The Baltimore Orioles selected shortstop Jackson Holliday with the first pick in the 2022 MLB Draft.
The son of MLB legend Matt Holliday is a highly touted prospect with a bright future and a ton of upside.
Unlike his father, Jackson hits left-handed.
Yesterday, the Orioles and their top pick made it official.
The Orioles signed the Stillwater High School product to a record deal for a player drafted out of high school.
MLB Network’s Jon Heyman announced the news on Twitter yesterday shortly after it became official, revealing that Holliday had signed a record deal that was just a touch above the $8.185 million that Druw Jones, the son of Andruw Jones, received from the Arizona Diamondbacks.
No. 1 overall pick Jackson Holliday is in agreement with the Orioles on a record deal for a HS player, just a touch over No. 2 pick Druw Jones $8.185M deal. Holliday is a SS from Oklahoma and the son of Matt Holliday.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 21, 2022
Holliday Gets A Record Deal
It’s clear that the Orioles think very highly of Holliday, enough to give him such a big contract.
The Orioles have a ton of young prospects on the way, some of which have already reached the big leagues.
With the way Holliday can hit, it may not be too long before he makes it to the big leagues.
Sooner or later, the Orioles might end up being a very dangerous team.
Holliday only adds to the plethora of young talent Baltimore has within its system, which makes the future of the team look very bright.
It isn’t much of a surprise to see Holliday get this big of a deal, the way he can hit the ball.
He’ll join a ton of great young players within their system and before long could be making his way up to Baltimore to help contribute with the big-league club.
We’ll see how things shake out.