The pick is in, and the Baltimore Orioles have selected SS Jackson Holliday with the first pick in the MLB draft. Holliday is out of Stillwater High School (in Stillwater, OK). He’s also the son of former big leaguer Matt Holliday, and the nephew of Oklahoma State University baseball coach Josh Holliday.
It’ll be interesting to see how long it takes Holliday to get through the minor league system. Middle infield is a position where the Birds are currently a bit soft. They’ve been using stop gaps for most of the rebuild. So now they’ve seemingly got their guy.
Holliday’s father, Matt, was a 15-year amalgam veteran. He was a career .299 hitter. Jackson Holliday is represented by super agent Scott Boras. The next step of course, is signing him.