Jonathan Holder improved as a reliever in 2019, helping bolster the New York Yankees bullpen as one of the best in the MLB.
Jonathan Holder has emerged as one the most reliable relief pitchers for Aaron Boone and the New York Yankees. Over the last two years, Holder has made almost 100 appearances for the Yankees. His contributions to the team have helped him because more reliable that he can come into the game and help the team either get out of a jam or give them enough momentum to get back into the game.
Last year was somewhat a down year for Holder but still pitched well enough for the club. He pitched in 34 games, and during those appearances, he had a 5-2 record, an ERA over 6, 43 hits, 32 runs, 29 earned runs, eight home runs, 11 walks and 46 strikeouts in 41 innings of work.
Holder is looking to bounce back from down year in 2019 and prove that he can still be a reliable pitcher for the Yankees when/if they need in crucial moments.
So far in Spring Training, Holder made four appearances, and in those appearances, he pitched three innings, giving up two hits, and four strikeouts.
Before the coronavirus shut everything down, for the time being, Holder was pitching well, and when the season resumes at some point, he will be ready to go.
I am a fan of Holder, as I think he has the potential to be a real threat coming out of the bullpen. I hope he has a good season in 2020, and I think he will.