Phillies: Alec Bohm named 2020 Rookie of the Year Finalist

Alec Bohm #28 of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Alec Bohm #28 of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

Phillies third baseman Alec Bohm has been named a finalist for the 2020 NL Rookie of the Year Award

The Philadelphia Phillies may not have much to cherish from their disappointing 2020 season, finishing short of a postseason berth for the ninth straight year.

Yet, despite him not debuting until August 13, top hitting prospect Alec Bohm had a showing that at least will always be remembered from the unprecedented 60-game slate — producing a Phillies ninth-best 0.7 WAR. Soon, the 24-year-old could be forever recognized with top rookie honors.

Monday evening on MLB Network, Bohm was named one of three finalists for the 2020 National League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award, joining infielder Jake Cronenworth of the San Diego Padres and reliever Devin Williams of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Just four Phillies players have ever won the Rookie of the Year Award, the most recent being 2008 World Series champion first baseman Ryan Howard (2005), as well as Scott Rolen (1997), Dick Allen (1964), and Jack Sanford (1957).

Across 44 games, Bohm slashed .338/.400/481 with 11 doubles, four home runs, and 23 RBI; in the field, he committed only four errors spanning 153 chances and 351 1/3 innings.

Cronenworth, meanwhile, slashed .285/.354/.477 in 54 games with the Padres — producing 15 doubles, three triples, four home runs, and 20 RBI. In the field, the former seventh round draft pick played first, second, and third base, as well as shortstop, and committed just three combined errors spanning 206 chances and 429 1/3 frames.

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Williams logged 13 games with the Brewers in 2019, but still had rookie status through the 2020 season, where across 22 games and 27 innings, the right-hander yielded just one earned run, while striking out 53 batters and walking just nine. Williams posted an impressive 0.33 ERA and 0.630 WHIP ratio.

The 2020 Rookie of the Year winners for the American and National leagues will be announced next Monday, November 9, at 6 p.m. on MLB Network.

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