Latest Update Matt Holliday homers in loss to Rays Tue Jul, 22, 11:42 PM
An elite overall offensive package, he hits for a consistently stellar average with above-average power. Is patient at the dish. Shows good base-running smarts and flashes a strong arm from the outfield.
Flaws: : Is not a fluid outfielder and will make his share of errors in left field. Tends to strike out a bit too much. Can be slowed by leg problems over the course of the 162-game schedule.
Holliday's removal from the game was precautionary, and appears to be fine. Consider him DTD for now, but he should be back in the lineup very soon. Analyst: Ben Diamond
The Cardinals said they removed Holiday for precautionary reasons following a collision at second base. The fact that it was precautionary, and that he wasn't removed immediately, suggests that the injury wasn't severe. Before exiting, Holiday was 1-2 with a run and two RBI's. Analyst: Ben Diamond
Holliday provided the Cardinals with all the offense they needed on Friday night, logging two extra-base hits and three RBI. His production is down from year's past in his age 34 season, but he still remains on track to reach 90 RBI if he can stay healthy, which would make for the fourth time in five years he has reached that mark. He now sits with seven home runs, 48 RBI and a .268 average through 343 at-bats.Analyst: Matthew Beck