Texas Rangers

Derek Holland
current status: Left knee surgery, 60-day DL
Birth Date:October 9, 1986 (27 years old)
Place of Birth:Newark, OH
Hometown:Newark, OH
Experience:5 years
Drafted:Drafted by Texas in 2006 (25th round).
Scouting Report
Assets: Has the ability to both deceive and dominate batters with an outstanding pitching arsenal. Can strike out a ton of batters. Also boasts improving pitch selection and a better feel for setting up batters.
Flaws: Could also use more muscle on his 6-2 frame, especially as a starting pitcher. Needs to do a better job of keeping the ball in the yard, so pitching down in the zone with more frequency is the key.
Career Potential: Talented lefty starter with good strikeout ability.