Here’s a deeper look at the Baltimore Orioles’ pitching prospect, D.L. Hall
Weight: 195 lbs
Born: 09/19/1998 Valdosta, GA
Drafted: Baltimore Orioles 1st round, 21st overall in 2017 MLB Amateur Draft
College/HS: Valdosta High School Valdosta, Georgia
Currently, the Baltimore Orioles find themselves in the dog days of September. They are sitting deep down at the bottom of the standings in the division and Major League Baseball as a whole. While the Orioles haven’t seen much success, other than a few bright spots at the Major League level, there have been quite a bunch of bright young prospects to be excited about. One of these exciting prospects is the left-handed pitcher D.L. Hall.
Hall currently sits at number three on the Baltimore Orioles’ MLB prospect list. He is a hard-throwing lefty that has continued to progress through the development system and even got the nod to attend spring training with the O’s in 2020.
This season, D.L. started with the Bowie Baysox (AA) where he started seven games and posted a record of 2-0. In those seven games, Hall recorded a 3.13 ERA with 56 strikeouts. Unfortunately for the high school draft pick, he was placed on the 60-day injured list on July 28th and has not seen the field since.
The former first-round draft pick has progressed well since 2017 as he finds himself right in the middle of a loaded prospect pool for the Baltimore Orioles. He holds four different pitch types in his arsenal, which he uses very well. He has a fastball that has been seen to top out at 100 MPH, a nasty curveball, a go-to changeup to strike batters out, and a slider with which he can make hitters swing and miss. It is a tough draw that he is unlikely to pitch again in 2021 but Orioles fans can’t wait to see more of D.L. Hall in the near future on the farm.
The future is bright for this young man as he will continue to develop in a farm system that is currently breeding competition, success, and a winning attitude, all of which are characteristics the Baltimore Orioles are looking for in the near future. While this season may have held back some of his development and MLB timetable, fans can expect the power-throwing lefty to continue to develop alongside the other Orioles’ top prospects and make his way into the pitching staff at Oriole Park at Camden Yards around 2023 or 2024.