Baltimore Orioles To Test Out Prospect As Starting Pitcher This Spring

It looks like they are going to try using him as a starter again.

Baltimore Orioles general manager Mike Elias said on Friday that the team is preparing DL Hll as a starting pitcher.

Elias would not confirm whether or not Hall will head to Triple-A Norfolk to remain stretched out and continue his development as a starter if he does not make the Orioles' Opening Day rotation.    

There is the possibility that the Orioles could go with a six-man rotation as well. That would depend on his performance this spring, however.  

All but one of Hall's 11 appearances in the majors last season came in relief after his first start in the MLB was a disaster. All in all, the twenty-four-year-old posted a 5.93 ERA, 1.68 WHIP, and 19 strikeouts over 13.2 innings of work with the Orioles.

If Hall can't end up finding success as a starter, there's a good chance he ends up in the bullpen. 

The electric left-handed pitcher has excellent swing-and-miss stuff but his control and free passes have been his biggest issue thus far in his career. 
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