Darick Hall…Married, wife’s name is Ashley (10/23/21)…2013 graduate of Buena High School (AZ)…Attended Dallas Baptist University (TX) and Cochise College (AZ)…Was the 2016 Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year…In 2016, was a semifinalist for the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award…His grandfather, Bo Hall, played in SF’s organization and his uncle, Shane Hall, played in BOS’ organization…Hobbies: Hunting and fishing…Signed by: Paul Scott.
Recipient of the Paul Owens Award, presented annually to the organization’s top minor league player...Was a non-roster invitee to MLB Spring Training and began the season with Lehigh Valley (AAA)...Had two stints with the Phillies from 6/29-8/22 and 9/30-end of the regular season...His 120 OPS+ ranked 15th out of 81 rookies with at least 100 PA...Had his contract selected on 6/29 and made his MLB debut that night batting cleanup at DH...Became just the third Phillies player since 1900 to bat cleanup in his MLB debut, joining LeGrant Scott (1939) and Howie Gorman (1937)...At the time his contract was selected, led the International League in games, HR, XBH & total bases and was T-1st in RBI...Homered for his first career hit, 6/30 vs ATL (Jesus Cruz); later homered in the eighth inning and became the first player in franchise history to hit two HR in a game for his first two MLB hits...Became just the second Phillies player in the modern era whose first three career hits were home runs (also Ed Sanicki in 1949)...Became the first Phillies player with at least 13 XBH in his first 25 career games since Rhys Hoskins (15 XBH) in 2017...Recorded his first career pinch-hit HR on 7/22 vs CHI (Erich Uelmen)...Made his first professional pitching appearance on 8/20 vs NYM (gm 1) (0.1 IP, H)...Of his 34 hits, 18 went for extra bases (8 2B, 3B, 9 HR)...Made 34 starts with the Phillies: 30 at DH and four at 1st base.
Was a non-roster invitee to ML spring training...Spent the entire season with Lehigh Valley (AAA)...Led all Phillies minor league players in games (120) & doubles (27) and was T-1st in HBP (12)...Had the following rankings among Triple-A East hitters: 1st in games, 6th in plate appearances (471), T-7th in doubles and T-9th in HBP...Posted a .998 fielding percentage (2 errors in 826 total chances) in 114 games (110 starts) at 1st base...Led all triple-A 1st basemen in fielding percentage (among qualifying players), games, starts, innings played (930.1), total chances and putouts (768)...Posted a .314/.402/.529 slash line in 22 July games.
Attended ML spring training as a non-roster invitee...Did not play during the regular season and was not part of the Phillies’ player pool at the alternate training site in Lehigh Valley.
Spent entire season with Reading (AA)...Selected as an Eastern League midseason and postseason All-Star...Started as the designated hitter and batted cleanup for the Eastern Division in the EL All-Star Game...Won the EL Home Run Derby...Ranked 1st in the EL in doubles (38), extra-base hits (59), total bases (207) & HBP (17), T-2nd in home runs (20), T-3rd in games (132), 4th in SLG (.454) & OPS (.798), T-4th in RBI (67), 5th in walks (60) and 6th in runs scored (69)...Led all Phillies minor leaguers in doubles...Selected as an Organization All-Star by MiLB.com...Named EL Player of the Week, 7/22-28.
Began season with Clearwater (A)...Named a Florida State League midseason All-Star...Selected as an Organization All-Star by MiLB.com...Led all Phillies minor leaguers in home runs (26) & RBI (87)...Selected as Phillies Minor League Hitter of the Month for April...Chosen as FSL Player of the Week, 4/30-5/6...Homered in 3 straight games, 4/12-14...Promoted to Reading on 6/1 for remainder of season...Combined to hit .324 (45-139) with RISP across both levels...Played for Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League.
Spent majority of the season with Lakewood (A)...Named the South Atlantic League Most Valuable Player and selected as a SAL postseason All-Star...Became first BlueClaw to earn SAL MVP honors...Led all Phillies minor leaguers in RBI (101) and was T-1st in home runs (29)...Led the SAL in home runs, RBI, total bases (227), XBH (56), SLG (.533) and OPS (.873)...Set team record for home runs in a season...Selected as an Organization All-Star by MiLB.com...Named Phillies Minor League Player of the Week 4 times (5/1-7, 5/29-6/4, 6/12-18 and 8/7-13) and SAL Player of the Week, 8/7-13...Reached base safely in 23 consecutive games (.420 OBP), 6/9-7/4...Slugged 2 home runs and collected a professional-high 7 RBI on 8/23 at Hagerstown...Hit .339 (43-127) with RISP for Lakewood...Promoted to Clearwater on 8/29 for remainder of season...Homered in each of first 2 games with Clearwater, a doubleheader on 8/29 at Charlotte.
Began pro career with Williamsport (A)...Led the New York-Penn League in SLG (.518), OPS (.890) and HBP (16), finished T-1st in doubles (19), T-3rd in home runs (9), T-7th in total bases (101) and T-10th in OBP (.372)...Led all Phillies short-season minor leaguers in doubles, home runs and total bases...Batted .320 (33-103), 6 HR, 19 RBI in his final 29 games after batting .239 (22-92), 3 HR, 10 RBI in first 28 games...Homered in three straight games, 8/31-9/2...Recorded 12 RBI in a seven-game span, 8/27-9/2...Participated in Florida Instructional League.