San Francisco Giants
2014 Avg.
.206
 
Career Avg.
.284
Name  Hunter Pence
Born  4/13/1983
Height  6-4
Weight  220
Number  8
Position  RF
Bats  R
Throws  R
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.
 
Hot9/15/2013 10:23:00 AM
Description: San Francisco right fielder Hunter Pence launched his fifth career grand slam Saturday in a 19-3 win over the Dodgers.
Insight: He finished the night with seven RBI. Pence didn't hit for a high average in his first season with San Francisco (.219 AVG in 59 games) but that hasn't been the case in 2013. Pence's .293 average in 149 games for the G-Men is his highest since 2011 (.314 in 154 games for Philadelphia and Houston).
 
Hot9/7/2013 11:25:00 AM
Description: Giants right fielder Hunter Pence is a career .500 hitter (5-for-10) with four extra base hits and a 1.700 OPS against Arizona starter Brandon McCarthy.
Insight: Pence has been on a roll of late batting .450 this week and .326 over the past month. He has had a strong all-around fantasy season with 34 doubles, five triples, 19 home runs, 73 RBI, 78 runs, 21 steals and a .287/.339/.471 slash. He's a must-start.
 
Hot9/6/2013 1:35:00 PM
Description: Giants right fielder Hunter Pence is a career .375 hitter with a pair of homers and a 1.382 OPS against Patrick Corbin.
Insight: Pence has been on a roll of late batting .429 this week and .305 over the past month. He has had a strong all-around fantasy season with 33 doubles, five triples, 18 home runs, 72 RBI, 75 runs, 21 steals and a .283/.334/.461 slash. Start him.
 
Hot9/4/2013 10:09:00 PM
Description: Giants right fielder Hunter Pence has hit .370 with three home runs over his last 12 games.
Insight: Pence went 2-for-5 with a double, a homer, three RBI and three runs scored Wednesday against San Diego. He has had a strong all-around fantasy season with 33 doubles, five triples, 18 home runs, 71 RBI, 74 runs, 21 steals and a .284/.333/.462 slash.
 
Hot8/18/2013 5:51:00 PM
Description: Giants right fielder Hunter Pence went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI Sunday against the Marlins.
Insight: Pence is 15-for-42 (.357) with four doubles, one triple, a homer and 13 RBI over his last 10 games and has produced a .282 average, 15 homers, 64 RBI, 65 runs and 18 steals this year. Pence only stole 13 bases in the previous two seasons combined after swiping a career-high 18 in 2010.
 
8/15/2013 10:23:00 AM
Description: Giants right fielder Hunter Pence is 10-for-24 (.417) with two doubles and five RBI over his last six games, but he owns a .071 (1-for-14) average against Nationals starter Dan Haren.
Insight: Earlier this season, we would have suggested you roll with Pence against the dreadful Haren, but the Washington right-hander is 3-0 with a 1.29 ERA over his last three starts and has never had a problem sending Pence back to the dugout.
 
7/14/2013 9:43:00 AM
Description: Giants right fielder Hunter Pence snapped out of a major slump with a triple, a homer and five RBI Saturday at San Diego.
Insight: Pence hit .115 (7-for-61) with 12 strikeouts in his previous 15 games. He'll face Eric Stults Sunday, a pitcher he has gone 5-for-16 (.313) against with one home run.
 
Cold7/13/2013 10:48:00 AM
Description: San Francisco right fielder Hunter Pence is just 4-for-28 against Padres starter Edinson Volquez and has struck out in half his official at-bats.
Insight: Pence has batted just .168 over the past four weeks to kill his All-Star team chances. This matchup doesn't figure to help him turn it around. Avoid.
 
Cold7/11/2013 1:05:00 PM
Description: San Francisco right fielder Hunter Pence seems to have mastered the art of hitting Jason Marquis. In 29 at bats, Pence carries a .414 batting average against the Padres righthander.
Insight: That's encouraging but it doesn't change the fact that Pence is hitting just .083 in the month of July. This slump probably hasn't helped his bid to win the final spot on the National League All-Star roster.
 
Cold7/9/2013 10:01:00 AM
Description: Giants right fielder Hunter Pence is 1-for-12 with three walks and four strikeouts versus Mets starter Dillon Gee.
Insight: Pence is in a horrific slump, batting .071 (3-for-42) over his past 11 games. This matchup isn't likely to help him break out of it. Avoid, avoid, avoid.
 
Cold7/7/2013 9:56:00 PM
Description: Giants right fielder Hunter Pence has gone 2-for-37 (.054) over his last 10 games.
Insight: Pence was hitting .292 prior to the start of this horrific slump, but he's down to .266 after going 0-for-4 Sunday against nemesis Clayton Kershaw.
 
Cold7/7/2013 1:20:00 PM
Description: San Francisco right fielder Hunter Pence faces a bad matchup Sunday against Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw.
Insight: Bad might be a bit of an understatement. Pence is 2-for-32 (.063 AVG) in his career against Kershaw. He's had a terrible month (0-for-18) and we don't expect Kershaw to do him any favors on Sunday.