By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A.J. Holland played high school baseball at Holy Spirit High School in Absecon, New Jersey and then spent his college years on Hawk Hill throwing for St. Joe’s. Back in 2011, he was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 16th round, and since then he has steadily worked his way through the Atlanta farm system. He has spent this season as a member of the High Class-A Lynchburg (Virginia) Hillcats’ starting rotation.
“I feel pretty solid,” Holland said prior to Sunday’s game in Wilmington, Delaware, against the Blue Rocks. “The idea with this game is you never stop learning. I feel like as long as you take advantage of every day and you get better, that’s the idea of it. Just basically trying to help yourself out to excel to the next level.”