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Hunter Pence | Outfielder

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/13/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 218
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Hunter Pence went 2-for-5 with a homer and two runs scored as the Giants thumped the Cubs 8-3 on Wednesday.
Pence was one of four Giants batters with multi-hit games in the laugher. The 31-year-old is hitting .284 and is on pace for 22 homers, 70 RBI, 109 runs and 14 steals. Just another strong fantasy campaign from a perennially underrated player. Aug 21 - 12:52 AM

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Hunter Pence went 3-for-4 with two homers and four RBI in Sunday's win over the Mets.

Pence got the scoring going with a two-run shot in the third. He then added an RBI double in the fifth before capping off his day with a solo shot in the ninth. It's his first multi-homer game of the season, as he's now up to 15 longballs for the year. Buster Posey also had a big day for the Giants, going 4-for-5 with a homer and three RBI.
Aug 3 - 3:57 PM

Hunter Pence drove in three runs in Friday's win over the Mets.

Pence had an RBI ground out in the second inning and later added a two-run triple to the right-center field gap in the seventh. He also drew a walk and scored a run in the game. The 31-year-old has remained a useful fantasy outfielder this season, but he's currently on pace to fall well short of his home run and RBI totals from last year.
Aug 1 - 9:40 PM

Hunter Pence was 0-for-3 with a walk until clearing the bases with a double to break a scoreless tie in the top of the ninth in Wednesday's win over the Phillies.

Pence has killed his former team in this series, entering the night with six hits in 13 at-bats. He now has 6 RBI in the series and can help the Giants wrap up a four-game sweep on Thursday afternoon. Pence has been among the most productive hitters in baseball, slashing .304/.361/.479 with 13 home runs, 41 RBI, and 10 stolen bases.
Jul 23 - 11:14 PM

Hunter Pence went 3-for-5 with a triple, two RBI and a stolen base against the Phillies on Monday.

Perhaps not in the traditional sense, since he's still not drawing walks, but Pence has embraced the leadoff role, hitting .339 with 11 runs scored in 14 games at the top of the lineup. His overall average is up to .302. If he can stay there, it'd be his third .300 season, along with his rookie year of 2007 and 2011. Oddly enough, he's never finished a season with an average in between .283 and .314.
Jul 21 - 11:07 PM

Hunter Pence went 2-for-5 with a homer, two RBI and a run scored as the Giants topped the A's 5-2 on Wednesday.

Pence is 36-for-105 (.343) over his last 25 games. This is his second consecutive multi-hit game against the A's, which is no surprise from a player who went 5-for-8 with a homer against Oakland in San Francisco last year. The outfielder is batting .302/.361/.478 and is on pace for 21 homers and 116 RBI.
Jul 10 - 1:25 AM

Hunter Pence went 3-for-4 with three runs scored as the Giants topped the Padres 5-3 on Sunday.

Pence fulfilled the part of the leadoff hitter on Sunday, swatting two singles and a double and scoring all three times he reached base. The three-hit day also served to raise his average above the .300 plateau, as he's now batting .301/.360/.472 with 64 runs scored. The outfielder is second in the NL in runs scored, behind on Troy Tulowitzki.
Jul 6 - 11:10 PM

Hunter Pence is moving to leadoff for the Giants.

Gregor Blanco is in a bad slump, so manager Bruce Bochy will try a different look at the top of his lineups. This should result in more runs for Pence, but probably fewer RBI. He is batting .295/.355/.467 through 369 plate appearances, primarily as the Giants' No. 2 hitter.
Jul 3 - 9:20 AM

Hunter Pence finished 2-for-4 with a double, RBI and two runs scored in the Giants' 5-0 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Interestingly, Pence's batting average has dropped two points to .295 during his current six-game hitting streak. Because he's hit out of the No. 2 hole, Pence's RBI opportunities are limited. The tradeoff is that he ranks second in the National League with 60 runs scored. On pace for 21 homers, 61 RBI and 14 steals, Pence has been a steady fantasy contributor all season.
Jul 2 - 1:05 AM

Hunter Pence went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Pence has been a hitting machine of late, as Sunday's two-hit day was his seventh multi-hit game in his last nine. He's also scored 10 runs in that span, giving him 56 runs scored for the year. That mark is third-most in the National League to go with a strong .302/.369/.483 line.
Jun 23 - 12:09 AM

Hunter Pence went 2-for-5 with his 10th home run of the season against the White Sox on Tuesday.

Pence took White Sox starter John Danks deep to left in the first inning, his second home run in his last three games. The homer gives him 52 runs scored on the season, good for third-most in the National League. Overall, the 31-year-old is batting .299/.367/.480 for the year.
Jun 18 - 12:35 AM

Hunter Pence reached base five times in Thursday's win over the Nationals, going 3-for-3 with two walks.

Unfortunately, all of that goodness resulted in just one run scored and no RBI. Despite performing a little better than he did last year, Pence is currently at 70 runs scored+RBI through 68 games (last year, he came in at 190). He'd have a little more fantasy value batting third or fourth than he does hitting second, where RBI opportunities have been very limited.
Jun 12 - 7:09 PM

Hunter Pence went 3-for-4 and scored the winning run on Michael Morse's ninth-inning single as the Giants beat the Mets 5-4 on Saturday.

Pence doubled in Angel Pagan to tie the game against Jenrry Mejia in the ninth before coming around to score on Morse's only hit of the ninth. It was Pence's eighth three-hit game of the season, as he raised his average to .293. He's not getting as many chances to drive in runs now that he's the No. 2 hitter in the Giants lineup, but he's scored 45 times in 63 games. That puts him in a tie with Giancarlo Stanton for third place behind Troy Tulowitzki (50) and Paul Goldschmidt (46) in the NL.
Jun 8 - 2:11 AM

Hunter Pence went 3-for-4 with a double and a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Reds.

Pence provided the Giants' only consistent source of offense, homering in the first and doubling in the third, ultimately finishing a triple short of the cycle. Pence's OPS fell to .700 as recently as May 12, but with Tuesday's effort, it's now at .839. He has eight home runs, 22 RBI, seven stolen bases, and a .293/.363/.476 slash line on the season.
Jun 3 - 10:26 PM

Hunter Pence went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer and two runs scored Friday in a win over the Cardinals.

His three-run blast was the big blow in a four-run second inning against Adam Wainwright. Pence has only knocked in 21 runs through 56 games, but he has made up for it with seven home runs, seven stolen bases, and 42 runs scored.
May 31 - 12:47 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Hector Sanchez
3Andrew Susac
1B1Brandon Belt
2Adam Duvall
3Travis Ishikawa
2B1Marco Scutaro
2Joe Panik
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3Matt Duffy
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Joaquin Arias
LF1Michael Morse
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
RF1Hunter Pence
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Tim Lincecum
5Ryan Vogelsong
6Jake Peavy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Jeremy Affeldt
3Sergio Romo
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6J.C. Gutierrez
7Yusmeiro Petit