They are currently 58-53, fourth in the AL East division and just half-a-game behind the Tampa Bay Rays.
It’s an incredible organizational turnaround, considering that Baltimore had an awful 52-110 record in 2021.
Recognizing that they do have a strong chance of making the playoffs against all odds, the Orioles are making a win-now move, a refreshing development considering they traded the aforementioned stars.
“Source: DL Hall is joining #orioles in St. Petersburg,” MASN Sports’ Roch Kubatko reported via Twitter.
Source: DL Hall is joining #orioles in St. Petersburg
— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) August 12, 2022
The world is about to see what the Orioles are made of: they are playing a three-game series against the Rays, starting on Friday.
The Orioles have been able to bring in, nurture, and develop many young players this year, most notably position players and relievers.
Baltimore Needs Rotation Help, And Hall Can Provide It
Their starting rotation, however, remains a work in progress.
That’s where a guy like DL Hall can help.
He is one of MLB’s best pitching prospects.
He has some issues with his control, but the quality of his stuff is unquestionable.
So far, the left-hander has a 4.52 ERA and 126/45 K/BB ratio over 77 2/3 innings while covering three levels this season.
He has 114 strikeouts in 70 Triple-A innings, though, so the potential in that area is tantalizing.
Hall has a chance to be a special pitcher, as long as he can keep the walks under control (no pun intended).
If he pitches well, the O’s will have another quality starter to fuel their playoff run.