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Hunter Pence (RF)

San Francisco Giants

Bats: R, Throws: R

San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence is improving from an oblique injury that landed him on the DL on August 17th. Pence has continued to up his exercise and take swings, but has yet to hit off a tee. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: If the Giants are still in postseason contention, it is possible Pence will return by September 28th when the Giants start a home series against the LA Dodgers then the Colorado Rockies. There is no rush in the Giants organization to get him back on the field. This late in the season it's hard to see Pence making any sort of fantasy impact for a last week comeback in your fantasy league.


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The Giants have announced that Hunter Pence's oblique injury is worse than they originally thought. He won't be able to return in the two-week timeframe they initially expected. (Source: Alex Pavlovic on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There's no clear timeframe on his return, but there's a chance he could be out for the remainder of the fantasy season considering the lingering nature of oblique injuries.


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Hunter Pence returns to the DL with a left oblique strain, expected to miss just about the minimum. (Source: Alex Pavlovic)

Fantasy Impact: Pence's main skill is staying healthy, which hasn't been on display at all this season. Luckily the Giants aren't stringing us along and placing him directly on the DL. The Giants situation isn't one worth looking at to replace him.


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Hunter Pence will not play tonight as he is checked by doctors for a potential injury. (Source: Alex Pavlovic)

Fantasy Impact: Pence has been one of baseball's iron men, but this is likely going to be his third DL stint of the year. He has been productive when playing, but he has been in and out of the lineup this season.


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San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence came up empty again on Wednesday, as he went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in a 2-0 loss against the Astros. The cleanup hitter for the Giants also went 0-for-4 on Tuesday, including a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Two games doesn't make a cold streak for Pence, especially with many other Giants struggling at the plate recently. Prior to the last two games, he was riding a seven-game hitting streak. Hunter Pence remains a strong choice for a fantasy outfielder given his production in all major hitting categories.


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Hunter Pence put together another great game with a 2-for-3 effort in Chicago. He hit two singles, drew one walk, and scored two runs. Unfortunately, he was unable to drive any runs home.

Fantasy Impact: Pence is now riding a six game hit streak and batting .303 in August (.309 since he returned from injury in July). He hits significantly better against right handers (.312) than he does against lefties (.242), but he should continue to be a solid play in all formats regardless of the situation.


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Hunter Pence only went 1-for-5 from the plate, but he made his one hit count with a three-run line drive home run to left-center field. He managed to drive home another run on a groundout.

Fantasy Impact: While Pence's batting average has slowly begun to fall (he is currently batting .288), his power has really showed up so far this month with two home runs. He is still batting .300 against right-handers, but he has only had 30 at-bats all season against lefties.


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Hunter Pence hit the go-ahead solo HR in the 11th inning, leading the Giants to a 9-7 over the Texas Rangers Saturday night. He finished the night 2-5 with two RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Hunter Pence hit only his third HR in the past month, but has continued to produce for the Giants since his return to the lineup in early July. Pence is hitting at a .344 AVG in his past eight games and looks to build on that in the series finale Sunday vs the Rangers on Sunday. This is a positive sign for fantasy owners as Pence has missed a large majority of the season due to injury.


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Hunter Pence continued to roll with a 2-for-4 effort at the plate against Milwaukee. He hit one single, one double, scored one run, and also drove in one run.

Fantasy Impact: Pence had a fantastic month of July (although he did miss six games) with a .328 batting average and a .384 OBP. He hits .304 against right handers and left handers, so he is great everyday option in the outfield.


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Hunter Pence managed to reach base twice with a 1-for-3 effort from the plate (one single and one walk). He was unable to produce any RBI, but he did make it around the bases once to score.

Fantasy Impact: Pence's batting average has dropped a bit since his huge four hit night earlier in the week, but it still sits comfortably at .300. Batting in the middle of the lineup, he should have plenty of opportunities to drive in runs and score runs himself now that his teammates are fully healthy.


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Hunter Pence went 4-for-5 Friday night with seven total bases and two RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Pence has been unstoppable since returning from the DL, and he seems hell bent on making up for his lost counting stats. Since coming back from his injury, Pence is hitting .353/.389/.627 with three home runs. His pace isn't really sustainable, as he's struck out five times as many times as he's walked in the same span, and he's also carrying a .455 BABIP.


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Hunter Pence went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a home run in the Giants' blowout victory over the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: Pence has played extremely well since returning from the DL. This is his third home run in July in 44 plate appearances. Coming into the game, he had a .297/.350/.541 slash line since coming back from injury. He hasn't attempted a stolen base since coming back, which might be a concerted effort to reduce the likelihood of him re-aggravating his wrist sliding. Pence is still a top-30 outfielder no matter how you cut it.


Hunter Pence put together another big game, this time with a 1-for-2 effort at the plate with three walks. His one hit was a single and finished the game with one RBI, but no runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: Pence has been on fire in the two games since the All-Star break, and has managed to push his batting average back up to .300. It looks like he is back to his elite form, and as long as he stays healthy he is a great option across all formats.


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Hunter Pence had a big night for the Giants in a 12-inning win. Pence finished at 3-for-6 with one single, one double, and one home run. He drove in two runs and also scored twice himself.

Fantasy Impact: Pence slumped hard after returning from his first injury, but he played very well after returning from his second injury before the break. His big game raised his average from .283 to .296 and has his batting average in July sitting at .333. As long as he is healthy he is a great option in all formats, and if manager Bruce Bochy continues to let Pence hit fifth, then expect plenty of RBI opportunities.


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Hunter Pence went 1-for-4 with a grand slam vs. Cole Hamels and the Phillies Friday

Fantasy Impact: It was possibly the best way to celebrate a Hunter Pence giveaway at AT&T Park. Pence's grand slam capped a disastrous game for Cole Hamels, who yielded nine earned runs. Pence has picked up where he left off from his wrist injury


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Hunter Pence made a surprise return from the DL, going 1-for-4 with 2 RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Pence also tossed in an incredible defensive play in right field which is worth seeking out. Pence was a solid top-twenty option last season and doesn't seem to have missed a step. Play him as you normally would. Only extremely well constructed teams would have a three better options in the outfield.


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The Giants have re-activated Hunter Pence and have inserted him into the starting lineup. (Source: Alex Pavlovic on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This follows an incredibly impressive BP session over the weekend. Insert him into your lineup as you normally would. The Giants could have held him out for extra healing time through the All-Star Break but chose to activate him early.


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Injured Giants outfielder Hunter Pence took batting practice Sunday. (Source: Andrew Baggarly on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: No details on how the BP went for Pence. He's currently slated to be out until the All-Star Break. It's completely unlikely the Giants activate him before then, even if his wrist appears healed. They aren't going to rush him back.


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The Giants do not expect star outfielder Hunter Pence back before the All-Star Break. He aggravated his wrist on a diving catch in early June and has been unable to play since then. (Source: Andrew Baggerly, San Jose Mercury News)

Fantasy Impact: This is a frustrating development for Pence, who missed a big piece of the season with a broken wrist that he then reaggravated. He has been one of baseball's iron men over the last half decade and his continued loss is a blow for the Giants. Fantasy owners have almost no choice but to stash him. The Giants offense is humming along without him so when he comes back, he should produce.


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Hunter Pence returns to the DL with lingering wrist issues. He has not played since June 2 when he re-aggravated the wrist on a diving catch. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Finally, Pence owners can start making roster moves. He hasn't played in nearly two weeks. The injury is concerning as it is a lingering issue from his fracture. Justin Maxwell should see increased playing time in Pence's absence, and he has played decently in June, already popping two home runs in 21 plate appearances. Maxwell may present an inexpensive DFS play in the short term.


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The Giants have "stopped him from any activities to calm him down," per Bruce Bochy. He was initially expected back earlier this week. (Source: USA Today)

Fantasy Impact: If the Giants place him on the DL, it can be retroactive and make him eligible to return in a week. Pence is perennially a set-and-forget outfielder due to his steady production and the fact that he rarely took a day off. If he gets put on the DL, look for Justin Maxwell to get steady playing time for DFS purposes.


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Hunter Pence remains in the dugout while dealing with an injured wrist that has kept him on and off the field since Spring Ball. Pence returned for a few weeks, then sat out again as the injury was reactivated. (Source: Alex Pavlovic on CSN Bay Area)

Fantasy Impact: When healthy, Pence is an absolute prize to have on your fantasy team. As the heart and soul of the Giants, Pence raked in 13 RBI in just 17 games. Along with 2 home runs, Pence showed his value in his brief return. As soon as the injury is fully healed, Pence is a must-start in fantasy leagues.


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Giants Manager Bruce Bochy told beat writer Andrew Baggarly that Hunter Pence will start swinging a bat tomorrow, but won't play until Tuesday at the earliest. (Source: Andrew Baggarly on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pence has been one of the better all-around outfielders since he has arrived in San Francisco, as well as one of the most durable. The wrist injury is an issue as it is a re-aggravation of his pre-season break. Monitor his situation closely.


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Bruce Bochy stated outfielder Hunter Pence may play Sunday, but Pence not expected to make the start. (Source: San Jose Mercury News)

Fantasy Impact: Hunter Pence suffered a bone bruise to his formerly broken wrist on a diving catch Tuesday. He sat out Wednesday, was the center of attention when the Giants visited the White House and sat out again Friday. This is worrisome but Pence is one of baseball's most durable players. So far this season, Pence has picked up where he left off in 2014, slashing .282/.329/.451 so far. The wrist may be a problem now, but his hitting shows it hasn't bothered him before he re-aggravated it.


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Hunter Pence had a great night at the plate as he went 3-for-5 with two singles and one double. Unfortunately, he was unable to knock in any runs, but he was able to score one run.

Fantasy Impact: This three hit performance bumped Pence's batting average up to .282 from .258. Pence has only played about half a month, and while his hitting has been slightly erratic of late, his production overall has been quite impressive. He is still a solid option across all formats.


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Hunter Pence was able to reach base three times as he went 1-for-3 with one single, one walk, and reaching first on a throwing error in the first inning. He managed to knock one run in when he grounded out in the bottom of the eighth inning with Norichika Aoki on third base.

Fantasy Impact: Pence's batting average has really taken a beating this past week, down to .258 from .326. When he is at his best, he is an on-base machine, whether it be through hitting or taking walks, and then causing havoc on the base paths once he is on. Expect Pence to pick up his game and rack up some more RBI since he is hitting in the three-hole.


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Hunter Pence went 1-for-4 with a big triple (his first of the year) into the right-center field gap against the Braves. His triple knocked in two runs and he was later able to make it home and score as well.

Fantasy Impact: Hunter Pence has begun to slow down a little bit since his hot start to the season with his batting average dipping below the .300 mark. He is still a great option across all formats due to his ability to drive in runs, he already has recorded 12 RBI in just half a month.


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Coming off a hitless performance in the series finale against Colorado, Pence went 3-for-4 with two singles, one double, one walk, and one stolen base. He knocked in two runs and scored one run himself.

Fantasy Impact: Pence has been extremely productive since returning from injury. He has only failed to reach base in three games so far, and he has a tendency to collect hits in bunches. He is surely worth the wait for those that kept him rostered in league play and he has already proven to be a force in daily games.


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Hunter Pence continued to build on his hot start to his season with a 2-for-5 effort against the Rockies. He hit two singles, knocked in two runs, and also scored two runs himself.

Fantasy Impact: Hunter Pence is proving to be worth the wait for everyone who drafted him. He is also proving to be a force in daily games, recording multiple hits and RBI thanks to manager Bruce Bochy batting him in the middle of the lineup. Unfortunately, his price will most likely rise very soon, so take advantage while you can.


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Hunter Pence snapped his two game hitless streak as he went 2-for-4 at the plate with two singles. Each single was good for one run, but he also struck out twice.

Fantasy Impact: Pence has had a pretty nice start to his injury shortened season, sporting a .300 batting average with a .333 OBP and four RBI, but he has struck out a lot. He has fanned seven times in five games, so if he could cut that number down then his OBP would likely rise and he would be a slightly safer bet for fantasy owners.


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Hunter Pence has registered his first home run of 2015 against the Cincinnati Reds. He spent most of the season on the DL due to a broken wrist. (Source: San Francisco Giants on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pence is a valuable asset to the success of the Giants. Now that he is healthy, look to add him to your team to increase the value of your outfield. Pence is a strong hitter, and this team plays better when he is in the lineup.


Hunter Pence made his first start of the season after fracturing his arm in Spring Training.

Fantasy Impact: Pence went 2-for-3 with a double and 3 runs scored. This was his first action after being hit by a pitch in the third game of Spring Training. He looked great out there and he's a set-and-forget option for you at outfield in all formats.


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Hunter Pence has started playing baseball again, a huge step in his rehab process. Pence is recovering from a broken bones in his hand, damage caused by a wild pitch in Spring Ball. (Source: Rivercats Baseball on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pence was assigned to play with the Giants' AAA team, the Rivercats, in his recovery process. Pence registered his first hit since his injury, knocking the ball into left field for a single. This is a positive sign for Pence and the Giants, as he is a valuable member of this championship team. Look for Pence to return to the Giants' major league squad in a few weeks.


Hunter Pence will make a rehab start in AAA Sacramento tomorrow en route to returning from his broken arm that has cost him the entire season thus far. (Source: Comcast Sports Net)

Fantasy Impact: Pence has been one of the most reliable and consistent performers in the league since he's arrived in San Francisco. He has no ETA right now since the injury robbed him of Spring Training. Pence is a top-twenty outfielder when healthy, and he is the exact opposite of injury prone. With the massive amounts of injuries to start the season, there is a slim chance he's been dropped in your league. Check the wire just in case and rectify the situation if he's available.


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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.


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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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