Bohm received an invitation to the Phillies' big-league camp Monday.
Bohm will get a chance to work with the Phillies' major-league coaching staff, people he'll likely be spending quite a lot of time with in the not-too-distant future. He's unlikely to break camp with the team, having yet to play a game at the Triple-A level, but he has a clear path to being the Phillies' long-term third baseman and could step into that role at some point this season if he opens the year hot in the minors.
Bohm recorded four hits, a run and a pair of RBI in his Arizona Fall League debut Thursday.
The third overall pick in the 2018 draft, Bohm tore through Low-A Lakewood, High-A Clearwater and Double-A Reading this season, hitting a combined .305/.378/.518. He showed both good power and a strong ability to make contact, striking out just 13.5 percent of the time. Bohm should start next year in Triple-A Lehigh Valley but may not take long to reach the big leagues, as the Phillies have a hole at third base due to the stagnation of Maikel Franco.
Bohm was promoted to Double-A Reading on Thursday, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
Bohm began the 2019 campaign at Low-A Lakewood, but he's managed to tear it up at both Lakewood and High-A Clearwater, making this decision an easy one for the Phillies. The third baseman slashed .329/.395/.506 with four homers and 27 RBI through 40 games with the Threshers, and he'll aim to keep it rolling at the next level.
Bohm was promoted to High-A Clearwater on Tuesday, Sam Dykstra of MiLB.com reports.
Last season's third overall pick made Low-A look easy, as he recorded an excellent .367/.441/.595 line in 22 games for Lakewood. For a power-over-hit prospect, it's particularly encouraging to see that he struck out just 15.1 percent of the time, building on his 15.7 percent strikeout rate in 29 games for short-season Williamsport at the end of last year. If he handles High-A as well as he handled Low-A, expect him to move to Double-A Reading before the end of the year.
Bohm went 3-for-5 with a home run, a double and three RBI on Monday in Low-A Lakewood's 10-5 win over Rome.
The three-hit performance bumped Bohm's season average up to .367, trailing only Hagerstown's KJ Harrison (.438) for the lead among South Atlantic League qualifiers. As a 22-year-old who played three seasons at Wichita State before being selected third overall in last summer's draft, it's not surprising Bohm is finding plenty of success in his first taste of full-season ball. He probably won't be in store for a lengthy stay at Low-A.
Bohm spent his time in the instructional league working on his defense, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic Philadelphia reports.
Bohm hit a mediocre .252/.335/.324 in 40 games split across the three lowest levels of the minors in an injury-shortened first professional season. His bigger problems came on the defensive side of the ball, where he committed 10 errors and posted an .884 fielding percentage. That adds to the already-significant concerns that he'll be able to stick at third base, as only two players (Kris Bryant and Troy Glaus) 6-foot-5 or taller have ever played 200 games at the position in the majors. Bohm's bat obviously becomes less exciting at first base, though pre-draft evaluations suggested that it's strong enough to profile there as well.
Bohm (knee) was activated from the minor-league disabled list Monday.
Bohm went 0-for-4 in his first game back with short-season Williamsport after spending more than a month on the disabled list with a knee injury. The 22-year-old is hitting just .179/.270/.196 through 15 games with the Crosscutters this season.
Bohm was placed on the minor-league disabled list Saturday after getting hit on the knee by a pitch, MiLB.com reports.
The pitch apparently struck a nerve, leaving Bohm in a walking boot and sending him to visit a specialist. The issue appears to be more serious than a simple bruise, though a timeline for his return has not yet been established. The third pick in this year's draft was hitting a modest .250/.342/.297 in 18 games of rookie-league and short-season ball prior to the injury.