Cape Cod League Hitters To Watch-Part One

Going to start up the Cape Cod League series today and come back and revisit the Northwoods League at some other point. Glad to see that Stevie Mangrum won the All Star Game MVP, I profiled him in the hitters post so it was cool to see him win the award. Today we will be looking at some hitters that you should be looking into for next season that are playing in the Cape Cod League.

3B Alec Bohm(Jr.-Wichita St)-Falmouth Commodores

Bohm is a 6’5” third baseman who is currently leading the league in batting average. His slash line is very impressive at .372/.406/.535 with 4 homers. He also has a strong 18 K/7 BB ratio and has had 9 doubles this year. It was surprising to see that Bohm was not drafted this year, he hit .305/.385/.519 with 11 HR this year and .303/.346/.489 with 6 HR last year while starting for Wichita St. His ISO went up from .185 to .215 and his K/BB ratio improved to 1.07 from 2.78. His glove is somewhat questionable, but it improved tremendously this year, getting it up to .959 after recording a .859 the season before. Bohm is a top 200 prospect this year in my opinion and I am excited to see how his

RF Griffin Conine(So.-Duke)-Cotuit Kettleers

Conine has had an impressive season this year by leading the Cape Cod league in homeruns with 7. This is not surprising as Conine had 13 homers with Duke this season, putting up a .248 ISO. He was able to do this while keeping a respectable 45 K/41 BB ratio. He had 218 at bats so the 45 K’s is not a huge number but is a bit high. The only reason why I am giving this a pass is because of the 41 walks, which is very impressive. Conine is hitting .319/.405/.558 with the Kettleers and hit .286/.384/.592 with 16 home runs last year with the LaCrosse Loggers of the Northwoods League. Conine is an impressive player and one of my favorites coming into this year’s draft.

C/3B Willie MacIver(Jr.-Washington University)-Wareham Gatemen

It is very rare to see a catcher lead the league in stolen bases, especially since he only had 1 this year with Washington University. Yet MacIver has 15 stolen bases to go along with his .318/.414/.421 slash line. His .421 slugging percentage is a bit high considering he only has 7 extra base hits(5 HR/2 2B) but he only has 107 at bats so far. Last season with Washington, he has a .292/.372/.385 with a .094 ISO, so I would not consider him to be a power hitter. His 1.85 K/BB ratio is a bit high as well but it is not super concerning. MacIver should be drafted this year in the top 15 rounds as a third baseman.

That is all I have right now, thank you for reading. On a side note, it is interesting that the Northwoods League lists the players year that they just finished, but the Cape Cod League lists their year for next year. However, if the Cape Cod league really does it that way, then Griffin Conine should be listed as a junior. I could be reading it wrong and if so, please correct me.

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