Phils, 1st-rounder Bohm reportedly agree to deal

The Phillies have reportedly agreed to a $5.85 million signing bonus with their 2018 first-round Draft pick, Alec Bohm. The assigned value for the No. 3 overall pick is $6,947,500, and the Phillies have a total bonus-pool allotment of $8,858,500.

Bohm said after he was drafted last week that he hoped to sign quickly and get started in the Phillies’ organization.

The Phillies have reportedly agreed to a $5.85 million signing bonus with their 2018 first-round Draft pick, Alec Bohm. The assigned value for the No. 3 overall pick is $6,947,500, and the Phillies have a total bonus-pool allotment of $8,858,500.

Bohm said after he was drafted last week that he hoped to sign quickly and get started in the Phillies’ organization.

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The third baseman batted .339/.436/.625 with 14 doubles, one triple, 16 home runs and 55 RBIs as a junior at Wichita State, and hit .358 with 17 extra-base hits and 28 RBIs in the Cape Cod Baseball League last summer.

Video: Almaraz talks Phillies selecting Bohm in 2018 Draft

“[Bohm] can really hit,” Phillies amateur scouting director Johnny Almaraz said last week. “He’s got a lot of leverage in that swing, he can drive the ball out to all parts of the field. He’s got what I call wide-field power, meaning that he can hit home runs from gap to gap. He commands the zone unbelievably well.”

The Phillies are hopeful Bohm can develop into a long-term solution at third base, something the franchise has been lacking since trading Scott Rolen to the Cardinals in July 2002.

Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles.

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