Drew Silva details why fantasy managers looking for power should heavily consider starting Darick Hall in favorable matchups against right-handers.
DREW SILVA: The Phillies are going to be without Bryce Harper through at least the middle of August after he suffered a fracture in his left thumb on a hit by pitch in late June. In need of some left-handed power, they have turned to first base prospect, Darick Hall. And he's delivered even more than anyone could have reasonably expected with three home runs through his first five major league games.
Hall is limited defensively. He will mostly DH and he probably isn't going to see many plate appearances against left-handed pitching because his batting splits in the minors were rather drastic. But the proof is in the pudding that he can feast on right-handed pitching. He had a .304 batting average and 1.039 OPS versus righties this year at AAA Lehigh Valley with 20 home runs and 67 RBIs in 72 total games played.
It is a tricky profile to navigate for fantasy managers who play in weekly leagues. But in formats that allow for daily lineup changes, Hall is exactly as advertised. A new must start addition against all right-handed opponents.