Alec Bohm - Triple Crown Future?
Alec Bohm was the Phillies number one prospect and the leagues 31st overall coming in to 2020. Bohm was drafted by the Phillies in 2018 in the first round. It only took two years in the minors for Bohm to make his debut. While in the minors, he had a slash line of .293/.368/.474 and hit 21 home runs in 165 games. Once Bohm made it to the majors he improved, batting .338/.400/.481. Bohm's best attributes are his approach to the plate and raw power. These two tools already make him a major league level hitter. Does he have the skills to compete at the major league level?
Outs Above Average (OAA) 69th percentile
Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) At 1B: 0 ---At 3B: -5
Ultimate Zone Rating: At 1B (UZR): .5 -----At 3B: -1.6
When Bohm was drafted, it was noted his fielding was average at best. Ever since he's been drafted, the Phillies and Bohm have worked tirelessly to improve his standing at third base. As you can see by DRS and UZR, Bohm is struggling slightly at third base. For an example, Nolan Arenado, the best third basemen this past year in terms of fielding, registered a UZR of 8.5 and the league average is 1.. Bohm lacks the quickness and range that a third basemen needs to be successful in the hot corner, but does have an above average arm for it. The Phillies swapped him over to first base where he saw average success.