Derek Holland
SP TEX
5 days ago

Holland has been moved to the bullpen for the rest of the season, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports

EDGE Analysis

He turned in three straight quality starts upon his return from a shoulder injury in August but it's been a different story in his last three outings. With 13 earned runs allowed on 23 hits in his last 14.2 innings, Holland's ERA has pushed back above 5.00, prompting is removal from the starting rotation. The Rangers will determine over the next week if Holland is a viable bullpen option for the postseason.

Derek Holland
SP TEX
1 week ago

Holland (7-9) was the losing pitcher in Wednesday night's 5-4 loss to the Angels, surrendering five runs (four earned) on six hits while walking two and striking out three.

EDGE Analysis

Imploding again for his third straight outing, Holland threw just 71 pitches (45 strikes) in his 20th start of the season. After Mike Trout extended the lead in the fifth with a one-out, three-run bomb, Holland was allowed to finish the inning, despite the 5-1 hole he'd put his team in. The 29-year-old left-hander will likely be moved to the pen come the playoffs, as he's now allowed at least four earned runs in his past three outings, conjuring a 8.24 ERA and 2.04 WHIP over 14.2 innings.

Derek Holland
SP TEX
1 week ago

Holland is slated to make his next start Wednesday against the Angels, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Holland has been roughed up in each of his last two starts, allowing a combined 17 hits and nine earned runs across 9.2 innings. Nonetheless, the Rangers will send him back to the mound Wednesday, and he'll start against the Angels on six days of rest. With an off day Thursday, Cole Hamels will be pushed to Friday and Yu Darvish will start Saturday.

Derek Holland
SP TEX
2 weeks ago

Holland (7-8) was tagged for five runs on seven hits and a walk over 5.1 innings in a loss to Houston on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

He was at least in the hunt for a quality start heading into the sixth, when the Astros got him for two more runs and a 5-1 lead. Holland's been prone to the long ball of late, having given up four in his last three starts and 10 in his last 10. With a poor strikeout rate accompanying all-around ugly ratios, the lefty is nearly impossible to deploy in fantasy.

Derek Holland
SP TEX
2 weeks ago

Holland will start Wednesday's game in Houston, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Holland was reportedly heading for a bullpen role after giving up four runs on 10 hits and three walks over 4.1 innings in his last start, but he will take the ball Wednesday in order to allow the Rangers to line up the postseason rotation. This could simply be a spot start, as the Rangers would have to move to a six-man rotation in order to keep Holland in the mix. Holland had three quality starts in a row leading up to his last outing, but he will face a talented Astros offense on the road on Wednesday.

Derek Holland
SP TEX
3 weeks ago

Rangers manager Jeff Banister said that Holland would be available out of the bullpen for games Sunday and Tuesday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's not believed that the Rangers plan to permanently remove Holland from their rotation, but he'll at least get a chance to work in relief temporarily and bounce back from a 10-hit, four-run pummeling by the Mariners in his most recent start last Thursday. Holland had covered six innings in each of his three starts before that and conceded no more than two runs in any of those games, so the Rangers figure to exhibit some patience with him as a starter.

Derek Holland
SP TEX
3 weeks ago

Holland (7-7) put 13 men on base over just 4.1 innings Thursday in a loss to Seattle, allowing four runs on 10 hits and three walks while striking out five.

EDGE Analysis

The Mariners left a village on base against him, which is the only reason that this was merely a terrible start for Holland rather than an absolute disaster. The 29-year-old lefty had been strong in his prior three turns -- just four runs in 18 innings -- but he's been an awfully tough fantasy option this season. Holland no longer has his swing-and-miss stuff, and all that extra contact is paying off for opposing hitters.

Derek Holland
SP TEX
4 weeks ago

Holland (7-6) gave up two earned runs on six hits and three walks over six innings in Saturday's 12-4 victory over the Astros. He struck out two.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran southpaw continued his recent stretch of solid pitching, now having given up just four earned runs over the 18 innings covering his last three starts. Holland has seen his ERA drop from 5.20 to 4.57 over that span and he's back over .500 for the first time since June 5. He'll look to keep the positive momentum going when he faces the Mariners next Thursday.

Derek Holland
SP TEX
1 month ago

Holland (6-6) allowed one run on four hits while striking out five over six innings to earn the win Sunday against the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

Holland has now held opponents to one run in each of his two starts since returning from the disabled list to lower his ERA from 5.20 to 4.68. However, the 29-year-old has posted the two worst ERA totals of his career in each of the last two seasons. He'll make his next start Sunday against the Astros.

Derek Holland
SP TEX
1 month ago

Holland (5-6) pitched six innings, allowing one run on four hits and one walk while striking out five Reds in a tough loss Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Holland made his return to the hill Tuesday after missing a month due to a shoulder injury, and the 29-year-old pitched admirably. However, despite delivering one of his best efforts of the season, the southpaw was unable to outduel Reds' starter Dan Straily, leaving the Holland winless in his last four starts dating back to June 10. Holland was capped at 73 pitches, but there was no indication anything had been aggravated, rather just a routine maintenance move as the veteran eases back into the rotation. He's scheduled to make his next start Sunday at home against the Indians.