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Hunter Pence

34-Year-Old Outfielder – San Francisco Giants

2017 Stats

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.243

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3

RBI

16

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14

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2017 Preseason Projections

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A year removed from his first injury-plagued season in 2015, Pence missed nearly two months of action after suffering a serious hamstring injury in early June. Despite missing one-third of the season,...

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STATUS:  10-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Hamstring     EST. RETURN:  5/29/2017
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 220   DOB: 4/13/1983
BORN: Fort Worth, TX   COLLEGE: Texas-Arlington   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Hunter Pence Contract Information:

Re-signed with the Giants on a five-year, $90 million contract in September 2013.

May 24, 2017  –  Hunter Pence News

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Pence (hamstring) is expected to head out on a minor-league rehab assignment before rejoining the Giants, Alec Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

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Hunter Pence Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 21 A TRI 51 225 199 36 59 27 18 1 8 37 3 5 23 30 0 2 1 .296 .369 .518 .887
2005 22 A SAL 41 169 151 24 46 15 8 1 6 30 1 2 18 37 0 0 0 .305 .374 .490 .864
2005 22 A LEX 80 340 302 59 102 42 14 3 25 60 8 3 38 53 0 0 0 .338 .413 .652 1.065
2006 23 AA COR 136 592 523 97 148 67 31 8 28 95 17 4 60 109 1 5 3 .283 .357 .533 .890
2007 24 AAA ROU 25 106 95 17 31 15 11 1 3 21 2 0 10 15 0 1 0 .326 .387 .558 .945
2007 24 MAJ HOU 108 484 456 57 147 56 30 9 17 69 11 5 26 95 0 1 1 .322 .360 .539 .899
2008 25 MAJ HOU 157 642 595 78 160 63 34 4 25 83 11 10 40 124 0 3 4 .269 .318 .466 .783
2009 26 MAJ HOU 159 647 585 76 165 56 26 5 25 72 14 11 58 109 0 3 1 .282 .346 .472 .818
2010 27 MAJ HOU 156 658 614 93 173 57 29 3 25 91 18 9 41 105 0 3 0 .282 .325 .461 .786
2011 28 MAJ PHI 54 236 207 35 67 25 12 2 11 35 1 1 26 38 0 3 0 .324 .394 .560 .954
2011 28 MAJ HOU 100 432 399 49 123 40 26 3 11 62 7 1 30 86 0 2 1 .308 .356 .471 .827
2011  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ PHI/HOU 154 668 606 84 190 65 38 5 22 97 8 2 56 124 0 5 1 .314 .370 .502 .871
2012 29 MAJ PHI 101 440 398 59 108 34 15 2 17 59 4 2 37 85 0 2 3 .271 .336 .447 .783
2012 29 MAJ SF 59 248 219 28 48 20 11 2 7 45 1 0 19 60 1 5 4 .219 .287 .384 .671
2012  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ PHI/SF 160 688 617 87 156 54 26 4 24 104 5 2 56 145 1 7 7 .253 .319 .425 .743
2013 30 MAJ SF 162 687 629 91 178 67 35 5 27 99 22 3 52 115 0 3 3 .283 .339 .483 .822
2014 31 MAJ SF 162 708 650 106 180 59 29 10 20 74 13 6 52 130 0 3 3 .277 .332 .445 .777
2015 32 AAA SAC 5 20 17 6 5 2 0 0 2 5 0 0 2 4 0 1 0 .294 .350 .647 .997
2015 32 MAJ SF 52 223 207 30 57 23 13 1 9 40 4 1 16 48 0 0 0 .275 .327 .478 .805
2016 33 AAA SAC 7 25 24 6 10 5 2 0 3 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 .417 .440 .875 1.315
2016 33 MAJ SF 106 442 395 58 114 37 23 1 13 57 1 1 43 95 0 3 1 .289 .357 .451 .808
2017 34 MAJ SF 37 149 136 14 33 6 2 1 3 16 0 0 9 31 0 3 1 .243 .289 .338 .627
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3-Year Averages     106 457 417 64 117 39 21 4 14 57 6 2 37 91 0 2 1 .281 .339 .451 .790
Career  (View All)     1413 5,996 5,490 774 1,553 543 285 48 210 802 107 50 449 1,121 1 34 22 .283 .338 .467 .805

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Hunter Pence Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 24 @ChC Did not play.
May. 23 @ChC Did not play.
May. 22 @ChC Did not play.
May. 21 @StL Did not play.
May. 20 @StL Did not play.
May. 19 @StL Did not play.
May. 17 LAD Did not play.
May. 16 LAD Did not play.
May. 15 LAD Did not play.
May. 14 Cin Did not play.
May. 13 Cin Did not play.
May. 12 Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .289 .338 .627
May. 11 Cin 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .291 .341 .632
May. 10 @NYM 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .292 .344 .636
May. 9 @NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .295 .349 .644
May. 8 @NYM 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .304 .361 .665
May. 7 @Cin 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .305 .339 .644
May. 6 @Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .307 .342 .649
May. 5 @Cin 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .317 .355 .672
May. 3 @LAD 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .271 .325 .364 .689
May. 2 @LAD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .325 .363 .688
May. 1 @LAD 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .327 .367 .694
Apr. 30 SD 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .330 .340 .670
Apr. 29 SD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .337 .356 .693
Apr. 28 SD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .281 .340 .360 .700
Apr. 27 LAD 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .344 .372 .716
Apr. 26 LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .296 .352 .383 .735
Apr. 25 LAD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .312 .372 .403 .775
Apr. 24 LAD 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .315 .378 .411 .789
Apr. 23 @Col 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .372 .406 .778
Last 7 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 10 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 .200 .167 .200 .367
Last 30 Games 70 6 14 0 0 2 8 1 16 0 0 1 2 0 .200 .216 .286 .502

Hunter Pence: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 33 33
2016 102 102
2015 51 51 1
2014 161 1 161
2013 162 162
2012 159 159
2011 153 153
2010 155 155
2009 157 157

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Hunter Pence Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017575260.228.351.637
2016117157191.256.496.821
20154071120.200.350.570

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20177991100.253.329.620
2016278436380.302.432.802
2015167238284.293.509.861

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017565060.250.268.569
2016180266261.311.494.880
2015103103180.252.417.705

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20178093100.238.388.667
2016215327310.270.414.747
2015104206224.298.538.904
Hunter Pence Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 21 A TRI 225 199 10.2% 13.3% 0.77 85% .317 .222
2005 22 A SAL 169 151 10.7% 21.9% 0.49 75% .370 .185
2005 22 A LEX 340 302 11.2% 15.6% 0.72 82% .344 .314
2006 23 AA COR 592 523 10.1% 18.4% 0.55 79% .311 .250
2007 24 AAA ROU 106 95 9.4% 14.2% 0.67 84% .364 .232
2007 24 MAJ HOU 484 456 5.4% 19.6% 0.27 79% .378 .217
2008 25 MAJ HOU 642 595 6.2% 19.3% 0.32 79% .303 .197
2009 26 MAJ HOU 647 585 9% 16.8% 0.53 81% .310 .190
2010 27 MAJ HOU 658 614 6.2% 16% 0.39 83% .306 .179
2011 28 MAJ PHI 236 207 11% 16.1% 0.68 82% .354 .236
2011 28 MAJ HOU 432 399 6.9% 19.9% 0.35 78% .371 .163
2011  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ PHI/HOU 668 606 8.4% 18.6% 0.45 80% .365 .188
2012 29 MAJ PHI 440 398 8.4% 19.3% 0.44 79% .307 .176
2012 29 MAJ SF 248 219 7.7% 24.2% 0.32 73% .270 .165
2012  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ PHI/SF 688 617 8.1% 21.1% 0.39 76% .295 .172
2013 30 MAJ SF 687 629 7.6% 16.7% 0.45 82% .310 .200
2014 31 MAJ SF 708 650 7.3% 18.4% 0.40 80% .320 .168
2015 32 AAA SAC 20 17 10% 20% 0.50 76% .273 .353
2015 32 MAJ SF 223 207 7.2% 21.5% 0.33 77% .320 .203
2016 33 AAA SAC 25 24 0% 12% 0.00 88% .389 .458
2016 33 MAJ SF 442 395 9.7% 21.5% 0.45 76% .352 .162
2017 34 MAJ SF 149 136 6% 20.8% 0.29 77% .294 .095
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3-Year Averages     457 417 8.1% 19.9% 0.41 78% .330 .170
Career     5,996 5,490 7.5% 18.7% 0.40 80% .323 .184

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Hunter Pence Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 RF 441 1 124 -2 1 230 0 102 2
2016 RF 908.3 -3 198 -3 -3 433 -6 268 -4
2017 RF 288.3 2 73 1 2 131 1 103 1
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 RF -3 0 0 0 0 1 0 -1 0 0
2016 RF -4 -1 2 0 0 0 -1 -2 0 -3
2017 RF 1 -1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

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2017 Stat Review for Hunter Pence    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.29 BB/K
WEAK
6.0% BB Rate
POOR
20.8% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.627 OPS
TERRIBLE
.289 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.243 AVG
POOR
.294 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.338 SLG
TERRIBLE
.095 ISO
TERRIBLE

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Hunter Pence: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Pence (hamstring) ran sprints Monday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Manager Bruce Bochy said that he doesn't expect Pence (hamstring) to come off the disabled list during the Giants' upcoming four-game series with the Cubs, which begins Monday, Andrew Baggarly of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Pence (hamstring) expects to be activated from the disabled list around the time he is eligible to return on May 23, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Pence was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain, Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Pence was diagnosed with a left hamstring strain following a recent MRI and may land on the disabled list as a result, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

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Pence (leg) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

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Pence is dealing with a leg injury and is out of Saturday's lineup, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Prior to 2015, Pence was the definition of an everyday player, missing just 16 games in the previous seven years and playing all 162 for the Giants in 2013 and 2014. The clean bill of health was finally broken in spring training when he took a fastball off a forearm that caused him to miss the first month and a half of the season. He managed to suit up for 52 games, batting .275 with nine homers, 30 RBI and three steals during that span, but more arm problems popped up and effectively ended his 2015 campaign. When healthy, Pence is a five-category contributor who belongs in the top 20-40 of fantasy outfielders. Looking ahead, the concern is that his nagging arm issues from 2015 rear appear again in 2016. At age 32, you can't take arm injuries lightly, especially from hitters who are expected to top 20 homers in a season. Still, Pence deserves the benefit of the doubt given his long history of durability prior to last season, and he proved in the 52 games that he played that he can still fill the stat sheet.

2015

If memes are a solar system, Pence is the sun. It would hardly be surprising if Pence ate his pizza with a fork, preferred baths to showers or hated bacon. There is nothing typical about the way he plays the game, but his unique approach generates consistently excellent results. Durability is the crux, as Pence has missed just 16 games in the last seven seasons combined –- while being included in two midseason trades during that span. In each of those seven seasons, Pence has hit at least 20 home runs, scored 75 runs and driven in 70, often providing better counting stats than those floors, including a career-high 106 runs in 2014. As a five-category contributor, Pence is a rock, albeit a rock who very eerily resembles Marv from “Home Alone,” the crook who nearly spoiled two Christmases for young Kevin McAllister in the early 90s. Early in spring training, Pence suffered a fractured left forearm, which will sideline him for approximately two-to-four weeks once the regular season begins in April.

2014

Pence truly had a sensational year in 2013 after it seemed that his career was trending downwards in 2012. He hit .283/.339/.483 with 27 homers, 99 RBI and a solid 133 wRC+ while starting all 162 game for the Giants. The biggest surprise was Pence's newfound speed, as he stole more than 20 bases for the first time in his career. And it wasn't just a case of Pence taking off more often, as he was caught stealing just three times, leading to the best success rate (88.0%) of his career. Pence announced in spring training that he would be more active on the basepaths in 2013 and he stuck to his word. Now that Pence is once again a threat on the basepaths, the rest of the league may start paying more attention to him next season. Otherwise, there is nothing in Pence's underlying numbers that indicate he can't repeat his offensive statistics in 2014.

2013

Despite hitting 24 home runs, 2012 was Pence's worst season to date in terms of his wOBA (.323) and wRC+ (102). His batting average dropped due to an expected regression in his BABIP from .368 in 2011 to .290 and a career-worst strikeout rate (21.4 percent). His 12.9 percent swinging-strike rate indicates that strikeouts could be a problem in 2013. Pence's HR/FB rate dropped to a career worst 11.5 percent with his move to AT&T Park, so it's not a given he'll continue to post 20 or more home runs.

2012

The Phillies acquired Pence from the Astros prior to the trade deadline last season in order to bring some balance to their lineup. Pence proved to be a solid addition hitting .324 with 11 home runs while in a Phillies uniform. The former top prospect has settled in as a nice major league player with his mid-20s home-run power and double-digit stolen base numbers. Those numbers are likely to hold steady, but the batting average might be in for a correction as Pence's .370 BABIP last season is much higher than his career .321 rate. Pence had surgery for a hernia in the offseason but the procedure is considered minor and he will be ready for spring training.

2011

Like many of his teammates, Pence got off to a miserable start last season, but he recovered enough to put up numbers pretty similar to his 2009 line. The one slightly worrisome development was the regression in his walk rate, dropping to 2008 levels and giving up all of the gains he made in 2009. Pence is streaky, so if you draft him, expect your share of up and down months. Whether he will recapture the plate discipline and take his game to the next level remains to be seen, but for now Pence is the answer to one of the Astros' questions in the outfield.

2010

It was a streaky season for the young outfielder, whose season batting average fell from .358 at the end of May to .278 at the end of August. He redeemed himself with a torrid September, salvaging what was beginning to look like a disappointing season. The good news for Pence was that he showed greatly improved discipline at the plate all year, cutting his strikeouts down by nearly 15 percent and matching his walk total from 2008 by the end of July. His midseason slump should give you pause, but there's still upside here as he enters his prime.

2009

After bursting onto the scene as a rookie in May 2007, big things were expected out of Pence last season. He suffered the mother of sophomore slumps in the first half, especially in April when he hit .260 with just one home run. However, he rebounded nicely, especially in the power department, and ended up hitting .269 with 25 homers and 83 RBI. He also stole 11 bases, but was caught 10 times. Pence's breakneck style in the outfield a la Eric Byrnes makes him a fan favorite, and we expect a nice bounce back this year. Last year's early season struggles may allow you to get him at a discounted rate in 2009, something a prepared owner should be ready to take advantage of.

2008

Pence was widely considered the Astros' best prospect entering the 2007 season, and his eventual callup to the majors was just a matter of time. With Chris Burke struggling to make the transition to center field, Pence was promoted at the end of April after a strong first month at Triple-A Round Rock. He had a fantastic rookie season, hitting .322 with 17 homers, 30 doubles, nine triples and 11 steals in 456 at-bats. He came in third in the Rookie of the Year voting behind Milwaukee's Ryan Braun and Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki. He was shifted to right field toward the end of the season, and with Houston's acquisition of Michael Bourn, he will stay there for the foreseeable future.

2007

Pence hit .283/.357/.533 with 28 homers, 31 doubles, 95 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 21 chances at Double-A Corpus Christi in 2006. He moves great considering his 6'4'', 220 pound frame, and has good instincts in the outfield. He has plus power to all fields, and has a natural uppercut swing, a la Jim Edmonds. His range is limited for center, and he doesn't have the arm to play right, so his future is likely in left field. He'll start the year at Triple-A Round Rock, and should make his major league debut sometime during the season.

2006

Scouts don't like Pence, describing him as awkward, but the guy has hit since the day he was drafted. He could stand to be challenged, something he should get at Double-A this year. He'll have to hit, as he won't have the range for center field at higher levels. No in-between here: he'll either be headed for the majors or buried by this time next year.