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52 Clay Holmes RP

Pittsburgh Pirates

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
0%0%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
35.01-106.434024
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018PIT136.84114000126.1302120222321
2019PIT116.43250000135.0352725452440

Player Updates

August 11, 2019 12:12 PM
Pirates' Clay Holmes: Returns from IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Holmes (triceps) was activated from the 10-day injured list Sunday.

Holmes was knocked around for three runs on four hits over two innings in his first rehab appearance with Double-A Altoona on Aug. 5, but he bounced back Thursday, throwing two scoreless innings with three strikeouts. He will slot back into a multi-inning, low-leverage role out of the Pittsburgh bullpen. Parker Markel was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis in a corresponding move.

August 8, 2019 12:40 PM
Pirates' Clay Holmes: Another appearance on tap Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Holmes (triceps) will make a second rehab appearance at Double-A Altoona on Thursday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Holmes had been shut down for a little more than two weeks with right triceps inflammation before he was cleared to return to action with Altoona on Monday. He tossed two innings in that outing, giving up three runs on four hits and a walk. The Pirates' decision to let him make another appearance three days after he tossed 34 pitches suggests Holmes is progressing well and won't be in store for a lengthy rehab assignment.

August 5, 2019 07:12 PM
Pirates' Clay Holmes: Beginning rehab stint
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Holmes (triceps) was sent out on a rehab assignment with Double-A Altoona on Monday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

Holmes has been on the injured list since July 24 due to right triceps inflammation, but he was able to toss simulated batting practice Friday and has since been cleared for a rehab stint. He should only need a few minor-league appearances before being reinstated given his brief absence.

July 31, 2019 12:00 PM
Pirates' Clay Holmes: Set for simulated BP
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Holmes (triceps) will throw simulated batting practice Friday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

Holmes landed on the injured list last Wednesday with right triceps inflammation. The fact that he's ready to resume throwing already suggests his stay on the shelf may not be an extended one. In 22 appearances prior to landing on the IL, Holmes posted a 6.54 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and 34:19 K:BB in 31.2 innings.

July 26, 2019 02:52 AM
Pirates' Clay Holmes: Lands on IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Holmes was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with right triceps inflammation, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

He has given up 11 runs on 12 hits and five walks over his last six innings, so perhaps this explains why he has struggled so mightily of late. Koene Kela (suspension) was reinstated in a corresponding move.

May 17, 2019 07:00 PM
Pirates' Clay Holmes: Heads back to big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Holmes was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

Holmes was sent to the minors Wednesday, but he'll head back to Pittsburgh's bullpen just a few days later. Richard Rodriguez was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.

May 15, 2019 12:40 PM
Pirates' Clay Holmes: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Holmes was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday.

Holmes spent six days in Pittsburgh, allowing four runs (three earned) in four innings of work. He'll make way for Chris Archer, who returns from his thumb injury to start Wednesday against Arizona.

May 9, 2019 12:57 PM
Pirates' Clay Holmes: Headed to big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Pirates plan to recall Holmes from Triple-A Indianapolis ahead of Thursday's series opener with the Cardinals, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

With the newest additions to the Pittsburgh rotation, Steven Brault and Nick Kingham, both covering only four innings in their first starts of the season earlier this week against the Rangers, the bullpen has been overworked. Holmes will thus provide the Pirates with a much-needed fresh arm capable of covering multiple innings out of the bullpen. Over his 10 appearances with Indianapolis this season, Holmes has posted a 6.32 ERA and 2.04 WHIP in 15.2 innings.

March 21, 2019 04:28 PM
Pirates' Clay Holmes: Shifting to bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Holmes will transition to a multi-inning relief role in the minors, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

The Pirates aren't closing the door on Holmes as a starter, though they'll focus on developing him in a relief role for the time being. The soon-to-be 26-year-old made seven appearances out of the Pirates' bullpen in 2018, posting a 5.56 ERA and 9:10 K:BB in 11.1 innings during those outings.

March 22, 2019 11:40 AM
Pirates' Clay Holmes: Sent to Indianapolis
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Holmes was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday.

Holmes stumbled to a 6.84 ERA in his 26.1-inning debut last season, walking more batters (23) than he struck out (21). He remains on the 40-man roster, so he may have a chance to improve upon those numbers at some point later in the season.

October 1, 2018 08:52 AM
Pirates' Clay Holmes: Allows three runs in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Holmes allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits and four walks across four innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Reds. He struck out three.

Holmes ran into a bit of trouble in the first inning, allowing a run on a hit, a walk and a throwing error before escaping the frame. He allowed a two-run home run in the second but was able to settle down over the rest of his outing. Holmes hadn't started since early August, so while this outing didn't go quite as planned, it could have been worse. He finishes the season with an unsightly 6.84 ERA to go along with a 2.01 WHIP and will look to make some adjustments before fighting for a spot during spring training.

September 30, 2018 10:08 AM
Pirates' Clay Holmes: Announced as Sunday's starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Holmes will start Sunday against Cincinnati.

Holmes has made three starts and seven relief appearances for the Pirates so far this season. He's struggled to an ugly 7.25 ERA through his first 22.1 big-league innings, walking more batters (19) than he's struck out (18). The right-hander threw two innings in relief during Thursday's series finale against the Cubs, so he'll likely face a restricted pitch count in his final outing of 2018.

September 4, 2018 03:40 PM
Pirates' Clay Holmes: Recalled from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Holmes was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic Pittsburgh reports.

Holmes was sent to the minors after he blew a two-run lead in the 15th inning against the Brewers back on Aug. 25, but the right-hander is back in the majors after spending 10 days on the farm. He owns a brutal 8.15 ERA and 2.21 WHIP across 17.2 innings with the Pirates this season, so the 25-year-old will likely be limited to low-leverage work down the stretch.

August 25, 2018 05:08 PM
Pirates' Clay Holmes: Sent down after 15th-inning loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Holmes was sent down to Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic Pittsburgh reports.

The demotion comes the day after Holmes blew a two-run lead in the 15th inning Friday against the Brewers, allowing three runs on three walks and two singles while getting just two outs. Nick Kingham was called up to take his place on the roster.

August 21, 2018 06:16 PM
Pirates' Clay Holmes: Recalled by Pirates
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Holmes was recalled by the Pirates on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old has a 7.20 ERA in 15 innings for the Pirates this season. Jordan Luplow was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis in a corresponding move.

August 11, 2018 08:21 PM
Pirates' Clay Holmes: Returning to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Holmes was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic Pittsburgh reports.

Holmes was rocked for seven earned runs over 2.2 innings Friday against the Giants. A corresponding move has yet to be announced, but the Pirates will likely bring up a fresh arm after the bullpen was forced to cover 6.1 innings Friday.

August 11, 2018 02:44 AM
Pirates' Clay Holmes: Shelled by Giants
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Holmes (1-2) gave up seven earned runs in just 2.2 innings in a loss against the Giants on Friday, yielding eight hits while recording just one strikeout and walking four in Pittsburgh's 13-10 defeat.

Holmes didn't fare well in this spot start as he got knocked around from the get-go in what turned into an all-out slugfest against the Giants. The showing ballooned his ERA up to 7.20 and his WHIP to 2.07 at the big-league level this season, so Holmes can't comfortably be streamed even if the Pirates do decide to give him another go in the rotation this season.

August 11, 2018 06:16 PM
Pirates' Clay Holmes: Officially recalled ahead of start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Holmes was called up by the Pirates on Friday to make his scheduled start against the Giants.

As expected, the 25-year-old will take the hill opposite Derek Holland. Holmes has a 3.65 ERA and 10:8 K:BB in 12.1 innings for the Pirates this season.

August 9, 2018 07:48 PM
Pirates' Clay Holmes: To take hill Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Holmes will get the start for Friday's matchup against San Francisco.

In order to give the starting rotation a little rest, the Pirates will call up Holmes to toe the rubber. He's made two starts in the big leagues this season, and he tossed six shutout innings in his last outing against Milwaukee on July 14. Holmes owns a 3.65 ERA and 1.54 WHIP with 10 strikeouts over 12.1 frames. As a result, the rest of Pittsburgh's rotation will have their scheduled starts bumped back a day.

July 15, 2018 12:16 PM
Pirates' Clay Holmes: Sent back to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Holmes was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Sunday.

As expected, Holmes will head back to the International League after serving as the Pirates' 26th man during the big club's doubleheader with the Brewers on Saturday. Holmes started the second game of the twin bill and picked up his first big-league win, spinning six shutout innings while fanning six. He'll likely be at the top of the list for a promotion the next time the Pirates require a spot starter.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 13.200 7.9001311
vs RHB 21.100 5.4801129
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
7/4CHC0002.05411
7/13@CHC0002.00013
7/19PHI0001.14301
7/22STL0100.23431
8/11@STL0001.00012
8/13@LAA0000.12210
8/18CHC0002.01034
Two Week Schedule
AUGUST
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
18
CHC
L1-7
19
WAS
L0-13
20
WAS
7:05 pm
21
WAS
7:05 pm
22
WAS
7:05 pm
23
CIN
7:05 pm
24
CIN
7:05 pm
25
CIN
1:35 pm
26
@PHI
7:05 pm
27
@PHI
7:05 pm
28
@PHI
6:05 pm
29
@COL
8:40 pm
30
@COL
8:40 pm
31
@COL
8:10 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
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2

14

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3

6

2

6

10

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-13

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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2017PIT00 ---0000000.00000000
2018PIT13 6.841140001 26.1302120222321
2019PIT11 6.432500001 35.0352725452440
Total 24 6.603640002 61.1654845674761
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018PIT11610000200 .000 .000 .000
2019PIT25300000200 .000 .000 .000
Total 36910000400 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2018PITP114936011.000
2019PITP250133910 .923
Total  3642261511 .955
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2017PIT000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
2018PIT13320 1.8540004 .291129 18.8 .3981
2019PIT14621 2.2420004 .246172 16.5 .3801
Total 27941 2.0560008 .265301 17.5 .3882
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2012ASX-State College Spikes53 2.281313000 59.1351715152934
2013AFX-West Virginia Power56 4.082625000119.010659547126990
2015AFA-Bradenton Marauders02 2.7466000 23.0187704716
2015R-Gcl Pirates10 2.0333000 13.1135303110
2016AA-Altoona Curve109 4.222626000136.11387064101464101
2017AAA-Indianapolis Indians105 3.362524000112.2964542485999
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/225
Birthdate:
3/27/1993
Age:
26
Hometown:
Dothan, AL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Pittsburgh Pirates
College:

MLB Experience:
2