In accordance with tales, the Philadelphia Phillies will promote extreme prospect Alec Bohm.
No minor league season and the pliability of a 60-man participant pool has created choices for MLB groups to advertise prospects. The Philadelphia Phillies did it with blue chip prospect pitcher Spencer Howard remaining week, and earlier on Thursday Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic they may promote extreme prospect third baseman Alec Bohm.
Bohm was taken third entire by the Phillies all through the 2018 draft out of Wichita State. He has justified that various, with a .305/.378/.519 slash-line with 21 residence runs, 30 doubles 80 RBI over three ranges remaining yr (14 residence runs over 270 Double-A plate appearances). Then he blistered Arizona Fall League pitching to the tune of .361/.397/.528 over 78 plate appearances. Baseball America and MLB.com each ranked him as top-30 prospect in all of baseball moving into this yr.
Is Alec Bohm able to make the leap to the bigs?
Bohm has carried out each nook infield spots thus far educated, and the frequent DH creates some room for him all through the Phillies lineup there. Matt Gelb of The Athletic pointed to an damage prompting Bohm’s promotion, and the corresponding swap has been launched.
As Gelb well-known, the Phillies wished to make room on the 28 and 40-man rosters. Bohm is all through the lineup Thursday within the course of the Orioles, batting sixth and having enjoyable with third base.
Additional broadly, Philadelphia appears to need a spark all through the lineup. Rhys Hoskins (zero residence runs, .238 slugging proportion moving into Thursday) and Scott Kingery (Four-for-40 moving into Thursday) are each struggling big thus far, and Jean Segura hasn’t been significantly larger (.205 going into Thursday). It’s worth noting that Kingery examined constructive for COVID-19, which serves as an proof for his gradual begin.
In any case, Bohm was constructive to knock on the door of the large leagues ultimately this yr beneath widespread circumstances. Since any additional run he’ll get on the Phillies’ alternate web site acquired’t be of fine income, he’ll get his shot now.