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


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I wouldn't be surprised if Holiday was at the top of the board. Shortstop is a little bit like QB in the NFL draft. If you believe in him defensively at short, that's just a lot of positional value 

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3 minutes ago, Sports Guy said:

Elias feels he stays at SS…that tells me he had him #1 on the board.

In good with it.  I wanted Jones but Elias took the player he wanted, so we should all be happy with that.

He has to feel he can stick at SS to take him 1-1. If you think he's a second baseman, you have to go with Termarr Johnson. 

I will say that Elias has said the same thing about a few other guy that look like they move to other positions, but let's hope this time it works out. He's not very big at 6-1, so he shouldn't outgrow the position. 

 

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4 minutes ago, Remember The Alomar said:

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.  

And that scenario would fall under the first option which was financial impact agnostic 😀.

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8 minutes 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 it’s possible they had him #1 too. 
 

If Holliday and Jones were both neck and neck though I’m assuming the price played a part here. I’m not mad at it btw. 

Overall happy with the pick despite the fact that I can’t get over that he looks like he’s 12. 

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10 minutes ago, now said:

Favorite comment from the panel so far is that now the O's have their Bobby Witt Jr. to go with Adley. 

Let's hope he moves as fast as Witt Jr. Maybe by the time Henderson outgrows SS, Holliday will be ready.

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2 minutes ago, Tony-OH said:

He has to feel he can stick at SS to take him 1-1. If you think he's a second baseman, you have to go with Termarr Johnson. 

I will say that Elias has said the same thing about a few other guy that look like they move to other positions, but let's hope this time it works out. He's not very big at 6-1, so he shouldn't outgrow the position. 

 

The talk was that if he can’t stay at SS that he would go to third or CF.

 

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3 minutes ago, Moose Milligan said:

I think it’s possible they had him #1 too. 
 

If Holliday and Jones were both neck and neck though I’m assuming the price played a part here. I’m not mad at it btw. 

Overall happy with the pick despite the fact that I can’t get over that he looks like he’s 12. 

That’s because you can’t pass for 40.

I think the price is a few hundred K…not a huge deal and not something that separated him.

I think it’s the position.  The value of SS over CF.  That’s my assumption.

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2 minutes ago, Moose Milligan said:

I think it’s possible they had him #1 too. 
 

If Holliday and Jones were both neck and neck though I’m assuming the price played a part here. I’m not mad at it btw. 

Overall happy with the pick despite the fact that I can’t get over that he looks like he’s 12. 

And as someone else mentioned (can't remember the poster) Holliday is a left handed bat and Druw Jones bats righty.

So, if it's close between two players then left handed and switch hitters may get preference with the new left field wall at OPACY. 

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