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Minor League Awards for April go to Bohm, Rosso and Gomez

Ramon Rosso
The Phillies chose right-hander Ramon Rosso as their Minor League Pitcher of the Month for April. (Photo courtesy Lakewood BlueClaws.)

Clearwater third baseman Alec Bohm and Reading right-hander Ramon Rosso were named the Phillies Minor League Hitter and Pitcher of the Month for May, while Reading infielder Jose Gomez was named the Phillies Minor League Defender of the Month.

The Phillies selected Bohm with the third overall pick in the 2018 Draft and batted 3-11-.373 (31-83) with a 1.039 OPS for the month of April in 22 games with Lakewood and one with Clearwater. Bohm collected nine doubles, 13 walks and three steals over the first month of the season. Bohm was especially hot over his final 19 games of the month, batting .429 with a .671 slugging percentage and 1.159 OPS, collecting multiple hits in 11 of those games.

The 22-year old Rosso was 2-0, posting a 0.89 ERA, striking out 26 batters and walking just six in four starts in April. The Dominican Republic native opened the season with 13 1/3 shutout innings. For the month, Rosso ranked second in ERA among all Eastern League Pitchers who had a minimum of 20 innings pitched and finished the month 10th in strikeouts. The Phillies signed Rosso as a minor league free agent in February of 2017 and pitched for both Lakewood and Clearwater last season and was a combined 11-3, 2.04 in 22 starts and one relief appearance.

Gomez started 14 games for the Clearwater Threshers in April his performance was good enough for him to be promoted to Reading to open the month of May. One of the keys for Gomez was his defensive versatility that saw him play nine games at second base, three at third and two at short for the Threshers. He fielded a total of 50 chances and handled them all without committing an error. The 22-year old is in his second full season in the Phillies organization after being acquired from Colorado along with two other players in the deal that sent reliever Pat Neshek to the Rockies in July of 2017.

 

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