Why Not Darick Hall in the AFL? He is the best MLB Prospect They Have Right Now!

Having watched all of the players the Phillies are sending to the Arizona Fall League, either in person or on MiLB-TV this season, only J.D. Hammer and his 95 mph fastball impressed me. The rest of them are marginal major league prospects at best in my opinion.

JD Hammer

Listened to the Clearwater games yesterday where they sent Darick Hall. In his FSL doubleheader debut all he did was homer and double in the first game and went deep again in the second game against Charlotte.  In this morning’s game so far he is 1 for 2 with one RBI, hitting .500 in 2.5 games so far!

Darick Hall

Thought they were getting him ready to go to the AFL. But No! He is the best major league prospect they have right now. Interesting to see what plans they have for him.

The Phillies will have nice pop in their major league lineup with Hoskins in left and Hall at first along with right/left balance in the batting order!

So far this season Hoskins has hit 40 homers and driven in 116 runs in 469 at bats from the right-handed batter’s box and Hall has hit 29 homers and driven in 100 runs in 436 at bats from the left-handed batter’s box. Remember Hall missed most of April with an injury.

I’ll take these two guys in the middle of any lineup, any time!


About Baseball Ross

I have been a faithful Phillies follower all my life. Today I am most intrigued by those players in the minor league system who work every day of the year to make it to the Show. This is what this blog is mostly all about. To read more, click here: https://baseballross.wordpress.com/2012/02/05/how-i-got-started-in-baseball/
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4 Responses to Why Not Darick Hall in the AFL? He is the best MLB Prospect They Have Right Now!

  1. Romus says:

    On the AFL participants.
    i would have thought, you would think C. Randolph and LHP E. Garcia have legitimate MLB possibilities more than just marginal MLB prospects.
    I was disappointed not getting to see Garcia pitch the full season at Reading, but maybe he will get some added innings in now in the AFL…. and Randolph did show improvement over the second half of the season and also displayed more power than previously we had seen

    • Garcia has lost a couple miles per hour off his fastball and has walked 11 while striking out 2 in his last two starts. Not the same pitcher I saw last year. “C” has finished “weak” hitting only .132 in his last ten games. Should have been at Lakewood this season. For the season hit only .214 with runners in scoring position. Strikes out too much to be an impact bat for me. Not fun to watch with RISP with those numbers!

      • Romus says:

        Ok…makes sense now.
        Garcia probably needs to get in more work…or maybe he has lost some of his magic from 2016.
        And I read Mike Drago’s report on “C” and assumed he was on the rise…..”He’s batting .271 with a .373 on-base percentage while slugging .430 since the All-Star break. He’s showing good plate discipline for a 20-year-old.”…..and thought the improvement was noteworthy, though he did not go into any specifics on peripheral metrics like K% or RISP%.

      • Yea. He did hit in July but has hit only .209 in 91 at bats this month.

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