Orioles Hand Out Record Contract To No. 1 Overall Pick

Having spent his whole life around major league clubhouses, and an All-Star father, 18-year-old Jackson Holliday is as close to a sure thing as a high schooler can get. With that, the Baltimore Orioles have handed Holliday a record contract.

As per MLB Insider Jon Heyman, the O's are in agreement with Holliday, the No. 1 pick in last week's MLB Draft, on a contract "just a touch" higher than the $8.185M that No. 2 pick Druw Jones signed for just two days earlier.

Holliday is the son of 7-time All-Star Matt Holliday. He's a shortstop, and was Baseball America’s National High School Player of the Year. His plate skills are described as "explosive" and his major league comp is said to be Trevor Story.

With 2022 No. 1 prospect Adley Rutschman now in the lineup, and the top pitching prospect in all of baseball Grayson Rodriguez hoping to be ready for next season, the Orioles seem to be building a future super team.

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