Catcher Adley Ratschmann and left-hander DL Hall performed brilliantly in the first Test. Now, two of the Orioles’ top prospects are headed to Double-A Bowie to continue their rehabilitation from injuries — and continue their way toward the big leagues. Ratshman and Hall will join Bowie on Tuesday as part of the active roster.
Rutschmann and Hall spent the past week with High-A Aberdeen, and they were a battery pair on Friday for Hall’s strong four-inning start. Hall threw 54 pitches, allowing two hits while dismissing six batsmen. Rutschman has played four games at that level, posting a .462 average at the plate.
Hall is working his way up from a stress reaction in his left elbow that ended his 2021 season prematurely, and he expects to stay in four innings for the next few weeks, before moving on. Grow. As major league spring training began, Reutschmann suffered a strained right triceps, ending his chances of making the big league roster to begin the season.
He impressed at high-A levels last week, including a four-hit performance on Saturday. He made three doubles and no strikeout in 13 at-bats and walked twice.
According to Baseball America, Rutschman is considered the top prospect in baseball by several publications, and he ranks No. 1 in Baltimore’s agricultural system. 3 in the Orioles’ pipeline, with starter capability and a fastball that touches 100 mph. His turnaround improved significantly during Friday’s start, which was already accompanied by a strong curveball.
Considering he hit .312 at Triple-A Norfolk last season, Rutschmann is ahead in his development. The catcher could make its way to Baltimore in the near future. Hall has not pitched above Double-A level, and executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias has stated that a stop at Triple-A for Hall is likely before joining the Orioles’ rotation.