Baltimore’s top pitching prospect threw three innings in his 2019 debut, pulled early after running up a high pitch count. His stuff showed through plenty, striking out six on three hits and two walks en route to one earned run. The 20-year-old spent all of last season with Delmarva, making Friday’s outing his High-A debut in the Carolina League.
Hall’s fastball topped out at 96 mph, sitting at 93-to-94 mph for most of the outing. His signature curveball showed the same tight spin and sharp, two-plane break that has drawn praise from scouts since his high school days. Hall developed his changeup quite a bit as last year went on, and he worked it in regularly with effect in the low-80s. If anything, he may have been a bit amped up this look, falling into some long counts. No cause for long-term concern; Hall just placed #64 on our recently-released Top 125, grading as a potential mid-rotation lefty with the polish to move quickly through the system for a high school draftee.