DARICK HALL AND HIS BIG BAT MIGHT BE PLUGGED IN AT 1ST FOR PHILS!

By Peter Marks

With Rhys Hoskins out for the season, the Phils might plug in 27-year-old Darick Hall at first base.

Hall got into his first 42 MLB games last season and hit nine homers and slugged .522 in 142 plate appearances.

That’s a promising start but a meager 3.5% walk rate and elevated 31% strikeout percentage contributed to a .282 OBP.

Hall had hit .254/.330/.528 with 28 homers, a 9.5% walk percentage and a 22.6% strikeout rate in 101 games with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Aside from Hall, the Phils could give occasional first base reps to either of Kyle Schwarber or Nick Castellanos. Utility players like Josh Harrison or Kody Clemens could take some at-bats but aren’t likely to hit enough to play there regularly.

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