Phillies top hitting prospect Alec Bohm was named to the Arizona Fall League All-Star Game yesterday. The game will be played Saturday and Bohm is the lone Phillies prospect to be named to the roster.
Bohm is one of 12 players in the game who are ranked on the MLB Pipeline Top 100 Prospects list; Bohm comes in at 34 on the list. In 10 games with the Scottsdale Scorpions, Bohm has not homered, but is hitting .390/.409/.463 and has six RBI.
Of his 10 games, six have been starts at third base, where he primarily played during the 2019 season, and four have come at first base, where it is rumored the Phillies may get him some reps during the upcoming season. There are concerns about Bohm’s defensive abilities at third, although many believe that he can stick at the position if the Phillies decide to keep him there. Rumors of moving Bohm to first have led to rumors of the Phillies considering putting incumbent first baseman Rhys Hoskins on the trade market this winter. While Bohm isn’t likely to open the season on the Phillies roster, he is likely to receive a non-roster invitation to spring training and could make his MLB debut at some point during the 2020 season.
With Lakewood, Clearwater and Reading this past season, Bohm played in a total of 125 games with a slash line of 21-80-.305/.378/.518 and posted a .938 fielding percentage with 12 errors in 83 games at third base and a .989 fielding percentage at first base, committing two errors in 24 games.
Among qualified players, Bohm ranks seventh in average (.390) and hits (16).
The AFL All-Star Game can be seen live online at MLB.com/AFL and begins at 8:00 eastern on Saturday night.