Philadelphia Phillies: Bryson Stott can send Alec Bohm back to the minors

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA - MARCH 01: Bryson Stott #73 of the Philadelphia Phillies runs to first after hitting a single in the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles during a spring training game at Baycare Ballpark on March 01, 2021 in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
CLEARWATER, FLORIDA - MARCH 01: Bryson Stott #73 of the Philadelphia Phillies runs to first after hitting a single in the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles during a spring training game at Baycare Ballpark on March 01, 2021 in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /
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The Philadelphia Phillies‘ number one prospect is making a statement in Spring Training. Bryson Stott’s numbers are somewhat remarkable.

The prospect is hitting .500/.609/.722 in 18 at-bats, including nine hits, 3 RBIs, and one home run in camp. He is making a solid case for an Opening Day roster spot.

Stott’s natural position is at shortstop, and he was initially competing with the current shortstop, Didi Gregorius. However, he has been healthy, and his numbers have looked good in camp.

But, he has also looked at third base. The spot was supposed to be a given for Alec Bohm.

Bohm’s camp has not looked that great. He is slashing .095/.208/.143 in 21 at-bats with two hits and one RBI. His fielding in third is also not that great, committing 15 errors last season.

A couple of days ago, Bryson Stott said, “I’m going to catch the ball wherever I play.”

Stott only played ten games in Triple-A last year. Are the Philadelphia Phillies willing to take the chance with the prospect? Alec Bohm is projected to have a decent season by Baseball Reference. But, he may start in the Minors.

The Phillies don’t have many choices after going for some bullpen arms, an outfielder, and a designated hitter. They did pass on Kris Bryant; that was a smart move. Also, Philadelphia does not have a great farm system to trade for Jose Ramirez.

Another possibility is to trade Bohm, maybe to Oakland. They just traded Matt Chapman to the Blue Jays. The A’s are also piling on young players and prospects.

The Phils can send Bohm to the west in exchange for a starting pitcher. Sean Manaea and Frankie Montas have been possible trade candidates for Oakland, and some sources have mentioned possible availability. So it is a potential approach that Philadelphia might need to consider. Yet, the Phillies are in a tough division with the world champs and the Mets rotation.

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Alec Bohm does not look like the third baseman of the future and may be holding back Bryson Stott’s debut in the show.