Derek Holland
P | B/T: S/L | 6' 2" 223LBS | Age: 35

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 3 2 5.07 39 1 0 49.2 51 1.57
13 Seasons 82 83 4.62 346 228 0 1466.0 1241 1.38
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 39 3-2 5.07 49.2 51 1.57
13 Seasons 346 82-83 4.62 1466.0 1241 1.38

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 28 909 182 15 8.2 6.1 90.5 114.4 12.7 35.7 .286 .488 .353 .363 .409 43.4 16.7 6.9 4.91 5.66
2016 29 1828 357 24 6.7 5.2 88.4 116.3 15.2 36.1 .272 .455 .331 .338 .367 33.9 14.5 7.6 4.95 4.90
2017 30 2460 438 36 8.2 5.8 88.5 114.1 14.2 37.9 .288 .511 .388 .384 .417 39.5 16.6 12.0 6.20 6.74
2018 31 2908 487 32 6.6 4.4 88.4 117.0 14.7 34.1 .239 .401 .309 .312 .371 35.4 23.2 9.2 3.57 4.12
2019 32 1487 245 30 12.2 8 91.1 113.9 14.0 31.4 .244 .501 .356 .358 .415 42.1 21.8 12.0 6.08 5.85
2020 33 719 116 17 14.7 9.5 92.5 112.3 16.0 35.3 .275 .556 .369 .383 .483 48.3 25.1 8.4 6.86 6.61
2021 34 835 153 10 6.5 4.4 89.1 110.7 11.2 32.0 .249 .401 .345 .313 .367 42.5 22.7 8.9 5.07 4.15
Player 11146 1978 164 8.3 5.8 89.2 117.0 14.2 35.0 .263 .464 .347 .347 .396 38.9 19.7 9.7
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 169.8 12.0 32.9 .246 .409 .317 .316 .370 35.6 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Holland relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(46.8%) ,
Curveball
(33.8%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(9.8%) ,
Changeup
(9.6%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
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 6.1
2016 38.4 22.7 30.0 9.0 36.4 38.1 25.2 2.5 28.6 30.5 25.5 5.6 6.7 5.2
2017 38.6 27.6 27.4 6.4 41.6 36.5 21.7 5.7 27.9 25.8 25.1 6.8 8.2 5.8
2018 42.1 23.0 26.7 8.2 38.6 35.7 24.8 3.7 28.7 26.3 25.5 7.2 6.6 4.4
2019 43.7 29.4 20.8 6.1 39.6 37.6 22.9 2.0 32.7 26.1 18.4 4.5 12.2 8.0
2020 37.9 25.9 28.4 7.8 46.6 33.6 19.8 3.4 24.1 25.0 23.3 8.6 14.7 9.5
2021 45.8 24.2 24.2 5.9 37.9 35.9 26.1 3.9 32.7 24.2 25.5 7.2 6.5 4.4
Player 41.0 24.7 27.0 7.3 39.2 37.1 23.4 3.6 29.4 26.4 24.3 6.6 8.3 5.8
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.2 24.4 24.5 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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
2021 4-Seamer DET L 82 92.8 16.7 -1.5 -10 11.9 5.0 72
2021 Curveball DET L 282 81.4 37.7 -13.5 -26 0.2 -8.2 -102
2021 Sinker DET L 391 93.1 17.5 -3.6 -17 15.7 1.1 8
2021 Changeup DET L 80 85.0 23.5 -6.5 -22 12.3 -1.4 -10
2020 Changeup PIT L 115 84.3 23.4 -7.2 -24 12.1 -1.0 -8
2020 4-Seamer PIT L 23 92.1 16.7 -0.9 -5 11.9 5.0 73
2020 Curveball PIT L 268 80.7 39.9 -11.2 -22 0.4 -8.4 -95
2020 Sinker PIT L 313 92.3 18.8 -3.1 -14 15.8 1.2 8
2019 Slider CHC L 436 81.1 38.5 -3.7 -9 0.6 -8.3 -108
2019 Changeup CHC L 60 83.9 28.4 -3.2 -10 11.4 -2.1 -15
2019 Sinker CHC L 914 92.3 18.8 -3.8 -17 15.0 0.3 2
2019 Curveball CHC L 63 77.7 44.5 -12.0 -21 0.8 -8.1 -91
2018 Sinker SF L 1,651 91.5 19.6 -3.1 -14 14.9 0.5 3
2018 Changeup SF L 256 82.9 26.4 -6.1 -19 12.0 -1.2 -9
2018 Curveball SF L 363 78.4 44.9 -11.1 -20 1.1 -7.2 -86
2018 Slider SF L 632 80.9 38.7 -3.9 -9 0.8 -7.8 -112
2017 Slider CWS L 296 81.1 36.9 -4.1 -10 1.7 -5.0 -75
2017 Changeup CWS L 255 83.1 26.0 -4.8 -15 9.9 -3.6 -27
2017 Sinker CWS L 887 91.0 21.2 -0.6 -3 13.5 -1.2 -8
2017 Curveball CWS L 553 78.0 44.4 -10.3 -19 4.3 -3.7 -46
2017 4-Seamer CWS L 467 91.3 17.3 -1.6 -10 8.1 0.1 2
2016 Sinker TEX L 1,072 92.3 17.2 -2.0 -10 13.8 -0.5 -3
2016 Curveball TEX L 135 77.0 45.6 -10.2 -18 0.3 -7.9 -104
2016 Changeup TEX L 209 83.7 24.4 -5.2 -18 11.3 -1.5 -12
2016 4-Seamer TEX L 27 91.5 16.5 -1.4 -10 6.6 -1.6 -20
2016 Slider TEX L 362 80.5 36.9 -4.6 -11 2.7 -7.8 -152
! 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 %
2021 Sinker -0.8 -3 391 46.8 120 .238 .343 .302 18.1 26.7 26.0 .224 .340 .295 40.5
2021 Curveball 0.4 1 282 33.8 68 .333 .591 .391 37.2 27.9 23.5 .231 .400 .271 41.7
2021 4-Seamer 2.1 2 82 9.8 15 .417 .833 .560 14.7 0.0 0.0 .410 .856 .564 75.0
2021 Changeup 3.8 3 80 9.6 21 .316 .368 .426 12.1 0.0 0.0 .350 .449 .378 31.6
2020 Sinker 2.0 6 313 43.5 93 .253 .578 .398 21.4 31.2 26.4 .268 .569 .387 46.3
2020 Curveball 2.4 6 268 37.3 51 .267 .556 .422 35.8 21.6 14.5 .263 .517 .370 47.1
2020 Changeup -2.3 -3 115 16.0 34 .281 .438 .332 18.2 14.7 22.7 .319 .595 .400 55.6
2020 4-Seamer 0.5 0 23 3.2 1 .000 .000 .000 33.3 0.0 0.0 .007 .007 .006 0.0
2019 Sinker 1.1 10 914 61.5 251 .260 .481 .375 18.4 22.3 19.2 .241 .474 .354 44.0
2019 Slider 0.8 3 436 29.3 92 .237 .438 .348 41.6 27.2 15.6 .232 .482 .344 36.8
2019 Curveball 1.4 1 63 4.2 16 .313 .875 .488 33.3 0.0 0.0 .322 .910 .495 43.8
2019 Changeup 4.2 3 60 4.0 11 .400 .900 .555 22.7 0.0 0.0 .307 .614 .407 40.0
2018 Sinker -0.1 -2 1,651 56.8 447 .243 .396 .331 17.5 22.6 18.7 .237 .384 .321 36.3
2018 Slider 0.4 3 632 21.7 145 .236 .386 .293 37.3 35.9 17.4 .210 .332 .249 37.5
2018 Curveball -1.5 -6 363 12.5 75 .243 .432 .319 28.6 9.3 14.3 .305 .578 .368 38.2
2018 Changeup -0.4 -1 256 8.8 52 .222 .489 .344 18.7 15.4 23.5 .246 .482 .354 18.4
2017 Sinker 1.9 17 887 36.1 274 .317 .520 .422 8.8 17.2 15.5 .279 .423 .368 38.7
2017 Curveball 1.0 5 553 22.5 126 .281 .636 .407 28.9 11.1 15.2 .309 .655 .407 36.1
2017 4-Seamer 1.8 8 467 19.0 107 .294 .541 .444 13.9 14.0 13.8 .313 .570 .438 45.1
2017 Slider 1.1 3 296 12.0 55 .167 .313 .299 35.6 43.6 15.8 .172 .372 .286 37.5
2017 Changeup 1.6 4 255 10.4 62 .298 .561 .409 16.0 6.5 15.4 .336 .585 .408 42.6
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 113 84.3 98 19.1 10:30 10:30 0
2020 Curveball 238 80.7 12 2.7 11:15 2:00 -165
2020 4-Seam Fastball 21 92.1 99 19.3 10:15 10:45 -30
2020 Sinker 263 92.3 99 20.7 10:15 10:15 0
2021 Changeup 80 85.0 96 18.8 10:30 10:30 0
2021 Curveball 280 81.4 18 4.2 11:45 12:00 -15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 82 92.8 98 19.0 10:30 10:45 -15
2021 Sinker 388 93.1 99 21.2 10:30 10:15 15
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2009 608 2,223 18 -11 14 11 31
2010 300 1,244 -10 -9 10 6 -4
2011 940 3,591 -7 -5 12 9 9
2012 731 2,760 -1 -6 13 8 13
2013 894 3,279 -4 -23 18 8 -1
2014 144 570 -2 -5 0 1 -6
2015 255 941 10 -9 3 5 8
2016 459 1,823 -4 -1 10 7 13
2017 624 2,458 5 0 23 10 38
2018 719 2,902 -11 -23 17 10 -6
2019 370 1,473 4 -13 18 8 17
2020 179 719 5 -4 5 4 10
2021 224 835 -1 -6 7 3 3
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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 44.3 64.0 90.3 29.1 68.0 39.2 63.7 44.6 17.5 7.3 75.8
2016 1,828 48.0 68.2 86.1 29.3 74.8 44.0 62.3 48.0 17.2 8.2 73.8
2017 2,460 45.8 62.2 87.6 23.4 65.4 42.4 63.7 41.2 18.8 6.8 75.0
2018 2,908 49.9 66.6 80.6 27.5 63.2 45.1 63.0 47.0 23.8 6.7 80.0
2019 1,487 46.5 66.3 80.8 27.3 56.7 41.4 64.4 45.5 26.9 6.4 77.7
2020 719 48.7 61.7 82.9 25.2 51.6 44.9 65.9 43.0 26.5 6.8 87.8
2021 835 52.5 66.2 79.7 27.0 62.6 48.4 70.5 47.5 24.4 8.3 78.3
Player 11,146 47.9 65.3 83.8 26.8 64.6 43.6 64.1 45.3 21.8 7.1 77.5
MLB 48.5 66.8 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 3 5 3 4 5 47 4 1 1 24 61 12 3 65 51 1
2016 22 16 19 21 30 30 32 55 55 9 54 7 22 43 44 2
2017 2 7 5 6 2 7 9 17 6 16 8 14 2 27 43 4
2018 43 51 44 36 44 13 45 46 48 55 34 43 43 32 78 7
2019 9 49 8 2 16 22 2 3 8 43 9 62 9 39 78 7
2020 7 17 3 1 22 2 1 1 4 59 52 49 7 43 86 16
2021 48 37 47 56 43 81 68 41 22 44 41 37 48 46 74 9
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.8 15 14.9 0 7 7 10 66.7
2017 22.4 31 27.3 4 11 14 16 51.6
2018 23.3 19 19.9 -1 13 18 6 31.6
2019 22.6 20 21.0 -1 5 13 13 65.0
2020 24.6 12 12.7 -1 1 8 8 66.7
2021 23.1 6 8.3 -2 2 5 5 83.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 15 15 18 12 15 14 13 17 13 13 17 14 12 13 13 14 13 18 13 15 21 12 13 17 16 14 20 15 14 14 20
2017 31 26 34 27 27 28 27 29 28 26 25 27 23 26 27 32 26 32 22 26 32 21 25 28 30 28 30 24 30 22 32
2018 19 21 26 19 17 21 17 26 21 20 15 17 13 14 18 25 19 25 16 22 20 18 17 23 23 22 24 12 27 13 26
2019 20 23 23 21 19 18 20 25 22 20 20 22 17 17 18 25 16 24 17 20 25 18 18 21 24 23 26 19 22 19 27
2020 12 14 13 12 13 11 0 13 12 14 12 12 10 9 11 15 13 15 10 14 14 14 13 14 14 13 11 10 12 12 17
2021 6 10 7 8 7 10 7 9 9 8 10 10 5 5 7 10 9 10 6 7 10 9 8 9 9 9 9 6 7 10 10
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.6 92.3 -1.3 91.1 -1.2 91.5 0.4 92.3 0.8 92.3 0 93 0.7
Offspeed Velocity 85.5 83.7 -1.8 83.1 -0.6 82.9 -0.2 83.9 1 84.3 0.4 85 0.7
Breaking Velocity 80.6 79.5 -1.1 79.1 -0.4 80 0.9 80.7 0.7 80.7 0 81.4 0.7
Exit Velocity 90.5 88.4 -2.1 88.5 0.1 88.4 -0.1 91.1 2.7 92.5 1.4 89.1 -3.4
Launch Angle 12.7 15.2 2.5 14.2 -1 14.7 0.5 14 -0.7 16 2 11.2 -4.8
Barrel % 8.2 6.7 -1.5 8.2 1.5 6.6 -1.6 12.2 5.6 14.7 2.5 6.5 -8.2
Hard Hit % 43.4 33.9 -9.5 39.5 5.6 35.4 -4.1 42.1 6.7 48.3 6.2 42.5 -5.8
Sweet Spot % 35.7 36.1 0.4 37.9 1.8 34.1 -3.8 31.4 -2.7 35.3 3.9 32 -3.3
xBA .286 .272 -0.014 .288 0.016 .239 -0.049 .244 0.005 .275 0.031 .249 -0.026
BA .269 .276 0.007 .29 0.014 .241 -0.049 .258 0.017 .261 0.003 .287 0.026
xwOBA .363 .338 -0.025 .384 0.046 .312 -0.072 .358 0.046 .383 0.025 .313 -0.07
wOBA .353 .331 -0.022 .388 0.057 .309 -0.079 .356 0.047 .369 0.013 .345 -0.024
xSLG .488 .455 -0.033 .511 0.056 .401 -0.11 .501 0.1 .556 0.055 .401 -0.155
SLG .493 .437 -0.056 .535 0.098 .405 -0.13 .497 0.092 .54 0.043 .455 -0.085
K% 16.7 14.5 -2.2 16.6 2.1 23.2 6.6 21.8 -1.4 25.1 3.3 22.7 -2.4
BB% 6.9 7.6 0.7 12 4.4 9.2 -2.8 12 2.8 8.4 -3.6 8.9 0.5
Swing % 44.6 48 3.4 41.2 -6.8 47 5.8 45.5 -1.5 43 -2.5 47.5 4.5
Whiff% 17.5 17.2 -0.3 18.8 1.6 23.8 5 26.9 3.1 26.5 -0.4 24.4 -2.1
In Zone % 44.3 48 3.7 45.8 -2.2 49.9 4.1 46.5 -3.4 48.7 2.2 52.5 3.8
Out of Zone % 55.7 52 -3.7 54.2 2.2 50.1 -4.1 53.5 3.4 51.3 -2.2 47.5 -3.8
Out of Zone Swing % 29.1 29.3 0.2 23.4 -5.9 27.5 4.1 27.3 -0.2 25.2 -2.1 27 1.8
First Pitch Swing % 26.5 27.3 0.8 26.7 -0.6 28.1 1.4 33.2 5.1 36.9 3.7 38.4 1.5
First Pitch Strike % 63.7 62.3 -1.4 63.7 1.4 63 -0.7 64.4 1.4 65.9 1.5 70.5 4.6
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 450 .331 369 24 6.5 81 19 23.5
2017 623 .387 489 50 10.2 134 40 29.9
2018 721 .309 559 69 12.3 162 39 24.1
2019 371 .359 258 48 18.6 113 30 26.5
2020 178 .364 146 35 24.0 32 16 50.0
2021 224 .345 144 28 19.4 80 49 61.3

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2010 287 16.0 41.1% 0.7% 226 23.0 1.8% 10.2%
2011 986 14.5 55.3% 1.2% 530 21.5 1.9% 10.9%
2012 906 15.2 46.8% 1.7% 406 21.4 1.2% 8.9%
2013 913 15.6 41.5% 2.0% 462 22.7 1.7% 10.8%
2014 167 15.7 40.7% 2.4% 80 22.2 2.5% 8.8%
2015 307 17.4 34.5% 5.9% 129 22.1 7.0% 17.8%
2016 558 16.9 34.8% 3.4% 268 23.7 4.1% 19.8%
2017 705 16.3 33.0% 3.1% 549 22.8 0.0% 11.3%
2018 905 16.8 29.8% 2.9% 442 23.4 0.0% 11.1%
2019 415 17.5 18.3% 1.2% 269 21.9 4.1% 7.8%
2020 205 17.7 16.6% 2.0% 145 24.3 0.0% 12.4%
2021 214 17.2 14.5% 0.9% 158 20.3 0.6% 3.8%

Pitch Distribution