Darick Hall is certifiably hot and the International League has taken notice. The IronPigs first baseman won his second straight Player of the Week award for the week ending May 1. For the week, Hall hit .360 (9-for-25) with an on-base percentage of .429 and a slugging percentage of 1.040 in six games with Lehigh Valley. The 26-year old also won the Player of the Week honor a week earlier when he put together a slash line of 4-11-.333/.429/.917 during a six-game homestand.
Hall is atop – or near the top – of a number of hitting categories in the International League for the season. He leads the league in RBI (29), extra-base hits (18) and total bases (65) and is second in home runs (10) and slugging percentage (.707). The first baseman also ranks third in OPS at 1.082 and third in runs (21) at this point in the season.
This is Hall’s second season with Triple-A Lehigh Valley and on the year, he is batting 10-29-.293/.375/.707 for the IronPigs. In 120 games with the Pigs last season, Hall hit 14 home runs, drove in 60 and scored 46, numbers which he is on a pace to eclipse in the not distant future this season. The left-handed hitter also has shown the ability to hit home runs in bunches with three multi-home run games.
Looking at a larger picture of Hall’s power numbers in his career, he ranks seventh since 1960 in home runs with 107. The all-time leader in home runs by a Phillies minor leaguer is Joe Lis, with 164 home runs. Lis is followed by Dan Held (135), Dylan Cozens (132), Pancho Herrera (131), Greg Luzinski (113) and Ryan Howard (112).
The Phillies selected Hall with the first pick in the 14th round of the 2016 Draft out of Dallas Baptist University.
Darick Hall Career Statistics