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Offseason position analysis: No. 3 starter

Updated: October 20, 2009, 9:41 AM ET
By Richard Durrett

2009 Season: Once you get past the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, where you slot everyone else can be debated. But we'll go with Derek Holland as the No. 3 starter, since he made the most starts of the remaining group.

Holland, who turned 23 earlier this month, came up in late April for his major league debut. He had impressed the club in spring training and started the season in Oklahoma City, but got one start before heading to the majors. The plan was to ease Holland in by putting him in the ...

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