Hunter Pence is hoping to return to the Giants lineup sooner than later. The outfielder is currently recovering from a broken forearm, the aftermath of a wild pitch during Spring Training. Pence has begun swinging the bat again, a big leap from the wiffle ball bat he was previously using. (Source: Amy Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Pence, when fully healthy, is an effective fantasy player. If you can grab him and keep him in your DL spot, it will be worth it. Pence has a career average 23.1 home runs per season, and a career batting average of .284. The Giants tend to rally around Pence when he is in the lineup, and can play strong in hopes of another playoff berth upon his return.
Updating a previous report, Hunter Pence will miss 6-8 weeks after suffering a forearm fracture. (Source: San Francisco Giants on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Now that it is official and he has a time-table, adjust your draft boards accordingly. Pence will likely miss all of April and his replacement, Gregor Blanco, could be a solid play in fantasy leagues for the first month of the season.
Category: Injury Updates
Hunter Pence was struck in the hand by a pitch on Thursday and had to leave the game. He underwent X-rays and the team seems pessimistic about his status. There are some rumblings that his hand might be fractured. (Source: Henry Schulman on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: If Pence's hand is fractured it will be a big blow to the Giants and fantasy owners. Pence batted .277 with 20 home runs, 74 RBI, 106 R, and 13 SB last season. It has been that kind of all-around production that has made Pence into being one of the best outfielders in fantasy. Keep an eye out for any updates regarding his status and adjust your draft board accordingly.
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