The number 1 ranked prospect in MLB, Jackson Holliday, has a chance to make the Baltimore Orioles opening day roster, as said by GM Mike Elias.
“We’re bringing him into camp with a chance to make the team, and he’s going to be laser focused on making the team. If he does make the team, we’re going to put him on the Opening Day roster, Elias said.
Elias said in December that Holliday would get time at both shortstop (his primary position) and second base during the spring, as the 2022 No. 1 overall Draft pick has the ability to play both at a high level.
The 20 year-old Holliday batted .338 in 36 games with the Bowie Baysox last year. He was promoted to the to the Triple–A Norfolk Tides on September 4. Jackson hit .267 with 2 home runs and 9 RBI in 18 games.
Jackson is the son of of former MLB player and 7-time All-Star Matt Holliday.
Jackson Holliday of the Baltimore Orioles. Photo courtesy of Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images