After seemingly appearing in every spring training report we posted this spring, Tommy Pham has undoubtedly re-captured our interest. Performance in spring training is always a tricky thing and it’s not a very good of future performance. That said, seeing signs of life out of Pham is hugely encouraging. The tools have long been there but the production never indicated he was going to get it together.
With the conclusion of yesterday’s game, Tommy was 20-for-42 good for a .476 batting average. He’s walked 12 times and has an on base percentage approaching .600. Of his 20 hits, 8 of them were for extra bases: 4 doubles, 2 triples, 2 HRs.
It’s been a tremendous spring for Pham and, in a farm system bereft of any real standout position players, he has an opportunity to stake out some space at the top of prospect lists. The wet blanket side of me has to remind everyone that it’s still just spring but what a spring he’s had. Now’s the point in the relationship when we ask Tommy if he wants to be exclusive during the regular season. . . let’s go steady, Tommy.