Clay Holmes Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 245 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/27/1993 (30)
Clay Holmes Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Clay Holmes News
New York Yankees closer Clay Holmes picked up his 22nd save of the season in Monday's 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks. Holmes entered the game to pitch the top of the ninth up by two and turned in a 1-2-3 inning with two strikeouts. While his role and performance have fluctuated at times throughout the season, Holmes has pitched well overall, converting all but three save opportunities with a 2.95 ERA and 10.18 K/9 rate. Hopefully, he will be able to help fantasy managers out a bit more in the final week of the season.
New York Yankees reliever Clay Holmes completed Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Detroit Tigers, pitching a perfect ninth inning while striking out a batter to earn his 18th save of the campaign. The right-hander is amid another successful season, pitching to a 3.11 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 27.3% strikeout rate across 55 innings. Although he lost the closer role for a little while midseason, Holmes has converted nine saves since the beginning of July and is the only arm in the Yankees bullpen that fantasy managers should roster in standard save formats.
New York Yankees closer Clay Holmes took the loss Sunday against the Boston Red Sox, allowing a run on two hits and a walk in a 6-5 defeat. Holmes entered in the ninth inning of a tie game and let the game-winning run score on a double by Justin Turner. He now has losses in two of his last three appearances after a dominant three-month stretch where he only allowed three earned runs. He still holds a stellar 2.87 ERA and 1.19 WHIP, and should remain the go-to guy for the Yanks. Unfortunately for his fantasy managers, the Yankees have been brutal recently and may not see a ton of save opportunities down the stretch.
New York Yankees relief pitcher Clay Holmes began last season as a man possessed as he allowed only one earned run through his first 30 appearances, picking up 11 saves in that span. Through June, Holmes had a WHIP under 0.90, a batting average against under .180, and logged over a strikeout-per-inning as the Yankee closer earned an All-Star game appearance. The wheels fell off in the second half, however, as Holmes pitched to a ghastly 4.31 ERA after the break and was removed from the closer role. The inherent small sample size with relievers always leads to some risk of poor stretches, but his elite skill-based metrics insist Holmes is closer to the pitcher he was at the start of last season. Holmes finished in the 90th percentile or better in xBA, xwOBA, and xSLG, and barrel avoidance. His 42.6% whiff rate on his slider is elite as his sinker/slider mix remains the ideal profile for a high-leverage reliever. Holmes should enter Spring Training as the favorite for saves in New York and offers RP1 upside for a suppressed average draft position in the 160 overall range.