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Holder Transitioning Well

STATEN ISLAND, NY - Right-hander Jonathan Holder is in the midst of his first professional season with the Staten Island Yankees. Not only is the former Mississippi State University reliever still getting acclimated to professional ball, but has also made the transition to a starter and has pitched well so far.

Holder was strictly a relief pitcher in college and did not start one single game in his three years there. However, he has made six official starts for the Staten Island Yankees this season and the plan is to continue developing him in that role. With a strong fastball and curveball, Holder is working on developing his changeup to excel in his new role. Learning this third pitch was the biggest...

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