Today he is the Midwest area scout for Marlins. Hired before the 2020 season, Hall is the signing scout for Minnesota right-hander Max Meyer, whom Miami drafted third overall in June. Here’s what Hall had to say about his time between leaving the game, getting hired by the Marlins and his first impressions of Meyer. The interview is edited for brevity, but the unabridged version appears on the Baseball America podcast.
Q: What had you been doing in the time between retiring as a player and getting hired by the Marlins?
A: My last year playing professionally was in 2013. Going into that offseason I was a free agent, so I wasn’t sure where my career was going to end up. Unfortunately, I didn’t get signed by an organization, so I decided to take an opportunity at the University of Kansas (where he pitched collegiately) as a volunteer assistant coach. I was under their staff for one season and was fortunate to go to a regional.
Then an opportunity presented itself outside of baseball, and I took a management position in the oil and gas industry. I did that for a couple years and then decided my passion was in baseball. Unfortunately, with timing and everything like that at that point in time, it didn’t work out. I took another role in sales for another year or two.
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