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Alec Bohm starts, singles in Futures Game



Alec Bohm was the Phillies first round pick in 2018. (Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire)

Philadelphia Phillies No. 1 overall prospect Alec Bohm had a chance to put his talents on full display on Sunday night in the MLB Futures All-Star Game in Cleveland.

Bohm, the Philadelphia Phillies 2018 first round pick, got the start at third base for the National League squad, batting cleanup.

Bohm grounded out in his first at bat, but in the fourth inning, with a runner on second, Bohm slapped a 3-2 ground ball past the shortstop and into left field. The runner stopped at third, but was later driven in by Cincinnati Reds prospect Taylor Trammell. Dylan Carslon drove in Bohm later in the inning to give the National League team a 2-0 lead.

Later in the game, Bohm would scold a liner to right field, but it was caught. He grounded out in the eighth inning to end his day with a 1-4 performance. The game would end in a 2-2 tie as the American League squad tied it with a two-run home run off the bat of Texas Rangers prospect Sam Huff in the seventh inning. With the game only scheduled to go seven innings, the two teams were unable to break the tie in the eighth inning, which was the one extra inning that was allowed.

Bohm played solid defense in the game, helping prove his case that he can stay at the hot corner long-term.

Bohm is hitting .325 with 10 home runs in 77 games that span from Low-A to Double-A this season. Some think he could be up with the Phillies as early as this September, with the more conservative thought being that he will be the Phillies starting third baseman early in 2020. Regardless of when he reaches majors, Bohm should become a major force in the Phillies lineup.

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