Tommy Pham Finds A New Home For 2023 In NL East


The New York Mets have added their 4th outfielder. Signing one of the few remaining OF bats on the free agent market, the team has added 34-year-old Tommy Pham. 

It's a $6M, one-year deal according to most reports.

The intense competitor Pham, who's more well-known recently for his infamous slap on Joc Pederson over a fantasy football quarrel, will back up the Mets' starting outfield trio of Starling Marte, Brandon Nimmo and Mark Canha. 

Mets' intel found that he's a very well-liked teammate and a good clubhouse presence. 

Splitting his time last season between the Cincinnati Reds and the Boston Red Sox, Pham hit 17 home runs with 63 RBIs, but a below-average .686 OPS. 

Taking a look under the hood, however, the metrics show that Pham can still be a decent contributor on offense. 

He takes a lot of walks, and makes hard contact—he was in the 93rd percentile in average exit velocity last season, and the 89th percentile in hard hit percentage. 

He also has some speed on the basepaths. His 20-SB days are likely gone, but he could still get to double-digits. 

A nice 4th-OF option for the Mets. 

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