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56 Greg Holland RP
Height/Weight: 5-10/200 | Birthdate: 11/20/1985 | Birthplace: Morganton, NC | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Kansas City | College: None | MLB Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 95/88 | Average Draft Position: 70.75
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Royals RP Greg Holland shuts it down Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/24/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland did his job Friday against the Giants.

With his team up by one run, Holland was called upon to pick up the save. He had little trouble against San Francisco. Facing the heart of the team's order, Holland induced a flyout and two groundouts against Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval and Hunter Pence. He threw just eight pitches, five of which were strikes. 


Royals' Greg Holland racks up fourth ALCS save Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/15/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland earned another save Wednesday, walking a batter and striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 2-1 win over the Orioles and send the Royals to the World Series with a 4-0 ALCS sweep.

Holland delivered saves in each of the team's four wins over the Orioles, and the Royals bested their opponents by just six runs during the four-game sweep. The Royals closer has given up just one earned run in eight innings while racking up six saves this postseason.


Royals' Greg Holland shuts the door again


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/14/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland managed to shut the door Tuesday against the Orioles.

Holland didn't take long to nail down the save. He threw just six pitches, including five strikes. He did not give up any hits, and did not record any strikeouts during the outing. Holland has now saved all three games in the series. 


Royals' Greg Holland shuts down Orioles again


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/11/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland shut down the Orioles again Saturday.

Holland quickly notched two outs before Nelson Cruz managed a single to center. He was able to erase the threat, picking up a game-ending strikeout against Steve Pearce. Holland has saved both games in the series thus far. 


Greg Holland slams door Friday for second postseason save


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/4/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland struck out two in a scoreless 11th inning to pick up his second postseason save in his team's 4-1 win over the Angels in Game 2 of the American League Division Series.

Holland picked up two quick outs, one with a strikeout, before watching the inning get extended on a throwing error by the second baseman. Fortunately, he was able to strike out Mike Trout to end the game. After issuing three walks in a scoreless inning during the team's wild-card win, Holland has delivered back-to-back saves while striking out four and allowing no walks or hits. The Royals now head home with a chance to close out the series Sunday in Kansas City.


Greg Holland saves No. 46


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland notched his 46th save Friday against the White Sox.

Holland entered with a two-run lead, and shut the door. He turned in a perfect inning, striking out one during the appearance. Holland lowered his ERA to 1.44 with the outing. 


Greg Holland closes out White Sox


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland struck out two and worked his way past a walk in a scoreless ninth inning to close out a 6-3 win over the White Sox in Chicago. He has converted 45 of 47 save chances, with a 1.47 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP over 61 1/3 innings of relief.

Greg Holland slams door shut on Cleveland


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland struck out one and needed only 10 pitches to retire the side in order to close out a 2-0 victory over the Indians in Cleveland. He has converted 44 of 46 save chances, with a 1.49 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP over 60 1/3 innings of relief.

Greg Holland fans three in return to action


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland returned to action in a low leverage situation Friday night against the Red Sox. Holland worked a scoreless ninth inning in a 4-2 defeat. He allowed one walk and struck out three in the outing. He owns a 1.57 ERA over 57 1/3 innings of work.

Royals targeting Thursday return for Greg Holland


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) Ned Yost has indicated that Royals closer Greg Holland could be back in action Thursday against Boston if needed. Holland has been sidelined for a week with a tight right triceps.

"Greg felt fine today," Yost told MLB.com after the Wednesday game in which Wade Davis was used to shut down Detroit in the ninth. "I was going to go up to the point where Greg said, 'I don't feel anything' and then give him another day. So we'll see how he feels [Thursday] and if he feels fine, he'll be OK."

Holland has been one of the most effective closers in the sport this season with 42 saves in 44 chances and a 1.60 ERA.


Greg Holland unavailable Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland remained unavailable Tuesday after feeling a slight twinge in his sore triceps muscle during a pregame bullpen session, FOX Sports 1 reports.

Holland hasn't pitched since last Wednesday due to the injury. He owns a 1.60 ERA and 80:18 K:BB ratio in 56 1/3 innings.


Greg Holland able to throw off mound


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/8/2014) The Kansas City Star reports that Royals closer Greg Holland played catch and threw off a mound Monday, but his availability for Monday's game at Detroit is still unknown.

Holland, who hasn't pitched since Wednesday because of tightness in his triceps, said he felt well enough to pitch Sunday, but manager Ned Yost turned to Wade Davis in the ninth inning instead.


Greg Holland could pitch on Sunday


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/7/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland told the Kansas City Star that he feels well enough to pitch in Sunday's game at the Yankees. He has been out since Friday due to tightness in his triceps, and he may still be held out of Sunday's contest as a precaution.

Greg Holland dealing with tricep issue


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland was unavailable as a precaution Friday against the Yankees, due to tightness in his tricep, the Kansas City Star reports. He is day to day at this point, though his status for Saturday's game is not yet known at this point. 

Greg Holland picks up save No. 42


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland picked up his 42nd save Wednesday against the Rangers. 

Holland entered the game with a three-run lead, and shut the door without any issues. Holland threw a perfect inning, striking out two hitters. Holland lowered his ERA to 1.60 following the outing. 


Greg Holland strikes out two in 41st save


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland secured his 41st save Monday, striking out two during a 1-2-3 ninth inning to finish off his team's 4-3 win over the Rangers.

Holland's save was his first since Aug. 22, and he's been used in nonsave situations in each of his last four outings. Monday's save makes it three straight days and five of six days in which he's pitched, so Holland is likely to be unavailable Tuesday. He owns a 1.63 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 78:18 K:BB ratio in 55 1/3 innings.


Greg Holland saves No. 40


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland saved his 40th game Friday against the Rangers.

Holland entered with a three-run lead in the ninth. He immediately recorded two outs before issuing a walk. The Rangers threat ended there. Against the fourth batter in the inning, Holland got Elvis Andrus to pop out to end the game. 


Greg Holland picks up one-out save against Rockies


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland picked up a one-out save against the Rockies Tuesday.

Holland was brought into the game to put out the fire. The Royals entered the ninth up by five runs, but nearly melted down. With two runs already plated, and two men on base, Holland was brought in to finish out the game. He induced a fly out against the only batter he faced to end the threat. It was Holland's 39th save of the season. 


Greg Holland picks up 38th save


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland picked up his 38th save Monday.

Holland had to come in to salvage the ninth inning. After Aaron Crow gave up three runs to cut the lead to two, Holland entered to shut the door. He induced a groundout and flyout to end the threat. Holland lowered his ERA to 1.84 with the appearance. 


Greg Holland struggles, but picks up save


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland had a tough outing, but still managed to pick up a save Friday.

Holland entered the game with a three-run lead, and nearly melted down. After walking the leadoff hitter, Holland allowed a run on a double to the next batter. That base-runner would come around to score on a groundout. With the tying run at the plate, Holland was able to pick up a strikeout to end the game. He has now saved 37 games.


Greg Holland comes to rescue to end battle with Oakland


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) It didn't appear that Royals closer Greg Holland would be needed Thursday when his team scored five runs in the seventh inning to take a 7-3 lead. But a shaky top of the ninth required his entrance against Oakland.

Holland shut down the Athletics to give him an AL-best 36 saves. He was called upon with two on and one out in the ninth and worked around a walk to close it out.


Greg Holland picks up save No. 35


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland picked up his 35th save of the season Monday night at home against A's.

Holland allowed one hit and one walk over one scoreless inning of work to secure a 3-2 victory. He has converted 35 of 37 save chances, with a 1.74 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP over 46 2/3 innings.


Greg Holland escapes shaky outing for save No. 34


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland worked around a shaky outing on Sunday for the save against the Giants.

Holland struck out two and issued a walk in 25 pitches. He also allowed one hit in a scoreless inning of work to close out a 7-4 win. The right-hander has converted 34 of 36 save chances this season. Holland owns a 1.77 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 69:13 K:BB ratio in 45 2/3 innings.

Greg Holland strikes out two in 33rd save


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland earned his 33rd save Friday, striking out two in a perfect ninth inning to finish off his team's 4-2 win over the Giants.

Holland needed just 11 pitches to get three outs, throwing eight for strikes. He's blown just two of his 35 save chances this season. Holland owns a 1.81 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 67:12 K:BB ratio in 44 2/3 innings.


Greg Holland allows run, earns save Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland gave up an earned run on two hits Wednesday but struck out one and recorded his 32nd save in his team's 4-3 victory over the Diamondbacks.

The Royals were able to tack on an insurance run in the top of the ninth inning, and Holland ended up needing it after the Diamondbacks put runners on the corners with one out and a sacrifice fly brought one run home. Holland owns a 1.85 ERA and 65:12 K:BB ratio in 43 2/3 innings.