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Derek Holland
Popularity: ↑ 100%
P | B/T: S/L | 6' 2" 213LBS | Age: 34

Draft: 2006 | Rd: 25, #748, Texas Rangers | Wallace State CC
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 1 3 6.86 12 5 0 40.2 45 1.40
12 Seasons 79 81 4.61 307 227 0 1416.1 1190 1.37
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 12 1-3 6.86 40.2 45 1.40
12 Seasons 307 79-81 4.61 1416.1 1190 1.37

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2015 909 182 15 8.2 90.5 12.7 35.7 .291 .499 .353 .372 .420 43.4 16.7 6.9 4.91 5.75
2016 1828 357 24 6.7 88.4 15.2 36.1 .275 .460 .331 .345 .375 33.9 14.5 7.6 4.95 4.89
2017 2460 438 36 8.2 88.5 14.2 37.9 .291 .519 .388 .391 .427 39.5 16.6 12.0 6.20 6.71
2018 2908 487 32 6.6 88.4 14.6 34.1 .243 .409 .309 .319 .381 35.4 23.2 9.2 3.57 4.15
2019 1487 245 30 12.2 91 14.3 31.0 .246 .500 .356 .358 .416 42.1 21.8 12.0 6.08 5.62
2020 719 116 17 14.7 92.5 16 35.3 .275 .554 .363 .364 .454 48.3 25.1 8.4 6.86 6.32
ALL 10311 1825 154 8.4 89.3 14.5 35.2 .267 .475 .346 .354 .404 38.6 19.4 9.7
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Holland relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(43.5%) ,
Curveball
(37.3%) ,
Changeup
(16%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(3.2%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Sinker 313 242 71 43.5 92.3 93 83 21 10 3 0 8 29 54 .253 .269 .578 .568 .374 .369 89.9 12 2444 21.4 26.4
2020 Curveball 268 219 49 37.3 80.7 51 45 12 5 4 0 3 11 34 .267 .261 .556 .509 .378 .351 92.2 15 2227 35.8 14.5
2020 Changeup 115 115 0 16.0 84.3 34 32 9 6 2 0 1 5 27 .281 .320 .438 .601 .323 .380 95.1 20 2273 18.2 22.7
2020 4-Seam Fastball 23 14 9 3.2 92.1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .007 .000 .009 .000 .008 86.2 77 2380 33.3 0.0
2019 Sinker 914 609 305 62.1 92.3 251 208 54 33 8 1 12 56 159 .260 .245 .481 .479 .360 .358 92.0 11 2386 18.5 19.2
2019 Slider 436 323 113 29.6 81.1 92 80 19 11 4 0 4 25 57 .238 .230 .438 .472 .320 .338 88.4 17 2243 41.6 15.6
2019 Curveball 63 59 4 4.3 77.7 16 16 5 2 0 0 3 0 16 .313 .328 .875 .895 .473 .492 90.6 20 2098 33.3 0.0
2019 Changeup 60 54 6 4.1 83.8 11 10 4 1 2 0 1 0 10 .400 .313 .900 .628 .539 .412 92.9 28 1864 22.7 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2020 Changeup PIT L 115 84.3 23.4 -7.4 -24 12.1 -1 -8
2020 Sinker PIT L 313 92.3 18.8 -3 -14 15.8 1.3 9
2020 4-Seamer PIT L 23 92.1 16.7 -0.8 -5 11.9 5.1 75
2020 Curveball PIT L 268 80.7 39.9 -11.3 -22 0.4 -8.3 -95
2019 Curveball CHC L 63 77.7 44.5 -12.3 -22 0.8 -8.2 -91
2019 Sinker CHC L 914 92.3 18.8 -3.8 -17 15 0.4 2
2019 Slider CHC L 436 81.1 38.5 -3.8 -9 0.6 -8.3 -108
2019 Changeup CHC L 60 83.8 28.4 -3.3 -10 11.4 -2 -15
2018 Changeup SF L 256 82.9 26.4 -6.3 -19 12 -1.2 -9
2018 Slider SF L 632 80.9 38.7 -4 -9 0.8 -7.8 -112
2018 Curveball SF L 363 78.4 44.9 -11.3 -20 1.1 -7.3 -86
2018 Sinker SF L 1651 91.5 19.6 -3.1 -14 14.9 0.5 3
2017 Sinker CWS L 887 91 21.2 -0.6 -3 13.5 -1.2 -8
2017 4-Seamer CWS L 467 91.3 17.3 -1.6 -10 8.1 0.1 2
2017 Slider CWS L 296 81.1 36.9 -4.2 -10 1.7 -5 -75
2017 Curveball CWS L 553 78 44.4 -10.4 -19 4.3 -3.7 -46
2017 Changeup CWS L 255 83.1 26 -4.8 -16 9.9 -3.6 -27
2016 Curveball TEX L 135 77.1 45.6 -10.3 -18 0.3 -8 -104
2016 4-Seamer TEX L 27 91.5 16.5 -1.4 -9 6.7 -1.5 -19
2016 Sinker TEX L 1072 92.4 17.2 -2 -10 13.8 -0.5 -3
2016 Changeup TEX L 209 83.6 24.4 -5.2 -18 11.3 -1.5 -12
2016 Slider TEX L 362 80.5 36.9 -4.7 -11 2.7 -7.8 -153
2015 4-Seamer TEX L 5 92 17 -2.2 -15 5.6 -2.6 -32
2015 Sinker TEX L 526 93.6 18.9 -0.3 -1 14.1 -0.6 -4
2015 Slider TEX L 167 82.9 35.6 -1.9 -5 2.5 -6.1 -170
2015 Changeup TEX L 90 85.5 23.5 -5 -18 12.3 -0.9 -7
2015 Curveball TEX L 114 77.2 49.9 -5.7 -10 2.2 -5.5 -72
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2020 4-Seamer 0.7 0 23 3.2 1 .000 .000 .000 33.3 0.0 0.0 .007 .009 .008 0.0
2020 Changeup -2.2 -2 115 16.0 34 .281 .438 .332 18.2 14.7 22.7 .320 .601 .381 55.6
2020 Curveball 1.9 5 268 37.3 51 .267 .556 .422 35.8 21.6 14.5 .261 .509 .351 47.1
2020 Sinker 2.1 7 313 43.5 93 .253 .578 .398 21.4 31.2 26.4 .269 .568 .370 46.3
2019 Changeup 4.4 3 60 4.0 11 .400 .900 .555 22.7 0.0 0.0 .313 .628 .413 40.0
2019 Curveball 1.6 1 63 4.2 16 .313 .875 .488 33.3 0.0 0.0 .328 .895 .492 43.8
2019 Slider 0.3 1 436 29.3 92 .238 .438 .338 41.6 27.2 15.6 .230 .472 .338 36.8
2019 Sinker 1.2 11 914 61.5 251 .260 .481 .375 18.5 22.3 19.2 .245 .479 .359 44.0
2018 Changeup -0.2 -1 256 8.8 52 .222 .489 .344 19.1 15.4 23.5 .248 .500 .362 18.4
2018 Curveball -1.5 -5 363 12.5 75 .243 .432 .319 28.6 9.3 14.3 .314 .599 .384 38.2
2018 Slider 0.6 4 632 21.7 145 .236 .386 .293 37.5 35.9 17.4 .214 .338 .253 37.5
2018 Sinker -0.2 -3 1651 56.8 447 .243 .396 .331 17.6 22.6 18.7 .240 .389 .326 36.3
2017 Slider 0.9 3 296 12.0 55 .167 .313 .299 35.6 43.6 15.8 .170 .367 .283 37.5
2017 Changeup 1.7 4 255 10.4 62 .298 .561 .416 16.2 6.5 15.4 .338 .594 .416 42.6
2017 4-Seamer 1.8 8 467 19.0 107 .294 .541 .444 14.0 14.0 13.8 .316 .576 .445 45.1
2017 Curveball 0.8 5 553 22.5 126 .281 .636 .400 29.0 11.1 15.2 .311 .667 .416 36.1
2017 Sinker 1.9 17 887 36.1 274 .317 .520 .422 8.9 17.2 15.5 .285 .431 .376 38.7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Observed Spin-Based Gap Observed Spin-Based
2020 4-Seam Fastball 22 92.1 99 19.3 10:45 10:15 -30
2020 Curveball 256 80.7 14 2.7 1:45 11:15 -150
2020 Changeup 114 84.3 98 19.1 10:30 10:30 0
2020 Sinker 293 92.3 99 20.7 10:15 10:15 0
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 454 1802 -9 5 14 5 14
2017 616 2446 5 0 23 7 37
2018 714 2890 -11 -22 18 9 -5
2019 366 1467 4 -13 18 6 15
2020 176 716 6 -4 5 3 9
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 909 44.6 64.2 90.4 28.6 68.1 39.2 63.7 44.4 17.6 7.5 75.0
2016 1828 48.4 67.9 86.5 29.1 74.5 43.9 62.3 47.9 17.3 8.2 74.0
2017 2460 45.8 62.0 87.8 23.3 65.8 42.4 63.7 41.0 18.8 6.8 75.0
2018 2908 49.9 66.4 80.9 27.2 64.1 45.1 62.9 46.7 24.0 6.7 80.0
2019 1487 46.5 66.0 81.2 27.3 56.7 41.4 64.1 45.4 27.0 6.4 76.6
2020 719 48.7 61.7 82.9 25.2 51.6 44.9 65.9 43.0 26.5 7.0 86.0
ALL 10311 47.6 65.1 84.4 26.6 64.9 43.2 63.4 44.9 21.6 7.0 77.1
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 43.4 19.2 31.3 6.0 36.8 42.3 20.9 2.7 32.4 23.1 24.7 7.1 8.2
2016 38.4 22.7 30.0 9.0 36.7 38.1 25.2 2.5 28.6 30.5 25.5 5.6 6.7
2017 38.6 27.6 27.4 6.4 41.6 36.5 21.9 5.5 27.9 25.8 25.1 6.8 8.2
2018 42.1 23.0 26.7 8.2 38.6 35.7 25.7 3.3 29.0 26.3 25.5 7.2 6.6
2019 43.7 29.4 20.8 6.1 39.6 37.6 22.9 1.6 32.7 26.5 18.4 4.5 12.2
2020 37.9 18.1 35.3 8.6 46.6 33.6 19.8 3.4 24.1 25.0 23.3 8.6 14.7
ALL 40.6 24.2 27.7 7.5 39.4 37.2 23.5 3.4 29.2 26.6 24.2 6.5 8.4
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 2 4 2 4 6 47 4 1 0 24 61 12 2 64 51 3
2016 23 18 19 21 31 30 33 54 55 9 54 7 23 41 43 3
2017 2 8 4 6 2 7 9 17 6 16 8 14 2 26 42 5
2018 42 52 43 38 44 13 45 46 48 55 34 42 42 31 77 9
2019 12 53 10 4 18 22 2 4 8 43 9 61 12 39 78 7
2020 7 18 3 1 22 2 1 1 4 59 52 48 7 41 84 16
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.6 20 20.5 -0.5 9 6 15 75.0
2020 24.6 12 12.1 -0.1 3 7 7 58.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 20 23 25 20 22 20 21 20 20 20 22 22 18 18 21 21 16 20 20 21 19 20 20 20 20 23 20 20 21 20 23
2020 12 14 13 14 15 12 12 14 11 13 13 13 10 9 11 15 10 14 11 11 8 11 12 13 13 12 13 11 11 12 13
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.6 92.3 -1.3 91.1 -1.2 91.5 0.4 92.3 0.8 92.3 0
Offspeed Velocity 85.5 83.6 -1.9 83.1 -0.5 82.9 -0.2 83.8 0.9 84.3 0.5
Breaking Velocity 80.6 79.5 -1.1 79.1 -0.4 80 0.9 80.7 0.7 80.7 0
Exit Velocity 90.5 88.4 -2.1 88.5 0.1 88.4 -0.1 91 2.6 92.5 1.5
Launch Angle 12.7 15.2 2.5 14.2 -1 14.6 0.4 14.3 -0.3 16 1.7
Barrel % 8.2 6.7 -1.5 8.2 1.5 6.6 -1.6 12.2 5.6 14.7 2.5
Hard Hit % 43.4 33.9 -9.5 39.5 5.6 35.4 -4.1 42.1 6.7 48.3 6.2
Sweet Spot % 35.7 36.1 0.4 37.9 1.8 34.1 -3.8 31 -3.1 35.3 4.3
xBA .291 .275 -0.016 .291 0.016 .243 -0.048 .246 0.003 .275 0.029
BA .269 .276 0.007 .29 0.014 .241 -0.049 .258 0.017 .261 0.003
xwOBA .372 .345 -0.027 .391 0.046 .319 -0.072 .358 0.039 .364 0.006
wOBA .353 .331 -0.022 .388 0.057 .309 -0.079 .356 0.047 .363 0.007
xSLG .499 .46 -0.039 .519 0.059 .409 -0.11 .5 0.091 .554 0.054
SLG .493 .437 -0.056 .535 0.098 .405 -0.13 .497 0.092 .54 0.043
K% 16.7 14.5 -2.2 16.6 2.1 23.2 6.6 21.8 -1.4 25.1 3.3
BB% 6.9 7.6 0.7 12 4.4 9.2 -2.8 12 2.8 8.4 -3.6
Swing % 44.4 47.9 3.5 41 -6.9 46.7 5.7 45.4 -1.3 43 -2.4
Whiff% 17.6 17.3 -0.3 18.8 1.5 24 5.2 27 3 26.5 -0.5
In Zone Swing % 44.6 48.4 3.8 45.8 -2.6 49.9 4.1 46.5 -3.4 48.7 2.2
Out of Zone Swing % 55.4 51.6 -3.8 54.2 2.6 50.1 -4.1 53.5 3.4 51.3 -2.2
First Pitch Swing % 26.5 27.1 0.6 26.4 -0.7 27.4 1 32.7 5.3 36.9 4.2
First Pitch Strike % 63.7 62.3 -1.4 63.7 1.4 62.9 -0.8 64.1 1.2 65.9 1.8
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 454 .332 373 24 6.4 81 19 23.5
2017 623 .388 489 49 10.0 134 40 29.9
2018 720 .309 559 69 12.3 161 39 24.2
2019 371 .359 258 48 18.6 113 30 26.5
2020 178 .358 146 35 24.0 32 16 50.0

Pitch Distribution