|Texas Rangers — No. 45|
October 9, 1986
|Bats: Switch||Throws: Left|
|April 22, 2009 for the Texas Rangers|
(through 2009 season)
|Earned run average||6.12|
Derek Lane Holland (born October 9, 1986, in Newark, Ohio) is a Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher for the Texas Rangers. He was the #2 rated prospect in the organization according to Baseball America, behind Neftali Feliz for 2009.
Holland was drafted in the 25th round in 2006 out of Wallace State Community College in Alabama. On April 22, 2009, Holland made his major league debut; pitching 2⅓ innings, allowing 3 hits, no runs, no walks, and striking out 2. On August 9, he pitched his first complete game, a 7–0 shutout against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in Anaheim.