PROOF: Buster Olney’s 2013 Tweet About 9-Year-Old Phenom Aged Better Than Fine Wine … Best Prodigy Ever??

Jackson Holliday is looked upon as one of the next faces of Major League Baseball.

Considered a prodigy of sorts, Holliday made headlines this week when the Baltimore Orioles decided to call him up to the big leagues. 

While he’s still searching for his first hit in the Majors, the sky seems to be brighter than ever for the ultra-talented second baseman. 

At only 20-years-old, O’s fans are hoping Holliday will not only live up to the hype but will be staying in Baltimore for the long haul.

(Sorry Baltimore. I know you don’t even want to think about him leaving one day – but it’s possible.)

Regardless, Jackson is well-known for being the son of longtime big league star Matt Holliday. 

In many ways, he was born to be a baseball player. 

One person who caught that fact early on was none other than ESPN MLB reporter Buster Olney.

An 11-year-old tweet that Olney sent back in 2013 has resurfaced, and unlike many old tweets, this one aged like fine wine…

“Matt Holliday’s son: Future All-Star,” Olney tweeted at the time. 

When a user responded: “a little early to say that isn’t it,” Olney shot back: “I’ve seen him hit. I’ll stand by the tweet.”

Now, don’t get me wrong. No one is putting Holliday in the Hall of Fame just yet. There are a lot of things that could go sideways.

Having said that, Holliday surely looks like the real deal. 

Much like Bryce Harper, he’s exceled at every single level and feels wise and mature way beyond his years. (Of course, his All-Star father has a whole lot to do with that.)

During his short time in the minor leagues, Holliday batted .321 with 15 home runs and 93 RBI’s. 

In two games with the Orioles, he is 0-8 with an RBI and two runs scored. He’s also shown a little nerves at second base, so let’s not make him out to be the perfect player just yet.

But still…

What are your thoughts on Holliday as a player?

Will he live up to the hype?

Is there any other young player you’d rather have to build around going forward?

O’s fans: Please click away while I ask this question…

Is it a foregone conclusion that Holliday will one day end up in pinstripes???