GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Jonathan Holder succeeded on every level he's competed. From his high school days at Gulfport High, to Mississippi State, and onto the Minor Leagues, Holder made an impact.
Now, he's ready to get the job done on the mound with the New York Yankees. On Thursday, the Yankees announced that Holder had made the final roster.
Jonathan signed with Mississippi State where he went on to dominate the opposition. He set the Mississippi State school record with 37 career-saves and the single-season record with 21 saves.
The Yankees drafted Holder in the sixth-round in 2014. He would play with five minor league teams and in 2015 he recorded the fourth-lowest ERA among all Yankee minor league pitchers.
In his minor league career, the 6-foot-2, 235 pound standout closer compiled a 14-10 record with a 2.50 earned run average. Teams batted only .221 against him.
In September of 2016 he was called up to the New York Yankees major league team. In 8.1 innings Holder gave up 8 hits, 5 runs and a 5.40 ERA. The team batting average against Holder was .258.
Holder is now a member of one of the most recognized franchises in all of sports.
We wish him nothing but success as he becomes a prime-time pitcher in the Big Apple.