Lefty pitching prospect Mario Hollands took great strides in 2011 with the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws. After beginning the year as the club's opening day starting pitcher, Hollands went through some difficult times and was moved to the bullpen, where he flourished.
In 15 starts in the South Atlantic League, the California native posted a 4-4 record with a 4.64 ERA and a .306 batting average against. In 13 relief appearances, Hollands performed considerably better, going 2-2 with a 3.00 ERA and a .205 batting average against.
Recently, I spoke with the 23-year-old, Hollands, about many subjects, including his draft process, advancements he has made with his pitch repertoire and spending his summer at the Jersey shore. To hear excerpts from the interview, check out the media player below.
Also, to read my recent feature on Mario Hollands, click this link.
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