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8 Hunter Pence RF

San Francisco Giants

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
8%2%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
28618.29759536
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018SF972351953424115951.258.332.226
2019TEX8328653851859266961.358.552.297

Player Updates

July 11, 2020 11:32 AM
Giants' Hunter Pence: Diagnosed with inflammation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pence (foot) had an MRI on Friday that revealed inflammation in his foot, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Pence was dealing with foot soreness late in the week but felt better Friday. However, he still underwent an MRI that revealed inflammation. The outfielder isn't expected to resume running over the weekend but will continue to work on his hitting. The 37-year-old is a leading candidate to serve as the Giants' designated hitter if he's healthy once the regular season begins.

July 10, 2020 06:48 PM
Giants' Hunter Pence: Still hasn't resumed running
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pence (foot) is hitting but still hasn't resumed running or fielding as of Friday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Pence has been limited over the past several days while dealing with foot soreness, and he's yet to resume full activities. The 37-year-old has been able to hit while recovering, but he hasn't yet been able to run or play the field.

July 8, 2020 09:16 PM
Giants' Hunter Pence: Dealing with sore foot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pence is managing some foot soreness and didn't take part in running on the field Wednesday, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Manager Gabe Kapler said it was a precautionary measure and expects the 37-year-old to resume running in the near future. Pence is a likely beneficiary of the universal designated hitter, especially since he missed significant time over the past two seasons.

March 29, 2020 01:04 AM
Giants' Hunter Pence: Brief spring training appearance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pence went 5-for-14 with one double and one home run over five Cactus League games prior to the suspension of spring training.

Pence rediscovered his All-Star form in 2019 with a .297/.358/.552 slash line and 18 home runs for the Rangers, but he appeared in only 83 games and missed the final five weeks with a back injury. The 36-year-old returned to San Francisco on a one-year, major-league deal and may not fill a full-time role once play resumes, though he should see regular opportunities.

February 8, 2020 12:16 AM
Giants' Hunter Pence: Gets major-league deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pence signed a one-year, major-league deal with Giants on Friday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

It was previously known that Pence had signed with the Giants, though this news clarifies that he will be on the major-league roster to begin the season. He had a resurgent 2019 campaign, during which he hit .297/.358/.552 across 83 games with the Rangers. Heading into his age-37 season, it's unlikely Pence will have a full-time role. However, he should have plenty of chances to fill in around the outfield, with the team's three projected starters all being left-handed.

February 8, 2020 12:16 AM
Giants' Hunter Pence: Reunites with Giants
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pence signed with the Giants on Friday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.'

The terms of the deal are not yet clear. Pence won a pair of pennants with the team in the first half of last decade but slipped to two poor seasons in 2017 and 2018. A swing change spurred a surprising bounceback with the Rangers in 2019, where he hit .297/.358/.552 with 18 homers in 83 games. Injuries were an issue and are unlikely to go away completely in his age-37 season, but Pence is nevertheless a good bet to be at least a solid contributor in a part-time role when available.

January 24, 2020 12:52 PM
Hunter Pence: Intends to keep playing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pence (back) intends to play this season, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

After two straight seasons with below-average batting lines, Pence revamped his swing and hit .297/.358/.552 for the Rangers last season. Injuries limited him to just 83 games, but he certainly still seems to have the talent to help a team in his age-37 season as long as he remains healthy. He's reportedly been talking to several teams, but a return to the Rangers has not been discussed.

September 24, 2019 04:28 PM
Rangers' Hunter Pence: Won't return this season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pence (back) confirmed he won't return this season, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.

Pence has been on the shelf since Aug. 27 with a back injury and simply won't have enough time to make it back before the end of the season. The veteran outfielder compiled a .287/.358/.552 slash line with 18 home runs and six steals in 83 games for the Rangers this season and is hoping to continue playing in 2020.

September 20, 2019 07:52 PM
Rangers' Hunter Pence: Yet to resume baseball activities
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pence (back) has not yet been cleared to resume baseball activities, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

Pence has been sidelined with a back injury since Aug. 27, and with a little over a week remaining in the regular season, it doesn't appear as though he'll be back in 2019. Willie Calhoun should continue to benefit from Pence's absence.

September 12, 2019 04:28 PM
Rangers' Hunter Pence: May not return this season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pence (back) said he isn't sure if he'll return this season, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Pence has been sidelined since Aug. 22 due to back issues, and it doesn't sound like a return before the end of the season is guaranteed. The veteran said he would like to continue playing in 2020 -- even if he doesn't return this year -- though he wants to get back to full health first.

September 5, 2019 03:08 PM
Rangers' Hunter Pence: Not expected back this weekend
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pence (back) will not join the Rangers for their four-game series in Baltimore, which begins Thursday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Pence has been on the shelf since Aug. 22 due to back issues and has yet to resume baseball activities, suggesting a return isn't imminent. If and when the veteran does rejoin the Rangers, he'll likely find himself in a bench role as the team looks to give Willie Calhoun and Nomar Mazara (oblique) as many at-bats as possible down the stretch.

September 2, 2019 09:08 PM
Rangers' Hunter Pence: Has injection, will join team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pence (back) had an injection in Texas and will likely rejoin his teammates Thursday when the Rangers kick off a series in Baltimore, Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports.

The 36-year-old Pence has been resurgent this year, but the Rangers shouldn't be allocating him too many plate appearances when he returns. The team is crowded in the outfield and should give as many at-bats as possible to Willie Calhoun and Nomar Mazara.

September 1, 2019 11:28 PM
Rangers' Hunter Pence: No return time set
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pence (hamstring) has not yet resumed baseball activities, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

Pence, who has not played since Aug. 22, is not close to returning. His absence will provide more opportunities for Willie Calhoun, whom the Rangers want to see play regularly over the final month of the season.

August 27, 2019 06:56 PM
Rangers' Hunter Pence: Lands on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pence was placed on the 10-day injured list with a lower-back strain Tuesday.

The assignment was made retroactive to Saturday, so Pence could return as soon as next Tuesday if he's healthy enough to do so. Nick Solak has been serving as the designated hitter in his absence. Isiah Kiner-Falefa was recalled to take Pence's place on the roster.

August 27, 2019 06:32 PM
Rangers' Hunter Pence: Still sitting Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pence (back) remains out of the lineup Tuesday against the the Angels.

Pence sits for the fourth straight game after being scratched due to back tightness Friday. Nick Solak will be the designated hitter in his absence, with Shin-Soo Choo starting in right field.

August 25, 2019 03:40 PM
Rangers' Hunter Pence: Not playing until at least Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pence (back) will not play Sunday, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

Pence was scratched from Friday's game and sat out Saturday. With an off day coming Monday, the Rangers will give Pence a full four days to recover ahead of Tuesday's series opener against the Angels.

August 25, 2019 02:12 AM
Rangers' Hunter Pence: Sits again Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pence (back) is not in the lineup Saturday against the White Sox, TR Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

Nick Solak will serve as the designated hitter and bat fifth against right-hander Ivan Nova. Pence remains day-to-day while slashing an impressive .306/.404/.510 with three home runs, eight RBI and six runs scored in 57 plate appearances this month.

August 23, 2019 07:08 PM
Rangers' Hunter Pence: Scratched with back tightness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pence was a late scratch Friday due to lower back tightness.

Pence was expected to slot in as the designated hitter and bat fifth Friday night, but it's Nick Solak who will replace Pence. The veteran outfielder will be considered day-to-day until further notice.

August 23, 2019 12:48 AM
Rangers' Hunter Pence: Plates game-winning run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pence went 2-for-5 with three RBI and a stolen base Wednesday in the Rangers' 8-7 win over the Angels.

Pence brought in three of the Rangers' final four runs on the day, with his ninth-inning base knock scoring Elvis Andrus and ending the game. The 36-year-old has come through with multi-hit efforts in three of his last four starts and is batting .315/.378/.449 since returning in mid-July from a month-long absence due to a groin injury, which once looked like it would derail his surprising All-Star season.

August 20, 2019 06:40 PM
Rangers' Hunter Pence: Bows out of starting nine
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pence isn't starting Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Angels, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Pence went 1-for-4 in the matinee. Shin-Soo Choo will move to right field with Pence out of the mix.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs RHP1764910 .345 .500 .278
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
8/17MIN3000010
8/18MIN4130010
8/19LAA4130120
8/20LAA4010000
8/20LAA1000000
8/21LAA5020301
8/22@CHW3000000
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020SF0000000000------------
2019TEX8328653851859266961.297.358.5520.910
2018SF972351953424115951.226.258.3320.590
2017SF1344935512813674010223.260.315.3850.701
2016SF106395581141357439511.289.357.4510.808
2015SF522073057940164841.275.327.4780.806
2014SF162650106180207452130136.277.332.4450.776
2013SF16262991178279952115223.283.339.4830.823
2012PHI-SF16061787156241045614552.253.319.4250.743
2011HOU-PHI1546068419022975612482.314.370.5020.871
2010HOU15661493173259141105189.282.325.4610.786
2009HOU159585761652572581091411.282.346.4720.818
2008HOU157595781602583401241110.269.318.4660.783
2007HOU1084565714717692695115.322.359.5390.899
Total169063688871786242936517132012055.281.335.4620.797
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020SF000000000
2019TEX8317115820202
2018SF971117820011
2017SF13413519040218
2016SF106231178301110
2015SF521319900008
2014SF1622910289303313
2013SF162355304303317
2012PHI-SF160264262717214
2011HOU-PHI154385304501315
2010HOU156293283300211
2009HOU159265276301125
2008HOU157344277304214
2007HOU108309246101010
Total16903245429443912519148
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2004A-Tri-City511993659181837233035.296.369.518
2005A-Lexington80302591021432560385383.338.413.652
2006AA-Cor Christi13652397148318289560109174.283.357.533
2007AAA-Round Rock25951731111321101520.326.387.558
2015AAA-Sacramento River Cat5176500252400.294.350.647
2016AAA-Sacramento7246102037--300.417.440.875
2017AFA-San Jose Giants3103300002200.300.417.300
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/220
Birthdate:
4/13/1983
Age:
37
Hometown:
Fort Worth, TX
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
San Francisco Giants
College:

MLB Experience:
13