|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||190.00||10.00||11.00||0.00||3.93||1.26||163.00||59.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 7.1||0||0|| 0.00||0||2||7|
|vs RHB|| 52.2||0||0|| 3.76||0||12||47|
|05/22/2013||Adam Wainwright, SP STL|
Chris Carter, LF HOU
|Derek Holland, SP TEX|
Michael Bourn, CF CLE
|05/22/2013||Derek Holland, SP TEX||Howie Kendrick, 2B LAA|
|05/22/2013||Wilin Rosario, C COL|
Ryan Howard, 1B PHI
|Derek Holland, SP TEX|
Kendrys Morales, DH SEA
|Last 10 Games|
|Derek Holland hit hard in no-decision|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(5/20/13) Rangers starter Derek Holland endured a rough outing but did not factor in the decision of Sunday's 11-8 victory over the Tigers.
Holland surrendered a three-run home run to Miguel Cabrera in the third and a solo home run to Cabrera in the fifth. The left-hander was charged with four runs and eight hits over 4 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked three.
Holland has allowed four runs or more in three of his last five starts. He is scheduled to make his next start Saturday at Seattle. He has not allowed a run in his last 16 2/3 innings pitched at Safeco Field.
|Derek Holland has off night|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/15/13) Rangers starter Derek Holland settled for a no-decision Tuesday night in Oakland.
Holland gave up four earned runs on eight hits and a walk over 5 2/3 innings but the game was tied after he left. Holland struck out five.
With a 2.93 ERA, Holland has allowed just five earned runs over his last three starts, including the four he allowed Tuesday. Still, he is having a solid year at 3-2 for Texas.
His next scheduled start comes Sunday in Detroit.
|Derek Holland working with different repertoire|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/13/13) Rangers pitcher Derek Holland is utilizing a different mix of pitches this season.
Holland has gotten off to a fantastic start this year, posting a 2.54 ERA and 2.39 FIP. While he's still using the same five pitches, he's changed up his usage rates. Holland's slider usage is up 10 percent this year. It's been his best strikeout pitch in the past, and Holland is using it a lot more with two strikes this season.
He's also working with an improved changeup. Not only is he using the pitch more often, but it's been three miles per hour slower than his old change. The pitch has mainly been used to neutralize righties, who have hit Holland much better during his career.
With his new skill set, Holland has been a major Fantasy surprise this year. If he moves forward with his approach, he might be a candidate to continue his breakout.
|Derek Holland starting twice|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/11/13) As Rangers starting pitcher Derek Holland continues to impress with his fast start to the season, Fantasy owners continue to take note. He started in 71 percent of CBSSports.com Fantasy leagues this past week, and that number should only get higher heading into a two-start Week 7 (May 13-19).
Holland is set to take on Oakland and Detroit, two of the top-five offenses in the American League, but he is simply pitching far too well not to trust him even against tough matchups. He has a 2.54 ERA so far this season, with a better than 4-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio and only two home runs allowed in 49 2/3 innings of work. Get him active.
|Changeup the key to Derek Holland's turnaround|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/9/13) While Yu Darvish is the standout starter in the Rangers' rotation, Derek Holland has done a pretty good job keeping pace this season. Holland won his second straight start Wednesday against the Brewers, improving to 3-2 with a 2.54 ERA through seven starts.
It's been a nice turnaround for Holland, who struggled at times in 2012 on his way to posting a 4.67 ERA. Manager Ron Washington credits Holland's success in 2013 to the development of his changeup.
"Nice pitch that he’s added to his pitches," Washington said, per ESPN. "He was having a little problem with it last year, so he got it back. It’s a big pitch."
|Rangers starter Derek Holland had a bit of a strange season in 2012, putting up his highest ERA since his rookie year (4.67) but posting a career-low 1.22 WHIP. The culprit? Thirty-two home runs allowed, fifth in the major leagues. Holland allowed just 22 home runs in 2011, when his WHIP was higher (1.35) but his ERA was lower (3.95). Looking at Holland's 2012 doesn't help sort much out. He went on the DL in June with shoulder fatigue, with his ERA at 5.10. When he came back in July, he managed a 4.40 ERA through he rest of the season, but allowed 21 of his home runs in that span. Holland was a hot prospect coming up in the system, but he's been dogged by inconsistency in his four-year career. It's fair to expect an ERA of about 4.10 from him, with a moderate strikeout total (maybe 170 in a 200-IP season) and a WHIP around 1.30. He's a late-round pick fodder in most drafts. (Updated 11/30/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/25/13||@ SEA||10:10 pm||Felix Hernandez|
|5/26/13||@ SEA||4:10 pm||Hisashi Iwakuma|
|5/27/13||@ ARI||3:40 pm||Ian Kennedy|
|5/27/13||@ ARI||9:40 pm||Trevor Cahill|
|5/29/13||ARI||8:05 pm||Brandon McCarthy|
|5/30/13||ARI||2:05 pm||Wade Miley|
|5/31/13||KC||8:05 pm||Wade Davis|
= probable start