“Hard to believe Harry”, the Phillies have yet to promote to AAA Darick Hall, the power hitting first baseman who has played 182 games and has 647 at bats over two seasons in AA for Reading. Instead, they have just activated Logan Morrison, a veteran major league journeyman to play at first base for the IronPigs at AAA with one month left in the minor league season.
We watched Reading’s last two games on MiLB.TV where Hall hit a game-tying, ninth inning, home run in one game and walked twice and hit his 30th double of year in last night’s game. He is hitting .323 after his last ten games for the Fightins.
All Hall has done this season at AA is lead the Eastern League in doubles, RBIs and total bases. He is second in homers and slugging and third in OPS in the League. It would be interesting to see what Hall would do with the lively baseball used at the AAA and major league levels this season but it looks like we will never know.
Hall is finishing up his fourth season in the Phillies organization. He will be Rule 5 eligible unless put on the 40-man roster in this December’s Draft. I would suspect at least one of the other 29 major league organizations could use a 24-year-old, left-handed, power hitting, first baseman for a mere $100,000 if the Phillies do not protect or trade him before then.