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State of the System: Baltimore Orioles

Organization boasts Rutschman, robust crop of pitchers
October 26, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year, MiLB.com's new State of the System series evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021. On the surface, the 2020 season was

The Road to The Show™: DL Hall

No. 4 Orioles prospect shines as one of Minors' best southpaws
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August 24, 2020

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Baltimore Orioles left-hander DL Hall. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. One of the most direct ways

Orioles shut down southpaw Hall

No. 62 overall prospect suffered Grade 1 strain of left lat
August 18, 2019

DL Hall's season has come to an early end.The third-ranked Orioles prospect has been shut down after suffering a left lat strain. MASN.com reported the injury is a Grade 1 strain, which is considered mild.

Prospect Roundup: Games of Aug. 1

O's Hall fans 10; Padres' France continues PCL dominance
August 1, 2019

Orioles LHP DL Hall, Class A Advanced Frederick: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 10 K -- Baltimore's No. 3 prospect matched a career high in strikeouts and fanned six his first time through the Myrtle Beach lineup. He did not allow a hit until the fifth when back-to-back

Prospect Roundup: Games of July 1

O'Grady breaks Bats' record; Rangers' Winn posts five zeros
July 2, 2019

Reds OF Brian O'Grady, Triple-A Louisville: 3-for-5, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI-- O'Grady's ninth-inning solo shot in the Bats' 7-6 loss to Indianapolis gave him his fifth multi-homer game of the season, which broke a Louisville franchise record. The 27-year-old has 19 homers on the season, good for sixth in

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 23

Marlins' Harrison plates four; Orioles' Hall strikes out 10
May 24, 2019

Marlins OF Monte Harrison, Triple-A New Orleans: 2-for-3, 2B, 2 BB, 4 RBI, 2 R -- Miami's No. 3 prospect matched a season-high for RBIs and fell one short of his career best. In the second inning Thursday, Harrison knocked in Isaac Galloway with a double to left field off

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 9

O's Hall racks up the K's; Mariners' Kelenic enjoys double dip
May 10, 2019

Orioles LHP DL Hall, Class A Advanced Frederick: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 8 K -- After struggling to a 5.40 ERA through his first four starts, Baltimore's No. 3 prospect came out of the bullpen to stifle any hope of a Potomac rally. Hall recorded eight of

Hall commanding in Keys shutout

Orioles No. 3 prospect allows one hit in five scoreless innings
April 26, 2019

DL Hall finally found his footing for Frederick.The third-ranked Orioles prospect picked up his first Class A Advanced victory, allowing one hit and striking out eight over five innings as the Keys blanked Winston-Salem, 7-0, on Friday night at BB&T Ballpark.

Mountcastle starts off a step from O's

Baltimore's No. 2 prospect will see time at first base with Tides
March 31, 2019

After a standout 2018 season with Double-A Bowie, Baltimore's No. 2 prospectRyan Mountcastle will begin the 2019 season in Triple-A with the Norfolk Tides.Mountcastle made the jump after spending parts of two seasons in the Eastern League. After missing the beginning of 2018 with a right wrist injury, baseball's No.

Farm System Rankings: Pitchers (30-21)

Orioles rebuild around arms; D-backs' next wave almost ready
February 18, 2019

With the 2019 season rapidly approaching, MiLB.com is looking at the state of all 30 farm systems over the next month and ranking them in several different ways. After looking at position player prospects (30-21, 20-11, 10-1), the second installment, broken into three parts, focuses on pitchers and considers the quality and

Prospect Roundup: Games of July 16

O's Hall spins yet another gem; Calhoun pushes for Texas move
July 17, 2018

Theme of the dayPower outside Washington: The baseball world's attention turned to the Home Run Derby as Bryce Harper went on a remarkable tear in the final round at his home park to down Kyle Schwarber. Prospects across the Minors showed off their own power in games that actually counted.

DL Hall Repeats as SAL Pitcher of the Week

Lefty extended scoreless streak in July 11 win at Charleston
July 16, 2018

SALISBURY, MD - After continuing his dominance and picking up a personal milestone, the Delmarva Shorebirds are pleased to announce that left-handed pitcher DL Hall has repeated as South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week, winning once again for the week of July 9-15.The 19-year-old from Warner Robins, Georgia earned

Shorebirds' Hall wins Pitcher of Week again

Orioles No. 4 prospect takes award for second straight week
July 16, 2018

Make that two in a row for DL Hall. The fourth-ranked Orioles prospect garnered his second consecutive South Atlantic Pitcher of the Week award Monday after turning in a scoreless six-inning outing with eight strikeouts -- both career highs -- last Wednesday against Charleston. It was the first professional victory

Hall keeps posting zeros for Shorebirds

Orioles No. 4 prospect allows two hits, fans eight in six innings
July 11, 2018

Unhittable is an often-used term in baseball, but it seems appopriate for DL Hall right now.Baltimore's No. 4 prospect allowed two hits and established career highs with eight strikeouts and six innings as Class A Delmarva blanked Charleston, 6-0, on Wednesday night at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Ballpark. The reigning

DL Hall Named SAL Pitcher of the Week

Lefty pitched 5.2 no-hit innings on July 5
July 9, 2018

SALISBURY, MD - After spearheading a historic night for his team's pitching staff, the Delmarva Shorebirds are pleased to announce that left-handed pitcher DL Hall has been named South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week for the week of July 2-8.The 19-year-old from Warner Robins, Georgia started the Shorebirds' July

Dodgers' Kremer debuts with weekly award

Right-hander continues to rise with shutout for Double-A Tulsa
July 9, 2018

Dean Kremer was quite efficient on the mound last week. As a result, he's proven quite efficient at winning awards as well. The Dodgers' No. 29 prospect has been named Texas League Pitcher of the Week for July 2-8 after making his Double-A Tulsa debut last Thursday. Kremer tossed a

Hall, Katz unhittable but Shorebirds lose

Orioles No. 4 prospect fans seven as Delmarva takes bid to 10th
July 5, 2018

Just breathe.DL Hall and Class A Shorebirds pitching coach Justin Lord made a minor addition to Hall's routine. He made the adjustment for the first time Thursday and it resulted in the best outing of his career.Baltimore's No. 4 prospect tossed 5 2/3 hitless frames with a pair of walks

Shorebirds' Hall cruises in longest outing

Orioles No. 4 prospect allows one hit, sets down last 12 hitters
May 13, 2018

The Orioles are taking a big picture approach in terms of the development of DL Hall.Limited to 10 1/3 innings in five Gulf Coast League appearances last year, Baltimore's fourth-ranked prospect opened this season with Class A Delmarva -- and a strict innings limit.That's why it took the left-hander 11 Minor

Shorebirds' Hall trusts process in Class A debut

Orioles No. 5 prospect allows one hit over three scoreless innings
April 10, 2018

DL Hall came into 2018 with zero expectations or goals for himself.That changed after a conversation with Baltimore director of player development Brian Graham at the beginning of Spring Training, when Graham informed the 19-year-old left-hander that he was competing for a spot at Class A Delmarva.