Orioles send No. 1 prospect Jackson Holliday to minors

By Thomson Reuters Mar 22, 2024 | 3:49 PM

Top prospect Jackson Holliday will not open the season with the Baltimore Orioles.

The team reassigned the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 draft to minor league camp on Friday.

The 20-year-old middle infielder batted .311 with seven extra-base hits and six RBIs in 15 games in spring training.

Holliday, the son of seven-time All-Star Matt Holliday, is ranked as the No. 1 overall prospect by MLB Pipeline and was projected by many to be Baltimore’s Opening Day second baseman.

Holliday climbed through four levels in the minors last season, batting .323 with 12 homers, 75 RBIs and 24 steals in 125 games with Class A Delmarva and Aberdeen, Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk.

The Orioles open the season Thursday against the visiting Los Angeles Angels. Jordan Westburg will be the likely starter at second base.

–Field Level Media