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Greg Holland | Relief Pitcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/20/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Greg Holland ran his save total up to 29 after working a perfect ninth inning as the Royals defeated the Twins 6-3 on Thursday.
It was Holland's 18th 1-2-3 inning of the season in 42 appearances. Fernando Rodney converted his 30th save on Thursday, so Holland remains one off of the American League lead. Holland is 29-for-31 in save opportunities with a 1.77 ERA and a 61/12 K/BB ratio. Jul 31 - 11:30 PM

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Greg Holland collected his 26th save of the season Wednesday in the Royals' defeat of the White Sox.

Holland retired all three batters he faced -- two via strikeout. The dominant 28-year-old closer now boasts a 1.72 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, and 56/10 K/BB ratio in 36 2/3 innings this season, and he's 26-for-27 in save chances.
Jul 23 - 5:34 PM

Greg Holland threw a perfect ninth inning to earn his 25th save of the season against the Tigers on Sunday.

Holland didn't allow a baserunner, fanning one in the inning. After a rough patch in the middle of June, Holland enters the break having allowed just one walk and no hits in his last five innings of work. The right-hander has a 1.82 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 53/10 K/BB ratio over 34 2/3 innings overall.
Jul 13 - 6:17 PM

Greg Holland brought the tying run to the plate but escaped without harm to earn the save against the White Sox on Sunday.

Holland walked Jose Abreu and gave up a single to Alexei Ramirez with two outs, but he got Dayan Viciedo to ground out to end the game. The right-hander leads the American League with 20 saves, and he's got a stellar 1.35 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 40/7 K/BB ratio in 26 2/3 innings.
Jun 15 - 5:58 PM

Greg Holland pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Yankees on Sunday, picking up his 18th save of the season.

Holland ceded a single to Ichiro Suzuki to lead off the inning, but he retired the next three batters to preserve the win. Holland leads the AL with his 18 saves, and he owns a 1.46 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 38/6 K/BB ratio over 24 2/3 innings this year.
Jun 8 - 6:16 PM

Greg Holland struck out the side en route to his 17th save in Thursday's win over the Cardinals.

Holland once again showed why he is one of baseball's most fearsome relievers. Along with 17 saves in 18 chances, Holland owns a 1.52 ERA, a 0.97 WHIP, and a 37/6 K/BB ratio in 23 2/3 innings.
Jun 5 - 10:39 PM

Greg Holland rendered the Cardinals useless on Tuesday, working a perfect ninth inning for his 16th save.

Holland had to face the meat of the Cardinals order and set them down without issue, striking out Matt Holliday and Allen Craig before getting Yadier Molina to fly out harmlessly to right. He's enjoying another fantastic season, owning a 1.66 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 32/6 K/BB ratio over 21 2/3 innings of work.
Jun 3 - 10:44 PM

Greg Holland picked up his 15th save with a scoreless 10th inning as the Royals defeated the Blue Jays 8-6 on Thursday.

Holland worked around a two-out single, recording strikeouts on two of his three outs. The right-hander continues to dominate, now 15-for-16 in save chances with a 1.74 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and a 30/6 K/BB ratio in 20 2/3 innings.
May 29 - 10:55 PM

Greg Holland earned his 14th save of 2014 in the Royals' 7-4 defeat of the Angels on Saturday.

Holland struck out two of the three batters he faced in the bottom of the 13th inning as part of a seven-inning scoreless performance from the Kansas City bullpen. The dominant Royals closer owns an outstanding 1.93 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 18 2/3 frames this year.
May 25 - 12:20 AM

Greg Holland struck two batters in a scoreless 11th inning to close out a Royals' victory over the Padres on Tuesday.

Holland rung up Yonder Alonso swinging before allowing a single to Will Venable. The speedster got caught trying to get something going against the stingy Holland and was gunned down by Salvador Perez. Everth Cabrera struck out swinging to end the game. Holland blew a save Monday, but has otherwise been his dominant self this year. He's 8-for-9 in save conversions with a 2.77 ERA and 1.08 WHIP.
May 7 - 1:37 AM

Greg Holland struck out all three batters faced in the ninth inning to close out the Royals' win over the Astros on Tuesday.

Holland rung up Chris Carter looking before inducing swinging strikeouts from Matt Dominguez and Robbie Grossman to end the game. More importantly, it was a clean outing after he'd allowed runs in each of his last two appearances -- the last of which came a week ago. There have been no reports of a physical ailment and he certainly looked the part of a dominant, healthy closer Tuesday, so the lack of usage was likely due simply to a lack of save opportunities. Owners shouldn't worry about the right-hander.
Apr 15 - 11:27 PM

Greg Holland gave up a run on two hits in the ninth, but still picked up his third save Monday against the Royals.

Holland allowed a walkoff hit in his first appearance of the season, but the run and loss weren't changed to him. He's picked up saves in his three appearances since, and he's 50-for-53 in that department since the beginning of last year.
Apr 7 - 11:23 PM

Greg Holland retired all three hitters he faced on Friday, protecting a two-run advantage and notching his first save of the 2014 season.

Holland needed just 13 pitches to get the job done, including a pair of strikeouts. He remains one of the truly elite closing options in the league.
Apr 4 - 8:03 PM

Greg Holland gave up a walkoff RBI single to Alex Gonzalez in Monday's loss to the Tigers.

Holland was not charged with a blown save because it was Wade Davis who allowed the game-winning run to reach base. Holland was among the top closers in baseball last season and carried a long leash into 2014.
Mar 31 - 4:26 PM

Greg Holland tossed a perfect inning against the Dodgers on Tuesday.

The Royals' closer struck out one in the effort. It will be tough for him to match last year's 1.21 ERA with 47 saves, but should at the very least continue to rank among baseball's top closers and rack up bunches of strikeouts.
Mar 11 - 6:32 PM

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SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
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LF1Alex Gordon
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2Jarrod Dyson
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S1James Shields
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Yordano Ventura
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Relief Pitcher
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Aaron Crow
5Jason Frasor
6Francisley Bueno
7Scott Downs
8Bruce Chen
9Luke Hochevar