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.
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!
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!