Phillies call up power-hitting, left-handed bat from Triple-A Lehigh Valley
The Phillies have called up power-hitting 1st baseman Darick Hall from Triple-A Lehigh Valley, according to Jim Salisbury.
Hall, 26, has been a star for the Iron Pigs in 2022, putting the league on notice with his power-bat at the 1st base position. Hall is slashing .269/.346/.548 in 72 games, with 20 HRs, 67 RBIs, 5 stolen bases, 18 doubles, and 74 hits. He ranks 5th in all of AAA in OPS with a .894 and leads the league with his 20 HRs.
Darick Hall was drafted in the 14th round of the 2016 MLB Amateur Draft out of Dallas Baptist University in Dallas, Texas. He’s spent seven years in the minors and broke into AAA last year. He’s posted a career line of .246/.341/.462 in AAA, with a .803 OPS in 193 games with Lehigh Valley.
This move was much needed for the Phillies’ offense, as it adds another power-hitting left-handed hitter to the lineup. The promotion of Hall will also put him in the DH spot, moving Castellanos back to right field. Hall is not on the 40-man roster, which means a corresponding move will have to be made.
Up Next for the Phillies
The Phillies fell to the Braves last night in the series opener by a final score of 5-3. Ranger Suarez gets the ball tonight, going up against Kyle Wright.