Phuture Phillies 2019 Reader Poll #4 – Alec Bohm

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.

7 thoughts on “Phuture Phillies 2019 Reader Poll #4 – Alec Bohm

  1. I couldn’t put Bohm anywhere near #4 in my top 30. State of Missouri rules (“Show Me”) dropped him, on my list, to #9. He might even fall out of my top 10 because I’m taking a closer look at a few guys in my 10 to 12 range. I was the one vote for De Los Santos. I think his proximity and the fact he got a few games under his belt in the Majors this year makes him #4. You might say those 2 games in the Majors were unspectacular but many good and great players can say that about their 1st audition in the Majors. His AAA stats were pretty darn good.

    Dylan Cozens got 5 votes, Hall and Listi got 2 votes each. Gowdy got 2 votes and he hasn’t even pitched since 2016. I saw Sandusky is still at work getting Walding 2 votes. Yikes, if these guys are our #4 prospect, we can close down the farm system now.

    1. I just finished my top 50 yesterday, but it needs some fine tuning from 35-50 and some editing before I can publish.

      Like you I have Bohm down a couple notches—it’s no worries on the poor debut, just my nerves about the swing and if he can stick at 3B. (I went Garcia here). Also thought I’d be among the highest on De Los Santos at 8. One guy I know I’ll be the highest on (in “published” lists) is Listi. Glad to see he’s getting votes already so I won’t look like a fool when I start voting for him. At least folks will know I didn’t copy my list from others, eh?

  2. Bohm may turn out to have a fine MLB career. But since he projects to many scouts as a future 1b, even with considerable power, I see him as a rather generic commodity. If he produces at the plate early in 2019, I would be looking to sell high and package him for a TOR at the deadline. I certainly don’t see him as a top 5 prospect in this system. If he is, than it’s weaker than I thought.

  3. I really don’t pay any attention to a players’ year-of-draft numbers as it must be a crazy time, either with the fatigue of adding on professional ball games after finishing a college season, or the quick life and competitive adjustment from high school to rookie league.

    I have him as my # 3 prospect right now. If Fangraphs’s scouting report is correct, his bat is quick to the zone and in the zone longer than your average power hitter, and he’ll have to decide if he keeps this contact at the expense for some power (which he has in barrels), or trade in some contact to max out his raw power in game settings. I may be underrating the 1B risk so it’ll be interesting to hear reports this year on his play at the hot corner.

    In preparing my Top 30, I found the top 2 (Sixto and Medina) to be in a tier of their own, and then the next tier to be the #3-#8 spots. I have my personal preference as to the order, but I think any order of Bohm, Luis Garcia, Spencer Howard, Haseley, Romero, and De Los Santos makes sense.

  4. Should have taken Nolan Gorman. He was the top bat in the country along with Madrigal in the beginning of the year but fell off as the season wore on. His numbers as a 18 year old were fantastic. His numbers fell a bit as he was jumped to class A but still impressive. Bohm is almost 4 years older. I know he got hurt. Gorman .291 17Hr, 44RBI, 34 walk 76K, .380 OBP.

  5. Although very impressed with bohm’s cape cod numbers just don’t see him as out #4.

    Also feel that way about our #3.

    Last year voted Sixto #1 as i did this year. Voted Garcia #2 and will continue with voting for him.

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