Phillies Alec Bohm, Cardinals Top Prospect Dylan Carlson Called Up

The Phillies have been disappointing and the Cardinals haven’t played in forever, but calling up top prospects is always fun. Philadelphia gave the No. 21 prospect, Alec Bohm, the call and he contributed immediately.

Go figure.

The St. Louis Cardinals hope for the same as they pull up the No. 18 prospect in all of baseball: Dylan Carlson.

Alec Bohm, Third Base

At 6-5 225 with light-tower-power to all fields, easy to see why Philadelphia fans should be excited. A smart hitter coming into a league known for being “one-demential” could be scary good. Questions followed Bohm through the minor leagues if he could stay at third base, but his bat plays from the parking lot. Who gives a rip about defense anyway (other than analytic nerds).

Dylan Carlson, Outfield

At 21 years old, Carlson sped through the minor leagues without any weakness. His assignment immediately into AA last year shocked baseball writers, but his play catapulted him into AAA by years end. The only reason it took until mid-August for a call up was the St. Louis Cardinals restricting service time. One of the true stains on baseball, but at least he’s here now!

Impact

Dylan Carlson’s impact on the Cardinals should be immediate considering the team played just five games this year. Unfortunately for them, the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds came out with much improved rosters. Carlson must be ready to play now for the Cardinals to have a chance.

Alec Bohm steps into a more comfortable setting in Philadelphia. Slotted behind the hot hitting Bryce Harper, Bohm shouldn’t have too much pressure to carry the load. Philly should be able to use the arrival of Bohm the same way the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger fueled a World Series run his rookie year. No one’s saying Alec Bohm will lead them to the promise land, but injuries to teams in the division should help.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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