Skip to main content

Phillies prospect Bohm earns promotion to Clearwater

Alec Bohm, image- Jay Floyd
HELP SUPPORT CONTENT LIKE THIS AND KEEP IT COMING ALL SEASON LONG BY BECOMING A PATRON!- https://www.patreon.com/phoulballz

Big news out of the Phillies' developmental ranks on Tuesday as one of the organization's top prospects, Alec Bohm, was promoted to Class A Advanced Clearwater after a scorching April in the Sally League.

Through 22 games this season with Class A Lakewood, the 22-year-old righty hitter touted a .367 average with nine doubles, three home runs and 11 RBI.

Many people, fans and insiders alike, were surprised when Bohm opened the 2019 campaign at that level.  Bohm, who is listed at six-foot-five 225 pounds, was not among that group.

"I really had no expectation as where to go (to start the season)", said Bohm.  "When it came down to it, where ever they told me to go, that's where I was going."

With assignments and promotions far away from his line of thinking, Bohm was most excited for getting a taste of the full-season grind, heading into the season.

During his brief time thus far in the Phillies system, Bohm asserts that the organization has made positive impressions on him, citing a great level of satisfaction with the developmental personnel and the front office.

"They really take the time to get to know you and help develop you as a player, not just have these little cookie cutter (ideas) of what they think each player should be. They develop each player differently," Bohm stated.

On the diamond, Bohm, who was the third overall pick in last year's draft, hasn't had a tough time adjusting to the professional game to date.  According to the Wichita State University product, the culture is where he's had to make the most adjustments.

"I didn't expect as much Spanish, I guess," Bohm said.  "It's been fun coming into it, picking up things."

Bohm, who has played both third base and first base this season with the 'Claws, says he paired up with another well regarded Phillies prospect, Lakewood middle infielder Luis Garcia, and the two have tried to teach one another something in their native tongue each and every day this season. 

He'll need to find a new study buddy with the Threshers.

Bohm is in Clearwater's lineup for his Florida State League debut on Tuesday night.

Other promotions from around the system on Tuesday saw infielder Jose Gomez, who was acquired from Colorado in the 2017 Pat Neshek trade, moving from Clearwater to Double-A Reading.  Also moving from Lakewood to Clearwater is righty pitcher Colton Eastman, a 4th round pick last year. Lefty pitcher Manuel Silva, 20, will fill a void on the Lakewood roster.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Rappers in Phillies Caps

Weekend greetings to you phine pholks out there. Today's post features pictures of rappers wearing Phillies caps. Why rappers in Phillies caps, you ask? Because... Any other questions? We will start things off properly by going with a highly recognizable hip hop star. 50 Cent stays constantly relavant by consistantly creating radio friendly material to help sell (G) units, while he "keeps it real" by still rapping about the thug life he lived before becoming the 2nd highest earning black entertainer in America. 50 is seen here in a recent interview rocking a throw-back Phillies cap. Next up we'll use a throw-back screen cap from what may be the very first major appearance by a rapper wearing Phillies gear. Chuck D, of legendary rap group Public Enemy, wore a Phillies cap in the music video for rap anthem Fight The Power in 1989. The song was the lead single from the soundtrack for Spike Lee's film Do The Right Thing . Next up we'll go with some home gro

Who is Your Favorite Willie 'Mays' Hayes?

PhoulBallz.com is wondering which individual who has portrayed Willie "Mays" Hayes is the favorite of the public. Hayes, of course, is the character made famous in the Major League motion picture series. In Major League , Willie "Mays" Hayes was portrayed by budding Hollywood actor Wesley Snipes, who would go on to action movie superstardom. Snipes has starred in major motion pictures like the Blade trilogy, Passenger 57 , Undisputed and many more. Snipes remains an impact Hollywood actor, despite legal troubles related to income tax evasion. Snipes was replaced for the sequel, Major League II when his busy career, and possibly the film's budget, would not allow him to return, by Omar Epps. Another budding actor, Epps had previously worked with director David S. Ward, on the film The Program , and landed the role of Hayes, who had become a Hollywood action star over the off-season that occured between the two films. Epps' career portraying athletes rol

McGwire Stays Phony, Despite Admitting Drug Use

Mark McGwire made an effort to publicly come clean today, admitting to the world that he took performance enhancing drugs during his playing career. Steroids and human growth hormones were among the drugs that McGwire admitted to using. MLB Network featured a one on one interview with Bob Costas and McGwire on Monday evening. The broadcast was virtually garbage, thanks to McGwire. Ahead is a list of quotes from McGwire's interview. McGwire repeatedly stated his point of view that there were no dishonorable intentions involved when taking steroids, and that he was merely using them as a means to recover from varying ailments. When asked if he felt like he cheated... "As I look back now...I can see how people would say that. As far as the talent goes and the hand-eye coordination, the ability, the genetics I was given...I don't see it." "I did not take this for any strength purposes." Denial. Read on for similar B.S. He whined about the abuse he'