Indians' Top Prospects: No. 61

Mickey Hall

For each of the past 15 years, Indians Ink Magazine has ranked the top prospects in the Cleveland farm system. It began as a top 10 list and turned into a top 50 early this decade. This is our third year ranking the top 100 Tribe minor-leaguers. It factors a player's potential, accomplishments, how he's moved in the system, and projects it to what he could bring to the major-league team.

NOTE: Mickey Hall has replaced Isaias Velasquez in our top 100 rankings. When the Top 100 Prospects issue of Indians Ink Magazine came out in early February, Velasquez was ranked No. 61. Hall had been acquired from the Boston Red Sox in mid-January, too late to be included in the rankings. Velasquez has since been traded to the Tampa Bay Rays for right-handed reliever Juan Salas ... so we have added Hall to the rankings.

No. 61 -- Mickey Hall

The Mickey Hall File
Born:
May 20, 1985, in Garfield Heights, OH.
Position: Outfielder
B/T: L/L
HT/WT: 6-0/180
Acquired: Dealt to Indians, 1/19/09, to complete trade that sent RHP Paul Byrd to Boston Red Sox on 8/12/08.
Strengths: He's got power, moves well, and is an adept outfielder. The raw skills are there -- perhaps a new start with the Indians organization will bring his talent to life.
Weaknesses: Has never lived up to potential he showed in high school. Red Sox picked him in the second round in 2003, but except for the second half of 2007 at Class A Lancaster (.301, 11 homers in 83 games), he's never hit above .259 and had too many strikeouts.
2009 Projection: Could start the season at either High-A Kinston or Double-A Akron.

2008 & MINOR-LEAGUE CAREER

Team G AB H AVG HR RBI SB BB SO
Lancaster 12 37 8 .216 1 2 3 8 10
Portland 82 263 61 .232 13 35 4 37 101
Minor Totals 538 1816 433 .238 47 222 41 273 628

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