Baby Birdland's 2017 Mid-Season Top 15 Baltimore Orioles' Prospects: #11 LHP DL Hall

Just as we did after the conclusion of the 2016 season, the writers here at Baby Birdland, as well as our primary photo supplier Patrick Cavey, all submitted a Top 15 list and we averaged those lists together to get our all encompassing Baltimore Orioles Top 15 Prospects list. Continuing on with our in-depth look at each of the Top 15 Orioles’ prospects, we have reached #11, left-handed pitcher DL Hall.

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Hall, 18, is the fourth pitcher to make the list, and the youngest. He was the Orioles' first round draft choice this June out of  Valdosta High School (GA).

While he has yet to make his organization debut (as of July 24), he is expected to pitch for the Gulf Coast League Orioles at some point this summer.

Hall, who is listed at 6'1'' tall and 180 pounds, has a good repertoire of pitches. His fastball normally sits in the 90-93 mph range, while his changeup is decent. His best pitch is his curveball that has been ranked as a 60 on the 20-80 scale.

I like his sound delivery (as least from what I have been able to see from videos), and having a good left-handed arm is never a bad thing.

Obviously, the biggest question mark in regards to Hall is the fact that he came out of high school, and that's always a roll of the dice to take a high school arm with your first round draft pick. I do believe that getting Hall was a bit of a "steal" for the Orioles, who did not anticipate him still being available, and he definitely has a great skill-set.

The Orioles do not have the best track record on high school arms in the first round, but hopefully Hall (along with Bundy) can turn that around for the O's.

Of the five lists submitted by Baby Birdland writers, Hall appeared on two of them and was ranked as high as 4th.

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