(#19) Adam Hall, SS
Ceiling: 45 Risk: Extreme ETA: 2022 Role Description: Role Player
Ht/Wt: 6’0” / 170 lbs. B/T: R/R Highest Level: SS-A Age (as of April 1, 2019): 19y, 10m
The 60th overall pick in 2017, Hall stayed back in Extended Spring Training last year before heading to the New York-Penn League. His bat looked much more pro-ready than the summer prior, not uncommon for cold-weather high school hitters once they get a baseline amount of pro reps. Hall slashed .293/.368/.374 with Aberdeen, putting his double-plus wheels to use by going 22 for 27 in stolen base attempts. Hall might have the tools to stick at SS, as his arm has improved since signing. He still needs to get stronger to have more impact at the plate, but there’s still time to project on the bat given his age and cold-weather draft status. Hall requires projection, but the tools are here for a speedy center-diamond role player or low-end regular. His speed grades as a 70 or 80 tool, and that alone could make up for certain deficiencies in his game even if Hall doesn’t ever hit for much power.