Phillies Will Carry Both Bryson Stott and Alec Bohm on Opening Day Roster
Are the Phillies thinking of going with a young platoon over at third base this season?
According to Todd Zolecki, who covers the Phillies for MLB.com, both rookie Bryson Stott and Alec Bohm have been told they will make the Opening Day roster.
Stott hits left-handed, Bohm hits right-handed, so there is a chance that manager Joe Girardi could split their time, with Stott facing right handed pitching and Bohm facing lefties.
Stott has forced his way on to the roster and will need to added to the 40-man roster, after hitting .429 in 12 Grapefruit League games with a .529 OBP. He saw some time at third base, but can play second and short if needed. He opened eyes with 16 homers and 10 steals in 112 games across three minor-league levels last year, along with a strong showing in the Arizona Fall League.
As for Bohm, who has struggled this spring, hitting just .226 in 12 games and has struggled defensively at third base. Bohm struggled, hitting .247 with just seven home runs and 47 RBI last year after finishing second in the Rookie of the Year race in 2020. Even bigger than his struggles at the plate were this issues in the field, where he made 16 errors in 103 games at third.
Stott, a converted shortstop, is likely to be a big upgrade to Bohm in the field and hopefully for Phillies fans, at the plate.