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Matt Holliday
Birthdate: 1/15/1980 (37 y, 2 m, 13 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-4/235     Position: OF
Drafted: 1998 June Amateur Draft - Round: 7, Pick: 17, Overall: 210, Team: Colorado Rockies
Contract: $13M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Holliday is 8-for-19 (.421) with a home run thus far in Grapefruit League action. (3/11/2017)
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Profile: Matt Holliday has spent the bulk of his 30s mashing with the Cardinals, but after two injury-shortened seasons, he will head to the Yankees, presumably to serve as the team's everyday designated hitter. He still managed to hit 20 home runs last season in just over 400 plate appearances, and his .253 batting average on balls in play is an indicator that he had some bad luck sink his batting average, which was a career low .246 last year. He's always had a good eye, generally displaying a double-digit walk rate and better-than-average strikeout rates, especially for a guy with his power. Seeing Holliday hit another 20 homers wouldn't come as a shock. Busch Stadium has long been one of the more difficult parks for right-handed hitters to hit homers, and while Yankees Stadium is more favorable to lefties, it's still a good homer park for righties, and Holliday does have power to all fields. All that said, Holliday is now 37 years old and hasn't stayed healthy the last two seasons. There's some power and counting stats upside there if you are taking a flier, but counting on anything resembling his past numbers is too big a risk to take. (Craig Edwards)

The Quick Opinion: Matt Holliday might well hit more than 20 homers and come close to 100 RBI, but there's considerable risk that age catches up to him and even more modest numbers will be difficult to attain.

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