Bethune Cookman’s Hylan Hall Signs With Frederick Keys of MLB Draft League

The baseball journey continues for Bethune Cookman Hylan Hall, who now will play professionally in the Major League MLB Draft League. The Orlando, Florida native inked a contract with the Frederick Keys and reports to the Frederick, MD squad on July 17.

He recently completed his collegiate career this spring as one of Black College Nines HBCU Baseball Elite first-team selection and one of four HBCU Elites for the Wildcat baseball program.

Hall, elevated his game in front of MLB scouts after he received an invitation to the 2023 MLB Draft Combine in Phoenix, Arizona last month were he had the opportunity to participate in a series of medical and performance assessments as well as educational programming designed to prepare for a career in professional baseball.

Hall was one of the best bats in the SWAC in the 2023 season. He ranked top ten in the SWAC, with a .364 batting average, 51 runs scored, 71 hits, 17 doubles, 6 triples, 5 home runs, 54 runs batted in and 112 total bases. The outfielder lead Bethune Cookman in average, on-base percentage, hits, triples, runs batted in and total bases. He also led the Wildcats in slugging percentage .559.

The MLB Draft League is a six-team baseball league featuring a split-season amateur-professional format. The first half of the MLB Draft League season features Draft-eligible players aiming to improve their stock ahead of the annual MLB Draft in July. The League switches to a professional format in the second half, with paid players comprising the six rosters to get on a MLB roster.

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