Monday, June 4, 2018

Phillies draft 3b Alec Bohm in first round

Selecting 3rd overall in this year's MLB amateur draft, the Phillies chose Wichita State third baseman Alec Bohm.

The six-foot-five 240-pound righty hitter is said to have an advanced approach at the plate.  Scouts think he projects as an offensive force in the big leagues.  He has loads of raw power, but can also hit for average.

A collegiate second team All-American, Bohm batted .339 with 14 doubles, a triple, 16 home runs and 55 RBI while swiping nine bags in 57 games this year in his junior season.  He notched 24 multi-hit games during his 2018 campaign with the Shockers.

Overall in three seasons at Wichita State, Bohm batted .317 with 33 homers, 125 RBI and a .941 OPS in 166 contests.

On MLB Network's draft coverage, long-time reporter Peter Gammons stated that Bohm showed significant improvements on defense in the prominent Cape Cod league last summer.  Gammons also praised the youngster's work ethic.

Former Phillies All-Stars Mickey Morandini and Larry Bowa were present at the draft to represent the organization.

The Phillies will not select again in the draft until the 4th round at number 107 overall.  The team had to forfeit its 2nd and 3rd round pick for signing free agents Carlos Santana and Jake Arrieta.

Check out the media players below for footage of Bohm.




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