The Delmarva Shorebirds, in conjunction with the Baltimore Orioles, announced that infielder Adam Hall has been named the organizationís Minor League Player of the Month for April.
Hall, a 19-year-old from London, Ontario, batted .354/.453/.456 over 21 games in April, pounding out five Doubles, one Home Run, and 12 RBIís, while scoring 17 Runs and stealing 11 Bases. By the end of the month he was the League Leader in on-base percentage and stolen bases while ranking top-10 in batting average, runs scored, and total hits (28); as of this writing he ranks top-six in all five categories.
A model of consistency at the plate, Hall recorded nine multi-hit games last month. Most impressively, he recorded five hits in an April 24th game against Asheville, going 5-for-6 with a Double, two RBIs, four runs scored, and a stolen base. Hall also is tied for the active team lead with 11 walks; he drew three walks in an April 6th game at Lexington and again on April 13th against Lakewood.
Hall saved his best stuff for his last April at-bat. In the top of the ninth at Columbia on April 30th, Hall belted a solo Home Run all the way to the elevated concourse at Segra Park, the second round-tripper of his career and first since August 15th, 2018, as a member of the Aberdeen IronBirds. That home run came in the middle of Hall's 19-game hitting streak, which earned him New York-Penn League Player of the Month honors.
The Orioles drafted Hall out of A.B. Lucas Secondary School (London, Ontario) in the second round of the 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft. His signing scout was Chris Reitsma.