The Phillies top prospect is playing under the lights in the Arizona Fall League.
Phillies top prospect Alec Bohm is the lone Phillies prospect playing in this years Arizona Fall League All-Star Game Saturday night.
The game can be streamed live at MLB.com starting at 8 p.m. ET. and fans can watch Bohm in the starting lineup hitting fourth and playing first base. Bohm, ranked as one of the top third base prospects in baseball, is projected to join the Phillies in 2020 as early as opening day.
Bohm, one of eight prospects playing in Arizona, has been dominating the Arizona Fall League. He’s hitting .327 in 13 games, the fourth-highest batting average in the Fall League among players with at-least 50 at-bats. Only 4 of Bohm’s 17 hits are extra-base hits, though Bohm is projected to bring a big power bat to the big leagues when he gets the call.
The Phillies may need a bridge to Bohm to start the 2020 season, which may be Scott Kingery if the Philadelphia picks Adam Haseley or a veteran to start in center field.
Spencer Howard, the Phillies top pitching prospect, was on his way to the all-star game before two rough outings for the Scottsdale Scorpions where he combined to allow five runs in 8.1 innings, though he did strikeout 13 batters.
Howard could also join the big league clu in 2020 as one of the most anticipated pitching prospects in the organization since Aaron Nola. He’s likely to start the year in Triple-A Lehigh Valley and work against more experienced hitters than he did when he started the year deep in Philadelphia’s farm system.