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Omaha Roncalli grad Alec Bohm called up by Philadelphia Phillies

Omaha Roncalli grad Alec Bohm called up by Philadelphia Phillies

Alec Bohm

Alec Bohm hit .305 this season in 125 games at three minor league levels — Low-A, High-A and Double-A — last season.

Alec Bohm’s dream of playing in the majors is about to become a reality.

The Omaha Roncalli graduate was informed by the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night that he was being promoted to the big-league team. The 24-year-old Bohm was the third overall pick in the 2018 MLB draft and considered the Phillies’ top hitting prospect.

Bohm’s father Dan confirmed Thursday morning that his son had been promoted and was at Citizens Bank Park, home of the Phillies. Philadelphia plays host to Baltimore on Thursday afternoon.

Bohm appeared in the starting lineup, playing third base and batting sixth in the order.

The Phillies host the New York Mets in a series that begins Friday.

Bohm, who played collegiately at Wichita State, slugged his way up to Double-AA last year. He batted .269 with 14 home runs and 42 RBIs in 238 at-bats.

Including the two previous minor-league teams he competed for in 2019, he batted .305 with 21 home runs and 80 RBIs. He primarily played third base but also saw action at first.

He followed that up with a strong showing in the Arizona Fall League and in September was named the Phillies’ top minor-league position player.

Philadelphia, which recently called up top pitching prospect Spencer Howard, is off to a 5-8 start this season.

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Mike covers high school sports, primarily volleyball in the fall, girls basketball in the winter and baseball in the spring and summer. He also reports on horse racing for The World-Herald. Follow him on Twitter @MPattersonOWH. Phone: 402-444-1350.

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