The Baltimore Orioles are making a significant move by promoting their No. 1 pick from the 2022 draft, Jackson Holliday, to High-A. The 19-year-old phenom from Austin, Texas, has been making waves in Low-A, showcasing his impressive skills as a shortstop and second baseman. In just 13 games this season, Holliday has managed to hit an astounding .392/.523/.667 with nine extra-base hits in 51 at-bats and a 14-to-12 walk-to-strikeout ratio. In addition, he has committed only one error in 117 innings at both positions.
Holliday, who throws right-handed but bats lefty, is already being hailed as one of the best prospects in baseball. His full stats in the A are: 25 games, 122 plate appearances, 93 at-bats, 23 runs, 30 hits, 10 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs, 21 RBI, 4 stolen bases, 1 caught stealing, 29 walks, 22 strikeouts, .323 batting average, .484 on-base percentage, .516 slugging percentage, and a 1.000 OPS with 48 total bases.
The Orioles organization is undoubtedly excited about Holliday’s rapid development and potential for growth. His promotion to High-A is a testament to his hard work and exceptional talent, which has the potential to greatly impact the Orioles’ future success.
As the young infielder continues to progress through the minor league system, Orioles fans have a lot to be excited about if he continues to build his career like this.