2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Tommy Pham
Colby Conway takes an in-depth look at San Diego Padres outfielder Tommy Pham to let fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2020 MLB season.
Tommy Pham put together a very respectable 2019 campaign. In 145 games with the Rays, he hit 21 home runs, scored 77 runs, stole 25 bases and he slashed .273/.369/.450. He was one of just nine players to steal at least 25 bases last season, and he was one just five players to hit at least 20 home runs to go with those 25 swiped bags. He posted a 12.4 percent walk rate, which was the second-best mark of his career, and his 18.8 percent strikeout rate was the best mark of his career by 3+ percentage points!
Pham made great strides at the plate and the below chart shows it, courtesy of Fangraphs.
As previously mentioned, he posted a career low strikeout rate, but he also posted career bests in SwStr% and contact rate! It was the first time of his career that he eclipsed the 80 percent contact mark.
Despite his batting average dropping each of the two seasons, he’s hit at least .273 in three straight seasons, and has an on-base percentage of .367 or higher. He has a...