Believe it or not, it has already been almost two and a half years since Alec Bohm debuted at third base for the Philadelphia Phillies. The 26-year-old was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2018 draft and has had a memorable start to his big-league career.
Bohm has already experienced highs and lows that some players go an entire career without experiencing. Who could forget Bohm committing three errors in two innings against the New York Mets and saying he "hates this place" last April?
While that certainly put Bohm at odds with Phillies fans for a short time, things quickly came around due to Bohm taking accountability and showing responsibility. Bohm went on to improve his defense drastically, transforming himself from a young defensive liability to a playmaker on defense.
Bohm also performed at the plate in the big moments. He proved he can handle big moments, from celebrating getting hit by a pitch that gave the Phillies their first run of the 2022 postseason, to being a contributor in the Phillies' record-tying five-homer-game in Game 3 of the 2022 World Series.
Dave Dombrowski and the rest of the front office will have through 2026 to complete their evaluation of Bohm before he is due a contract., Four seasons is a long time and fans can't help but to wonder what they have in store.
While comparing Bohm's first three seasons to other current and former Phillies legends and stars, his career may not take the same trajectory, but it certainly can be fun.