Tag Archives: Darick Hall

The Phillies Have Four Position Players and Four Pitchers Selected By Baseball America To It’s Classification Minor League All-Star Teams.

The 2017 Minor League season has come to an end and the awards are starting to roll in from Baseball America. Lakewood BlueClaws pitcher Nick Fanti is going to need a U-Haul to haul away all of his 2017 awards. … Continue reading

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Playoff Hopes Dashed for Clearwater as Dunedin Clinches Playoff Berth

Farm Director Joe Jordan and I see a different game. Last night Joe sat up in the stands watching his hapless Clearwater Threshers get eliminated from the FSL playoffs for the second straight season by the Dunedin Blue Jays, 5-3, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The Phillies Front Office Is “on the horns of a dilemma” At First Base

The Phillies Front Office is “on the horns of a dilemma”.  They too many first basemen with too much upside- a nice problem to have. They had to move AAA first baseman Rhys Hoskins to left field to play in … Continue reading

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Sluggers In The Phillies System Power The Baseball At The Major and Minor League Levels Again

It ‘s fun to watch Phillies baseball again even today in a 9-8 defeat to the Miami Marlins and its even fun following the Phillies minor league sluggers.  The problem is many of the power hitters in the organization play … Continue reading

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Which Phillies Position Prospects Are Finishing the 2017 Season “Strong”?

The remaining three weeks in the minor league season are the most important for any minor league player.  Every player evaluator for the 30 major league organizations asks the question “did he finish strong”.   It the answer is “Yes” … Continue reading

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The Phillies Farm System Has An Interesting Starting Left/Right Starting Pitching Combination and Several Home Run Hitting First Basemen

Growing up I watched many great major league lefty-right starting pitching combinations such as Spahn and Burdette for the the Braves and later Short and Bunning for the Phillies.  The Phillies have a left-right starter combination in the low minors … Continue reading

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