Derek Holland SP TEX 2 days ago

Holland (3-1) allowed no runs on four hits while striking out one over six innings to earn the win Saturday against the Angels.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Holland was given a seven-run lead in the third inning while he was busy silencing the Angels' bats to pick up an easy win. He's yet to allow more than three earned runs in any of his five starts, and he now has a 2.48 ERA to go along with a 1.03 WHIP. He'll make his next start Thursday against the Blue Jays.

Derek Holland SP TEX 1 week ago

Holland (2-1) allowed three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three over 6.1 innings to take the loss Sunday at the White Sox.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Holland was only provided a single run of offensive support, and his quality start wasn't enough for him to be in a position to pick up a victory. He's yet to allow more than three earned run in any of his four starts, and he owns a 3.13 ERA to go along with a 1.13 WHIP. He'll make his next start Saturday against the Angels.

Derek Holland SP TEX 2 weeks ago

Holland (2-0) allowed two runs on five hits and a walk over five innings in a win Tuesday against the Astros. He struck out five.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Holland was dodging bullets all game, as he scattered four doubles out of the five hits he allowed. He needed 105 pitches to get through the five innings and had trouble putting batters away, as the Astros fouled off 24 pitches against Holland. Holland has a 2.70 ERA with a sharp 14:5 K:BB in 16.2 innings thus far.

Derek Holland SP TEX 2 weeks ago

Holland's next start will be pushed back to Tuesday with the news that the Rangers' Sunday matchup with the Orioles has been postponed, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Holland was supposed to start Sunday, but their game against the Orioles was postponed due to inclement weather. Now Holland will now face the Astros on Tuesday instead.

Derek Holland SP TEX 3 weeks ago

Holland (1-0) allowed no runs on four hits and two walks in 6.2 innings, but struck out only four in Tuesday's 8-0 win over the Mariners.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It took him 110 pitches to get through less than seven frames, as Holland struggled to put away hitters despite his overall effectiveness. Still, it's a positive to see the 29-year-old be trusted with such a heavy workload considering he's had to deal with major injury issues for the better part of the last two seasons. The former highly-touted prospect has lost most of his luster at this stage of his career, and is a risky play at home against the dangerous Orioles on Sunday.

Derek Holland SP TEX 4 weeks ago

Holland gave up three runs on four hits and a pair of walks in five innings Thursday against the Angels. He struck out five and didn't factor into the decision.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It took the lefty 92 pitches to escape those five frames -- not an impressive show of efficiency. Once one of baseball's most promising young arms, Holland has seen his career derailed by injuries, most recently a shoulder ailment that limited him to 10 starts and an ugly 4.91 ERA last year. It's too risky to roll him out right now, but he's worth monitoring (or stashing in deep formats) in case the tide turns back his way.

Derek Holland SP TEX 1 month ago

Holland fanned seven batters in five scoreless innings against the Cubs on Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Holland became the first Texas pitcher to pitch five innings this spring and needed just 61 pitches, allowing four hits and a walk.

Derek Holland SP TEX 7 months ago

Holland will start Game 4 of the ALDS, if necessary, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Whether or not Holland pitches in the first round of the ALCS will depend on how the Rangers fare in Sunday's Game 3, but if they fail to come away with the victory, Holland will get the ball in Monday's Game 4. Holland finished the regular season with a 4.91 ERA in 10 starts.

Derek Holland SP TEX 7 months ago

Holland (4-3) tossed 6.1 innings in a win over the Angels on Thursday, giving up three runs on three hits and three walks while striking out six.

Competitive Edge Analysis

In his first outing of October, Holland did what he hadn't done since his first outing of September -- he posted a quality start. In the prior four games, Holland had been bombarded for 21 runs on 33 hits, so this was quite the turnaround. It's unclear whether that effort will guarantee him a playoff start, though, considering that Holland's second consecutive injury-shortened regular season ended with a 4.91 ERA and 1.30 WHIP.

Derek Holland SP TEX 7 months ago

Holland came away with a no-decision Saturday, allowing four runs on seven hits (including three home runs) and two walks over five innings while striking out one.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Carlos Correa took him deep twice, but even when he's not serving up gopher balls Holland has been struggling, racking up an 8.59 ERA over his last four starts. He'll get one more start this season, at home against the Angels on Thursday in what could be a huge game in the AL playoff race.