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Encyclopedia > Hunter Pence
Hunter Pence
Houston Astros — No. 9
Center Fielder
Born: April 13, 1983 (1983-04-13) (age 24)
Bats: Right Throws: Right 
Major League Baseball debut
April 282007 for the Houston Astros
Selected MLB statistics
(through September 26, 2007)
Batting average     .323
Home runs     16
RBI     65
Runs     56
SLG     .541
Teams

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Minor leagues

Pence was drafted in the second round of the 2004 draft by the Astros out of the University of Texas at Arlington. In 2006 with the AA Corpus Christi Hooks, Pence batted .283 and hit 28 home runs, with 95 RBI. He had 17 stolen bases, while being caught stealing only 4 times.[1] Pence began the 2007 season as the AAA Round Rock Express' center fielder,[2] though he made a serious run to make the big league club out of spring training. Before the 2007 season started, he earned the nickname "The Natural." The University of Texas at Arlington, usually referred to as UT Arlington or UTA, is a nationally recognized comprehensive doctoral/research university classified by Carnegie as Research University - High Activity [2]. The university is located in Arlington, Texas, USA. UT Arlington has a student population of nearly 25,000 and... The Corpus Christi Hooks are a minor league baseball team that plays in the Texas League as the Class AA affiliate of the Houston Astros. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run, with no errors on the play that result in the batter achieving extra bases. ... “RBI” redirects here. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1988. ... Class-Level Triple-A (2005-Present) Double-A (2000-2004) Minor League affiliations Pacific Coast League (2005-Present) American Conference - South Division Texas League (2000-2004) Major League affiliation Houston Astros (2000-Present) Current uniform Name Round Rock Express (2000-Present) Ballpark Dell Diamond All Sports Stadium Minor League titles... A Grapefruit League game at the LA Dodgers camp in Vero Beach, Florida In Major League Baseball, spring training is a series of exhibition games which precedes the regular season. ...


Major leagues

Houston Astros (2007)

Pence made his major league debut as the Astros center fielder on April 28, 2007, vs. the Milwaukee Brewers[3] and got his first major league hit and scored his first run. Pence's first home run in the majors was a grand slam, against the St. Louis Cardinals on May 5th. Pence hit a dramatic walk-off home run against Jose Mesa of the Philadelphia Phillies in the bottom of the 13th inning at Minute Maid Park on July 3rd in a 5-4 win. It was Mesa's only pitch of the game. is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 19, 34, 42, 44 Name Milwaukee Brewers (1970–present) Seattle Pilots (1969) Other nicknames True Blue Brew Crew, The Brew Crew, The Crew, Beermakers Ballpark Miller Park (2001–present) County Stadium (1970–2000) Sick... In the sport of baseball, a grand slam is a home run hit with all the bases occupied, thereby scoring 4 runs - the most possible on a single play. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... José Ramón Nova Mesa [MAY-sah] (nickname Joe Table; born May 22, 1966 in Pueblo Viejo, Dominican Republic) is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin Phils... is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Throughout the first half of 2007 he was often referred to on ESPN's Baseball Tonight as "Rookie Phenom Hunter Pence" by analyst Steve Berthiaume. ESPN/ESPN-DT, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an [[United States|Amer<nowiki>Insert non-formatted text here--68. ... Baseball Tonight is a Sports Emmy Award-winning program that airs on ESPN, and is the only nightly highlight show devoted to Major League Baseball. ... Steve Berthiaume (born 1965) is a sportscaster for the ESPN cable network. ...


On July 23rd, General Manager Tim Purpura announced that Pence would be out with a with a small chipped bone fracture in his right wrist. On August 21st, Pence was activated from the disabled list. At that point, despite having missed a month he was 4th among NL rookies in at bats.


NL Rookie of the Year Race. As of September 27th, Pence was 2nd to Ryan Braun among NL rookies in batting average (.324), obp (.362), and slugging percentage (.545), 4th behind Braun, Troy Tulowitzki, and Chris Young in extra base hits (55) and total bases (242), 4th in RBIs (68; behind Braun, Tulowitzki, and Kevin Kouzmanoff), 5th in runs (57; behind Tulowitzki, Braun, Young, and Mark Reynolds), tied for 5th in home runs (17), and 7th in stolen bases (11). This article is about the Brewers third baseman. ... Troy Trevor Tulowitzki (born on October 10, 1984 in Santa Clara, California) is a Major League Baseball player. ... Christopher Brandon Young (born September 5, 1983, in Houston, Texas), is a center fielder for the Arizona Diamondbacks. ... In baseball, an extra base hit (EB, EBH or XBH) is a statistic credited to a batter for hitting a double, triple, or home run. ... Kevin Kouzmanoff (born July 25, 1981 in Newport Beach, California), the The Crushin Russian despite being of Serbian descent [1], is a Major League Baseball player with the San Diego Padres. ... Mark Reynolds (Born May 07, 1987 in Motherwell, Scotland) is a Scottish footballer, currently playing for Motherwell F.C. as a defender, in the Scottish Premier League. ...


Awards

  • 2003 - Summer League First-Team All-American DH
  • 2003 - Southland Conference All-Star OF
  • 2004 - Southland Conference Player of the Year
  • 2004 - Southland Conference All-Star OF
  • 2004 - Southland Conference Hitter of the Year
  • 2005 - Low A All-Star OF
  • 2005 - Houston Astros Minor League Player of the Year
  • 2005 - South Atlantic League All-Star OF
  • 2005 - South Atlantic League Most Outstanding Prospect
  • 2006 - Future Games selection
  • 2006 - Baseball America Minor League All-Star
  • 2006 - Arizona Fall League All-Prospect Team
  • 2007 - National League Player of the Week along with Jose Valverde of the Arizona Diamondbacks.[4]
  • 2007 - National League Rookie of the Month- for the month of May.[5]

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References

  1. ^ Hunter Pence Stats, Statistics, and Fantasy News - Rotowire.com (2007-06). Retrieved on 2007-06-20.
  2. ^ Richard Justice. "SportsJustice: Hunter Pence sent to Minors. For Now.", 2007-03-21. Retrieved on 2007-06-20. 
  3. ^ "MLB = Milwaukee Brewers/Houston Astros Recap Saturday April 28, 2007 - Yahoo! Sports", 2007-04-28. Retrieved on 2007-04-29. 
  4. ^ Arizona's Valverde, Houston's Pence named co-winners of Bank of America Presents the National League Player of the Week. MLB.com (2007-05-21). Retrieved on 2007-05-22.
  5. ^ Pedroia, Pence selected as Rookies of the Month. MLB.com (2007-06-04). Retrieved on 2007-06-04.

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External links

  • ESPN
  • HunterPence.net - The Official Hunter Pence website
  • Hunter Pence Fan-Site - Take notice the domain name was changed from HunterPence.com to PenceFan.com..
  • Pence's statistics at Baseball-Reference.com
  • Baseball Cube stats
  • Another Hunter Pence Fan Site

 
 

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