DL Hall

DL Hall

24-Year-Old PitcherRP
Baltimore Orioles
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Hall has proven that he has some of the best pure stuff of any lefty on the planet, but strike-throwing and durability continue to linger as major concerns. He threw a career-best 98 innings in his age-23 season across the four highest levels, primarily spending the year at Triple-A. Hall got his first big-league win and his first big-league save in 13.2 MLB innings that came over the final couple months of the season. His long-term role remains uncertain, but he's too talented and too young for the Orioles to pigeonhole him as a high-leverage reliever just yet. Hall's 36.1 K% led all Triple-A pitchers with at least 50 innings, but it came with a 14.2 BB%, which was the 14th-worst mark among that collection of pitchers. His 96-mph fastball, 87-mph slider and 85-mph changeup all have a chance to be 70-grade pitches in the majors - it's just a matter of whether he can command them well enough to start while also handling a starter's workload. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a $3 million contract with the Orioles in July of 2017.
Earns win in Game 1
PBaltimore Orioles
October 6, 2022
Hall (1-1) allowed two hits and struck out two in a scoreless inning to earn the win in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader versus the Blue Jays.
ANALYSIS
Hall worked a scoreless eighth inning during the matinee and became the pitcher of record after Terrin Vavra put the Orioles ahead with a three-run blast in the bottom of the frame. Over his last four appearances of the season, Hall logged 4.1 scoreless innings with an 8:1 K:BB. He allowed multiple runs in only two of his 11 outings in the majors, though he finished the campaign with a 5.93 ERA, 1.68 WHIP and 19:6 K:BB to go with a save in 13.2 innings. He's worked as a starter in the minors and could challenge for a spot in the Orioles' rotation next spring.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
24
Last 10 Games
19
Last 5 Games
19
How many pitches does DL Hall generally throw?
 
1-10
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does DL Hall generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-40%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-40%
BAA vs RHP
2021
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2020
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .429 15 5 1 6 1 0 0
Since 2020vs Right .256 49 14 5 11 2 0 0
2022vs Left .429 15 5 1 6 1 0 0
2022vs Right .256 49 14 5 11 2 0 0
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-28%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-28%
ERA on Road
2021
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 7.20 2.60 5.0 1 0 0 10.8 5.4 0.0
Since 2020Away 5.19 1.15 8.2 0 1 1 13.5 3.1 0.0
2022Home 7.20 2.60 5.0 1 0 0 10.8 5.4 0.0
2022Away 5.19 1.15 8.2 0 1 1 13.5 3.1 0.0
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does DL Hall compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.17
 
K/9
12.5
 
BB/9
4.0
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
96.3 mph
 
ERA
5.93
 
WHIP
1.68
 
BABIP
.465
 
GB/FB
2.00
 
Left On Base
60.9%
 
Exit Velocity
77.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
1.2%
 
Spin Rate
2317 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
9.5%
 
Swinging Strike
14.1%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Hall's ridiculous pure stuff has been well known for years, but injuries and poor command/control still make him one of the riskier pitchers in the upper minors. The 6-foot-2 southpaw has four potentially plus to double-plus pitches, led by his 97-mph fastball that can touch triple digits. His three secondaries are all dominant, especially given where he's at in his development. However, he has never thrown 100 innings in a season, most recently dealing with a stress reaction in his elbow for most of last season. When healthy, he dominated at Double-A (31.3 K-BB%, 60.4 GB%) despite struggling to fill the zone (12.5 BB%). Even as he nears his big-league debut, the risk with Hall is extreme. There's an outside chance he stays healthy while building up his workload and improving his command enough to pitch atop a rotation. There are other scenarios where his stuff fits best in a high-leverage role out of the bullpen. He could also be headed for a James Paxton-esque career where he flashes dominance but is always a durability risk.
Since getting selected with the 21st overall pick in the 2017 draft, Hall's development hasn't been linear, but his stuff has been loud from day one. Reports out of the Orioles' alternate training site and instructs suggest his stuff is better than ever, with the 6-foot-2 southpaw's mid-90s fastball touching 99 and his improving slider touching 90 mph. He also boasts a plus changeup and above-average curveball. Having a bevy of potentially plus offerings has never been the issue for Hall. He needs to harness that electric arsenal to stick as a starter. He walked 54 batters in 80.2 innings at High-A in 2019 while striking out 33.5 percent of batters and holding opponents to a .185 average, illustrating his command/control issues and how dominant he can be when he's locating his pitches. He should head to Double-A for the start of his age-22 season and is on track for a 2022 debut.
If Hall had plus command, he would be a top-five pitching prospect. The 6-foot-2 southpaw's stuff is ridiculous and the results back that up. He had a 15.6 BB% (awful) in 80.2 innings and still had a 3.22 FIP. That should not be possible. His 70-grade, mid-90s fastball has late life and touches 97 mph, while his curveball and changeup should serve as a couple more plus pitches by the time he reaches the majors. He added a fourth-pitch slider that gives hitters a different look, compared to his big breaking hook. Carolina League batters hit .185 against him and his 33.5 K% was the second-best mark at High-A. For the second year in a row, Hall got better as the year went on -- he logged a 2.25 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 43:16 K:BB in his final 32 innings (six starts) before he was shut down with a Grade 1 lat strain. Strike throwing will determine his fate, with outcomes ranging from No. 1 starter to setup man.
The Orioles are seen by many as the worst/unluckiest organization at developing pitching prospects. Their track record is admittedly terrible. That said, they have a great one in Hall, who is one of the four best left-handed pitching prospects in the minors. He has an excellent frame (6-foot-2, 195 pounds), an athletic, repeatable delivery and a smutty repertoire, headlined by a mid-90s fastball. His curveball and changeup could each develop into plus pitches, which gives him true frontline upside. Hall gave up five runs in a June 2 start, but did not give up more than one run in his next 13 starts, posting a 0.89 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 71 strikeouts in 60.2 innings to close out the season. The Orioles handled him very carefully -- he never topped 90 pitches and only topped 80 pitches in three of his 22 outings. He is poised for a big age-20 season, and may earn a promotion to Double-A before the All-Star break.
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Earns first save
PBaltimore Orioles
September 30, 2022
Hall struck out two batters in a perfect inning and picked up a save over the Yankees on Friday.
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Back in big leagues
PBaltimore Orioles
September 1, 2022
The Orioles recalled Hall from Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday.
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Rejoining big club as reliever
PBaltimore Orioles
August 31, 2022
The Orioles plan to recall Hall from Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
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Optioned, shifting to relief
PBaltimore Orioles
August 13, 2022
Hall was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday after his start against the Rays, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
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Officially recalled Saturday
PBaltimore Orioles
August 13, 2022
Hall was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday.
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