Chris Crawford takes a closer look at Alec Bohm's ridiculous July numbers, giving his thoughts on the type of upside that he has and what to expect from him for the rest of the 2022 season.
CHRIS CRAWFORD: Alec Bohm has shown flashes of brilliance in his short career, but this month of July was on a completely different level. After going 4 for 5 with a double and a homer on Sunday against the Pirates, Bohm ended the month with a slash of 434, 457, 632, with three homers in his 76 at bats. It was a friendly reminder of just how highly touted he was coming into the 2021 season. But it's worth pointing out that this comes from a player that was registering just a 653 OPS before this sensational month.
A small sample to be sure, but it's more indicative of his talent and also the advanced stats suggest he would do for a month like this. He ranks in the 98 percentile in expected batting average at 303. He's well above average in expected slugging, average exit velocity, and hard hit percentage. The 6 foot 5 218-pounds infielder is still frustrated by making too much of that hard [INAUDIBLE] on the ground, but he's starting to drive the baseball at a more consistent basis.
Bohm could certainly frustrate again based on his last 1.5 years, but it's never been a question of talent. There's still star potential in this bat.