Once the shutdown closer of the Royals, the surgically repaired Holland offers a fantastic chance to get a top-flight reliever potentially for cheap.
Position: RP | Age: 31
Current Team: None | Best Fit: Dodgers
2016 Stats: N/A
Holland was an elite closer for the Royals in 2013 and '14, saving 93 games and pitching to 1.32 ERA. But his numbers declined (to a 3.83 ERA) as he tried to pitch through a UCL tear in '15, and he spent all of last season working his way back from Tommy John surgery. Now recovered, he is extremely intriguing. While the Giants, Rangers, Red Sox and Yankees were reported to be among the teams that sent representatives to his Nov. 7 showcase, the Dodgers are coming off a season in which manager Dave Roberts made the most pitching changes in baseball history, and Los Angeles won't be shy about taking a chance on a proven reliever with the upside of a shutdown setup man.