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Postby bostongurlie » Mon Mar 28, 2005 6:07 pm

Never played a league that had holds as a category (well until now... will draft soon). What exactly are they? I know vaguely, but not exactly what they are. Any insight on strategy would be appreciated as well.... Thanks!

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Postby AtlDynasty25 » Mon Mar 28, 2005 6:11 pm

Pitching Definitions : A Hold

This pitching term was created by the people at USA Today and awards a relief pitcher who preserves the lead by not allowing any runs (earned or unearned) and passes it on to another pitcher for a save opportunity.

http://baseball-almanac.com/stats2.shtml
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Postby bostongurlie » Mon Mar 28, 2005 6:13 pm

Thanks, so a good pitcher I can think of for this category would be Flash Gordon? Ill do more research, thanks for the definition.
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Postby AtlDynasty25 » Mon Mar 28, 2005 6:19 pm

Yup. Here are the 2004 holds leaders

AL
Tom Gordon, N.Y. 36
Francisco Rodriguez, Ana. 27
Paul Quantrill, N.Y. 22
Damaso Marte, Chi. 21
Jim Mecir, Oak. 21
N.J. Ryan, Balt. 21
Carlos Almanzar, Tex. 20
Alan Embree, Bos. 20
Mike Timlin, Bos. 20
Cliff Politte, Chi. 19
Ricardo Rincon, Oak. 18
Jamie Walker, Det. 18

NL
Akinori Otsuka, S.D. 34
Ray King, St.L. 31
Chris Reitsma, Atl. 31
Salomon Torres, Pit. 30
Rheal Cormier, Phi. 28
Scoff Lioebrink, S.D. 28
Mike Stanton, N.Y. 25
Jim Brower, S.F. 24
Dan Miceli, Hou. 24
Scott Eyre, S.F. 23
Todd Jones, Cin. 22
Luis Ayala, Mon. 21
Luis Vizcaino, Mil 21
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Postby Melo255 » Mon Mar 28, 2005 8:35 pm

Use the search feature at the top of the page there are TONS of posts on holds
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Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Mon Mar 28, 2005 9:14 pm

AtlDynasty25 wrote:Pitching Definitions : A Hold

This pitching term was created by the people at USA Today and awards a relief pitcher who preserves the lead by not allowing any runs (earned or unearned) and passes it on to another pitcher for a save opportunity.

http://baseball-almanac.com/stats2.shtml


That definition is not correct.

Hold
A Hold is credited any time a relief pitcher enters a game in a Save Situation (see definition below), records at least one out, and leaves the game never having relinquished the lead.

Note: a pitcher cannot finish the game and receive credit for a Hold, nor can he earn a hold and a save.

Save Situation
A Relief Pitcher is in a Save Situation when upon entering the game with his club leading, he has the opportunity to be the finishing pitcher (and is not the winning pitcher of record at the time), and meets any one of the three following conditions:

1. he has a lead of no more than three runs and has the opportunity to pitch for at least one inning, or

2. he enters the game, regardless of the count, with the potential tying run either on base, at bat, or on deck; or

3. he pitches three or more innings regardless of the lead and the official scorer credits him with a save.
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Postby wrveres » Tue Mar 29, 2005 5:41 am

Nobody does holds better than 'MissAgnes' ...

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