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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 28)
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Birth Date11-20-1985
Height5' 10"
Weight205 lbs
Age28 years, 8 months, 13 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.12010
1.62011
2.32012
2.22013
1.62014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2010 KCA 24 15 0 18.7 0.0 18.7 0 1 0 0 0 0 87 23 15 14 3 37 8 8 0 23 6.75 3.96 5.07 1.2 0.1
2011 KCA 25 46 0 60.0 0.0 60.0 5 1 4 3 0 0 233 37 13 12 3 58 19 16 1 74 1.80 2.24 2.85 14.7 1.6
2012 KCA 26 67 0 67.0 0.0 67.0 7 4 16 4 0 0 289 58 22 22 2 82 34 27 0 91 2.96 2.24 2.03 21.5 2.3
2013 KCA 27 68 0 67.0 0.0 67.0 2 1 47 3 0 0 255 40 11 9 3 59 18 17 0 103 1.21 1.39 1.49 20.3 2.2
2014 KCA 28 42 0 40.7 0.0 40.7 1 2 29 2 0 0 158 27 8 8 3 38 12 12 0 61 1.77 2.01 2.43 10.0 1.1
Career2380253.30.0253.31599612001022185696514274918013522.312.112.3967.67.3

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2007 IDA Rk 22 0 33.7 3.76 124 .227 .265 .342 .401 .261 .309 94 8.6 0.8 8.6 0.8
2008 WIL A+ 32 7 84.3 3.08 130 .249 .257 .331 .397 .261 .299 94 21.6 2.2 21.6 2.2
2009 NWA AA 29 0 45.3 3.59 134 .232 .263 .337 .393 .251 .355 115 12.0 1.3 12.0 1.3
2009 OMA AAA 6 0 9.0 7.97 -5 .354 .288 .352 .430 .287 .303 80 -3.5 -0.3 -3.5 -0.3
2010 KCA MLB 15 0 18.7 5.07 99 .290 .253 .319 .389 .249 .377 112 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2010 OMA AAA 36 0 56.7 4.77 106 .214 .281 .350 .440 .267 .248 98 7.0 0.7 7.0 0.7
2010 LAG Wnt 14 0 19.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .361 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 KCA MLB 46 0 60.0 2.85 140 .192 .262 .328 .421 .267 .250 107 14.7 1.6 14.7 1.6
2011 OMA AAA 13 0 21.7 3.89 142 .191 .291 .359 .480 .267 .255 119 7.3 0.7 7.3 0.7
2012 KCA MLB 67 0 67.0 2.03 155 .246 .260 .321 .414 .264 .346 102 21.5 2.3 21.5 2.3
2012 NWA AA 2 2 2.0 2.44 148 .105 .291 .349 .437 .289 .250 106 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2013 KCA MLB 68 0 67.0 1.49 166 .184 .261 .321 .407 .268 .282 101 20.3 2.2 20.3 2.2
2014 KCA MLB 42 0 40.7 2.43 145 .192 .255 .320 .397 .262 .293 105 10.0 1.1 10.0 1.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2007 IDA Rk 6 1 6 22 0 33.7 28 15 37 1 61% .309 7.5 4.0 0.3 9.9 1.28 3.47 8.6 0.8
2008 WIL A+ 4 5 4 32 7 84.3 70 35 96 4 43% .299 7.5 3.7 0.4 10.2 1.25 3.42 21.6 2.2
2009 NWA AA 3 2 8 29 0 45.3 46 19 49 2 48% .355 9.1 3.8 0.4 9.7 1.43 3.18 12.0 1.3
2009 OMA AAA 1 1 2 6 0 9.0 12 5 1 2 57% .303 12.0 5.0 2.0 1.0 1.89 7.00 -3.5 -0.3
2010 OMA AAA 3 3 3 36 0 56.7 40 30 60 3 46% .248 6.3 4.8 0.5 9.5 1.23 3.81 7.0 0.7
2010 LAG Wnt 1 2 5 14 0 19.0 13 9 35 0 0% .361 6.2 4.3 0.0 16.6 1.16 2.37 0.0 0.0
2010 KCA MLB 0 1 0 15 0 18.7 23 8 23 3 36% .377 11.1 3.9 1.4 11.1 1.66 6.75 1.2 0.1
2011 KCA MLB 5 1 4 46 0 60.0 37 19 74 3 45% .250 5.5 2.9 0.5 11.1 0.93 1.80 14.7 1.6
2011 OMA AAA 2 0 2 13 0 21.7 13 11 27 1 65% .255 5.4 4.6 0.4 11.2 1.11 2.08 7.3 0.7
2012 NWA AA 0 1 0 2 2 2.0 1 0 3 0 75% .250 4.5 0.0 0.0 13.5 0.50 0.00 1.2 0.1
2012 KCA MLB 7 4 16 67 0 67.0 58 34 91 2 47% .346 7.8 4.6 0.3 12.2 1.37 2.96 21.5 2.3
2013 KCA MLB 2 1 47 68 0 67.0 40 18 103 3 40% .282 5.4 2.4 0.4 13.8 0.87 1.21 20.3 2.2
2014 KCA MLB 1 2 29 42 0 40.7 27 12 61 3 53% .293 6.0 2.7 0.7 13.5 0.96 1.77 10.0 1.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2010 309 0.4757 0.4660 0.7431 0.6667 0.2840 0.8980 0.4130 0.2569
2011 936 0.4808 0.4791 0.6451 0.6111 0.3560 0.8400 0.3353 0.3527
2012 1131 0.4792 0.4836 0.7132 0.6550 0.3209 0.8169 0.5185 0.2849
2013 1059 0.4986 0.4636 0.6375 0.5682 0.3597 0.7767 0.4188 0.3605
2014 693 0.4820 0.4300 0.6477 0.5419 0.3259 0.8011 0.4103 0.3523
Career41280.48470.46710.66960.60470.33690.81520.42530.3289

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-04-21 2012-05-12 15-DL 21 18 Left Trunk Stress Fracture Ribs - -
2009-08-14 2009-09-08 Minors 25 0 Not Disclosed -
2008-05-26 2008-06-19 Minors 24 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 KCA $
2014 KCA $4,675,000
2013 KCA $539,500
2012 KCA $497,150
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$1,036,650
2011Current$4,675,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$5,711,650
5 yrTotal$5,711,650

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 28 dTurner Gary Sports1 year/$4.675M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$4.675M (2014). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/12/14 (avoided arbitration, $5.2M-$4.1M). Award bonus: $50,000 for All-Star selection.
  • 1 year/$0.5395M (2013). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13. Award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection.
  • 1 year/$497,150 (2012). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/22/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Kansas City 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Kansas City 7/29/10.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2007 (10-306) (Western Carolina). $50,000 signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .181 .263 .274 .204
11 vs R (Multi) .204 .262 .291 .210
18 Split (Multi) -.023 .001 -.016 -.005
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .172 .246 .266 .198
31 vs R (2013) .168 .205 .234 .162
38 Split (2013) .004 .041 .032 .036
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-05-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Doug, Greg Holland and Kenley Jansen are putting up incredible K rates with high velocity (Jansen is on pace for 150 Ks as a reliever!) Do you see either keeping up this kind of pace over the rest of the season?
(seabass77 from Milwaukee)
Both pitchers have posted ridiculous K rates in the past, and though it is tempting to assume that there will be some regression (Jansen just has to regress, right?), the fact that the game is trending more and more toward high strikeout numbers suggests that they could maintain eye-popping numbers.

On the jukebox: Sepultura, "Troops of Doom" (Doug Thorburn)
2014-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why does it seem so wrong to keep a closer in fantasy leagues? Is this an approach you would avoid? The reason I ask is because I could keep Greg Holland this year at 13th round value and he is projected to go well before that. Thoughts?
(Clyde from Missouri)
I'm not a great fantasy player but it's because they only have so much impact, right? A starting pitcher can rack up more innings in one start than a closer can all week, etc.

Without knowing your league I think you're in a much better position to judge, but that seems like positive value to me. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-09-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Doug - To both the good and the bad, which pitcher's results this year most flew in the face of his mechanics? Thanks
(R.A. Wagman from Thornhhill)
The good - Probably Greg Holland, who I discussed last week in Raising Aces. His mechanics absolutely do not support such a low walk rate, and he is surviving on pure fastball velocity and sheer movement on the slider.

The bad - Jeremy Hellickson. I really like his delivery overall, and prior to this season he had shown exceptional repetition of mechanical timing, such that Jose Molina could set up outside the borders of the strike zone and expect Helix to hit the location. Most frustrating is that Hellickson has changed his approach with runners on, invoking a slide step on every pitch from the stretch. He used to mix in the occasional slide step from the stretch, but most of his pitches with runners on base were actually better than the windup because he increased his momentum while maintaining a big leg kick, giving him a deeper release point. But his release is very shallow when uses the slide step, and the massive timing difference from windup to stretch has tarnished his repetition this season. The Rays are smart organization, so here's hoping that they can get him to revert back to what worked for the past few seasons.

On the jukebox: Ozzy Osbourne, "Mr. Crowley" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Romo & Holland are amongst my keepers this season - do both keep their closer jobs all year?
(Mike from Chi-town)
I'd say yes to Sergio Romo in all likelihood... keeping in mind that the Giants aren't afraid to switch roles at the earliest sign of trouble. I think Greg Holland will be OK, but Kelvin Herrera is extremely talented. If you're a believer in the skills versus roles thing, Herrera's a guy you'll want to grab in deeper formats. (Mike Gianella)
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some underrated closers to target later in drafts? Do you like Casey Janssen or Jason Grilli?
(zissou from naples)
Grill probably falls into the underrated category. There is a lot of noise about Mark Melancon taking Grilli's job, but Grilli's numbers were solid last year and if he's healthy he probably hangs on. Greg Holland's walk rate was high last year, but the other numbers were strong and like Grilli the noise about Holland's set-up might keep the price low. Tom Wilhelmsen is a somewhat low profile but proved himself in 2012. I like Janssen if the health is there but the health gets me nervous. At least at the moment. (Mike Gianella)
2013-02-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Which lower tier closers have the best chance at becoming elite, if any.
(rupertoooo from Lorton, VA)
time to plug my closer matrix article! http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19615 -- I would love to see David Hernandez get a shot at closing. I like Bobby Parnell, Glen Perkins, and Greg Holland. (Jason Collette)
2013-02-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Are the chances good that Carter Capps and Kelvin Herrera can unseat Tom Wilhemsen and Greg Holland is the (primary) 9th inning option?
(Mateo from Reno)
I'd say more for injury than skills as I like both of those incumbents. (Jason Collette)
2012-01-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)What young player(s) on the Royals are you most excited about?
(Lucas Apostoleris from Massachusetts)
Eric Hosmer, Alex Gordon (does he still count?), Greg Holland. I'm curious to see if Lorenzo Cain is the real deal. Now that the Royals have some legitimate hitting stars on the corners again, I'd really like to see them solidify the middle of the defense with players who can contribute on both sides of the ball. Obviously the Royals aren't going to have every position filled with a star, but if Cain can be a solid regular in the field and in the lineup, that helps a lot. (Mike Fast)
2011-09-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)One last question and I know it may be early for this one... Any hitters or pitchers you like a breakout candidates next year?
(Jquinton82 from NY)
Hm, I like the look of Jerome Williams in a small sample this year. I think Fister and McCarthy may be the real deal, though they're not exactly breakout candidates any more. I like Brian Duensing coming into this season, and still do.

Dave Robertson and Kenley Jansen are two names that will surprise no one, but they could end up in bigger roles. In that vein, Greg Holland for the Royals, Vinnie Pestano for the Indians. And in the this-guys-stuff-intrigues-me-but-his-wildness-scares-me category, plus he has a cool name: Fautino de los Santos. (Mike Fast)


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Greg Holland has thrown 4,473 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (96mph) and Slider (86mph). He also rarely throws a Splitter (89mph).