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Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
522.096640
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019TEX8328653851859266961.358.552.297
2020SF1752452631500.161.250.096

Player Updates

August 24, 2020 02:12 PM
Hunter Pence: Granted unconditional release
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pence was placed on unconditional release waivers by the Giants on Monday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.

Pence was designated for assignment Sunday, but it appears as though he won't remain in the Giants' organization moving forward. The 37-year-old hasn't ruled out playing, but it's unclear whether he'll find another major-league opportunity after hitting .096 with two home runs and six RBI over 52 at-bats to begin the season.

August 23, 2020 12:12 PM
Giants' Hunter Pence: DFA'd by San Fran
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pence was designated for assignment by the Giants on Sunday.

Pence is 1-for-18 over his past five games and has a .411 OPS for the season, so San Francisco opted to remove him from the 40-man roster. The 37-year-old had 18 homers and a .910 OPS in 83 games for the Rangers last season, but he never looked like that player for the Giants in 2020.

August 17, 2020 08:40 PM
Giants' Hunter Pence: Sitting again Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pence isn't in the lineup Monday against the Angels.

Pence will take a seat for the second consecutive game as he's swung a cold bat to begin the season. Over his past three contests, the 37-year-old has gone 1-for-13 with a home run, three RBI and four strikeouts. Mike Yastrzemski will shift to right field with Mauricio Dubon starting as the center fielder.

August 12, 2020 08:48 AM
Giants' Hunter Pence: Smacks three-run shot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pence went 2-for-2 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Astros.

Pence entered the game as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning with two outs, and he blasted a three-run shot to right field that brought the Giants closer to just one run. This was Pence's first homer of the season and might be the confidence booster that he was looking for, as the veteran outfielder started the 2020 campaign in a 2-for-32 slump prior to Tuesday's contest.

August 5, 2020 02:32 PM
Giants' Hunter Pence: Remains on bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pence will sit for the third straight game Wednesday against the Rockies, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.

Despite hitting .297/.358/.552 last season, Pence may be little more than a short-side platoon option for the Giants this year, with his 1-for-26 start at the plate certainly not helping his case for more at-bats. Pence has started against all four lefties the Giants have faced this season, but he's been in the lineup against just two out of nine righties. Pablo Sandoval will be the designated hitter Wednesday.

August 4, 2020 04:28 PM
Giants' Hunter Pence: On bench again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pence isn't in the lineup Tuesday against the Rockies.

Now that the Giants have more healthy options in the field, Pence has increased competition as the designated hitter. With Pence sitting in his second consecutive game, Pablo Sandoval is starting as the designated hitter, batting fifth.

August 3, 2020 04:16 PM
Giants' Hunter Pence: Not starting Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pence isn't in the lineup Monday against the Rockies.

Pence recorded his first hit of the season Sunday with a triple against the Rangers. However, Wilmer Flores will serve as the designated hitter Monday, batting sixth.

August 1, 2020 04:40 PM
Giants' Hunter Pence: Not in Saturday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pence isn't in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rangers.

Pence has served as the primary designated hitter to begin the season but has gone hitless with six strikeouts over 21 at-bats. In his absence, Pablo Sandoval will take over as the designated hitter and bat sixth Saturday.

July 31, 2020 02:20 PM
Giants' Hunter Pence: Takes seat Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pence isn't in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Padres.

Pence remains hitless in his first 17 at-bats of the season and he'll sit for Thursday's series finale against the Padres. Pablo Sandoval will serve as the designated hitter and bat sixth.

July 28, 2020 05:20 PM
Giants' Hunter Pence: Not in Tuesday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pence isn't in the lineup Tuesday against the Padres.

Pence has gone hitless with two strikeouts over his three starts this season and he'll retreat to the bench in Tuesday's contest. Alex Dickerson will take over as the designated hitter with Joe McCarthy starting in left field, batting eighth.

July 25, 2020 10:12 PM
Giants' Hunter Pence: Hitless in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pence (foot) went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Dodgers.

Pence was also hit by a pitch in the contest. The 37-year-old outfielder served as the designated hitter Saturday and may continue to do so while working his way back from foot inflammation that arose during summer camp.

July 25, 2020 02:56 PM
Giants' Hunter Pence: Serving as DH on Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pence (foot) is in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Pence dealt with foot inflammation during camp that has limited his ability to run and play the field, but he'll join the Giants' lineup as the designated hitter Saturday. He'll bat fifth after missing Friday's game. It's unclear when the 37-year-old will be able to return to a fielding role.

July 17, 2020 12:56 AM
Giants' Hunter Pence: Does light running
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pence (foot) did some gentle running Wednesday but isn't playing the field yet, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Pence has been participating in intrasquad games as the designated hitter, and he was able to do some light running Wednesday as he continues to deal with inflammation in his foot. It's unclear whether he'll be ready to play the field by Opening Day on July 23, but he could still be available to play now that the Giants will be able to use a DH every day.

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.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs RHP1764910 .345 .500 .278
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8/11@HOU2121300
8/12@HOU4000000
8/14OAK4111310
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8/19LAA4000000
8/21ARI2000010
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020SF1752452631500.096.161.2500.411
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
Total170764208911791244942520133512055.279.334.4610.794
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020SF17011300103
2019TEX8317115820202
2018SF971117820011
2017SF13413519040218
2016SF106231178301110
2015SF521319900008
2014SF1622910289303313
2013SF162355304303317
2012PHI-SF160264262717214
2011HOU-PHI154385304501315
2010HOU156293283300211
2009HOU159265276301125
2008HOU157344277304214
2007HOU108309246101010
Total17073245529573912619151
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:
14