Baltimore Orioles Take Stillwater Native Jackson Holliday First in 2022 MLB Draft
KOKH - July 18, 2022 6:36 am
STILLWATER, Okla. (KOKH) — The Baltimore Orioles selected Stillwater native Jackson Holliday as the number one pick in the 2022 MLB Draft on Sunday.
The 18-year-old became the first shortstop selected first overall in the MLB draft since the Minnesota Twins took Royce Lewis in 2017.
He was named the Gatorade Oklahoma Baseball Player of the Year in June after breaking the national high school record for hits in a season this year with 89.
The hits record was previously held by current Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto.
Jackson batted .685 with 17 homers and 79 RBI in 41 games for Stillwater High School this spring.
Jackson was committed to playing collegiately at Oklahoma State under his uncle and head coach Josh Holliday.
Jackson is also the son of longtime big leaguer Matt Holliday, who serves as a volunteer assistant at Oklahoma State.
Jackson is highly unlikely to step foot on campus after being taken first overall.
Stillwater native Jackson Holliday – Baltimore Orioles 2022 MLB #1 draft pick.