No. 61 -- Mickey Hall
The Mickey Hall File
Born: May 20, 1985, in Garfield Heights, OH.
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