The Baltimore Orioles are letting Jackson Holliday’s production chart his path. It has been a wild ride thus far.
Holliday had begun the 2023 season in A-Ball, getting a second look at the level after a brief trial in Delmarva to end the previous year. It did not take long before he was promoted to A-Ball, where Jackson continued to impress. From there, he moved up to Double-A where it did not take long to show he belonged at that level as well. Now, he is heading up to Triple-A as reported by Steve Melewski of MASNsports.
Jackson Holliday getting closer to Baltimore Orioles
Holliday certainly deserved each step up the ladder. He has produced a combined .333/.451/.517 batting line in his 490 plate appearances across three levels, hitting ten homers and 26 doubles while stealing 23 bases. While he has spent most of his time at short, Holliday has also gotten action at second and third this year, expanding his defensive repetoire.
Chances are, Holliday will begin the 2024 season back in Triple-A. He will be 20 years old at the start of the season and will still be extremely young for the level. A hot start in Norfolk could result in a major league promotion early in the season, especially if their present opening remains.
There is a path to playing time in Baltimore. The middle of the Orioles’ infield could stand an upgrade or two. Second baseman Adam Frazier is an impending free agent and shortstop Jorge Mateo is best served as a utility option. While second is likely to go to fellow youngster Jordan Westburg, shortstop is wide open. Holliday could have a place in the lineup very quickly.
Jackson Holliday will play at his fourth different level this season. His time with the Baltimore Orioles is coming quickly.