Heat Check: Darick Hall is on FIRE with Lehigh Valley, making a strong case to rejoin Phillies
Heat Check: Darick Hall is on FIRE with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
The Philadelphia Phillies left-handed slugger went yard on Wednesday night for his fourth home run in the last three days for Lehigh Valley. He now has 26 home runs on the year with the IronPigs, just three behind Rhys Hoskins who holds the single-season record with 28.
In his limited time with the Phillies this season Darick Hall slashed .264/.296/.550 with an .846 OPS over 129 at-bats. Hall hit nine home runs and tallied 16 RBI before getting optioned back to Triple-A when Bryce Harper returned to the DH spot in late August.
Hall was sent down to get regular at-bats and he’s certainly taken advantage of it. Hall has appeared in 91 games for the IronPigs this season, slashing .252/.326/.535 with an .861 OPS, smashing 26 home runs with 83 RBI.
The issue with Hall is the fact that he has been unable to hit left handed pitching.
Darick Hall vs Left
11 AB, 6 K, 0.91 AVG
Darick Hall vs Right
118 AB, 8 2B, 1 3B, 9 HR, 16 RBI, .280 AVG
Rhys Hoskins will likely miss a few games after getting plunked against the Marlins and the Phillies haven’t announced any roster moves yet, with Alec Bohm moving over to first base and Edmundo Sosa / Nick Maton taking over third base duties.
Could the Phillies look to Hall for a power hitter off the bench in the playoffs?
I don’t see why not, as long as it’s against right handed pitching.