34. Greg Holland
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: November 20, 1985 in Marion, NC USA
  • Weight: 205 lbs.
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: August 02, 2010
  • Final Game: September 18, 2015
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Greg Holland rose up the ranks in the Kansas City Royals organization where he was designed to be a reliever from the get go.  With his reliable four seam fastball, Holland would never start a game for KC but would work his way from middle relied to the full time closer’s role when Jonathan Broxton was traded to Cincinnati on July 31, 2012.  It proved to be a wise trade for the Royals.

He would cement himself as an elite closer in the American League and in 2013 and 2014 he would Save 47 and 46 Games respectively while having ERAs under 1.50 and WHIPS under 1.000.  Named an All Star in both of those seasons, Holland regressed a bit in 2015 but he would be forced out due to elbow issues and underwent Tommy John Surgery.  This would cost him not only the 2016 season but also the 2015 post season where the Royals would win the World Series.  He may not have been in the playoffs that year but there is no doubt that that Kansas City could not have gotten there without him.

Holland would not be resigned at the end of the 2015 season and after sitting out the entire 2016 campaign he would be signed by the Colorado Rockies where he would lead the NL in Saves.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Selected in the 10th Round of the Amateur Draft 6/7/07.
  • Departed: Signed as a Free Agent with the Colorado Rockies 1/28/17.
  • Games Played: 309
  • Notable Statistics: 18-12 Record
    2.42 ERA
    222 Games Finished
    145 Saves
    319.2 Innings Pitched
    430 Strikeouts
    2.23 FIP
    1.123 WHIP
    10.2 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Champion (2015)

    All Star (2013 & 2014)

    Highest Win Probability Added (2013)

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