Adam Hall – SS – 2018 #19 Prospect


Adam Hall
Age: 19
2018 Level: Short-A
2018 Stats

Current/Future/Ceiling Grades: 20/45/50

What we know:

Took a big step forward last season as he showed up much stronger in his second pro season. This 19-year old shortstop was absolutely amazing over his last 42 games of the season slashing .354/.428/.465/.893 with 20 stolen bases in 168 plate appearances. Hits the ball gap to gap with a line drive approach. Not a power threat, but hits the ball with authority suggesting he could be a high doubles guy in the future. Not a burner on the bases, but reads pitchers well and has good base stealing instincts. Defensively he showed a better arm and enough first step quickness to suggest he can stick at shortstop as he moves up, but some think he might end up as more of a utility shortstop or be better off at second base full time.

What we don’t know:

Will he stick at shortstop or need to move to second base? Was his great numbers late in the year a hot streak or development? Can he hit upper level velocity and adjust to better offspeed pitches?

What we think:

Hall really made a great impression on many who saw him play last season and upped his standing as a prospect. He hit the ball with more authority and his arm strength improved. His speed, defense and on base ability will need to be his calling card and those are three things he improved in 2018. He will start 2019 at Delmarva.

Career Statistics

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