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Greg Holland | Relief Pitcher | #56

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/20/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 214
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Western Carolina
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 10 (0) / KC
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Greg Holland worked around a walk and a wild pitch in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday against the Diamondbacks for his 25th save.
After allowing a run in each of his past two appearances, including a blown save June 15 against the Giants, it was nice to see a scoreless frame. However, he issued another walk to give him eight free passes and eight strikeouts over eight innings in eight June appearances. Jun 21 - 1:37 AM

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Greg Holland allowed an earned run, two hits and a walk in a shaky ninth inning Friday against the Giants, but he held out for his 24th save of the season.

The Giants tagged him for his first blown save of the season in Thursday's game, and he has now yielded runs in back-to-back appearances for the first time since July 18-21, 2015 (he missed the entire 2016 season). Despite some uneven results lately he is on firm ground and not even remotely close to being in danger of losing ninth-inning duties.
Jun 17 - 3:23 AM

Greg Holland loaded the bases but escaped to capture his 23rd save in Friday's win over the Cubs.

Holland's control was all over the place in the inning, as he walked the bases loaded after striking out Kyle Schwarber to start the frame. However, he then got Ben Zobrist on a first-pitch pop-up and then set Jason Heyward down swinging to preserve the win. Holland has only been scored upon in two of 25 appearances this season.
Jun 9 - 6:14 PM

Greg Holland worked a scoreless ninth inning to nail down his league-leading 20th save Thursday in the Rockies’ win over the Mariners.

Holland issued a two-out walk to Boog Powell but pitched a clean inning otherwise. A frontrunner for Comeback Player of the Year, Holland has been nothing short of remarkable in his first year back from Tommy John surgery. Through 22 outings, he carries a stellar 1.31 ERA to go with an equally impressive 12.63 K/9. He’s been gold for the Rockies, who find themselves in a three-way tie for first in the NL West.
Jun 1 - 7:40 PM

Greg Holland tallied his 19th save of the season Sunday in the Rockies' 6-4 win over the Reds.

Holland issued a leadoff walk to Devin Mesoraco in the bottom of the ninth inning, but he retired the next three batters he faced -- two via strikeout. MLB's saves leader boasts a 0.96 ERA, 0.80 WHIP, and 26/6 K/BB ratio in 18 2/3 innings this season and he's yet to blow a save opportunity. What a terrific offseason signing by Colorado.
May 21 - 4:41 PM

Greg Holland earned his 14th save of the season in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Cubs.

Holland was handed a 3-0 lead following eight brilliant innings from German Marquez. He made sure that shutout start did not go in vain, striking out two of the three batters he faced and wrapping up the save having thrown just 14 pitches (12 strikes). Holland is now 14-for-14 in save chances and sports a 1.20 ERA and 19/5 K/BB ratio in 15 appearances.
May 10 - 7:09 PM

Greg Holland picked up his eighth save despite giving up two runs in the ninth Tuesday against the Dodgers.

Holland surrendered a couple of soft hits, but he was shaky in this one, walking a batter and giving up a hard-hit fly to Yasiel Puig that could have been a homer had he gotten under it just a tad more. The runs were the first surrendered by Holland in eight innings this year.
Apr 19 - 1:59 AM

Greg Holland struck out two in a perfect inning of work Saturday, earning his fourth save in a win over the Dodgers.

Holland leads the league with four saves, and he's allowed just one baserunner through his four innings of work. In case there was any concern about Jake McGee's save Friday -- Holland was unavailable after working three of the previous four days -- it should be alleviated now. Holland is the reliever to own in Colorado.
Apr 9 - 12:01 AM

Greg Holland pitched a perfect ninth for his third save in four days Thursday against the Brewers.

Holland struck out two of the three batters he faced. We're guessing he'll now get Friday off; the Rockies won't want to use him four times in five days in his first week back from Tommy John surgery. Adam Ottavino or Mike Dunn could pick up a save in his place.
Apr 6 - 5:05 PM

Greg Holland struck out a pair in a spotless inning to record a save in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.

Holland looked sharper in this one than he did in closing out Monday's win. The closer needed just 12 pitches to complete the scoreless frame, getting a couple swinging punchouts and a groundout. Things could get hairy at Coors Field, but Holland is off to a solid start.
Apr 5 - 12:08 AM

Greg Holland walked a batter but hung on to notch his first save of the season in Monday's victory over the Brewers.

It was a scoreless frame but wasn't exactly pretty for Holland. He issued a leadoff walk to Jonathan Villar and then Eric Thames made pretty good contact on a flyout to center field. Nolan Arenado then snared a ball that was headed for the hole and managed to turn it into a game-ending double play. Holland was hitting 95 mph regularly Monday, but we didn't really see him break off his trademark slider.
Apr 3 - 6:37 PM

Greg Holland allowed two runs on three hits in one inning of work Monday against the Rangers.

While Holland struck out two in the frame, he allowed a single, a double, and a triple and also let in a run on a wild pitch which occurred on a third strike. He needed 27 pitches to get through the frame. The plan calls for Holland to pitch again on Tuesday, which would mark the first time this spring that he has appeared in back-to-back games. He’s looking like the favorite to begin the year as the closer, so obviously it’s a big test for him.
Mar 27 - 8:16 PM

Greg Holland is scheduled to pitch in back-to-back Cactus League games for the first time on Monday and Tuesday.

The veteran right-hander, who is now expected to begin the season as the Rockies' closer, owns a 4.91 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 6/2 K/BB ratio across 3 2/3 innings so far in Cactus League play. His health is certainly a concern, but Holland looks to be a considerable bargain in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts.
Source: MLB.com
Mar 26 - 10:00 PM

Greg Holland (elbow) struck out two batters in a scoreless inning Monday against the Cubs.

Holland was very shaky in his last outing, so this was nice to see. According to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post, his fastball sat in the 92-94.5 mph range in this one. It wasn’t too long ago that the assumption was that Adam Ottavino would open the season as the closer by default, but that’s no longer a sure thing. In fact, Holland could have the job in short order.
Mar 20 - 8:07 PM

Greg Holland (elbow) needed just 10 pitches to get through a 1-2-3 ninth inning Wednesday in his Cactus League debut.

Holland hit 95 mph with his fastball against the first batter he faced and also broke off a couple nice off-speed pitches. He is expected to make another six to eight appearances in the Cactus League before the start of the 2017 regular season. If everything goes smoothly, the right-hander will likely open as the Rockies' new closer. That would mean a setup role for Adam Ottavino.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 16 - 10:57 AM

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PosRoleName
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2Tom Murphy
1B1Ian Desmond
2Mark Reynolds
2B1DJ LeMahieu
2Alexi Amarista
SS1Trevor Story
2Pat Valaika
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1David Dahl
2Gerardo Parra
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Raimel Tapia
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
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PosRoleName
S1Jon Gray
2Tyler Anderson
3Tyler Chatwood
4Kyle Freeland
5Antonio Senzatela
6German Marquez
7Jeff Hoffman
8Chad Bettis
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Adam Ottavino
3Jake McGee
4Mike Dunn
5Chad Qualls
6Chris Rusin
7Jordan Lyles
8Scott Oberg
9Jairo Diaz
10Carlos Estevez