Jonathan Holder is the youngest guy in the New York Yankees’ bullpen. He has shown over the past two seasons that he has the potential to be a dominate reliever in the major leagues. Holder is a nice player to have in the bullpen as he is young and can definitely handle pressure situations. Holder has the benefit of being in a bullpen with a lot of veterans who can be valuable teachers to him .
Holder’s numbers last season:
3.89 ERA, 40 K, 8 BB, 2 SV
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Holder attended Gulfport High School in Gulport, Mississippi where he was born. Holder enrolled at Mississippi State University where he was a star reliever for the bulldogs. Holder in his career at Mississippi 11-2, had a 1.59 ERA, 191 K and 37 SV. His 37 saves are a school record. Holder was selected by the Yankees in the 6th round of the 2014 draft.
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Holder was promoted quickly through the Yankees minor leagues. He made his debut in 2016 with the Yankees on September 2. Holder pitched in eight games in the 2016 season.
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) September 3, 2016
Holder was called up on July 8th last season and was moved back and forth between Scranton and the Yankees.
2018 Season Outlook
Holder beat out Domingo German for the final spot in the bullpen for the the Yankees opening day roster. He acquires a fastball, cutter, curve and changeup that he uses to get batters out. He will probably be moved back and forth again between Scranton ,but if he is dominate he might make it hard for the Yankees to send him back down.
THIS JUST IN | Brian Cashman confirms former Diamond Dawg Jonathan Holder will claim the Yankees' final bullpen spot for the Opening Day roster!#STATEtoTheShow | #HailState🐶 pic.twitter.com/AZD6WPQDgb
— Mississippi State Baseball (@HailStateBB) March 24, 2018