The Baltimore Orioles drafted Jackson Holliday number one overall, plus three college bats in the later rounds during day one of the MLB draft.
Sunday night marked the fourth amateur draft in Mike Elias’ tenure as Baltimore Orioles general manager and the second time that he has had the opportunity to make the number one overall pick. In past years, Elias has shown that he is much keener on drafting position players than pitchers in the early rounds. This year has been no different as the O’s selected four position players on day one: Jackson Holliday, Dylan Beavers, Max Wagner, and Jud Fabian. Holliday was the only high school player of the four selected and will likely sign a record-high signing bonus to come to Baltimore. Without further ado, let’s look at each of the four picks from day one and how each player will impact the future of Birdland.