PHILS ALEC BOHM 2ND IN NL ROOK OF THE YEAR VOTE!

By Sam Bush

Phillies third baseman Alec Bohm finished second in the 2020 National League Rookie of the Year Award voting.

Brewers relief pitcher Devin Williams won the award with 14 first-place votes and 95 points in votes from 30 members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

Bohm and Padres infielder Jake Cronenworth tied for second with 74 points, although Bohm received nine first-place votes compared to Cronenworth’s six. Bohm appeared on 22 of 30 ballots.

Bohm missed becoming the Phillies’ first Rookie of the Year winner since Ryan Howard in 2005. Scott Rolen (1997), Dick Allen (’64) and Jack Sanford (’57) are the other Phillies to win the award.

Bohm, 24, made a strong case for himself. He batted .338 with four home runs, 23 RBIs, an .881 OPS and a 136 OPS+ in 180 plate appearances. He ranked first among NL rookies (minimum 100 plate appearances) in batting average, on-base percentage (.400), slugging percentage (.481), OPS, hits (54) and RBIs; second in runs (24) and doubles (11); and fourth in home runs and walks (16).

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