Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:14:53 -0800
Updating previous reports, San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence (forearm) had X-rays confirming a non-displaced ulnar fracture. He's expected to miss six to eight weeks.
Fantasy Tip: Pence's timetable for recovery would keep him out through at least the beginning of April. The missed time could also result in a slow start when he's able to return to the diamond. Fantasy gamers in standard mixed leagues should wait until the middle rounds before selecting and stashing Pence.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:46:34 -0800
Updating an ongoing story, San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence (forearm) feared he had sustained a fractured left forearm, when he was hit by a pitch Thursday, March 5. The typical recovery time for a non-displaced ulnar fracture is six to eight weeks, but the Giants will wait until they review the X-rays to announce a recovery timeline.
Fantasy Tip: A mid-April return sounds like a best-case scenario. With the potential of setbacks and a rehab stint, Pence beginning his season around May 1 seems more reasonable. While his fantasy stock will obviously plummet, he could still return plenty of value as a late middle round stash candidate. Continue to check back for updates and an official timetable for Pence's recovery. The injury leaves a hole in the outfield for San Fran, and their options aren't currently worthy of attention in the majority of fantasy formats. Expect Gregor Blanco, Travis Ishikawa and Juan Perez to battle for playing time with Pence sidelined.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:19:28 -0800
Updating a previous report, San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence (forearm) likely has a broken bone in his forearm, according to manager Bruce Bochy.
Fantasy Tip: Until there is an official update on the severity of the injury, it would be unwise to jump to conclusions. Still, this doesn't project favorably for Pence's fantasy stock. Continue to check back for updates, but a best-case scenario is likely an early-April return, if Pence has a broken bone in his forearm.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:55:14 -0800
San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence (hand) will undergo X-rays on his hand, after he was hit by a pitch Thursday, March 5, the team announced.
Fantasy Tip: The immediacy of the X-rays is mildly concerning, and there is potential this could be a serious injury for Pence. Make sure to check back for an official update. Pence has been one of the most consistent hitters in baseball, and he contributes across all five categories. Over the past three seasons, Pence has averaged 95 runs, 24 home runs, 92 RBI and 13 stolen bases with a .271 batting average. Oddly, despite his excellent production, he is usually available into the middle rounds of drafts.
Sat, 07 Feb 2015 11:07:19 -0800
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy has revealed his team's projected batting order for 2015. OF Angel Pagan is expected to bat first, followed by 2B Joe Panik, 1B Brandon Belt, C Buster Posey, OF Hunter Pence, 3B Casey McGehee, OF Norichika Aoki and SS Brandon Crawford.
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 02:03:56 -0700
San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence and 3B Pablo Sandoval batted a combined .500 during Game 4 and 5 of the World Series.
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 20:10:14 -0700
San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence is a career .400 hitter (8-for-20) with two home runs in his career against Washington Nationals SP Jordan Zimmermann, the scheduled starter for Game 2 of the National League Division Series. Pence has scored at least one run in five consecutive postseason games.
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 11:22:58 -0700
San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence is not in the starting lineup against the San Diego Padres Saturday, Sept. 27. It is his first day off since the 2012 season.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:51:12 -0700
San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence went 3-for-5 with a triple, run scored, two RBI and a stolen base Monday, July 21, against the Philadelphia Phillies. Pence leads the National League with 37 multi-hit games.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 17:54:26 -0700
Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco and 3B Todd Frazier, Milwaukee Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy, Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman, Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Dee Gordon, New York Mets 2B Daniel Murphy, Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro, St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter, Colorado Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon, Pittsburgh Pirates OF Josh Harrison, San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence and Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton have been named as the reserves for the National League in the 2014 All-Star Game.