Originally written on Baseball Professor  |  Last updated 10/30/14

Last year Matt Holliday was on pace for another Holliday-esque season, but a variety of injuries limited him to just 124 games. While the counting stats weren’t what we are used to, he actually posted a four-year high in ISO (.229) at 31 years old. While his power will start decreasing at some point, Holliday is as consistent as they come and will provide you with very good numbers across the board, but don’t expect much in steals. After stealing 28 bases in 2008, he’s only attempted 38 steals in the last three years.

Best case scenario: Stays healthy
Similar players: Hunter Pence (PHI), Josh Hamilton (TEX), Adam Jones (BAL) with more R/RBI
Worst case scenario: Andre Ethier (LAD)


Consistency, balance, batting average. Even without that Albert Pujols guy, Holliday should be able to bring the same production to the table. Since his rookie year in 2004, he has hit over .300 in every season as a pro except for last year when he hit — wait for it — .296.


Age, injuries. Holliday was hit with the injury bug last year and whether it’s a sign of wear and tear or his age catching up to him is to be determined. He’s only 32 years old, but at some point his production will start decreasing and you want to be ahead of the curb and sell high when that happens.

ADP Report (37.7)

Even with his age and injuries last year, I think Holliday is a safe bet to produce close to a top 20 hitter in 2012. Those in one-year leagues should have no issues spending a high pick on Holliday (I’d go even higher than 37th overall), but in keeper leagues, his age might be a deterrent that early.

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