Tommy Pham’s Net Worth in 2022
Tommy Pham is a professional baseball player that plays as an outfielder in Major League Baseball. Currently a free agent, he spent the majority of his career with the St. Louis Cardinals where he played for the team for four years before getting traded to the Tampa Bay Rays. Most recently, he played for two seasons with the San Diego Padres. In this article, let’s learn more about his journey to the major leagues and Tommy Pham’s net worth in 2022.
|Net Worth||$1-$4 million|
|Salary||$8.9 million (2021-2022)|
Tommy Pham’s net worth in 2022 (estimate): $1-$4 million
Tommy Pham’s net worth is estimated to be around the range of $1 million to $4 million. This is according to multiple reputable sources such as Digital Net Worth.
Thomas James Pham was born on March 8, 1988, in Las Vegas, Nevada, to Tawana and Anhtuan, who were both teenagers at that time. He also has a fraternal twin sister, Brittany, who was born two minutes later.
His father was born to a Vietnamese mother and an African American father and they moved to the United States. He excelled in football but was unable to pursue it as a career as he got entangled with drugs and street crime. For most of Tommy’s life, Anhtuan was incarcerated.
As for Tommy’s mother, her parents helped raise her children in the condition that she work. Tawana had not finished high school and she got a job as a busser and then a server — she later worked at a bakery. Due to his mother’s work schedule, Tommy can count on one hand the number of times Tawana attended his games.
“There were guys whose dads would take them to all of the practices and games, and their dads would be there to give them a pat on the back and say, ‘It’s going be OK.’ I didn’t have any of that,” Pham said in a 2017 interview with USA Today.
When Tommy was growing up, he had to wear leg braces as his doctor feared that he had contracted rickets. When he was five years old, his mom married an electrician named Fred Polk, and they had a daughter named Mercedes.
Tommy Pham attended Durango High School in Spring Valley, Nevada, where played baseball as a pitcher and infielder. In his senior year, he was named the Class 4A All-State Player of the Year by the Reno Gazette-Journal and a second-team All-American. He had a .633 batting average and a fastball that reached 93 miles per hour.
He drew interest as a pitching prospect, but he preferred to play field. Pham originally committed to play for Arizona before switching to Cal State Fullerton. However, he decided to go the professional route after the St. Louis Cardinals picked him in the 16th round of the 2006 amateur draft. Tommy Pham signed a $325,000 deal with the Cardinals.
Tommy Pham’s professional career was off to a rough start as he suffered multiple injuries, starting with a broken wrist in 2010. The following year, he tore a ligament. In 2012, he heard a pop in his shoulder but it was deemed not serious. His condition worsened as it was later identified as a torn labrum. In the 2013 season, he tore his other labrum.
In 2013, he was assigned to the AAA Memphis Redbirds of the Pacific Coast League (PCL). He stayed with the team for the 2014 season and he played 104 games where he batted .324 with a .395 on-base percentage, .491 slugging percentage, 63 runs scored, 16 doubles, 6 triples, 10 home runs, and 44 RBIs.
He was called up by the Cardinals on September 7, 2014, but only managed to play 6 games in the 2014 season.
Tommy Pham started the 2015 season with a quadriceps injury that forced him to miss the first two months. He was then called up once again on July 3, 2015. On September 16, he had his first multi-home run game against the Milwaukee Brewers.
In the 2016 season, the St. Louis Cardinals included Tommy Pham in the Opening Day roster. However, he injured his oblique in his first bat on the Opening Day game and he was later placed on the disabled list.
The following year, he failed to make the Opening Day roster out of spring training, so he started the season at Memphis. He was then called up and eventually started playing strong to secure the starting right fielder spot.
Tommy Pham finished the year with a batting average of .306, an OBP of .411, and a slugging average of .520. He also had 23 home runs, 73 RBIs, 22 doubles, and 55 stolen bases in 128 games played. He became the first Cardinals player to record at least a .300 average, 20 home runs, 20 doubles, and 20 doubles in the same season since 1900.
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The Cardinals named Tommy Pham as their starting center fielder for the 2018 season. However, he was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays on July 31, 2018, for Justin Williams, Genesis Cabrera, and Roel Ramirez.
“I was really shocked,” Pham said in an interview on MLB Network Radio. “When you wake up to your boss calling you and telling you you got traded, it’s shocking.”
“It hurts, specifically for me because I’ve been underperforming from my expectations. I feel like if I had just done my job better, we wouldn’t be so far down in the standings.”
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Unfortunately, he fractured his foot in just his second game with the Rays. Despite that, he managed to play 37 games with Tampa Bay and hit .343/.448/.622 with 7 home runs and 22 RBIs.
After one and a half seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays, he was traded to the San Diego Padres on December 6, 2019. However, the trade was held off for a few days due to concerns about an elbow injury that Pham was playing through. It was then finalized a few days later.
Tommy Pham played a total of 186 games in 2 seasons with the Padres, and he is currently a free agent. There is no assurance if he’ll be back in San Diego or if another team will pick him up. One thing is for certain, the 33-year-old veteran is not ready to call it quits and he has a lot of game left in him.
With all of that being said, were you surprised about Tommy Pham’s net worth in 2022?