After Big Climb To Majors, Jonathan Holder Hopes To Stay In 2017

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TAMPAJonathan Holder pitched at four levels of the system in 2016—which is something, barring an injury that requires a rehab assignment—that likely won't be repeated in 2017.

“I learned there is a difference in every single level and the maturity of the guys,'' the 23-year-old righthander from Gulfport, Miss., said. “The highest level by far has the best talent.''

Holder, a sixth-round pick in 2014 out of Mississippi State, opened the 2016 season at high Class A Tampa, moved to Double-A Trenton after two games, advanced to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in July and arrived in the big leagues in late August.

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