Greg Holland RP KC 4 days ago

Holland notched his 16th save of the season Saturday, striking out two in a scoreless ninth inning.

He's looked more like his old self in June, reeling off a 12:4 BB:K in 8.2 innings to go along with a perfect 9-for-9 performance in save situations. Holland's fastball is still sitting in the 93-95 mph range however, when it had been averaging around 96 mph over the last few seasons, so despite his recent success he isn't back in top form just yet.

Greg Holland RP KC 2 weeks ago

Holland struck out two in a perfect ninth Thursday against the Brewers to pick up his 12th save of the season.

Holland, who gave up three runs, four hits and a walk at Milwaukee on Monday, bounced back and worked the ninth to earn his 12th save in 13 opportunities. For the season, Holland has a 3.31 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 15:10 K:BB ratio in 16.1 innings.

Greg Holland RP KC 2 weeks ago

Holland gave up three runs in a non-save situation Monday against Milwaukee without recording an out.

Wade Davis was forced to enter to clean up Holland's mess and picked up his own eighth save of the year. Holland's ERA doubled as a result of the fiasco, from 1.76 to 3.52. Add it to the list of reasons why every fantasy owner cringes when a closer enters in a non-save situation, but Holland's grip on the closer role shouldn't change.

Greg Holland RP KC 3 weeks ago

Holland picked up his 10th save with a 1-2-3 ninth inning Tuesday against the Twins.

Holland struck out a batter and lowered his ERA to 1.88. He now has four straight perfect outings since allowing two runs in a non-save situation in a blowout May 25th.

Greg Holland RP KC 3 weeks ago

Holland struck out one during a perfect ninth inning Sunday against the Rangers to earn his ninth save of the season.

Save opportunities have been hard to come by for the All-Star closer, as this was just is second since mid-May. Holland appears to have overcome the injury and control problems that plagued him earlier in the season and is on his way back to the realm of elite fantasy relievers.

Greg Holland RP KC 1 month ago

Holland (neck) will be available Wednesday against the Reds, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Wade Davis was called upon to preserve a 6-3 lead in the ninth inning Tuesday, which left many scratching their heads, especially since Holland hadn't been used in close to a week. After the game, manager Ned Yost revealed that Holland woke up with a stiff neck, but it seems the discomfort has mostly subsided as Holland will be an option Wednesday. The 29-year-old spent two weeks on the disabled list earlier this season with a pectoral strain.

Greg Holland RP KC 1 month ago

Holland was not used in Tuesday's save situation because he woke up with a stiff neck, 610 Sports Radio's Josh Vernier reports.

Wade Davis pitched a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts Tuesday for his seventh save of the season since Holland was unavailable. Obviously this does not sound very serious, but Holland should still be considered day-to-day for now.

Greg Holland RP KC 2 months ago

Holland notched his first win and blown save of the season Tuesday, giving up one run on two hits and zero walks with two strikeouts over two innings against the Rangers.

After blowing his first save in seven chances this season, Holland was brought back out and pitched a perfect 10th inning. While it may be a bit surprising that Holland pitched two innings, he only required 26 pitches (17 strikes), so the appearance should not have been too taxing. Still, he has now pitched four innings over the past four days, so there's a good chance he will be unavailable if a save situation were to arise Wednesday.

Greg Holland RP KC 2 months ago

Holland flirted with disaster on Sunday en route to his sixth save of the season, walking three batters and allowing one hit in the 10th inning against the Tigers.

The 29-year-old loaded the bases before inducing a crucial double play, which was followed by an intentional walk and finally a strikeout of Yoenis Cespedes to end the game. Hardly a conventional outing for the closer, who still owns a pristine ERA of zero on the season. With three scoreless outings under his belt since returning from injury, Holland appears to be full speed ahead as one of the top fantasy relievers in the game.

Greg Holland RP KC 2 months ago

Holland needed just six pitches for a spotless ninth inning and his fifth save Thursday against the Indians.

His first appearance back from a pectoral strain could hardly have gone better, as Holland dispatched the Indians quite efficiently. Now that he's healthy, Holland will of course once again be the Royals' closer, and possibly the game's best.