6 Phillies players who belong on the trade block right now

With Opening Day approaching, which players should the Phillies use as trade bait to upgrade the team further?

Philadelphia Phillies prospect pitcher Griff McGarry could be an enticing trade piece
Philadelphia Phillies prospect pitcher Griff McGarry could be an enticing trade piece / Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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Darick Hall

When it comes to Darick Hall, everyone knows his main strength is his power. After all, he has averaged more than 20 home runs and 80 RBI for the bulk of his years in the minor leagues with the Phillies. However, he has yet to handle major league pitching whenever he has gotten the chance to play with the big league club.

His power has translated over to the majors, as he has accumulated 10 home runs in just 59 games played in his career with the Phillies. However, he was often overmatched by opposing pitchers, as witnessed in his 9:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio, along with a total of 62 strikeouts in just 190 at-bats.

With his main playing positions being first base and designated hitter, he is currently blocked by both Harper and Kyle Schwarber for those positions for the foreseeable future. For those who think he can platoon with Schwarber at DH, both players bat left-handed and strike out a ton, and the Phillies will play the established veteran Schwarber over the unpredictable Hall every day of the week.

Instead of waiting for him to develop further, which may or may not end up happening, Hall could be better used as a trade chip for a team looking to take a chance on injecting a young power bat into their lineup.