Brewers' new addition is creating buzz among MLB scouts

DL Hall is opening some eyes at Brewers spring training
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When the Milwaukee Brewers traded former Cy Young winner Corbin Burnes to the Baltimore Orioles, many felt the package they received in return was of significantly less value than expected and raised question marks around the team's direction.

Pitcher D.L. Hall and infielder Joey Ortiz were exchanged for Burnes and this did leave many fans feeling they could have got more for the pitcher's services. According to ESPN'S Jeff Passan, Hall is creating quite the stir among MLB's scouts and is named as someone to keep an eye on for the 2024 season.

Throughout his time in Baltimore, Hall struggled to really tie down a role within the pitching staff as he was mostly deployed from the bullpen despite being used as a starter in the Minor leagues. The Brewers have always been known for producing pitchers and Hall could be the next in line to propel himself into a solid starter. He has all the tools: 6"2, hard-throwing, and incredibly athletic. If he can master his control then he will find himself in the rotation, if not then he can still be a valuable asset out of the bullpen and chip in with a few solid innings.

The losses of Burnes and Adrian Houser from the rotation, along with Brandon Woodruff expected to miss the season, mean the rotation is open for players to stake their claim. Milwaukee's staff is quite set on Hall being a starter and still at just 25, he could form a formidable staff in the future alongside the likes of Jacob Misiorowski and Robert Gasser.

So far in Spring Training, he has only featured in the 10-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks, in which he pitched two innings, only giving up one walk and registering one strikeout. Of course it is early into his Brewers tenure but the signs are good from Hall. He has everything you need to be a top pitcher and there is potentially no better place to be than Milwaukee for developing into a strong starter and that is why he is creating a buzz within the MLB scouts.

You don't want to put too much pressure on Hall at this stage but there is clear confidence in him making a meaningful impact on the Brewers and in a few months we may be viewing the Burnes trade slightly differently. For now Hall is likely to remain a part of the team early on but may move into a permanent rotation slot.