Alec Bohm could help get the Phillies back to the postseason.
Alec Bohm‘s pitch recognition, approach, and power are all insane for such a young player, and there’s no reason not to expect something in the range of 25 homers and 90 RBI this season.
Nick Maton has impressed, as has Darick Hall, but both should probably err on the side of getting consistent at-bats until they can really compete for a starting job.
One name you won’t find here is Scott Kingery, who seems to have been removed from the infield plans. Top prospect Bryson Stott looked comfortable at the plate, but the results just weren’t there to justify putting him in the big-league conversation. So, for now, the 2021 infield resembles the 2020 infield, but it seems as though the Phillies are beginning to develop depth at each position.
- U1: Brad Miller
- U2: Ronald Torreyes
Brad Miller is one of my favorite guys to watch. Old-school style of play — with “boom” in the bat and the ability to play nearly every position — keeps Miller around in the big leagues, and I think he could get 50-60 starts as the number one bench option for Girardi. He’s looked good in the spring, and I think his all-around ability will come to real fruition in the postseason if the Phils can get there.
Ronald Torreyes is a serviceable bench player, more for his glove and arm than his bat. He’s not going to hit the ball out of the ballpark, but he puts the ball in play and won’t make the rookie mistakes you might see out of Maton or Stott.