Rhys Hoskins injury: Top 3 replacements for injured Phillies star

Rhys Hoskins of the Philadelphia Phillies
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Option 1. Phillies replace Rhys Hoskins by rotating between Darick Hall and Alec Bohm.

The most likely instinct answer for Phillies fans regarding who could fill in for Hoskins is Darick Hall. This is because of the 27-year-old's power, which has been evident for almost all of his minor-league career —going yard 126 times in 660 games.

This rate improved in Hall's 2022 rookie season, homering nine times in 41 games. With opportunities for even more at-bats with Hoskins sidelined, Hall could really hit his stride and produce eye-catching numbers.

A cause for concern, however, is that all nine of Hall's home runs last season were against right-handed pitching. Albeit a small sample size, Hall collected just a single in 12 at-bats opposite southpaws.

That is why the Phillies could opt to platoon between Hall and another infielder when the team faces a left-handed starting pitcher. Alec Bohm is an option to move across the diamond to make this work, which would create playing time for Edmundo Sosa at the hot corner.

The Phillies may not want to mess with Bohm at this stage of his career and bounce him between third base and first base. However, if they feel a permanent position move to first base is the appropriate long-term solution for the former third-overall pick — especially given Hoskins could leave through free agency after this season — perhaps Dave Dombrowski will want to speed up that timeline.

Bohm did not commit a single error in his handful of games at first base last season. Having Sosa in the infield, meanwhile, would add a reliable glove with speed to complement the already-fast Trea Turner.