Special Guest: Derek Holland
The interview that many have been waiting for, including myself. Today I catch up with former LumberKings’ ace left-hander Derek Holland. After occupying the seat behind me on the bus for half a Midwest League season just a year ago, Holland has risen to the Texas Rangers bullpen and now starting rotation in a way that can only be described as meteoric.
Holland talks about his time in Clinton, rising through the Rangers ranks, donning that #45 for the first time in Toronto, his goals for his first pro season, even a bit about being the man with the pink backpack.
Derek Holland Interview 6.1.09.mp3
Some more photos of Holland that I took at last year’s All-Star Game:
2008 MWL All-Star MVP Tim Smith (left) and Holland represented the West last season.
Holland tosses to fellow ’08 LumberKing and West All-Star Jose Felix.