Bohm (illness) will start at first base and will bat third Sunday against the Blue Jays.
Bohm was sidelined for Saturday's 3-1 win, but he's apparently feeling well enough to give it a go in the series finale. The rookie has been Philadelphia's most productive hitter in September, slashing .359/.400/.551 with three home runs and 14 RBI in 21 games.
Bohm is sick, which explains why he's absent from the lineup for Saturday's game against Toronto, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
It was somewhat of a surprise to see the rookie sitting, even considering his heavy workload of late, as the Phillies' lineup is already lacking a pair of powerful bats in J.T. Realmuto (hip) and Rhys Hoskins (elbow), though the decision now makes sense. The illness is presumably of the non-coronavirus variety, given that Saturday's game is able to go forward. Whether or not he's able to return to the lineup Sunday remains to be seen.
Bohm is not in the lineup Saturday against the Blue Jays.
Bohm will sit for the first time this month. He's hitting .326/.382/.496 in his first 36 big-league games and an even better .395/.458/.651 over his last 12, but he still needs the occasional day off given how many doubleheaders the Phillies have played recently. Jean Segura (triceps) will start at third base in this one, with Phil Gosselin starting at first.
Bohm went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, two runs and a walk in Thursday's loss to the Mets.
Bohm was the middle part of a back-to-back-back series of home runs with Bryce Harper and Didi Gregorius in the first inning to help counter the three runs scored by the Mets in the top of the frame. Bohm also laced a double in the second inning for his 10th two-bagger in only his 34th career game. The rookie has enjoyed a fine start to his career, posting a .317/.368/.496 slash line through 136 plate appearances.
Bohm went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and a walk in an 8-1 loss to the Marlins in Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader.
Bohm went deep in the second inning off Marlins starter Braxton Garrett, but that was the only run the Phillies could muster. Bohm also went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored in the first game of the twin bill. The 24-year-old is slashing .330/.381/.500 with three homers, 19 RBI and 15 runs scored through 30 games in his rookie year.
Bohm went 3-for-4 with four RBI during a 6-5 win over the Red Sox in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader.
The rookie came through in the clutch, bringing home J.T. Realmuto and Didi Gregorius with a walkoff single in the seventh inning. Bohm continues to impress in his first crack at big-league pitching; even after an 0-for-2 effort in the nightcap, he's slashing .291/.344/.419 through 24 games with two homers and 15 RBI.
Bohm went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in Sunday's 14-1 loss to the Mets.
Two-time Cy Young award winner Jacob deGrom made a number of the Philadelphia hitters look foolish Sunday, but none struggled more than the rookie Bohm, who swung and missed at eight pitches from the Mets ace on the day. Bohm, who has gone 1-for-12 with nine strikeouts in the first three games of the series, will look to right the ship in Monday's finale. He'll start at third base and will bat eighth against Mets rookie lefty David Peterson.
Bohm went 3-for-4 with an RBI on Thursday against the Nationals.
Bohm collected three hits but had little else to show for his efforts until he delivered an RBI sacrifice fly to win the game in the 10th inning. The rookie now has a four-game hitting streak, during which he's gone 7-for-14 with a home run, three runs scored and four RBI. Overall, he's managed a strong .317/.375/.392 line across 72 plate appearances.
Bohm went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, two runs and two RBI during Tuesday's win against the Nationals.
The 24-year-old was 1-for-10 in his past three contests but busted out with the multi-hit game Tuesday. Bohm has a .291/.365/.491 slash line with two home runs, five doubles, nine runs and nine RBI through his first 16 major-league games.
Bohm is not in the lineup Sunday against the Braves.
Bohm started the past five games and will take a seat Sunday after recording two hits in his past 17 at-bats. Jean Segura shifts to third base with Scott Kingery starting at second in the series finale.
Bohm went 3-for-3 with a solo home run, an additional run scored and a walk in Sunday's 5-4 win over Atlanta.
Bohm opened the scoring with his solo shot in the second inning, which was his first homer of the year. The third baseman also got on with a single in the fourth and came around to score on an Andrew McCutchen single. Bohm has recorded multiple hits in four of his last seven games, going 9-for-22 (.409) in that span. He's batting .344 with four RBI and six runs scored in 39 plate appearances this year.
Bohm isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Braves.
Bohm had started each of the past nine games, but he'll take a seat after going hitless Friday. Jean Segura will shift to third base with Scott Kingery starting at second base.
Bohm went 1-for-4 with a double during Thursday's 11-4 loss to the Orioles.
Making his MLB debut after being called up from the Phillies' alternate training site earlier in the day, Bohm started at third base and batted sixth while Jean Segura shifted over to the keystone. The 24-year-old didn't take long to make an impact, sending a liner down the left-field line on the fourth pitch he saw in his first at-bat. So long as he stays healthy and avoids an extended slump, the Phillies' top position prospect is expected to remain a regular at the hot corner for the rest of the season, resulting in Scott Kingery moving into more of a utility role.
Bohm is starting at third base and hitting sixth Thursday against the Orioles, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
As expected, Bohm is set to make his big-league debut against right-hander Tom Eshelman after having his contract purchased prior to Thursday's series finale. The top prospect figures to see plenty of at-bats during his time with the big club, which could push Jean Segura to second base and Scott Kingery to the bench more often moving forward. Across 63 games with Double-A Reading in 2019, Bohm slashed .269/.344/.500 with 14 home runs and 42 RBI.
The Phillies plan to recall Bohm ahead of Thursday's game against the Orioles, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
Philadelphia has yet to confirm the promotion of its top position prospect, but Bohm is expected to be formally added to the 40-man roster and 28-man active roster at some point before the 4:05 p.m. ET first pitch Thursday. The Phillies presumably won't call up the 24-year-old slugger to handle a bench role, so expect him to receive a legitimate look as the team's everyday third baseman or designated hitter. Bohm's arrival could result in primary third baseman Jean Segura shifting over to the keystone to replace Scott Kingery, who has posted a lowly .263 OPS through 11 games this season.
Bohm will be part of the Phillies' 60-man roster.
Bohm isn't on the 40-man roster and may not break camp to begin the season, but the addition of the universal DH in the National League certainly helps his chances of making his MLB debut in 2020. While Jay Bruce is penciled in as the team's main DH, Bohm could see some looks down the road against left-handed pitching, though it's worth noting he posted just a .720 OPS against southpaws at the Double-A level last season.
Bohm may not open the season on the big-league roster but should see some time at designated hitter this season, Todd Zolecki reports.
How exactly teams use prospects like Bohm, who ideally would have gotten a bit more minor-league seasoning before making their MLB debuts, will be one of the storylines to watch in the strange upcoming season. Bohm is undoubtedly part of the Phillies' future and is probably at least serviceable at the big-league level already, though he's yet to reach Triple-A and has played just 63 Double-A games. With no minor-league games for him to develop in and a heightened sense of urgency to win now in a 60-game season, though, he'll likely be asked to fill a role at the highest level quite early. Jay Bruce is the Phillies' most natural designated hitter candidate against righties, but Bohm could get at-bats against lefties fairly early on.
Bohm recently signed with top baseball agent Scott Boras, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Bohm has yet to reach Triple-A but has a clear path as the Phillies' third baseman of the future, a role he could potentially take over quite early this season. The Phillies have been open to locking up prospects to long-term extensions prior to their debuts, as they did with Scott Kingery prior to his Opening Day callup in 2018. Boras is famous for getting his players paid and has a reputation for preferring his clients go to free agency, but his acquisition of Bohm doesn't necessarily bode poorly for the Phillies. He's worked with the team in the recent past, including brokering Bryce Harper's $330 million deal in 2019.
Bohm spent his offseason working on his defense, Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
The offseason work didn't necessarily yield results this spring, as Bohm committed errors on two of his 10 chances in Grapefruit League action. The Phillies need him to be a viable third baseman, as Rhys Hoskins projects to occupy first base for the foreseeable future. Bohm has yet to reach the Triple-A level, though he may not spend much time there this season, especially if a shortened schedule causes the Phillies to promote their top prospects early as they push to end their playoff drought.
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.
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|09/26||@ TB||L 3-4||5||0||2||0||0||0||0|
|09/25||@ TB||L 4-6||4||1||2||0||1||0||0|
|09/23||@ WAS||W 12-3||6||1||2||0||0||0||0|
|09/22||@ WAS||L 7-8||3||1||2||0||0||2||0|
|09/22||@ WAS||L 1-5||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|09/21||@ WAS||L 1-5||2||0||1||0||0||1||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2018||ROK-GCL Phillies East||4||9||0||2||0||0||0||2||--||4||0||0||.222||.200||.222|
|2018||ROK-GCL Phillies West||7||23||8||9||1||1||0||3||2||--||2||0||.391||.481||.522|
|2019||AAX-Reading Fightin Phil||63||238||38||64||11||1||14||42||28||38||2||2||.269||.344||.500|