• Full name Jonathan Blake Holder
  • Born 06/09/1993 in Gulfport, MS
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 232 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Mississippi State
  • Debut 09/02/2016
  • Drafted in the 6th round (182nd overall) by the New York Yankees in 2014 (signed for $170,000).
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    Holder emerged as one of the most dependable relievers in college baseball the past three years while helping the Bulldogs reach the College World Series final in 2013. He saved 21 games in 2013, tying a Southeastern Conference single-season record. He has an 89-92 mph fastball that touches 93 and plays up with armside run. He is mostly a two-pitch pitcher, with a curveball that offers a large velocity separation off his fastball at 70-73 mph. He fills up the strike zone, with 2.1 walks per nine in his career with a 6.1 strikeout-walk ratio. His delivery has some effort and he is unlikely to win a bodybuilding contest at a husky 6-foot-2, 242 pounds, but his track record and control could be coveted in the top six rounds by a performance-driven team.

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