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Hunter Pence | Outfielder | #8

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (34) / 4/13/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Texas-Arlington
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 2 (0) / HOU
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Hunter Pence finished 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and three RBI in Tuesday's game against the Rockies.
Pence is finishing up strong, going 11-for-21 (.524) with four multi-hit games over the past five outings to bump his average up from .248 to .260 just since Sept. 9. He has had a disappointing season, but he has been much better in August and September to make up for lost time. Sep 20 - 4:00 AM

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Hunter Pence (back) has returned to the Giants' starting lineup on Tuesday.

Pence will start in right field and hit leadoff versus Colorado after sitting out a couple games with back spasms. The veteran outfielder holds a disappointing .260/.314/.379 slash line in 457 at-bats this season.
Sep 19 - 6:24 PM

Hunter Pence (back) is not in Saturday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.

Pence is dealing with back spasms and is considered questionable to return Sunday. The Giants have an off-day on Monday, so it could make sense to hold him out until Tuesday. Mac Williamson will cover right field duties on Saturday.
Sep 16 - 6:29 PM

Hunter Pence posted three singles with a run scored and an RBI across five at-bats on Tuesday against the Dodgers.

Pence posted his second consecutive three-hit game to raise his average from .248 to .256 just since Sept. 9. Despite the solid hitting lately, he still has managed just four RBI over his past 21 outings.
Sep 13 - 2:54 AM

Hunter Pence went 3-for-5 with a go-ahead RBI single and two runs scored in Monday’s 8-6 victory over the Dodgers.

Well, technically Tuesday's victory. The game ended at 2:10 a.m. local time because of a pair of delays due to rain and lightning. It was a back-and-forth game, but Pence put the Giants ahead for good in the sixth. The veteran outfielder came into Monday’s action in a 1-for-22 skid. He’s sporting a career-low .678 OPS through 121 games this season. As for the Dodgers, they have now lost 11 in a row as their shocking slide continues.
Sep 12 - 7:35 AM

Hunter Pence is not in the Giants' starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Cardinals.

It looks to be nothing more than a routine day of rest for the veteran outfielder. Carlos Moncrief is starting in right field and will bat seventh against Lance Lynn and the Cardinals on Saturday.
Sep 2 - 1:34 PM

Hunter Pence (hamstring) returned to the Giants' starting lineup on Friday.

Pence was scratched from Tuesday's game with tightness in his left hamstring and hadn't played since. He's starting in right field and batting second against Jerad Eickhoff and the Phillies on Friday.
Aug 25 - 6:35 PM

Hunter Pence (hamstring) is aiming to return to the Giants' lineup on Friday.

Pence was scratched from Tuesday's game against the Brewers due to tightness in his left hamstring, though he did draw a walk as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the eighth inning. Pence will also be on the bench for Wednesday's series finale, giving him a nice break leading into Thursday's scheduled team off day. San Francisco opens a three-game weekend set in Arizona on Friday night.
Aug 23 - 9:27 AM

Hunter Pence was scratched from the Giants' lineup Tuesday due to a tight left hamstring.

It's a day-to-day thing for now, but a DL stint can't be ruled out given Pence's recent history with hamstring injuries. Gorkys Hernandez will start in right field and bat eighth Tuesday versus Brewers right-hander Matt Garza. Kelby Tomlinson is hitting second.
Aug 22 - 9:33 PM

Hunter Pence is not in the Giants' lineup Sunday.

Pence has had a nice August, but he'll get some rest in this one. Carlos Moncrief is in right field.
Aug 20 - 1:33 PM

Hunter Pence homered and doubled as the Giants crushed the Phillies 10-2 on Friday.

It's alive! Pence is hitting .351 with four homers in 57 at-bats this month, raising his OPS from .637 to .699. It could be worth giving him another try in mixed leagues, though since he's in a bad lineup and he's not going to steal bases, his ceiling is pretty limited.
Aug 19 - 1:35 AM

Hunter Pence went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Wednesday's win over the Cubs.

With the Giants clinging to a 2-1 advantage, Pence socked a solo homer in the eighth to provide a a little breathing room. This season, the veteran outfielder is slashing .251/.297/.377 with 10 homers and 50 RBI in 93 games played. He has posted multi-hit performances in three of his last five games.
Aug 9 - 7:54 PM

Hunter Pence hit his ninth home run of the season on Saturday night against the Diamondbacks.

Pence belted a two-run shot in the bottom of the seventh inning to bring the Giants within one run and drive Diamondbacks starter Taijuan Walker from the game. San Francisco would go on to win in extras. Pence is still batting just .248/.293/.369 over 365 total plate appearances this year, but he has come alive in recent weeks.
Aug 6 - 1:07 AM

Hunter Pence had just one hit over five at-bats in Tuesday's game in Oakland, but it was a big three-run shot in the 10-4 victory.

Pence's average continues to tumble, down from .269 to .243 since June 30. However, he has been making his hits count lately, posting two doubles, two homers and eight RBI over his past 10 outings. He'll look to find the seats again Wednesday against Daniel Gossett (2-6, 5.74 ERA).
Aug 2 - 2:29 AM

Hunter Pence smacked a solo home run during Saturday's loss to the Dodgers.

His homer off starter Rich Hill provided the Giants' only run of the game, and was one of only four hits they could produce all day. The veteran outfielder missed three weeks with a hamstring injury earlier this year and hasn't been all that productive when he has been able to play. He has a weak .241 batting average and a paltry .288 on-base percentage. The home run was his seventh of the season and the RBI gave him 42 for the year. The 34-year-old's days as a fantasy stud aren't even visible in the rear-view mirror any longer.
Jul 29 - 7:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
3Tim Federowicz
1B1Brandon Belt
2Michael Morse
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
3Miguel Gomez
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Ryder Jones
2Pablo Sandoval
LF1Austin Slater
2Jarrett Parker
3Orlando Calixte
4Mac Williamson
CF1Denard Span
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Hunter Pence
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Matt Moore
5Ty Blach
6Chris Stratton
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sam Dyson
2Mark Melancon
3Hunter Strickland
4Cory Gearrin
5Josh Osich
6Albert Suarez
7Kyle Crick
8Matt Cain
9Will Smith
10Steven Okert
11Derek Law
12Reyes Moronta
13Roberto Gomez
14Pierce Johnson