Hall, Rodriguez shine in All-Star Futures Game
The Baltimore Orioles had two representatives for the MLB All-Star Futures Game, and they each represented the organization beautifully.
Both RHP Grayson Rodriguez and LHP DL Hall pitched one three up, three down inning each in the game, which ended up having a 2-2 tie final.
Hall, 20, who is the No. 3 ranked prospect in the Orioles farm system according to MLB Pipeline, pitched a scoreless third inning and amazingly stayed in the game, after getting hit by a shattered bat.
Hall’s fastball topped out at 97.9 MPH, and his curveball was very effective against the National League batters.
The young lefty is 2-3 with a 3.86 ERA in 14 games with the High-A Frederick Keys. Hall has recorded 80 strikeouts and 42 walks in 53.2 innings pitched.
Rodriguez, 19, is the No. 1 ranked prospect in the Orioles farm system according to MLB Pipeline, and was the fourth youngest player in last night’s game.
Rodriguez came in the eighth inning, which was considered extra innings for this game, and shut down the National League batters to keep the game tied at 2-2.
Rodriguez has a 7-2 record with an ERA of 2.18 in 12 games for the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds. The young righty has recorded 84 strikeouts and 0.89 WHIP in 62 innings for the first place Shorebirds this season.
MLB Network Analyst, Harold Reynolds, commented on Rodriguez during is scoreless inning, saying that he had a funky windup.
These two young men represented Birdland very well, and Orioles fans everywhere are proud of them.
Congratulations DL and Grayson!