Saturday, March 16, 2019

2019 Phillies Prospects Countdown: #3 3B Alec Bohm

Bohm, photo- MiLB.com
Selected with the 3rd overall selection in last year’s draft, third baseman Alec Bohm is one of the Phillies’ most promising young talents.

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 last year in his junior season for Wichita State. He notched 24 multi-hit games during his 2018 campaign.

Overall in three seasons with the Shockers, Bohm batted .317 with 33 homers, 125 RBI and a .941 OPS in 166 total games. He was one of the top ranked college hitters heading into last year’s draft.

After debuting as a pro, the righty hitting Bohm would tally a .343 batting average with a double, a triple and five RBI in 11 games in the Rookie level Gulf Coast League. Additionally, up a level with Class A short-season Williamsport, the six-foot-five 240-pounder would notch a .224 average with five doubles, a triple and 12 RBI in 29 games.

Bohm, who grew up as a Yankees fan, is said to have a top notch work ethic. He missed roughly a month of action last season after being hit in the left leg by a pitch, but following the regular season, Bohm participated in the Florida Instructional League and was among the first players to arrive for spring training in Clearwater.

At the plate, Bohm controls the strike zone, drawing walks and keeping strike outs to a minimum. The Nebraska native sports plus raw power and has outstanding bat speed.

Defensively, Bohm wasn’t impressive after debuting as a professional. He committed nine errors in 69 opportunities for an .870 fielding percentage. He’ll continue to see time at third base, but if the efforts don’t improve, a positional move could be in store for him.

Speed won't be a key factor of this big masher's game.

Look for the 22-year-old to open the 2019 campaign with one of the Phils’ full-season Class A clubs. Estimated time of arrival in the big leagues may be a couple years off.

Keep track of this year's complete Phillies top 25 prospects countdown by clicking this link.    

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