Greg Holland missed all of last season recovering from Tommy John surgery, yet Bridich decided to take a chance and sign the two-time All-Star. Boy, has it paid off. As they say, high-risk, high-reward, and Holland has definitely been high-reward.
Heading into Friday, Holland led MLB in saves, going a perfect 18-for-18 to start the season. He has the most saves of any closer, with the next closest pitcher only at 12. He is also fourth as a closer in ERA at 1.02 and has 23 strikeouts.
I mentioned how much the Rockies bullpen improved and the main reason is because of Holland. I would argue that the Rockies have one of the best backends of a bullpen in the MLB with Adam Ottavino, Mike Dunn (who the Rockies also signed this offseason), and closing it out with Holland.
The most staggering stat of all is the Rockies record in one run games … they haven’t lost! The Rockies are 9-0 in one run games. 9-0! The next best record is Detroit at 8-4. The main reason for that record is the bullpen is almost unhittable.
The best part is that the man with the game in his hands is none other than Greg Holland. He hasn’t thrown it away once. No, Holland thrives for those situations and thus far he has excelled in them.
Greg Holland is the best offseason acquisition for the Rockies, because he has brought talent the Rockies have never seen before to a bullpen that was in dire need of help.