5 early Phillies spring training overreactions after the first two weeks of play

Spring training is well underway, and with so much happening on the field, now's the best time to completely overreact.

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola has been inconsistent in spring training so far
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola has been inconsistent in spring training so far / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
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Alec Bohm is going to be elected to his first All-Star game

The 27-year-old third baseman Alec Bohm has been a lightning rod for conversation over the last couple of years. Half the fan base wants to see the Phillies double down on him and commit to the homegrown talent, and the other half wants to see him traded in favor of really anything at the hot corner.

But there is no denying that Bohm has been as solid as can be and has consistently improved every year for the last four seasons. Last season, Bohm slashed .274/.327/.337 with career highs of 97 RBI and 20 home runs. And there seems to be no sign of him slowing down.

So far this spring, in four games, Bohm has five hits in seven at-bats for a .556 batting average and an astounding OPS of 1.600. He has hit one homerun so far, and just from the eye test, he looks to be in complete control and as well-balanced at the plate as ever.

Last season, Bohm moved up and down in the lineup but batted cleanup towards the end of the season and playoffs. Wherever he hits this year, he’ll likely have an opportunity to drive in runners and accumulate eye-popping statistics.

Bohm will look to carry some of his scorching start in spring training into the beginning of the regular season and hit the ground running.

2024 All-Star Alec Bohm has a good ring to it, doesn’t it?