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David Holmberg | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/19/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 243
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Making his 2015 debut, David Holmberg gave the Reds six innings of two-run ball in a win over the Pirates on Thursday.
Holmberg had just a 4.40 ERA and a 61/38 K/BB ratio in 108 1/3 innings for Triple-A Louisville this season, so it remains to be seen if he's anything more than a stopgap for the Reds while Brandon Finnegan and John Lamb bide their time. A couple more outings like this would better his chances of securing a rotation spot for the rest of the season. Jul 31 - 12:07 AM

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Reds recalled LHP David Holmberg from Triple-A Louisville.

Holmberg will start for the Reds on Thursday night against the Marlins. The 24-year-old left-hander has posted some rather underwhelming numbers this season in the minors and shouldn't be considered a fantasy option.
Jul 30 - 3:08 PM

David Holmberg will be called up to start on Thursday when the Reds take on the Marlins.

The Reds were rolling with Josh Smith, who struggled in rotation duties and was sent back to Double-A on Monday. Holmberg appeared in seven games (five starts) last year and held a 4.80 ERA and 1.43 WHIP over 30 innings. He's putting up similar numbers in Triple-A this season and should not be relied upon for fantasy purposes.
Jul 7 - 4:31 PM

Reds optioned LHP David Holmberg to Triple-A Louisville.

Holmberg had yielded 11 hits and four walks -- though only two earned runs -- in seven Cactus League innings this spring. The former second-round pick isn't much of a prospect, but he could see some spot starts this season in Cincinnati.
Mar 16 - 12:07 PM

David Holmberg struck out three while tossing three scoreless innings Monday versus the Rockies.

The Rockies didn't have trouble reaching base against the righty, recording four hits and drawing two walks, but they were unable to push a run across the plate. Holmberg is competing for the final spot in the Reds' rotation this spring but will most likely wind up back at Triple-A.
Mar 9 - 8:13 PM

David Holmberg yielded two runs and three hits over six innings Thursday in defeating the Brewers.

Holmberg was a bust in Triple-A this year, but he was a nice surprise in September, going 2-1 with a 1.90 ERA in four starts against the Cardinals and Brewers. Ideally, he'll remain the Reds' sixth or seventh starter going into next year. However, with the team likely to trade at least one SP and Homer Bailey iffy for Opening Day, it's possible Holmberg will have a spot initially.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 04:05:00 PM

David Holmberg allowed two runs in six innings Friday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Holmberg was done in by back-to-back homers to Randal Grichuk and Matt Holliday in the first inning. All told, he gave up five hits and three walks while striking out three. The 23-year-old southpaw has a 5.25 ERA and 16/15 K/BB ratio in 24 innings over four starts and two relief appearances this season. He can be ignored in fantasy leagues.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 12:06:00 AM

David Holmberg tossed six innings of one-run ball in Saturday's 5-1 defeat of the Brewers.

It was the first major league victory for Holmberg, who limited the Brewers to two hits and two walks while fanning four. The only run Milwaukee scored the whole night was on a solo homer from Aramis Ramirez in the bottom of the fourth. Holmberg should get another start next week, but the 23-year-old is a poor bet to replicate this type of success.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 10:28:00 PM

David Holmberg will start on Saturday in Milwaukee.

Holmberg tossed 5 2/3 scoreless relief innings Monday after Dylan Axelrod (oblique) exited following seven pitches. The soft-tossing lefty holds an 8.25 ERA in the majors this season and can be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 10:19:00 AM

David Holmberg tossed 5 2/3 scoreless innings in relief of an injured Dylan Axelrod against the Cardinals on Monday.

Holmberg would have been the original choice to replace Homer Bailey in the Reds rotation had he not been such a disappointment in Triple-A this year. He lowered his major league ERA from 15.63 (11 ER in 6 1/3 IP) to 8.25 with the performance. He will likely get to fill in for Axelrod should Axelrod be forced to miss time.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 10:47:00 PM

Reds recalled LHP David Holmberg from Triple-A Louisville.

Holmberg was rocked in a spot start for the Reds last month, but he's back now that the rosters have expanded. The southpaw will pitch in long relief this month.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 10:21:00 AM

Reds optioned LHP David Holmberg to Triple-A Louisville.

Holmberg was rocked for six runs over just 2 2/3 innings in a spot start versus the Braves on Thursday. Daniel Corcino has replaced him on the roster.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 03:54:00 PM

David Holmberg failed to make it out of the third inning in a loss against the Braves on Thursday, surrendering six runs in total.

Holmberg was making his third career major league start and second of the season. None of them have gone well. Against the Braves, the left-hander yielded five hits while walking four and striking out two. Five of the runs scored in a nightmarish third inning in which Holmberg had to be relieved by Pedro Villarreal. In 5 1/3 innings this season, Holmberg has allowed 11 runs with a 3/7 K/BB ratio.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 10:45:00 PM

Reds recalled LHP David Holmberg from Triple-A Louisville.

Holmberg will start on Thursday versus the Braves. The 23-year-old left-hander -- acquired over the winter in the three-team swap that shipped Ryan Hanigan to the Rays -- has struggled to the tune of a 4.64 ERA over 17 starts at the Triple-A level this year. He should only get run tonight in All-Holmberg fantasy formats.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 05:16:00 PM

David Holmberg is expected to be recalled to start on Thursday versus the Braves.

Dylan Axelrod was sent down after Sunday's outing, so the Reds need another rotation arm. They haven't officially said it will be Holmberg, but they tipped their hand when the lefty was scratched from his scheduled outing Monday for Triple-A Louisville. Holmberg was rocked in a spot start earlier this season and has an ordinary 4.64 ERA at Triple-A, so fantasy owners can steer clear.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 07:36:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brayan Peña
2Tucker Barnhart
3Devin Mesoraco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Marlon Byrd
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Michael Lorenzen
3Raisel Iglesias
4David Holmberg
5Jon Moscot
6Homer Bailey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2JJ Hoover
3Jumbo Diaz
4Burke Badenhop
5Manny Parra
6Ryan Mattheus
7Dylan Axelrod
8Pedro Villarreal
9Nate Adcock
10Keyvius Sampson
11Sean Marshall