Notable Players to make Orioles fall instructional league roster:
DL Hall #4
Keegan Akin #8
Adam Hall #10
Michael Baumann #11
Zac Lowther #13
Brenan Hanifee #15
Domar Reyes #17
Milton Ramos #20
Matthias Dietz #24
Ofelky Peralta #26
Lamar Sparks- Orioles #27
(According to Orioles)
Hall on the Hill:
Leading the Orioles fall team will be DJ Hall, who is ranked as the #4 prospect for the Orioles. Hall was drafted 21st overall in the 2017 draft, Hall started his career in Orioles rookie ball posting 6.97 era in 10 IP over 5 games started. This will give Hall a great chance to show that he was worth the first round pick and can live up to the projections.
Hall sitting at 90-93 mph and has reached upwards of 95 mph. Known for is ability to command his pitches, Hall also has an above average curveball offering high spin rates. Many compare Hall to Scott Kazmir due to his frame and live arm action.
Ranked: #9 LHP Prospect in MLB
Scouting grades: Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 60 |
Changeup: 50 | Control: 50 | Overall: 50
Starting at SS will be Adam Hall, #10 ranked Orioles prospect who was drafted 2nd in the 2017 draft. The Canada kid has lots of upside and may be a bit unpolished but time to grow will help. 170 Ib. Hall needs to add some strength to his very athletic frame, only being 18 he has plenty of time to fulfill his ceiling.
Adam Hall is best known for his natural ability and bat speed, two things that are fairly hard to teach. Defensively Hall has the ability to reach just about any ball but his arm strength is an issue. Due to his smaller frame I could see the Orioles giving him chances at 2B as well.
Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 40 | Run: 65 | Arm: 50 | Field: 55 | Overall: 45
For full roster: http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/2017-baltimore-orioles-instructional-league-roster/#b22cuq7ld6JBLsoY.97