Alec Bohm was your selection as the #4 prospect in the Phillies’ organization.
Bohm received 87 of the 238 votes cast (36.55%). Luis Garcia (66 votes, 27.73%) was next and Spencer Howard (51 votes, 21.43%) filled out the top three vote recipients. There was a significant drop off after that as the next eighteen shared the remaining 34 votes.
Alec Bohm was the Phillies first round selection in the 2018 Amateur Draft, the third overall pick. The 22-year-old, right-handed hitting third baseman was signed out of Wichita Sate University on June 18, 2018.
Bohm put up a disappointing slash for the season. But, he tore up the GCL in an extremely small sample of 4 games before being sent to Low-A Williamsport. He struggled for a while with the Crosscutters before being hit on the knee in a July 9th game against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers (more on these bastards later). After missing a month on the DL, Bohm returned to Clearwater for seven rehab games with the GCL teams. He returned to Williamsport on August 20th and finished the season on a higher note.
- GCL(6/19-22): 4 G, 12 AB, 4 R, 3B, 3 RBI, BB, 0 K, HBP, .500/.571/.667/1.238
- WPT(6/24-7/9): 14 G, 52 AB, 2 R, 2B, 4 RBI, 4 BB, 12 K, 3 HBP, .192/.288/.212/.500
- GCL(8/10-18): 7 G, 20 AB, 4 R, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, 4 K, HBP, .250/.304/.30/.604
- WPT(8/20-9/3): 15 G, 55 AB, 7 R, 4 2B, 3B, 8 RBI, 6 BB, 7 K, HBP, .255/.339/.364/.702
Bohm went 3 for 3 in steal attempts, but all 3 came before his knee injury.
In his junior year at WSU (2018), Bohm started 57 games at third base. He posted a slash of .339/.436/.625/1.061 in 266 PA, 224 AB with 57 runs, 14 doubles, a triple, 16 HR, 55 RBI, 39 walks, just 28 strike outs, and 9/12 stolen bases. He was named a second team All-American by Baseball America, second team all-conference, and a semifinalist for both the Golden Spikes Award and the Dick Howser Trophy.
He went 6 for 13 in the AAC tournament in Clearwater with a double, HR, and 3 RBI.
When he played summer ball for the Falmouth (Mass.) Commodores in the Cape Cod League, he was named an All-Star, finished second in batting average (.351), third in RBI (28), third in doubles (10) and 10th in home runs (5).
Now, back to those Scrappers. Bohm was hit by pitched balls 6 times in his first professional season, 4 times while with Williamsport. All four came against the Mahoning Scrappers in 4 different games by 4 different pitchers. I would describe 3 of the 4 as NOT having control problems. I would think the Phillies stat guys should keep an eye on this from this team/organization.
The poll for the #5 prospect will be posted in a separate thread.
Here are the complete results for the #4 poll.