Tommy Pham

Tommy Pham

34-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Boston Red Sox
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Pham was slow out of the gate, hitting just .189/.335/.276 after his first 46 games. In his next 46 contests, Pham slashed .333/.421/.548. He cratered with a .162/.267/.307 line the rest of the way. It got to the point Pham lost his starting job as he was a pinch hitter or did not play in 15 of his final 30 games. Pham's plate skills matched career levels, but he hit more flyballs with a lower exit velocity than normal. This is not a good combo, especially in Petco Park. Pham also hit fewer line drives and dropped to 69th percentile sprint speed, all dampening his BABIP. His defense also continued to slide. Entering his age-34 season, Pham may rebound, but chances are his skills are in the decline stage. He may find work as a regular, but chances are Pham will fill the righthanded portion of a platoon or serve as a reserve fly-chaser. However, his ability to collect some steals keeps him fantasy relevant. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#249
ADP
$Signed a one-year, $7.5 million contract with the Reds in March of 2022. Traded to the Red Sox in August of 2022. Contract includes mutual option for 2023.
Collects three RBI
OFBoston Red Sox
September 18, 2022
Pham went 3-for-4 with a double, three RBI, two runs scored and a walk in Sunday's 13-3 victory over Kansas City.
ANALYSIS
Pham knocked a sacrifice fly in the second inning followed by RBI hits in the sixth and eighth frames. He was stuck in a 3-for-26 (.115) slump over his previous seven games since his last multi-hit performance Sep. 7. The veteran outfielder has gone 43-for-165 (.261) with 20 RBI and 14 extra-base hits since being acquired by Boston.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
33
3
63
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
6
3
28
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+11%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+21%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+7%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+71%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .761 331 54 11 32 8 .248 .353 .408
Since 2020vs Right .685 926 117 23 86 20 .231 .319 .366
2022vs Left .806 150 26 6 21 4 .281 .347 .459
2022vs Right .667 443 61 11 39 4 .231 .307 .360
2021vs Left .689 154 23 4 10 1 .202 .351 .339
2021vs Right .735 407 51 11 39 13 .239 .337 .399
2020vs Left .886 27 5 1 1 3 .304 .407 .478
2020vs Right .517 76 5 1 8 3 .182 .289 .227
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+12%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+6%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+19%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+137%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .667 654 87 14 54 13 .219 .321 .346
Since 2020Away .747 621 87 21 67 15 .252 .335 .412
2022Home .722 311 49 9 35 3 .255 .328 .394
2022Away .681 282 38 8 25 5 .231 .305 .376
2021Home .662 289 35 5 17 6 .196 .329 .333
2021Away .787 272 39 10 32 8 .264 .353 .434
2020Home .368 54 3 0 2 4 .128 .241 .128
2020Away .871 67 10 3 10 2 .293 .388 .483
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Stat Review
How does Tommy Pham compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.33
 
BB Rate
8.8%
 
K Rate
27.1%
 
BABIP
.315
 
ISO
.142
 
AVG
.245
 
OBP
.317
 
SLG
.387
 
OPS
.704
 
wOBA
.313
 
Exit Velocity
92.3 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
38.6%
 
Barrels/PA
5.2%
 
Expected BA
.241
 
Expected SLG
.392
 
Sprint Speed
23.6 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
47.2%
 
Line Drive %
18.8%
 
Fly Ball %
34.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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San Diego had high hopes that Pham could help amp up its emerging offense when he was acquired in a trade with the Rays last December. Though the Padres did indeed blossom offensively, Pham had little to do with the transformation as a hand injury limited him to 31 games. When he did play, the veteran struggled to make an impact, slashing .211/.312/.312 and managing only three home runs in 125 PA. Pham's .266 xBA and .457 xSLG suggest he could be due for a bounce-back, as does his impressive 92.9 mph average exit velocity. However, he'll have to hit the ball in the air more often to take advantage of the hard contact -- his 62.2 GB% last season was fifth-highest among hitters with at least 100 PA. Pham's speed and power potential make him an intriguing fantasy target, though offseason wrist surgery adds more uncertainty about his ability to rebound.
For the second time in three seasons, Pham joined the elusive 20-20 club, one of only nine batters to achieve the feat in 2019. Pham may never again match 2017's career-best campaign, but it's looking like he is less of an injury concern than when he first hit the scene. Pham's playing time has steadily increased every year, topping out at 145 games and 654 plate appearances last season. Even so, it's best to consider that the best-case scenario and plan on an IL stint or two. Pham's average exit velocity is 82nd percentile but he remains an extreme groundball hitter, capping his power, and he's now in a slightly worse park for right-handed power following a December trade to San Diego. His batted-ball profile usually yields a high BABIP (career .339), but last year he hit into some misfortune with a .316 mark. Fortunately, a career-low 18.8 K% helped compensate. He should hit high atop the Padres' order.
Pham began the 2018 season where the 2017 season left off, hitting .358 in April. He proceeded to hit .197 over the next two months while playing through a troublesome groin strain that was not serious enough to put him on the disabled list. The struggles led to frustrations on his part and he got into terrible habits at the plate which led to expanding his strike zone to chase pitches he could not do much with. Pham was still stinging balls in the zone, and Tampa Bay noticed that and made the surprising acquisition of Pham at the trade deadline. Pham had the fifth-highest wOBA in baseball over the final two months of the season, trailing only Christian Yelich, Mike Trout, Mookie Betts and Justin Turner. The talent is there for Pham to be a top-50 player, but the lack of a health track record should prevent you from overreaching for what was a phenomenal final two months of hitting after the trade.
Pham pulled a breakout season at age 29, and he and his agent are likely the only two people who saw it coming. A look at his minor-league numbers shows a guy who moved up the system at a very slow pace, hit for power just one year, stole bases in a few seasons but only hit for average here and there. He saw limited time in 2014 at the big-league level and then spent 2016 and 2017 on the short side of a platoon. Pham was finally given an opportunity to play regularly for the Cardinals last season and he thrived, hitting both righties (.310/.411/.511) and lefties (.292/.419/.552) while walking at a high rate (13.4 percent). He was also just as good in the second half as he was in the first half. Don't expect a 20-20 repeat, but Pham should be able to produce enough across the board to be worthwhile in even 10-team mixed leagues.
Following an oblique injury, Pham spent much of the season's first half at Triple-A Memphis before returning to the big club. Then, following the All-Star break, he struggled even further and hit to the tune of .219/.321/.421. When healthy, Pham showed neither the ability to be a reliable everyday player nor any semblance of plate discipline. He made contact on just 66.1 percent of his swings and struck out in nearly 40 percent of his plate appearances. Pham was also helpless against left-handed pitchers, who held the right-handed bat to a .206 batting average. He has an interesting combination of power and speed that could be useful to fantasy owners if he was ever given the strong side of an outfield platoon for a full season, but that does not seem likely in St. Louis after Dexter Fowler was signed to be the everyday center fielder going forward.
Pham turns 28 prior to the 2016 season but he finally got his first extended look at the major league level in the second half of 2015 and delivered nicely for the Cardinals and his fantasy owners alike, slashing .268/.347/.477. He also recorded 17 XBH, five of them triples, scoring 28 runs and swiping two bases. Pham provided solid defense in center field for the Cardinals and could be the team's top defensive reserve outfielder.
At age 26, Pham is a little too old to still be considered a prospect, but the outfielder hit well enough for Triple-A Memphis to earn a September callup to the Cardinals. He only made six appearances and received just two at-bats, striking out in both. It's extremely unlikely that Pham ever develops into a major league regular but it's certainly possible that he could carve out a role similar to the one Shane Robinson played in 2014; getting a few starts a month, but primarily used as a bat or glove off the bench. It's also just as likely that Pham could end up a career minor leaguer. Even though he hit well in 2014, his career slash line is a much less pleasant .253/.336/.408.
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Leading off Sunday
OFBoston Red Sox
September 11, 2022
Pham (shin) is in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Orioles, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
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Exits with bruised shin
OFBoston Red Sox
Lower Leg
September 10, 2022
Pham left Saturday's game against Baltimore with a bruised shin, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
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Connects on 16th homer
OFBoston Red Sox
September 7, 2022
Pham went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's 8-4 loss to the Rays.
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Returns to action Thursday
OFBoston Red Sox
August 25, 2022
Pham (back) is starting Thursday against the Blue Jays, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
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Unavailable Wednesday
OFBoston Red Sox
Back
August 23, 2022
Manager Alex Cora said Pham (back) will be out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
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