DL Hall
Hall pitching in the 2019 All-Star Futures Game
Baltimore Orioles
Born: (1998-09-19) September 19, 1998 (age 23)
Valdosta, Georgia
Bats: Left
Throws: Left

Dayton Layne Hall (born September 19, 1998) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Baltimore Orioles organization.

Amateur career

Hall attended Valdosta High School in Valdosta, Georgia as a freshman before transferring to Houston County High School in Warner Robins, Georgia. As a junior, he was 6–1 with a 1.81 earned run average (ERA) and 89 strikeouts.[1] During summer 2016, he played in the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game at Wrigley Field and the Perfect Game All-American Game at Petco Park.[2] Prior to his senior season, Hall transferred back to Valdosta.[3] Hall committed to Florida State University to play college baseball.[4]

Professional career

Hall was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the first round with the 21st overall selection of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft.[5] He signed with the Orioles and was assigned to the Gulf Coast League Orioles, giving up eight earned runs in 10+13 innings pitched.[6] He spent 2018 with the Delmarva Shorebirds, going 2–7 with a 2.10 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP in 22 games (twenty starts).[7]

Hall spent 2019 with the Frederick Keys, pitching to a 4–5 record with a 3.46 ERA over 19 games (17 starts), striking out 116 over 80+23 innings.[8][9] He was named to the 2019 All-Star Futures Game.[10] He did not play a game in 2020 due to the cancellation of the minor league season, and pitched only 31+23 innings in 2021 (for the Bowie Baysox) before his season was ended prematurely due to an elbow injury.[11] Hall was selected to the 40-man roster following the season on November 19, 2021.[12]


  1. ^ Davis, Derrick (March 16, 2017). "Top-prospect DL Hall getting comfortable at Valdosta". The Valdosta Daily Times.
  2. ^ Holcomb, Todd (March 28, 2017). "Valdosta lefty Hall heads list of Georgia's top 10 baseball prospects". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved May 16, 2021.
  3. ^ Wilcox, Wynston (July 12, 2016). "Hall returns to Valdosta after two strong years with Houston County program". The Telegraph. Macon, Georgia.
  4. ^ Davis, Derrick (November 9, 2016). "'A dream come true'". The Valdosta Daily Times.
  5. ^ Ghiroli, Brittany (June 12, 2017). "Orioles tab prep lefty Hall with No. 21 pick". MLB.com.
  6. ^ Pollitt, Richard (June 23, 2018). "Baltimore Orioles' top pick DL Hall finding rhythm with the Shorebirds". The Daily Times. Salisbury, Maryland.
  7. ^ "DL Hall Stats, Fantasy & News". MiLB.com. Retrieved May 16, 2021.
  8. ^ Ruiz, Nathan (April 3, 2019). "How a lost curveball put Orioles top pitching prospect DL Hall's maturity on display". The Baltimore Sun.
  9. ^ Leckie, Paige (January 22, 2020). "Three Orioles prospects ranked in Baseball America's Top 50 prospects". Yahoo! Money.
  10. ^ Callis, Jim (June 28, 2019). "Here are the 2019 Futures Game rosters". MLB.com. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  11. ^ https://www.mlb.com/news/d-l-hall-elbow-likely-to-miss-rest-of-the-season[bare URL]
  12. ^ https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/news/orioles-dl-hall-protected-from-rule-5-draft/