Bernie on the Scene: Prospecting Once Again

Bernie on the Scene: Prospecting Once Again

This article is part of our Bernie on the Scene series.

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DL Hall, LHP, Baltimore Orioles
6-2, 195
Age: 23

The Baltimore Orioles drafted Hall out of Valedosta High School (Georgia) in 2017. He received a $3M signing bonus. 

Hall, like many young left-handed pitchers has had trouble with command. He has been inconsistent, but he is improving. Last season at AA Bowie, Hall threw 31.2 innings, pitching to a 3.13 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP in his 17 starts. He finished with a record of 2-0. He struck out an average of 15.9 hitters per nine, which is tremendous. But the innings count is short. He also walked an average of 4.5 per nine, which is not good at all. 

In late July, Hall was diagnosed with a "stress reaction" in his left elbow. That accounts for his low innings total. It also gives me great pause about his future. His particular elbow issue followed elbow tendinitis. So, beware.

When healthy, Hall throws a terrific fastball that usually sits at 95 to 98. He gets great life and movement on the pitch, and it grades well above average. He also throws an above-average curveball, a slider and a changeup. All are solid offerings. But again, other than him staying healthy, it is commanding those pitches and throwing strikes that have been the major issue for Hall. When he

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Bernie Pleskoff
Bernie Pleskoff is a former professional scout for the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners.
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