Alec Bohm is a Finalist for NL Rookie of the Year
One of the only bright spots on the Philadelphia Phillies last season was Alec Bohm. On Monday night, the MLB announced that Bohm was a finalist for the National League Rookie of the Year award. Bohm will join San Diego second baseman Jake Cronenworth and Milwaukee reliever Devin Williams. The winner will be announced Nov. 9.
Bohm definitely has a strong case for himself to take home the award. He hit .338 with four home runs, 23 RBIs, with an .881 OPS and a 136 OPS+ in 180 plate appearances. That was good for first place among NL rookies in batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, OPS, hits, and RBIs. He was second in runs, doubles, and fourth in home runs and walks.
Bohm is trying to become the Phillies’ first Rookie of the Year since Ryan Howard in 2005. Other Phillies to win the award include Scott Rolen (1997), Dick Allen (1964) and Jack Sanford (1957).
In a season where very few things happened in the Phillies favor, a saving grace would be to see Alec Bohm take home ROY and give us that little offseason spark for Phillies baseball that doesn’t seem to be coming with any good free agency news.
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