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2021 Dynasty Baseball Player of the Week: Alec Bohm

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Welcome back to the 2021 Dynasty Baseball Player of the Week series! This week I break down Philadelphia Phillies 3B Alec Bohm.

Last week I covered Oakland A’s pitcher Frankie Montas.

As the MLB season approaches, the excitement is officially starting to kick in. There have been a handful of exciting starts to the Spring, and I am counting down the days until Opening Day! We are just a couple of weeks away from the first pitch of the season!

Until then, I’ve been consumed with college basketball and television. I started watching the show Ted Lasso this past weekend, and it has been as good as advertised. A short description will eventually lead to the intro of the player we are talking about this week, Alec Bohm.

The show follows a former football coach of Wichita State taking a job across the Atlantic to coach a futbol team in England. I highly recommend the show to anyone! And speaking of Wichita State, that brings us to this week’s 2021 Dynasty Baseball Player of the Week. Alec Bohm is a former Shocker!

Bohm is ranked #91 overall (3B-15) in our latest dynasty rankings.

2021 Dynasty Baseball Player of the Week: Alec Bohm

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Bohm Threat

Get used to the terrible bomb/Bohm puns for the rest of this article.

Let’s get the tale of the tape out of the way. Bohm is 6’5 215 pounds and has a swing many could only dream about. Before we really dive in, the kid has 80-grade hair and looks like a million bucks.

Bohm found his way to Wichita State and starred there for three years. His best season came in 2018, where he slashed .339/.436/.625. This performance helped raise his draft stock for the 2018 MLB draft. He was selected third overall after Casey Mize and Joey Bart.

Alec Bohm was considered the best college power bat available. However, there were concerns about where he could play on the diamond.

Bohm made his debut with the organization shortly after he signed. He saw the field 40 times split between rookie-ball and A-ball.  He slashed .252/.335/.321 – not great, but it was encouraging to see that Bohm seemed comfortable at the plate.

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Bohm had a very busy 2019; he saw three levels and was on the fast track to the Major Leagues. He had a quick start in the South Atlantic (22 games) league. Bohm continued to move up to the Florida State League (44 games) and was named a mid-season All-Star. Alec made it look easy along the way.

Then he got assigned to Double-A. This is more important than an average fan would think. You would think Double-A is two steps away from the bigs. However, in recent years the jump from Double-A to the MLB is far more common.

Triple-A is not looked at as the best competition for the top prospects in baseball anymore.

The call-up was looked at as a big test for Bohm, and he delivered. He slashed .269/.344/.500 and showcased his power with 14 homers in 63 games.

Through all three levels, Bohm slashed .307/.378/.524 with 21 homers and 80 RBI in 540 plate appearances.

However, it was his plate discipline that made Phillies brass giddy. Bohm had 57 walks compared to just 73 strikeouts.

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In 2020, the Minor League season was canceled, so where did that leave the Phillies’ top prospect?

Bohm was placed in the alternate training facility to work on his game. He continued to hone his skills here until August 13th when he made his major league debut.

Alec Bohm played in 44 of the Philadelphia Phillies games. Above are his percentile rankings; he is good and close to great in pretty much everything.

Here is how he stacked up against the other National League rookies:

  • AVG – .338 – 1st
  • OPS – .881 – 1st
  • WRC+ – 138 – 1st
  • XBH –  11 – 2nd
  • RBIs – 23 – 1st
  • R – 24 – 2nd
  • fWAR – 0.9 – 3rd
Bohm ended the season slashing .338/.400/.481 and had 11 doubles with four home runs in the shortened season. These impressive numbers lead to Bohm being a runner up to Devin Williams for the National League Rookie of the Year award.

Truth Bohm

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One of Bohm’s most significant aspects of his game is his lack of swing and miss for such a young player. Out of 314 pitches seen, Bohm only swung and missed at 79. Bohm’s lack of swing and miss is very encouraging for the Phillies and Dynasty managers alike.

Now we answer the question, how should we value Bohm moving forward?

This past week I tried to trade for Bohm. I offered a future first-round pick, Dinelson Lamet and Hedbert Perez. It was rejected very quickly. I wanted to make my run at him before this post was published!

Unfortunately for me, it did not work out in my favor. I genuinely believe that the sky is the limit for this kid.

Bohm will be hitting between 2nd and 5th in a lineup with Bryce Harper, JT Realmuto, Rhys Hoskins and Andrew McCutchen.

For the next decade, I would not be shocked if we see Bohm coming in 3rd place in MVP voting after Juan Soto and Fernando Tatis.

I can see Bohm batting around .275 with 20-25 home runs, scoring 80 runs and picking up 85 RBI this season and even more significant numbers once he really taps into his power.


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