he’s only allowed five earned runs in his last 24 innings, but everything about his profile screams heavy regression. He’ll try to continue to outrun that statistical inevitability in a tough road matchup against the Blue Jays in his next scheduled start.
Apr 30 - 11:45 PM

Derek Holland pitched respectably in Sunday's loss to the White Sox, allowing three runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Holland struck out three and walked three on the afternoon. Dioner Navarro was his main nemesis, striking the veteran southpaw for a solo home run in the third inning and a sacrifice fly in the fifth. Despite the ultimate loss, he holds a nice 3.13 ERA and 1.13 WHIP through his first four starts. Holland has yet to allow more than three runs in an outing and will look to keep up that positive streak when he plays host to the Angels next time he toes the rubber.
Apr 24 - 5:47 PM

Derek Holland held the Astros to two runs over five innings in a win Tuesday.

Holland allowed five hits and a walk while striking out five in the game. He's pitched fairly well this season, posting a 2.70 ERA and 1.08 WHIP through three starts. He'll look to keep it going Sunday at the White Sox.
Apr 20 - 12:31 AM

Sunday's game between the Orioles and Rangers has been postponed due to rain.

It will be made up on June 20. Derek Holland should be pushed back to Tuesday, whereas the Orioles might choose to skip Mike Wright.
Apr 17 - 10:11 AM

Derek Holland pitched a lovely game in Tuesday's win over the Mariners, firing 6 2/3 innings of scoreless ball.

Holland scattered four hits while striking out four and walking two. There is not much analysis to throw at this one. The 29-year-old southpaw was flat-out awesome, period. In two starts to date, he has surrendered three runs over 11 2/3 innings. Holland is looking to surpass 100 innings pitched for the first time since 2013. He will continue that quest in a scheduled home start against the Orioles next time he toes the rubber.
Apr 13 - 1:02 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Bryan Holaday
3Bobby Wilson
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Nomar Mazara
2Josh Hamilton
CF1Ian Desmond
2Drew Stubbs
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Ryan Rua
DH1Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Yu Darvish
3Derek Holland
4Martin Perez
5Colby Lewis
6A.J. Griffin
7Nick Martinez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sam Dyson
2Shawn Tolleson
3Keone Kela
4Jake Diekman
5Matt Bush
6Tony Barnette
7Alex Claudio
8Tanner Scheppers
9Cesar Ramos