4 Phillies players on the 40-man roster who won’t survive the 2024 season

Which Phillies could lose their hold on a spot on the 40-man roster this season?

Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Darick Hall might lose his 40-man roster spot this season
Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Darick Hall might lose his 40-man roster spot this season / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
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Darick Hall

Darick Hall has been part of the Phillies organization since 2016 when they drafted him late in the 14th round. Known primarily for his tremendous power, he has shown some success in his tenure in the minor leagues, averaging 20+ home runs and 80+ RBI in a typical season. However, he has struggled immensely at the major league level when given opportunities over the past two seasons.

In 59 games of big league action, Hall has hit only .226 with a .700 OPS, 21 runs scored, nine doubles, 10 home runs, and 19 RBI. Those numbers may seem adequate for someone just getting their feet wet, but what has stood out isn't his production but his poor plate discipline. He has walked only seven times to go along with 62 strikeouts in 198 plate appearances.

That unimpressive trend has continued this spring as in 11 games, Hall has registered only two hits for an .080 batting average, .348 OPS, one home run, one RBI and 11 strikeouts in just 25 at-bats. At 28, time could be running out for him to get his act together to provide any sort of impact.

With first base being his primary position, one of his main competitors is Clemens, who has been on a tear since being sent down to the minors last July. Along with the recent rise of organizational prospects such as Carlos De La Cruz, Hall’s spot on the 40-man roster could be in jeopardy going forward if he can’t prove his worth in due time.

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