2. Low-A Aberdeen infielder Jackson Holliday
The beginning of Holliday’s first stint with a full-season affiliate was slow — until last week. In the final week of Delmarva’s season, the first overall selection in the 2022 draft hit .364 with a 1.268 OPS in four games. The 18-year-old walked eight times while striking out twice.
Holliday has yet to hit a homer with an affiliate, but the small sample size has yielded an impressive walk rate. Among Orioles minor leaguers with at least 80 plate appearances, none have a better walk rate than Holliday’s 27.8% — and it isn’t particularly close.