Alec Bohm Looking Good With The Bat and Playing More First Base In the AFL

In his last four games in the Arizona Fall League, Alec Bohm has gone 6 for 11 scoring 4 runs, hitting 3 doubles and a home run. In those four games, he has started at first base in three of them, including the Fall Stars game Saturday night.

After 16 regular season games and 62 at bats in the AFL, Bohm is hitting .355 with 6 doubles and 2 homers.  He is hitting .373 with a .949 OPS against right handed pitching. Overall, he is eight in the AFL in batting average.

Looks like the Phillies are starting to see Bohm as more of a first baseman than a third baseman in the future. Bohm has struggled at third in the AFL committing three errors in nine games. He has started at first base in seven other AFL games and has been charged with only one error.

In last night’s game, Alec lined a double to left to drive in the second run in the 3-0 victory. Other Phillies prospects, Josh Stephen, drove in the third run with a single to left and Zach Warren came on in the ninth to get his first save, striking out two. His fastball was topping at 95 MPH.  He used his slider to get his two swinging strike threes according to GAMEDAY.

The AFL season has seven games remaining in the regular season which ends a week from Friday. The AFL Championship game is scheduled for a week from Saturday. The Scottsdale Scorpions, where the Phillies prospects play, trail the first place Salt River Rafters by two games for a Championship game spot.

Alec Bohm hits a change up 410 ft. for a homer to left in AFL action (Photo Courtesy of MLB.com)

 

 

 

 

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I have been a faithful Phillies follower all my life. Today I am most intrigued by those players in the minor league system who work every day of the year to make it to the Show. This is what this blog is mostly all about. To read more, click here: https://baseballross.wordpress.com/2012/02/05/how-i-got-started-in-baseball/
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