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Report: Orioles Calling Up Top Prospect Jackson Holliday to MLB

Holliday has OSU roots.



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There will be another Holliday in the bigs.

The Baltimore Orioles are calling up shortstop Jackson Holliday, the top prospect in baseball, according to multiple reports Tuesday night. Although he never suited up for the Cowboys, Holliday’s blood is orange blood. Jackson Holliday is the son of former MLB All-Star Matt Holliday and nephew of Oklahoma State baseball coach Josh Holliday. That lineage starts with Tom Holliday, who coached the Cowboys in some capacity from 1978-2003 and is Jackson’s grandfather.

Holliday was the first pick in the 2022 MLB Draft out of Stillwater High School. He had signed to play for his uncle at OSU before the draft selection. Since getting drafted, Holliday, 20, has been on the fast track to reaching The Show despite starting his pro career out of high school. He escalated from Single-A to Triple-A last year and was named minor league player of the year by multiple outlets. Jackson started this season back with the Triple-A Norfolk Tides, but the Orioles couldn’t keep him down there long after Holliday started the campaign with a .333 average, two home runs, nine RBIs and five doubles in only 10 games. He hit .311 with a pair of homers and six RBIs during Spring Training with the Orioles.

Now at the MLB level, Jackson is expected to be an everyday second baseman for the Orioles. The Orioles will continue their series against the Red Sox at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday in Boston, where Holliday will likely make his MLB debut. They will not return to Baltimore again until Friday for a series against the Milwaukee Brewers.

As for trips closer to Stillwater, the Orioles will be in Kansas City on April 19-21. On May 20-22, the Orioles will be in St. Louis, where Jackson will play his father’s former team of eight seasons. The Orioles do not travel to play the Texas Rangers this season, though.

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