Roster Report: Bryson Stott and Alec Bohm have both made the 28-man Opening Day roster
According to multiple reports, the Philadelphia Phillies have notified Alec Bohm and Bryson Stott that they have both made the team’s 28-man Opening Day roster.
Bryson Stott has shown everyone this Spring that he belongs at the Major League level. Stott is slashing .429/.529/.607 this Spring, with 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 12 hits, and 5 runs scored. The Phillies’ top positional prospect took a major leap forward last season in the minor leagues and continued that progress over the last three weeks.
I really don’t see how Stott isn’t starting at third base on Opening Day.
We all know Bohm’s story. He exploded on the season during the COVID-shortened 2020 season batting .326 with a .958 OPS, finishing in second place in the NL Rookie of the Year voting. Last season, Bohm regressed both at the plate and on defense and was sent to the minor leagues late in the season.
This Spring, Bohm has seven hits, five runs, one home run, and two RBI in 32 at-bats (.219 AVG). Certainly nothing to write home about, but the Phillies clearly believe that Bohm still trending in the right direction.
I would have left Bohm off the 28-man roster and had him play every day in the minor leagues, but I understand why the Phillies wouldn’t want to do that, especially with a few extra roster spots this year for Opening Day.
With current bullpen injuries to Sam Coonrod, JoJo Romero, Ryan Sheriff, among others the Phillies will keep more infielders than usual on their roster to start the season. The team will need to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Bryson Stott, which will probably lead to a bullpen arm being released.
Up Next for the Phillies
The Phils are currently taking on the Pittsburgh Pirates in their last home game of Spring Training.