Jonathan Holder
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Jonathan Holder
Jonathan Holder
New York Yankees - No. 65
Born: (1993-06-09) June 9, 1993 (age 24)
Gulfport, Mississippi
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 2, 2016, for the New York Yankees
MLB statistics
(through 2017 season)
Win-loss record 1-1
Earned run average 4.15
Strikeouts 45

Jonathan Blake Holder (born June 9, 1993) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB).


Holder attended Gulfport High School in Gulfport, Mississippi, and Mississippi State University, where he played college baseball for the Mississippi State Bulldogs from 2012 to 2014.[1][2] During his career he had a 11-2 record, 1.59 earned run average (ERA), 191 strikeouts and a school record 37 saves.[3]

Holder was drafted by the New York Yankees in the sixth round of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft.[4] After pitching in relief in college, the Yankees converted him into a starting pitcher. He made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast Yankees and later played for the Staten Island Yankees. He started 2015 with the Tampa Yankees. He posted a 7-6 record with a 2.52 ERA. He began the 2016 season with High-A Tampa and was promoted to Double-A Trenton Thunder on April 11.[] On April 26, 2016, Holder pitched the final inning of a joint no hitter that was started by Ronald Herrera.[5] On July 21, he was promoted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders.

The Yankees promoted Holder to the major leagues on September 2, 2016.[6]

His first major league strikeout came against Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones, striking him out on 3 pitches after quickly going ahead 0-2. On May 5, 2017, Holder got his first major league win pitching a scoreless inning of relief against the Chicago Cubs.


  1. ^ "Holder brings drama, history to closer's role". The Commercial Dispatch. Retrieved 2015. 
  2. ^ "Holder makes right decision to focus on pitching". The Commercial Dispatch. Retrieved 2015. 
  3. ^ "Holder breaks MSU career saves mark". Archived from the original on May 24, 2015. Retrieved 2015. 
  4. ^ Michael Bonner, The Clarion-Ledger (June 14, 2014). "MSU's Holder signs with Yankees, Lindgren expected next". The Clarion Ledger. Retrieved 2015. 
  5. ^ "Ronald Herrera, Jonathan Holder combine for no-hitter". Retrieved 2016. 
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