ASU: Transferred to Arizona State from Eastern Arizona College in 2004, but did not pitch for the Sun Devils... battled arm injuries all season and sat out as a redshirt... despite not playing he was drafted in the 27th round (804 overall) by the Montreal Expos.
Junior College: Played two years at Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher, Ariz... named EAC Male Athlete of the Year in 2002-03... as a sophomore in 2003, he was named first-team all-ACCAC and first-team all-region... led the league with 106 strikeouts and posted a 1.50 ERA... spent the summer in the Alaskan Summer League with the Kenai Peninsula Oilers, with current ASU teammates Travis Buck and Garrett Schoenberger... went 4-0 with a 1.54 ERA with 31 strikeouts in 52.2 innings... as a freshman in 2002, named second-team all-conference as a utility player... spent the summer with the Torrington Twisters in the New England Collegiate League... led his team with a 1.12 ERA with a 1-1 record and seven saves... struck out 23 and held opponents to a .195 batting average in 24.0 innings.
High School: A 2001 graduate of Buena High School in Sierra Vista, Ariz... earned three varsity baseball letters under head coach mark Schaefer.
MLB Draft: Has been selected twice in the MLB Amateur Draft... drafted out of high school in 2001 in the 22nd round by the Seattle Mariners... also chosen in the after his freshman season at Eastern Arizona in the 30th round in 2002.
Personal: Interested in a degree in interdisciplinary studies at ASU with an emphasis in forestry... parents are Bo and Joyce Hall of Hereford, Ariz... father is a longtime former junior college baseball coach and currently the dean of students and athletics director at Cochise College... Bo also went to spring training with the San Francisco Giants and played in the Sonoran Northern Mexican League... has one brother, Shane, and one sister, Lynette... brother played at Eastern Arizona and in the minor leagues with the Boston Red Sox after being drafted in the 12th round... enjoys all outdoor activities, especially hunting and fishing... favorite MLB team is the Oakland Athletics and favorite player is Barry Zito... full name is Ladd James Hall... born Apr. 7, 1982 in Safford, Ariz.