Major League Baseball

2014 Avg.
.303
 
Career Avg.
.286
Name  Hunter Pence
Born  4/13/1983
Height  6-4
Weight  220
Number  8
Position  RF
Bats  R
Throws  R
6/21/2014 10:45:00 AM
Description: San Francisco right fielder Hunter Pence has batted .438 (7-for-16) against Arizona starter Brandon McCarthy.
Insight: Pence is up to his usual tricks playing 72 of 73 games and batting .297 with 10 homers and an .836 OPS.
 
Hot6/14/2014 8:00:00 PM
Description: San Francisco right fielder Hunter Pence has batted .342 with 22 extra-base hits in his last 51 games after starting out the season 13-for-72 (.181).
Insight: Pence went 2-for-4 with a homer and two runs Saturday against the Rockies and is now hitting .299 with nine homers on the year. He's scored 51 runs, tied for fourth-most in baseball.
 
6/12/2014 9:29:00 PM
Description: San Francisco right fielder Hunter Pence reached base five times in Thursday's win over the Nationals.
Insight: Pence collected three singles and two walks. He's hitting .314 with six homers and 14 RBI since May 1st. Before that, he was hitting only .272 with two homers and nine RBI.
 
6/6/2014 10:03:00 AM
Description: Giants right fielder Hunter Pence is 3-for-26 (.115) with seven strikeouts against Mets starter Jonathon Niese.
Insight: Pence is batting .290 with eight homers, 22 RBI, 44 runs, seven steals and an .838 OPS. He's rarely spectacular, but usually gets the job done. This matchup, however, should be avoided.
 
6/5/2014 9:44:00 AM
Description: Giants right fielder Hunter Pence is 10-for-22 (.455) with a 1.136 OPS in his matchups with Reds right-hander Mike Leake.
Insight: Pence, as always, plays everyday an is a solid fantasy option. He's batting .292 with eight homers, 22 RBI, 44 runs, seven steals and an .838 OPS. He's not spectacular, but he's a box score filler.
 
Hot6/3/2014 10:21:00 PM
Description: Giants right fielder Hunter Pence hit .310 with five homers, 12 RBI and 24 runs in May after a poor month of April and he's now batting .293 with eight homers, 22 RBI, seven steals and 44 runs this season following Tuesday's game.
Insight: Pence went 3-for-4 with a double and a solo homer against the Reds on Tuesday.
 
Hot5/25/2014 8:51:00 PM
Description: In his last 12 games, Giants right fielder Hunter Pence has gone 20-for-45 (.444) with three doubles, a triple, four home runs, eight RBI, and 11 runs.
Insight: Pence was batting just .181 with a .567 OPS on April 20, but he's up to .294 with an .841 OPS after going 3-for-4 with a home run Sunday against the Twins.
 
5/14/2014 7:58:00 PM
Description: San Francisco right fielder Hunter Pence went 4-for-5 with a homer, three RBI and two runs Wednesday against Atlanta.
Insight: Pence is hitting .273 with three homers, 13 RBI, six steals and 29 runs this season. Of course, he also hit .262 with a .760 OPS in the first half last year before batting .314 with a .912 OPS after the All-Star break.
 
5/14/2014 11:15:00 AM
Description: San Francisco right fielder Hunter Pence could be in for a rough afternoon Wednesday against Atlanta starter Julio Teheran.
Insight: He's 1-for-10 against Teheran with two strikeouts. Pence has done a little better lately (four for his last 13) but he's still hitting just .256 for the season. There's no reason to start him today.
 
Cold5/11/2014 9:55:00 AM
Description: Giants right fielder Hunter Pence is just 3-for-38 (.079) versus Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.
Insight: Pence set career highs with 27 homers and 22 steals last season, but he has batted .252 with two home runs in 143 at-bats this year. Stay away.
 
Cold5/8/2014 10:23:00 AM
Description: Giants right fielder Hunter Pence has collected eight hits, including a homer, in 19 at-bats (.421) against Dodgers starter Josh Beckett.
Insight: Pence set career highs with 27 homers and 22 steals last season but he has batted .256 with two home runs in 133 at-bats this year. He'll see Beckett Thursday, which should help his numbers a bit.
 
Cold4/23/2014 11:35:00 AM
Description: Giants right fielder Hunter Pence hasn't had the season he was hoping for and it's probably not going to get much better on Wednesday.
Insight: That's because he's facing Colorado right-hander Tyler Chatwood, a pitcher he's hitless against in his career (0-for-14). Pence is barely hitting .200 right now (.213) and doesn't deserve to be starting in any fantasy leagues until he breaks out of his season-long slump.
 
4/16/2014 11:20:00 AM
Description: San Francisco right fielder Hunter Pence has recorded 16 hits (5 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR) in 52 at-bats (.308) against Paul Maholm of the Dodgers.
Insight: Pence had three hits Tuesday to raise his average to .193. The 31-year-old had his first 20-20 season in 2013.
 
4/1/2014 10:23:00 AM
Description: San Francisco right fielder Hunter Pence has struck out in half his at-bats versus Arizona left-hander Wade Miley.
Insight: He's 2-for-12 (both singles) with six strikeouts against Miley. He went 0-for-4 in the opener and should probably be avoided on Tuesday night.
 
3/31/2014 2:30:00 PM
Description: San Francisco right fielder Hunter Pence has been terrific against Diamondbacks starter Brandon McCarthy.
Insight: He has a hit in seven of his 13 career at bats against the right-hander. Expect Pence to have another big game in Monday night's season opener.
 
3/27/2014 8:41:00 PM
Description: Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated that right fielder Hunter Pence will hit second while Marco Scutaro (back) is on the disabled list, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Insight: Pence mostly hit fifth last season and also saw 46 games in the cleanup spot. He had his best all-around season, hitting .283 with career highs in homers (27) and steals (22), 99 RBI and 91 runs. He has batted .362 with five home runs this spring.
 
Hot9/28/2013 1:43:00 PM
Description: The Giants have signed right fielder Hunter Pence to a five-year, $90 million contract.
Insight: Pence has hit .282 with 26 homers, 94 RBI, 90 runs and 22 steals while playing in every game this season. The outfielder will be with San Francisco until he's 35.
 
Hot9/25/2013 11:25:00 AM
Description: Giants right fielder Hunter Pence is 10-for-31 with four home runs against Dodgers starter Ricky Nolasco.
Insight: Pence has been hot over the past two months batting .306 in August and .305 in September with a 1.079 OPS. Start him.
 
Hot9/19/2013 10:31:00 AM
Description: Giants right fielder Hunter Pence is just 3-for-24 (.125) with seven K in his career against Mets starter Jon Niese, but there's no way fantasy owners can sit him now.
Insight: Pence is hitting .391 with four doubles, nine home runs, 26 RBI, 11 walks and 19 runs in September. He's a must-start.
 
Hot9/15/2013 7:47:00 PM
Description: San Francisco right fielder Hunter Pence hit two more home runs Sunday.
Insight: Pence is 12-for-25 with six home runs and 19 RBI over his last six games and is now hitting .295 with 25 home runs, 92 RBI, 86 runs and 21 steals this season, making him one of fantasy's top all-around players. This is Pence's first 20-20 season and sixth straight with at least 22 home runs. With one more blast he'll set a new career high.
 

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