Numbers Don’t Lie: Alec Bohm for NL ROY
Phillies’ rookie Alec Bohm might have been the only bright spot to the 2020 season. There is absolutely no reason why he shouldn’t win National League Rookie of the Year. Bohm has the chance to become the 5th Phillies’ rookie and the 1st since Ryan Howard, to bring home the award.
- Jack Sanford (1957)
- Dick Allen (1964)
- Scott Rolen (1997)
- Ryan Howard (2005)
At the plate, Bohm is a certified stud. Alec Bohm’s end of season rankings among all NL rookies (min. 100 PA) are glaring signs of why he should be the front-running in any ROY discussions.
- AVG – 1st (.338)
- OPS – 1st (.881)
- WRC+ – 1st (138)
- XBH – 2nd (11)
- RBIs – 1st (23)
- R – 2nd (24)
- fWAR – 3rd (0.9)
Bohm’s knack for clutch hitting was on display all season long as he batted .436 with a 1.021 OPS with runners in scoring position. In high-leverage situations, Bohm is 15-for-27 with 12 RBIs. From the 7th to 9th inning, while the bullpen was typically blowing whatever lead the Phillies had, Bohm hit .333 with a .806 OPS.
Forget about rookies, his .510 OBP with RISP tied for 3rd best among all NL hitters. Circling back to just rookies, that would be 4th best since 1961.
While John Middleton does everything he possibly can to destroy the Phillies this offseason, the baseball gods owe us a Rookie of the Year Award for Alec Bohm. From there, who knows what will happen this offseason, Bryce Harper continues his social media campaign for re-signing JT. If that doesn’t happen, things will get very interesting fast.
Ring that bell, baby
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