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Derek Holland, Superstar

On May 30, the Rangers' Derek Holland had a 4-1 W/L record, but an unsightly 4.96 ERA and 1.55 WHIP.

Since then, he has thrown four shutouts -- but the rest of his outings have been, um, pretty bad:

#Rangers' Derek Holland in 6 wins since June 1: 0.55 ERA, 4 shutouts, 0 HR allowed in 49.1 IP. In 5 other starts: 9.25 ERA, 6 HR in 24.1 IP.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

The four shutouts put him in the company of only nine other pitchers to accomplish this feat since 2000. Who are they?

The nine other pitchers to have at least four shutouts in a season since 2000 are: Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay (twice), Dontrelle Willis, Chris Carpenter, CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett, Randy Johnson, Mark Mulder and Pedro Martinez.

It's not the company you'd expect to find Derek Holland in, especially since he had thrown one career shutout in 31 starts before 2011.

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