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Mark Holliman

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Mark Holliman
Name: Mark E. Holliman
Born: Sep 19, 1983 in Germantown, Tenn. USA
High School: Germantown (Tenn.) HS
College: Mississippi
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 3rd round (100th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2005 (signed for $385,000)
Holliman was one of the Southeastern Conference's top Friday starters in 2004, but he wasn't able to say the same in 2005. Being a shorter righthander, Holliman has to stay on top of his pitches to keep them down in the strike zone, and when he's up he can be punished. He has big stuff, with fastball in the 90-92 mph range that will sometimes sit at 93-94. Despite its velocity, Holliman must locate the fastball better than he has this spring; it's a one-plane pitch, and hitters looking for it have pounded his heater when he leaves it up. Holliman throws both a slider and a curveball and at times the slider is an above-average pitch. He also lacks deception in his delivery, another reason he has been so hittable this season despite above-average stuff. He has a durable, strong body and throws strikes, so Holliman should be drafted high, but some scouts think he profiles better as a middle reliever.
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