In Baseball America’s latest mock draft, they have the San Francisco Giants taking high school pitcher D.L. Hall. According to Baseball America, he was one of the top left-handed prospects last summer and fall.
Hall attends Valdosta High School in Georgia, which is a breeding ground for baseball prospects. He led Houston County to the Class AAAAA championship in 2016 by throwing a 1-hit shutout in the championship game. Then he transferred to Valdosta for his senior season.
He has committed to Florida State to play college baseball, so depending on where he’s picked could determine whether or not he fulfills that commitment.
The Giants, or whoever drafts him, might have to spend a good bit of their pool money to keep him from going to Florida State.
In his first 13.1 innings pitched this year he struck out 33 batters. He was also hitting .500 in his first 34 at-bats, but he’ll be drafted as a pitcher.
Other recent mock drafts have Hall going as high as seven, so its possible he’s gone way before the Giants pick at 19.
Apparently there is not a lot of buzz around the lefty right now, so maybe he will slip down to the Giants.
However, considering he’s the top left-handed high school prospect in the draft, I doubt the Giants get him at 19.