Alec Bohm continues his success rate this season with a strong showing in the Futures Game, going 1-for-4 with a run scored in the game, which ended in a 2-2 tie when Rangers prospect Sam Huff homered in the seventh to knot things up.
Bohm ripped a fourth inning single into left field to put runners on first and third. Cincinnati prospect Taylor Trammell then drove in the first run of the game and Cardinals prospect Dylan Carlson singled to bring home Bohm and make it a 2-0 game.
The 22-year old prospect, who was taken by the Phillies in the first round – third overall pick – of the 2018 Draft, started at third base for the National League squad. He grounded out twice in the game and also hit a hard line drive to right field that was caught. Defensively, Bohm played well at third base for the NL team and made all of the plays that were hit to him as he looks to dispel rumors that he won’t be able to stick at third base defensively.
Former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, who has worked with Bohm on his swing, watched the Phillies prospect take batting practice. After the game, Manuel, who served as the AL bench coach under former Phillie Jim Thome, told reporters that he’s been impressed with Alec Bohm.
“He has a chance to be a bit-time hitter in the major leaguers,” Manuel said. “What really impresses me the most is how he goes about his at-bats; his approach at the plate and the way that he battles. He puts the ball in play with two strikes and things like that and he hits the ball all over the field.”
This season, Bohm has moved from Lakewood to Clearwater to Reading and has a combined line of 10-48-.325/.397/.532 in 77 games at the three levels. Last season, Bohm played in the GCL and with Williamsport after being drafted out of Wichita State.