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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Hall 16th on Baltimore Orioles Prospect Rankings

Following the cancelation of the Minor League Baseball 2020 Season, Adam Hall is 16th on the Baltimore Orioles Prospect Rankings.

Hall who is listed as a Short Stop/Second Baseman for the Delmarva Shorebirds team is projected to reach the Majors in a utility role.

Hall has improved steadily since the Orioles, enamored with his play for the Canadian junior national team, landed him with an above-slot $1.3 million bonus in the second round of the 2017 Draft. An oblique injury limited Hall to just two games that summer, and he struggled initially in the New York-Penn League before breaking out in the second half, hitting .358 with a 19-game hit streak down the stretch in 2018. Healthy again, Hall jumped a level and was one of the more productive infielders in the Class A South Atlantic League in 2019, hitting .298/.385/.395 with five homers and 33 stolen bases.

Hall benefits from a quick bat and hand strength beyond his physical dimensions, relying more on an all-fields, gap-to-gap approach rather than plus power. There are questions about whether he’ll grow into more, but Hall assuaged some of those doubts by more than doubling his extra-base-hit output and improving his walk rate last season. His best tool is his plus speed, which he couples with good instincts on the bases, and is a scrappy hitter with a tendency to grind out at-bats.

He’s also used his quickness to grow into a playable defender at short, where Hall has the chance to stick at the highest level. Whether that’s on an everyday basis probably depends on how his bat develops as he matures and adds muscle to what is now a wiry frame. Hall possesses enough arm strength to play all over the diamond if not, in which case he would project to reach the Majors in a utility role.
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