The next player on the Baltimore Orioles preseason top 30 prospects list is Adam Hall. Check out number 21, Jomar Reyes, who I profiled last week. Adam hall is an 18 year-old short-stop out of Canada. Hall was taken by the Orioles in the second round (60 overall) in the 2017 draft. He was committed to play at Texas A&M, but opted to sign with the Os.
Coming out of high school Hall was listed as the 45th best prospect on Perfect Game’s top 500 high school list.
Hall has only played two professional games so far, both in the Gulf Coast League. He played well in the two games, getting six hits in two at-bats and recording two RBI.
Hall might be a bit unpolished, but he has considerable tools and upside. He has a decent approach at the plate for his age and experience level, with a natural feel to hit and good bat speed. There should be some gap power in the future as well, and he should compile plenty of doubles and triples thanks to his plus speed and sharp baserunning. Hall is capable of making the spectacular play defensively, and while his arm might grade out as average, he can reach back for more when needed and he’s usually very accurate. He will struggle at times with the backhand play, but most feel he can stick at short. If not, his tools also would fit nicely at the keystone.
Hall needs to add strength to his athletic frame, but that should come as he matures physically. Having turned 18 not long before the Draft, he’ll have plenty of time to fulfill his fairly high ceiling.
Scouting Grades (20-80)
Hit: 50 | Power: 40 | Run: 60 | Arm: 55 | Field: 55 | Overall: 45