Darick Hall was your selection as the #20 prospect in the Phillies’ organization.
Hall received 41 of the 215 votes cast (19%). Francisco Morales finished second with 36 votes (17%), Kyle Young finished third with 35 votes (16%), and Daniel Brito finished fourth with 25 votes(12%). Nineteen others received the other 78 votes.
Darick Hall was drafted by the Phillies in the 14th round of the 2016 Amateur Draft out of Dallas Baptist University.
Hall was assigned to Williamsport after signing on June 15th. He posted a slash of .282/.372/.518/.890 with 13 walks (5.7%) and 57 strikeouts (25.2%) in 226 plate appearances. He had 9 HR and 29 RBI.
In 2017, Hall had an impressive spring training but was sent to Lakewood where he had a record-breaking season. He slashed .272/.340/.533/.872 with 29 walks (5.8%) and 110 strikeouts (21.9%) in 477 plate appearances. He broke team records with 29 HR and 101 RBI. He was called up to Clearwater for a 7-game cameo and hit 2 HR.
Contrary to popular belief, Hall was not old for the levels he played.
- Hall was 1.1 years younger than the average age with Williamsport in the NYPL
- Hall was 0.5 years younger than the average age with Lakewood in the SAL
- Hall was 1.7 years younger than the average age with Clearwater in the FSL
The lefty-hitting Hall looks larger than his listed 6’4, 236.
Hall is probably slated for Clearwater in 2018, but there is really nobody blocking him further up the organization. Green? Martin? Tomscha?
Next up is your selection for the #21 prospect in the organization.
2018 Readers’ Poll, so far –
- Sixto Sanchez
- Scott Kingery
- J.P. Crawford
- Jhailyn Ortiz
- Jorge Alfaro
- Adam Haseley
- Adonis Medina
- Franklyn Kilome
- Mickey Moniak
- JoJo Romero
- Roman Quinn
- Enyel De Los Santos
- Cornelius Randolph
- Tom Eshelman
- Dylan Cozens
- Ranger Suarez
- Seranthony Dominguez
- Nick Fanti
- Arquimedes Gamboa
- Darick Hall
A lot of players are at the Complex already. Cozens, Florimon, and Carlos De La Rosa are the position players I’ve seen the past two weeks. Quinn was down a couple weeks ago.
A bunch of pitchers are also here. Some are on rehab like Mario Sanchez and Grant Dyer. Sutter McLoughlin has also been around. Others are part of a program where they work for the City of Clearwater part of the time they are here.
Several pitchers threw today on the mounds between Ashburn and Schmidt Fields. I saw Nick Pivetta throw his first bullpen. Anderson, Eflin, and Lively are scheduled to throw Friday. Others who threw were Ryan Etsell, Ben Brown, J.D. Hammer, Kyle Young, Garrett Cleavinger, Seth McGarry, Zach Warren, McKenzie Mills, and Jeff Singer.
Hammer was popping the mitt already. His first pitch hit the back stop, about 2-3 feet from my head. I moved a little after that pitch until he mastered his control. Young looked real good. The young lefty already possesses superior control. This group will probably throw again on Thursday.
I tweeted this out on the 16th, “Just spoke with Kevin Gowdy. He completed his first throwing session since his operation. Says he feels good”.
The Phillies’ brass will be in Clearwater for meetings starting tomorrow. This includes managers and coaches from all the affiliates.