The Phillies just might have a future Ryan Howard type power hitter on their hands at first base. On Sunday in Charleston, South Carolina, Darick Hall went deep to left center for his 19th home run of the season for the Lakewood BlueClaws. Watch HERE.
With that home run Hall tied the Phillies former great power hitter Ryan Howard, who hit 19 homers for Lakewood in the entire 2002 season at the same age. The difference is that Hall did it in just 300 at bats and it took Howard 493 at bats.
Hall missed 19 games with an ankle injury after the first week of the season forcing him to miss most of April. He has been a regular in the Lakewood lineup since leaving the disabled list.
What a season he is having with seven weeks still remaining. Hall is second in all of low A baseball in home runs and leads in RBIs with 73 with still 40 games left in the season.
Hall is in easy range of the all-time Lakewood home run record set by Jose Pujols at 24 last season.
Hall has only played in 81 games so far this season. With 40 games to go this season he is on pace to put up some outstanding power numbers. A 30 home run and 100 plus RBI season for him is not out of the question. Great power numbers for someone who was only a 14th round pick in the 2016 draft.