3 under-the-radar outfielders for the Chicago Cubs to consider

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Veteran Tommy Pham could be a worthwhile gamble for the Chicago Cubs

Though he once upon a time torched the North Siders as a member of the dreaded Redbirds, Cubs fans should forgive and forget when it comes to Tommy Pham. Though he had a rough season that was marred by inconsistency and a scary collision, he has a much more intriguing upside at the plate than Dickerson does.

Pham still was able to scrape together a 1.5 fWAR season last year and had a 3.4 WAR season with Tampa just a few years ago. Pham is likely to command more in free agency than Dickerson, but it’s hard to imagine him getting any more than a one or two-year deal.

Pham has a great penchant for taking walks (.340 OBP in 2021), and if the Cubs can help him find a power stroke, he’d offer legitimate leadoff potential and would be worth taking a chance on. He’s also got experience at all three outfield options, which would boost David Ross’ club in a way that’s sorely needed heading into 2022.