Relief pitching has become more and more important in MLB over the years, and the success of the Kansas City Royals this past season validates that. The unusual depth of the Royals' bullpen was a major factor in propelling them to the American League pennant win, and you shouldn't be surprised to see them in the World Series again this year either.
However, the Royals' single biggest asset in the bullpen is their right-hander, #56 Greg Holland, who celebrated his 100th career save last August. You might say it was something of a prelude to his team's exciting run through the post-season. In any case, he's gotta be one of our top jocks for 2014!
Name: Greg Holland
Date of Birth: November 20, 1985 (Scorpio)
Hometown: Marion, North Carolina, USA
Height/Weight: 5'10"/200 lbs
College: Western Carolina (2007)
Team: Kansas City Royals
Position: Relief Pitcher
--- 2014 Mariano Rivera Award
--- 2014, 2013 American League All-Star