Sep 28, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcherDerek Holland
(45) delivers a pitch to the Los Angeles Angels during the second inning of a baseball game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports
Made in Holland: This was supposed to be a banner year for the Texas Rangers and a chance for Derek Holland to help them on another playoff run. But, he’s part of a story everyone has heard over and over. Holland entered the 2014 season on the disabled list and probably won’t make his first appearance as a Rangers until late August or early September. But, he should be on track to earning the number 2 spot in the rotation for next season.
2013 stats (No 2014 major league stats)
- Record 10-9
- 3.42 ERA
- 8.0 strikeouts per 9 innings
- 189 strikeouts
- 64 walks
- 2.95 strikeout to walks ratio
- 1.286 WHIP
- 3.3 WAR (7.5 career WAR)
One major thing the Texas Rangers are lacking in their starting rotation is a dominate lefty. Holland will bring that back to the rotation next season.
Video: 09/23/13 Derek Holland discusses complete game
Derek Holland talks about blanking the Astros in a complete game and throwing the seventh shutout of his Rangers career.