Lock in Alec Bohm for NL Rookie of the Year
Only four Phillies have ever won NL Rookie of the Year. Alec Bohm is making a strong case to be added to the list.
- Ryan Howard in 2005
- Scott Rolen in 1997
- Dick Allen in 1964
- Jack Sanford in 1957
Just 35 games into his big league career, Bohm not only looks like a promising rookie, but also a key piece to the Phillies’ future.
Bohm had another multi-hit game today in the Phillies’ 7-0 win in game one of their double header against the Toronto Blue Jays. He went 2 for 3 with an RBI. Over the last 21 games, he’s hitting .364/.393/.571 and leads the Phillies hits, extra base hits, and RBIs.
Bohm has 28 line-drive hits this season which is good for the most on the Phillies, despite not playing their first 13 games of the season. Bohm’s 27 hits overall in the month of September leads the National League and ties him for the MLB lead with Tim Anderson.
The important thing with Bohm is his hit quality. This isn’t a Dom Brown or Rhys Hoskins situation where they were just crushing home runs. Bohm is a line-drive hitting machine. He’s been moved all over the lineup and has been successful everywhere. As of late, he’s smack dab in the middle of the order and has gone 8 for 25 (.320) with two doubles and two homers.
NL Rookie of the Year frontrunner. Padres infielder Jake Cronenworth has been pacing the class this season but has slumped the last 10 days, hitting .192 as Bohm keeps raking. Cronenworth has hit .310/.369/.531 this season.
Bohm has hit .325/.379/.500.