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Hunter Pence

31-Year-Old Outfielder – San Francisco Giants

2014 Stats

AVG

.294

HR

18

RBI

64

R

95

SB

11

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 218   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.

August 31, 2014  –  Hunter Pence News

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Pence went 4-for-5 with two RBI and three runs scored in the Giants' 15-5 win over the Brewers on Sunday.

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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 LEX 80 340 302 59 102 42 14 3 25 60 8 3 38 53 0 0 0 .338 .413 .652 1.065
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
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 137 607 558 95 164 56 28 10 18 64 11 5 43 110 0 3 3 .294 .346 .477 .823
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3-Year Averages     158 679 617 87 174 61 33 4 24 100 11 2 54 128 0 5 3 .282 .340 .465 .805
Career  (View All)     1193 5,081 4,660 661 1,333 474 246 45 183 679 100 47 372 927 1 28 20 .286 .340 .476 .816

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Hunter Pence Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Aug. 31 Mil 5 3 4 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .346 .477 .823
Aug. 30 Mil 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .342 .467 .809
Aug. 29 Mil 4 2 3 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .343 .468 .811
Aug. 28 Col 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .286 .339 .466 .805
Aug. 27 Col 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .340 .467 .807
Aug. 26 Col 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .339 .468 .807
Aug. 25 Col 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .336 .468 .804
Aug. 24 @Was 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .283 .333 .467 .800
Aug. 23 @Was 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .335 .469 .804
Aug. 22 @Was 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .333 .463 .796
Aug. 21 @ChC 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .335 .465 .800
Aug. 20 @ChC 5 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 .284 .336 .469 .805
Aug. 19 @ChC 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .335 .463 .798
Aug. 17 Phi 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .336 .462 .798
Aug. 16 Phi 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .336 .465 .801
Aug. 15 Phi 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .338 .462 .800
Aug. 13 CWS 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .339 .465 .804
Aug. 12 CWS 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .340 .466 .806
Aug. 10 @KC 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .341 .465 .806
Aug. 9 @KC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .342 .468 .810
Aug. 8 @KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .345 .472 .817
Aug. 7 @Mil 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .346 .473 .819
Aug. 6 @Mil 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .291 .346 .475 .821
Aug. 5 @Mil 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .347 .477 .824
Aug. 4 @NYM 5 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .344 .478 .822
Aug. 3 @NYM 5 3 3 1 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .343 .472 .815
Aug. 2 @NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .341 .455 .796
Aug. 1 @NYM 4 1 1 0 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .344 .459 .803
Jul. 30 Pit 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .289 .343 .457 .800
Jul. 29 Pit 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .347 .462 .809
Last 7 Days 25 7 13 2 1 0 6 5 7 0 0 0 1 0 .520 .581 .680 1.261
Last 14 Days 55 13 21 3 1 2 11 6 15 1 0 0 2 0 .382 .429 .582 1.011
Last 30 Days 127 22 38 5 4 5 22 9 32 2 1 0 2 0 .299 .341 .520 .861

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Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 137 1 137
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
2014157243144.299.433.794
20131622911331.309.611.976
2012162228291.235.438.727

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20144017115507.292.494.834
201346762166621.274.439.769
20124556516754.259.420.749

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014282435287.294.436.780
201330737104210.283.443.797
2012289429392.228.374.680

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142765213364.293.518.866
201332254175712.283.522.846
20123284515653.274.470.800
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 LEX 340 302 11.2% 15.6% 0.72 82% .344 .314
2005 22 A SAL 169 151 10.7% 21.9% 0.49 75% .370 .185
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 607 558 7.1% 18.1% 0.39 80% .340 .183
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3-Year Averages     679 617 8% 18.9% 0.42 79% .323 .183
Career     5,081 4,660 7.3% 18.2% 0.40 80% .324 .190

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2014 Stat Review for Hunter Pence    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.294 AVG
GREAT
80% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.340 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.477 SLG
GOOD
.183 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.39 BB/K
WEAK
7.1% BB Rate
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18.1% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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.823 OPS
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.346 OBP
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Hunter Pence: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Pence extended his hitting streak to 11 games after Friday's 3-for-4 performance. He also scored a pair of runs and collected three RBI in the win over Milwaukee.

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Pence's only hit in Saturday's win over the Phillies was a solo shot off starter Kyle Kendrick.

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Pence was 2-for-6 and scored his league-leading 80th run of the season Wednesday against the Brewers.

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Pence went 3-for-5 with two home runs, four RBI and three runs Sunday against the Mets.

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Pence drove in three runs and scored a run in a win over the Mets on Friday.

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Pence went 1-for-4 with the game-winning three-run double in Monday's 3-1 victory over the Phillies.

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Pence was a force at the top of the order Monday, going 3-for-5 with two RBI, a run scored and a stolen base.

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Pence went 2-for-5 from the leadoff spot Wednesday versus the A's, including a home run, a double and two RBI.

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Pence will move back to the leadoff spot Wednesday against the A's.

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Pence will bat second Tuesday against the A's, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Pence went 3-for-4 with a double and three runs scored in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Padres.

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Pence will bat leadoff Thursday against the Cardinals.

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Pence finished 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored, and one RBI in Tuesday’s win over the Cardinals.

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Giants manager Bruce Bochy said after Sunday's game that he may use Pence as the leadoff batter if Angel Pagan (back) is unable to return from the disabled list Tuesday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.