Greg Holland
Greg Holland

Greg Holland (RP)

Colorado Rockies

Bats: R   Throws: R

Former closer Greg Holland has agreed to a deal with the Colorado Rockies. (Source: Jeff Passan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Before his Tommy-John surgery Holland was an all-star closer for one of the best teams in baseball securing 47, 46, and 32 saves in three straight seasons. For Hollands career he has a 2.42 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, and 145 saves in 319 innings pitched. It remains to be seen who will close in Colorado but if Holland can secure the job he will have immediate fantasy relevance. Keep him on your radar come draft day.

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The Royals have turned to Wade Davis to be their closer down the stretch.

Fantasy Impact: The loss of the closer job takes a huge chunk out of his value and there will be a lot of leagues where owners may be looking to their free agent lists to see if there is a more valuable piece out there.

Holland has 32 saves while blowing five chances. His 3.83 ERA is high for a closer.

Fantasy Impact: He is being kept an eye on and with the elite bullpen arms the Royals have, there is reason to be cautious relying on him. Caution aside, until he loses the closing job, he is probably worth continuing to take a chance on leaving in the lineup.

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Greg Holland only has two appearances in September, registering a save and allowing one hit in two innings pitched. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: This is not a vintage season for Holland, who has 30 saves, but has a 3.64 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and only averages 10.07 strikeouts per nine this season. The biggest issue for Holland by far is his poor control, as he has averaged 4.93 walks per nine innings this season and has a 2.04 K:BB ratio. Holland is a top-10 RP, but he needs to regain his control in the last weeks of the fantasy season to possess his full value.

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Holland pitched a scoreless ninth Friday in the Royals 3-2 win over the Rays to pick up his twenty-ninth save on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Holland pitched a spotless ninth, which is great to see considering his penchant for getting into jams this year. He remains one of the top RP options in season long fantasy leagues.

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Holland failed to record an out in the ninth allowing four runs on four hits and two walks, blowing the save and earning the loss in the Royals 7-6 defeat at the hands of the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Holland had another rough outing, something that has been a theme for him this year. His ERA is now up to 4.15 with a WHIP of 1.47. With his fourth blown save of the year, one has to wonder if the Royals will look to Davis to take over the role.

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Holland looked sharp Saturday striking out all three batters he faced and picking up the save as the Royals beat the White Sox 7-6.

Fantasy Impact: Holland picked up his twenty-fourth and twenty-fifth saves over the weekend against the White Sox. After a another appearance allowing a run on Friday, Holland locked down the White Sox on Saturday. With Davis nursing a back injury, there is little threat to his closer role right now.

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Holland allowed four hits, a walk, and a run in the ninth inning, but picked up his twenty-first save in the Royals 3-1 win over the Pirates.

Fantasy Impact: Holland continues to struggle at times, but keeps getting the job done. After allowing a run, his ERA is now 3.34, which is higher than his last two seasons combined. For now, you should continue to use him in season long as one of the top closers in the game.

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Holland was brought in for the ninth inning after Joe Blanton allowed three runs, but he picked up his seventeenth save of the year after two-thirds of an inning.

Fantasy Impact: Holland was a bit shaky, allowing two inherited runners to score and then advancing other runners on a wild pitch, but got the job done and picked up the save.

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Greg Holland pitched 0.2 of an inning to earn his 17th save of the season. Holland was brought on to secure the win, as the Royals pen could not hold the big lead in the ninth.

Fantasy Impact: Holland remains a top option In the closer role. He should continue to be used as such.

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Holland pitched a scoreless ninth and picked up his second win on the year after the Royals scored in the bottom of the ninth in their 3-2 win over the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: Holland continues to stay on track, this time picking up his second win on the year. The win is mostly a bonus for fantasy owners and shouldn't be counted on much going forward

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Greg Holland pitched a clean ninth inning. He also recorded two strike outs, nailing down his 16th save of the season in a 3-2 victory over the Athletics.

Fantasy Impact: Greg Holland since returning from the D.L. has been stellar. He lowered his ERA to 2.70 and is averaging a strike out per inning. Holland remains among the best at RP.

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Greg Holland got his fourteenth save of the season after striking out two hitters and lowering his ERA to 2.95.

Fantasy Impact: Holland continues to right the ship after some shaky outings this year. While he did issue a walk, he never got in too much trouble and picked up another save for the Royals.

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Holland pitched a scoreless ninth with no hits and two strikeouts, picking up his twelfth save on the year.

Fantasy Impact: After allowing three runs and failing to record an out in his last outing, Holland made quick work of the Brewers in the ninth. Holland remains one of the top RP options in season long leagues.

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Greg Holland rocked on Monday

Tue, Jun 16th 4:33am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Greg Holland came into a 8-2 ballgame in the ninth inning. He proceeded to give up three runs without recording an out. All five batters to face him reached base.(four hits and a walk).

Fantasy Impact: He had saved his four previous outings without giving up a run. It is not rare for a closer to struggle in blowout games without the pressure of a save situation. It is worth keeping an eye on his next few performances but for now I suggest he stayed owned in all leagues.

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Greg Holland picked up his tenth save in a 3-1 victory over the Rangers. Holland pitched a clean ninth inning, while also recording a strike out.

Fantasy Impact: Holland remains a top notch RP option and should be owned in all formats.

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Greg Holland picked up his ninth save of the season, in a 4-3 victory over the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Greg Holland made only his second appearance since May 29th but he showed no rust. Holland went one inning, striking out one lowering his ERA to .203. If healthy, Holland remans a front line closer.

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Greg Holland had his first blown save of 2015, giving up a run in the bottom of the ninth. Luckily for Holland, Alex Gordon mashed his fourth home run In the top of the tenth, to regain the lead. In his second inning of work, Holland shut down the Rangers to earn his first win of 2015. Holland finished the evening with two innings pitched, one earned run, and two strike outs.

Fantasy Impact: Greg Holland remains one of the top closers in the game. Now off the DL, and fully healthy, he should continue to rack up the saves.

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Greg Holland just recently off the D.L. notched his sixth save of the season, in a 2-1 victory over the Tigers. It wasn't easy for Holland or the Royals, as they waited out almost a two hour rain delay. Then in the tenth inning, Holland loaded the bases but was able to get a double play, cutting a runner down at home. Holland finished it off striking out the Tigers Yoenis Cespedes to preserve the save and a Royals victory.

Fantasy Impact: Greg Holland now healthy and off the D.L remains a top notch closer. Continue to use Holland with confidence.

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Closer Greg Holland hits DL

Sat, Apr 18th 3:37pm EDT
By Gavin Tramps

The Royals put Greg Holland on the DL with a pectoral strain. (Source: Jeffrey Flanagan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wade Davis takes over the closer role. He becomes immediately relevant in all formats.

Save number four for Greg Holland

Sat, Apr 18th 11:10am EDT
By Gavin Tramps

RHP Greg Holland took just 10 pitches to record his fourth save of the season, closing out the victory over the Athletics on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Four appearances, four innings, four saves, zero earned runs, three strikeouts - the season could not have started much better for Greg Holland. He continues to look elite in the most volatile position in fantasy baseball.

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Third save for Greg Holland

Sun, Apr 12th 7:45am EDT
By Gavin Tramps

Royals' closer Greg Holland got Matt Joyce and David Freese to ground out and then struck out Erick Aybar to record his third save of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Three appearances, three innings, three saves - no hits or walks allowed. The season could not have started much better for Greg Holland. This is what you wanted if you invested in an elite closer.

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Greg Holland's spring ERA stands at 6.00 after conceding a home run to Evan Gattis on Friday. He gave up two hits, walked two and struck out two in his one inning.

Fantasy Impact: The game was an 11-0 blowout when Greg Holland entered in the 9th inning. He will still be disappointed to have been tagged for his 6th Cactus League run in the nine innings he has pitched. When games start to matter, expect him to be the dominant closer we are used to seeing.

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A Matt Szczur 2-run homer chased Greg Holland from the 9th inning in Sunday's Cactus League meeting. Holland had already given up a 2-RBI double to Stephen Bruno. He left the game after 2/3 IP with a line of 4 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO

Fantasy Impact: Greg Holland will need several more appearances like this to make him drop out of the top tier of 3 closers. Draft him with confidence and expect 40+ saves and in the region of 100 strikeouts.

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No hits, no runs, no strikeouts and one walk. A predictable inning for the Royals' closer in the loss to the Rockies in the Cactus League on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Greg Holland is firmly in the top tier with Craig Kimbrel & Aroldis Chapman. In fact, in points leagues, he out-scored all other closers last year. There is no security in the closer job but Greg Holland is just about as safe as you can get.

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