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2022 1st Round Pick (#1): Jackson Holliday, - SS - Stillwater HS (OK)


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7 minutes ago, Moose Milligan said:

Gotta wonder if they had some idea of a range in which he’d sign for if they picked him. Picking first overall has its advantages and that’s certainly one of them. 

I think it’s possible they had Holiday #1 on the board.  I wouldn’t discount that.  I would have for basically everyone else.

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18 minutes ago, Moose Milligan said:

Gotta wonder if they had some idea of a range in which he’d sign for if they picked him. Picking first overall has its advantages and that’s certainly one of them. 

100% they know his number. I don't even think that's a question.

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If they took Holliday because they think he's the best prospect, or most likely to succeed based on observable ability, projection, and character - good pick.

If they took him to save money when they have a pool that doesn't require it for later oversign - bad pick.

Evaluating a pick based on internet scouts is silly, IMO.

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1 minute ago, Sports Guy said:

I think it’s possible they had Holiday #1 on the board.  I wouldn’t discount that.  I would have for basically everyone else.

I think you may be right.

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1 minute ago, Mizerooskie said:

If they took Holliday because they think he's the best prospect, or most likely to succeed based on observable ability, projection, and character - good pick.

If they took him to save money when they have a pool that doesn't require it for later oversign - bad pick.

Evaluating a pick based on internet scouts is silly, IMO.

Not trying to give you a hard time, but there is also a world where they think he's the best prospect and that they can save some money. I'm not making that argument, per se, but the two possibilities aren't necessarily mutually exclusive from the perspective of the Orioles.  

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