Orioles Player Profile: D.L. Hall

The Baltimore Orioles #3 ranked prospect, D.L. Hall, is set to go into his second full season of pro ball. Hall, who turned 20 last September, was the Orioles first-round pick in the 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft. He was born in Warner Robins, Georgia, and went to Valdosta High School.

The 6’2 left-handed starting pitcher spent his first full pro season with the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds last year. He finished with a 2-7 record, but his record did not represent how good of a year he had. Hall pitched to a .210 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in 22 games (20 starts) for Delmarva. He held batters to a .203 batting average and struck out 100. He was also a Baseball America Low Class-A All-Star and Player of the Week two weeks in a row.

The only issue Hall had to deal with last season was giving up base on balls. He walked 42 batters in 94.1 innings pitched. But he is only going into his age 20 season, so Orioles fans should not be concerned.

Hall is projected to start the season back with the Shorebirds, but do not be surprised if he makes that jump to High Class-A Fredrick at some point during the season. As of right now, Hall is #90 on the MLB.com Top 100 Prospects list, joining Orioles prospects Ryan Mountcastle and Yusniel Diaz. Hall is definitely a bright spot in the Orioles Farm System, and Baltimore fans should be very excited and anxious to see what this young man brings to the table in the future.

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Jared Watson

I was born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I'm currently enrolled at Delaware Technical Community College in the Communications program studying to become a professional broadcaster.

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