Should Tommy Pham be on the Cardinals?


It looks like another St. Louis Cardinals prospect should be back on the parent club before too long.

Outfielder Tommy Pham has been hitting like gangbusters since his demotion to Triple-A Memphis.

According to a recent article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Pham is hitting .336 with an on base plus slugging percentage of .981 in 36 games at Memphis. This includes an explosive homer, double and four RBIs against Round Rock on Sunday.

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With Matt Holliday sidelined by a quad injury, Randal Grichuk manning center and Jason Heyward in right, the team has had Stephen Piscotty in the mix and Brandon Moss as well.

Moss likely will play first base because Matt Adams is on the disabled list and will likely miss the remainder of the regular season.

Yes, it is possible Pham will bomb and the Cardinals will be back at square one. But general manager John Mozeliak didn’t make any other trades prior to the July 31 deadline, so he should try to give his team the best roster possible.

The Cardinals are slowly putting together the best roster possible in the light of all of the injuries that have happened. With Holliday, Adams and Adam Wainwright gone, the team has still overproduced its way to the best record in baseball.

A little Pham will go a long way toward fixing the remaining holes, even if the Cardinals end up using him as a reserve.