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Greg Holland (RP, ARI) - Fantasy Baseball Closer Draft Values


BALLER MOVE: Draft target ~pick 200

CURRENT ADP: ~370 overall

ANALYSIS: After leading the National League with 41 saves in 2017, Holland signed with St. Louis where he proceeded to post a 7.92 ERA and 2.24 WHIP over 25 innings with the Cardinals. Holland was eventually released on August 1, and six days later he signed with Washington. The change of scenery seemed to flip a switch for Holland, as he would go on to post a 0.84 ERA and a 0.891 WHIP over his final 21 games in which he posted a 2-0 record and was a perfect 3-for-3 in save opportunities.

Holland's big issue in 2018 was struggling with his command. While with St. Louis, Holland posted a 16.7 percent strikeout rate and a 16.7 percent walk rate — both of which would have been career-worsts for him over a full season. After joining the Nationals, Holland would record a 12.5 percent walk rate with a 31.3 percent strikeout rate. Holland also saw a 3.3 percent increase in his swinging strikeout percentage upon joining Washington, which could in part be attributed to increased usage of his curveball.

As of Sunday afternoon, Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Greg Holland will serve as the team's closer to start the year, with Archie Bradley and Yoshihisa Hirano serving as late-inning setup men. Owners can draft Holland as a late-round selection and see if he can build off his success in Washington. His ADP is extremely low, providing a great opportunity to find cheap saves late in the draft.


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