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Derek Holland
Birthdate: 10/9/1986 (30 y, 5 m, 18 d)     Bats/Throws: B/L     Height/Weight: 6-2/185     Position: P
Drafted: 2006 June Amateur Draft - Round: 25, Pick: 12, Overall: 748, Team: Texas Rangers
Contract: $6M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Holland allowed six runs on four hits and three walks while striking out two in Friday's start against the Cubs, Paul Skrbina of the Chicago Tribune reports. (3/18/2017)
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Holland is now three full seasons removed from his last (only?) good season. In the meantime, his skills have plunged while his ERA and WHIP have soared. Those with the faint hope of a resurgence were no doubt hoping the Holland-to-Pittsburgh rumors would come to fruition, but instead he landed with the White Sox which offers much less promise, though perhaps pitching coach Don Cooper has some ideas on how to fix him. Perhaps a role change is his next step if he can’t recapture some success in the rotation, but he is a long shot to return any fantasy value at this point. (Paul Sporer)

The Quick Opinion: Holland’s strikeout rate has dropped in each of the last three seasons and it wasn’t high enough to really sustain any drop and still be a positive. His ERA has approached 5.00 each of the last two years and he’s unlikely to be helped by a move to the White Sox. Relief could be in his future. Hard pass in all formats.

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Derek Holland Pitch% vs All Batters
Season: 2016-04-07 to 2016-10-01 | Count: All Counts | Total Pitches: 1820 | View: Pitcher
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