Alec Bohm has become a spark for the Phillies offense in a win-now season
The 24-year old third baseman has already hit his first MLB home run, which, fairly entertainingly enough, had to be fished out of the water from the Braves’ splash zone. He hit it out to center on August 23 and it went a very impressive 446 feet.
Reportedly, he did get that ball back to commemorate such a special moment in his career. How did his teammates present it to him though? In a cup of water.
Three of Alec’s teammates (Tommy Hunter, Phil Gosselin, Neil Walker) predicted he would hit a homer and I’m sure he was happy to have brought their prediction to life.
Freddie Freeman, mic’d up at the time, even had some input.
So far this season, Bohm has 11 hits, four RBI, one home run, an on-base percentage of .462 and has a .344 batting average in 32 at-bats. Great stats for a young MLB career of 10 games played, with many more to go.
“We really think he’s gonna hit,” Phillies manager Joe Girardi said. “He’s young and he’s a work in progress. He uses the whole field. He hits the ball extremely well to right-center and to left-center. We think he’s gonna be here a long time.”
Alec Bohm, with the power and talent he has already shown, is quite obviously one to watch and is proving to be a welcome addition to this Phillies team in a season where they absolutely have to win-now.