Philadelphia Phillies: 3 starters to make part-timers after the trade deadline

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2) Phillies third baseman Alec Bohm could be a part-time player after the trade deadline

There are plenty of Phillies fans already convinced Alec Bohm is not the answer at third base. Track every ball hit to him, and you’ll probably agree. He is far better equipped to play first base or become a major league DH. Of course, he’ll have to hit better before securing any everyday job at one of those spots.

Third base is the only opening the Phillies have for Bohm. And considering they don’t have anyone else to replace him, he has continued to get the majority of the innings at the position.

After his breakthrough in 2020, Bohm has been a much less productive hitter. Without much power, it’s hard to justify keeping him in the everyday lineup.

Bohm is still a major league player and has proven that much. Exactly how good he is remains a bit of a mystery. We’ve gotten everything from his great 2020 performance to his below-average sophomore slump in 2021. This year is somewhere in between.

The best third basemen the Phillies could probably land at the trade deadline is Brandon Drury of the Cincinnati Reds. The kind of player they had hoped Kingery would have become, he’s a versatile player who can move all over the field. He’d be a great fit and someone to possibly take over for Bohm on a regular basis but not completely remove him from regular starts.