With the 21st overall pick in the draft, the Orioles have selected lefty D.L. Hall from Valdosta High School out of Valdosta, Georgia. In mock drafts, Hall was projected to go 19th by Baseball America, and 18th by ESPN and MLB.com.
Hall has dominated the Georgia prep ranks and, in turn, has shown that he can become a left-hander starter in the big leagues in the future. The 18-year-old has been compared to Scott Kazmir by scouts because of his physicality (6-foot, 190 pounds) and his live arm, but what has stood out has been his command. It showed throughout his prep career, as he lead Hudson County High to a state 5-A title before transferring back to Valdosta, where he had 16 strikeouts in his final game. Though he is committed to Florida State, Hall has his eyes on making an impact on the big-league level.
Check out Hall’s command right here: