Joshua Alan Hall...wife's name is Corrie...graduated from E.C. Glass (Va.) High in Lynchburg in 1998...won an AAU
National Championship in 1996, posting two wins, including the semi-final contest...represented Virginia (Potomac
Mudcats) in the 1997 Junior Olympic Games in Charlotte, NC...also participated in the 1996 Commonwealth Games.
Went a combined 10-9 with a 3.56 ERA in 26 starts with Louisville of the Triple-A International League and Chattanooga
of the Double-A Southern League...allowed one earned run or less in 5 of 7 starts with Louisville, but finished season
in Southern League...with Chattanooga, worked at least 6.0 innings in 13 of his 19 starts...started Game One of
Chattanooga's Southern League semi-final series vs. Huntsville.
Class A Sarasota and Class AA Chattanooga combined to finish 5-9, 4.20 in 25 starts...began the
season at Sarasota...on 5/10 was transferred to Chattanooga...while with the Lookouts ranked ninth in the Southern
League in ERA (3.53)...from 5/26-6/9 was on Chattanooga's disabled list with a strained rib cage muscle...on 12/21
was invited to 2006 Major League spring training camp.
Spent the season on the Reds' disabled list, first while recovering from 9/29/03 arthroscopic surgery to repair
the torn superior labrum in his right shoulder and then while recovering from 7/27/04 arthroscopic surgery to remove
scar tissue from that shoulder.
On 9/29 had arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder (Dr. Timothy Kremchek)...was 1 of 13 Reds
players to make his Major League debut and 1 of 9 Reds players in the last 3 seasons to make his Major League debut
while skipping Class AAA...began the season at Class AA Chattanooga, where he went 6-8, 3.20 with 1cg in 20 starts
and 1 relief appearance before he was recalled on 8/2 to make his Major League debut in a spot start vs SF (Ryan
Dempster injured)...following that start on 8/2 returned to Chattanooga and went 2-2, 4.50 in his last 5 starts there
before he rejoined the Reds on 9/6...made his first appearance of his second stint with the Reds in relief, on 9/6 at
StL, then finished the season with 4 straight starts (0-2, 6.75)...his ML debut on 8/2 vs SF was his first professional
appearance above Class AA...in that 5-4 win left leading, 4-2, but was the victim of a blown save...would have beeen
the first Reds starter to win his Major League debut since Larry Luebber's 5-3 victory vs Pit on 7/3/93...retired the first
3 batters, then allowed Barry Bonds' 647th career homer...was Bonds' 381st homer victim...first strikeout victim was
Rich Aurilia (2nd batter)...turned in his most impressive performance of the season on 9/14 at Chi, in just his third
career start and first appearance at Wrigley Field threw 7.0 scoreless innings but received no decision in the 1-0 victory
(7h, 2bb, 1ibb, 8k)...on 9/24 vs Chi allowed Sammy Sosa's 536th career homer, tying Sosa with Mickey Mantle for 10th
on the all-time list...in his 5 starts Cin went 3-2...recorded his only career hit on 9/19 at Phi, a single off Randy Wolf.
Career highlights: Was the Midwest League's Pitcher of the Week for 6/4-6/10 and 7/2-7/8, 2001...was the
Pioneer League's Pitcher of the Week for 8/10-8/16, 1998.
Combined to go 11-8, 3.38 with 2cg in 29 starts at Class A Stockton and Class
AA Chattanooga...led all Reds minor leaguers with 167 strikeouts and ranked
seventh in ERA...with the Lookouts averaged 7.91 strikeouts per 9 innings,
fifth-best ratio among Southern League starters...began the season at Stockton
and was promoted to Chattanooga on 5/12.
At Class A Dayton went 11-5, 2.65 with 2cg in 22 starts...led the Midwest League and ranked third among all Reds minor league pitchers in ERA...also ranked among the organizational leaders in wins (4th, 11) and strikeouts (5th, 122)...ranked third in the league in complete games...twice was honored as the Midwest League's Pitcher of the Week (6/4-6/10, 7/2-7/8)...in 9 starts from 6/25-8/7 went 7-0, 0.76...in a 7-4 victory on 8/7 at Cedar Rapids recorded a season-high 14 strikeouts (8ip)...also had a pair of 10-strikeout performances (6/4 vs Fort Wayne, 7/27 vs Clinton).
While recovering from right shoulder injuries went 0-5, 10.57 in 6 starts for the CGL Reds.
Missed the entire season with injuries to his right shoulder.
Spent his first professional season at rookie league Billings, where he went 5-4, 5.00 in 14 starts...ranked fifth in the Pioneer League in both starts (14) and innings pitched (81.0)...was the Pioneer League's Pitcher of the Week for 8/10-8/16.