Greg Holland RP KC 1 month ago

Holland earned his 19th save of the season Sunday against the Blue Jays, walking one and striking out one in a scoreless inning of work.

After blowing his second save of the season last week, Holland has bounced back with three saves in five days heading into the All-Star break. Although his 10.65 K/9 doesn't quite live up to his lofty expectations, Holland's 19 saves and strong ratios have been valuable to fantasy owners. After struggling at times with injuries in the first half of the season, the 29-year-old should be expected to return to elite status in the season's second half.

Greg Holland RP KC 2 months ago

Holland was lights out en route to his 18th save of the year, striking out the side in the ninth inning of a 3-0 victory over the Blue Jays on Friday.

The 29-year-old closer needed just 15 pitches to retire the side in order, fanning Russell Martin, Dioner Navarro and Kevin Pillar in one of his most dominant appearances of the season. Holland blew a save earlier in the week but has allowed just two runs since June 18, posting a 17:4 K:BB ratio along the way.

Greg Holland RP KC 2 months ago

Holland recorded the final two outs Wednesday against the Rays, giving up two hits and striking out one for his 17th save of the season.

Holland bounced back from his second blown save of the season in his previous outing Tuesday and is now 17 for 19 in save opportunities. Wednesday's save was the first for Holland in July, and he'll continue to see the ninth in save situations for the Royals.

Greg Holland RP KC 2 months ago

Holland picked up his second win of the season Sunday, throwing a scoreless ninth inning with one hit allowed in a 3-2 victory over the Twins.

The 29-year-old needed just 11 pitches to get through the ninth inning, getting Trevor Plouffe to line out before inducing groundballs from Eddie Rosario and Eduardo Nunez. Holland has only allowed one run in his last eight appearances, lowering his ERA to 2.74, but he hasn't had a save chance yet so far in July.

Greg Holland RP KC 2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 3 months ago

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