Hunter Pence RF SF 2 Months

Hunter Pence went 3-for-5 with a triple, two RBI and a stolen base against the Phillies on Monday.

Perhaps not in the traditional sense, since he's still not drawing walks, but Pence has embraced the leadoff role, hitting .339 with 11 runs scored in 14 games at the top of the lineup. His overall average is up to .302. If he can stay there, it'd be his third .300 season, along with his rookie year of 2007 and 2011. Oddly enough, he's never finished a season with an average in between .283 and .314.

Hunter Pence RF SF 2 Months

Hunter Pence went 2-for-5 with a homer, two RBI and a run scored as the Giants topped the A's 5-2 on Wednesday.

Pence is 36-for-105 (.343) over his last 25 games. This is his second consecutive multi-hit game against the A's, which is no surprise from a player who went 5-for-8 with a homer against Oakland in San Francisco last year. The outfielder is batting .302/.361/.478 and is on pace for 21 homers and 116 RBI.

Hunter Pence RF SF 3 Months

Hunter Pence went 3-for-4 with three runs scored as the Giants topped the Padres 5-3 on Sunday.

Pence fulfilled the part of the leadoff hitter on Sunday, swatting two singles and a double and scoring all three times he reached base. The three-hit day also served to raise his average above the .300 plateau, as he's now batting .301/.360/.472 with 64 runs scored. The outfielder is second in the NL in runs scored, behind on Troy Tulowitzki.

Hunter Pence RF SF 3 Months

Hunter Pence is moving to leadoff for the Giants.

Gregor Blanco is in a bad slump, so manager Bruce Bochy will try a different look at the top of his lineups. This should result in more runs for Pence, but probably fewer RBI. He's batting .295/.355/.467 in 369 plate appearances, primarily as the Giants' No. 2 hitter.

Hunter Pence RF SF 3 Months

Hunter Pence finished 2-for-4 with a double, RBI and two runs scored in the Giants' 5-0 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Interestingly, Pence's batting average has dropped two points to .295 during his current six-game hitting streak. Because he's hit out of the No. 2 hole, Pence's RBI opportunities are limited. The trade off is that he ranks second in the National League with 60 runs scored. On pace for 21 homers, 61 RBI and 14 steals, Pence has been a steady fantasy contributor all season.

Hunter Pence RF SF 3 Months

Hunter Pence went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Pence has been a hitting machine of late, as Sunday's two-hit day was his seventh multi-hit game in his last nine. He's also scored 10 runs in that span, giving him 56 runs scored for the year. That mark is third-most in the National League to go with a strong .302/.369/.483 line.

Hunter Pence RF SF 3 Months

Hunter Pence went 2-for-5 with his 10th home run of the season against the White Sox on Tuesday.

Pence took White Sox starter John Danks deep to left in the first inning, his second home run in his last three games. The homer gives him 52 runs scored on the season, good for third-most in the National League. Overall, the 31-year-old is batting .299/.367/.480 for the year.

Hunter Pence RF SF 3 Months

Hunter Pence reached base five times in Thursday's win over the Nationals, going 3-for-3 with two walks.

Unfortunately, all of that goodness resulted in just one run scored and no RBI. Despite performing a little better than he did last year, Pence is currently at 70 runs scored+RBI through 68 games (last year, he came in at 190). He'd have a little more fantasy value batting third or fourth than he does hitting second, where RBI opportunities have been very limited.

Hunter Pence RF SF 4 Months

Hunter Pence went 3-for-4 and scored the winning run on Michael Morse's ninth-inning single as the Giants beat the Mets 5-4 on Saturday.

Pence doubled in Angel Pagan to tie the game against Jenrry Mejia in the ninth before coming around to score on Morse's only hit of the ninth. It was Pence's eighth three-hit game of the season, as he raised his average to .293. He's not getting as many chances to drive in runs now that he's the No. 2 hitter in the Giants lineup, but he's scored 45 times in 63 games. That puts him in a tie with Giancarlo Stanton for third place behind Troy Tulowitzki (50) and Paul Goldschmidt (46) in the NL.

Hunter Pence RF SF 4 Months

Hunter Pence went 3-for-4 with a double and a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Reds.

Pence provided the Giants' only consistent source of offense, homering in the first and doubling in the third, ultimately finishing a triple short of the cycle. Pence's OPS fell to .700 as recently as May 12, but with Tuesday's effort, it's now at .839. He has eight home runs, 22 RBI, seven stolen bases, and a .293/.363/.476 slash line on the season.