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Tim Raines

Orioles shortstop prospect Adam Hall breaks out in August to earn organization's Player of the Month

Orioles shortstop prospect Adam Hall breaks out in August to earn organization's Player of the Month

About a month ago, Short-A Aberdeen hitting coach Tim Raines Jr. said the coaching staff for the IronBirds convened a meeting with Adam Hall, one of the top prospects on the team whose introduction to life outside the complexes of southwest Florida wasn’t exactly taking hold.

Not long thereafter — and perhaps not coincidentally coinciding with the Orioles’ trade for another toolsy young shortstop at Aberdeen, Jean Carmona — Hall broke out with a torrid month that included a 19-game hitting streak. He batted .390/.462/.524 with seven extra-base hits and 15 steals in August to earn Orioles minor league Player of the Month honors. A two-hit season finale Monday wrapped...

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