There are some interesting notes in here.
Hall came out of the gate strong, hitting two home runs in his second big-league game on June 30 and posting a .907 OPS over his first 12 games. He heated up again in August, when he hit .302/.333/.628 over 13 games, but he finished his first season in the big leagues with a glaringly high 31% strikeout rate.
(Dombrowski): “We like what Darick Hall did for us. We like Darick Hall. Do we think that using him in a role, depending on the time, compared to other moves we may make, gives us the best chance to win? We’ll just have to wait and see.”
Another option that was mentioned last week by manager Rob Thomson would to be move utilityman Edmundo Sosa to third base, third baseman Alec Bohm to first base, and first baseman Rhys Hoskins to DH. This would presume the Phillies acquire a shortstop this offseason, preferably one they can slot into the middle of the lineup.
A third option, suggested by an NL talent evaluator, would be to alternate Schwarber and Castellanos at DH, while moving Matt Vierling from right field to left field. Schwarber and Castellanos don’t grade well by defensive metrics, so replacing one with Vierling would shore up the defense in Harper’s absence, while making sure Castellanos and Schwarber stay in the lineup.
I'm not sure who plays right field at all in that last scenario though?