Top MLB prospect Jackson Holliday excluded from Orioles’ opening-day roster

Top MLB prospect Jackson Holliday excluded from Orioles’ opening-day roster

MLB’s top prospect, Jackson Holliday, will not be on the Baltimore Orioles’ opening-day roster, according to multiple reports. The 20-year-old has had an impressive showing in the Grapefruit League, with a .311 batting average, .954 OPS, two home runs, and six RBIs in 45 at-bats. Despite his performance, Holliday will be sent back to Triple-A Norfolk, where he only played 18 games last season.

Holliday, who is the son of former MLB All-Star Matt Holliday, played primarily at second base and shortstop while also making a couple of appearances at third base during the spring training. Last season, he batted .323 with a .442 on-base percentage, 12 homers, 75 RBIs, and 24 stolen bases across various minor league levels. His potential big-league debut will have to wait until the Orioles’ management deems him ready for a spot on the roster.

In addition to Holliday, outfielder Kyle Stowers, who led the team in home runs during spring training with seven, was also optioned to minor-league camp along with outfielder Heston Kjerstad. The decisions were reported by the Baltimore Banner. The Associated Press contributed to this report. Create or log in to your FOX Sports account for personalized updates and news about Major League Baseball. Follow your favorite teams and players to receive a daily newsletter with the latest updates.

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