Phillies promote first round pick Alec Bohm to Short-Season Williamsport

SARASOTA, FL- MARCH 09: A general view of Spectrum Field during the game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Toronto Blue Jays on March 9, 2017 at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
SARASOTA, FL- MARCH 09: A general view of Spectrum Field during the game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Toronto Blue Jays on March 9, 2017 at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /
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The Phillies first round pick is moving quickly through the system, as expected

Phillies first-round pick Alec Bohm has been promoted to Single-A Short-Season Williamsport Crosscutters. He’ll join the club on Sunday after just three games in the Gulf Coast League.

Drafted third overall out of Wichita State, the third baseman hit .500 playing for the Gulf Coast League Phillies West in Clearwater. On the first pitch he saw as a professional he drove a ball to the opposite field corner and reached third with an RBI.

Bohm finished with no strikeouts, one walk, one stolen base, and two RBI in his three games in the Gulf Coast League.

Last year’s first-round pick Adam Haseley took a similar route through the organization, spending just three games in the Gulf Coast League before going to both Williamsport and Lakewood.

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Haseley played 37 games in Short-Season Williamsport before going to Single-A Lakewood, where he played 18 games. This year he’s spent the entire season with Advanced-A Clearwater along with 2016 first round pick Mickey Moniak.

Seth Lancaster, an eighth-round pick this year, and international free agent Jesus Henrique have split time at third for the Crosscutters, who are just eight games into their season. Their year will run through September 3, but Bohm will likely join the BlueClaws before the season ends to join their playoff-bound club.

Lakewood clinched a playoff spot after having the best record in the first-half of their season.

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Bohm hit 339 with a 1.061 OPS, 16 home runs, and 55 runs batted in for Wichita State prior to the Amateur Draft in early June. He’ll likely be ranked among the organization’s top prospects when the midseason rankings are published and could join the big league club in a couple of years as their starting third baseman of the future.

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