The Baltimore Orioles have been making some headlines lately.
Not only are they playing much better than expected, enough to put them in the postseason conversation, but they also made some news with their first-round pick in the 2022 MLB Draft.
They had the first overall pick and selected shortstop Jackson Holliday out of Stillwater High School in Oklahoma.
Jackson is the son of MLB legend Matt Holliday and is ready to take the baseball world by storm.
On Twitter, Orioles beat reporter Zachary Silver tweeted about what Holliday told him his goals are, with the big one being to reach the big leagues in less than two years.
Jackson Holliday will report to the Florida Complex League tomorrow to begin his professional career. He said his goal is to be in the Majors in less than two years.
— Zachary Silver (@zachsilver) July 27, 2022
Holliday Ready For The Challenge
These are some big goals being set by Holliday.
But given his talent level, these aren’t outlandish goals.
The way he hits, he could very well be in the big leagues in less than two years, maybe even before that.
He’s reporting to the Orioles Florida Complex League today and will begin his professional career, following in his dad’s footsteps.
There will be a lot of buzz and excitement surrounding Holliday as he begins his professional career.
He’s going to be fun to watch.
Unlike his father, he is a left-handed hitter and plays shortstop, whereas Matt was a left fielder and a powerful right-handed bat.
But Holliday looks ready to take the league by storm and show what he’s made of.
He’s going to be an exciting young player in the Orioles system for a while.
He’ll be knocking on the door of the big leagues in no time if he keeps hitting the way he did when he was in high school.
We’ll see how long it takes him to get to the big leagues.