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It’s no secret that Hunter Pence’s fundamentals and playing style are a bit… off. If you google “Hunter Pence odd” there are over 700,000 results. Every time this guy comes to the plate it looks like he just consumed six cans of Red Bull, eight cups of coffee, and probably a few speedballs. With so many moving parts its a miracle how he manages to hit the ball, much less hit it well.
But he’s made it work for seven major league seasons while posting an impressive .814 OPS and excellent fielding skills.
So what does a guy with the oddest mechanics in major league baseball over the past half century do? Teach your kids! Sort of.
We present to you: “Hunter’s Hitters”
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Anyone who has ever watched Hunter Pence play baseball knows that calling his style of play "awkward" is probably an understatement. SI's Extra Mustard put together this video starring Pence. The video advertises Pence's youth baseball camp, where he promises to teach your kids using techniques like "running during an earthquake", "throwing like you...
If you’re a baseball fan, you probably realize that Hunter Pence, outfielder for the San Francisco Giants, is one of the most awkward athletes you’ve ever seen on a baseball diamond. He throws like an idiot. He swings like an idiot. He runs like an idiot.
And as it turns out, Hunter Pence knows it, too.
Pence pokes fun at his awkward mechanics in this funny faux instructional...
There isn't a lot that is normal about Hunter Pence's game. He throws like his elbow is made of saltwater taffy, he swings like he's got T-Rex arms and, to quote McCovey Chronicles , "he runs like he's boneless and on fire."
It's really a big mess, to be honest.
But it works for Pence. I mean, look at the guy. He's not a two-time All-Star for nothing...
It was only a matter of time, but Hunter Pence knew he was going to re-sign with the Giants before next season. The San Francisco Giants, who traded for Pence in 2012 from the Philadelphia Phillies, haven’t had an outfielder put up a 20-steal, 20-home run season since Barry Bonds did it in 1998. The…
Hunter Pence and the San Francisco Giants have tentatively agreed to a five-year contract, pending a physical.
A formal announcement of the deal, reportedly worth $90 million, is expected to be made on Sunday.
Pence, batting .282 with a career-high 26 home runs and 94 RBIs, received the Willie Mac Award on Friday night, which is given to the Most Inspirational Giant.
This faux-instructional video made by Giants outfielder Hunter Pence is a beaut. We got a chance to see his unorthodox style up close and personal as a member of the Phillies. He’s now preaching that to children in this not-really-real baseball academy video.
Even if you’ve soured on Pence, you’ll love this.
Giants right fielder Hunter Pence and team president Larry Baer spoke for about 15 minutes after Friday's game and Pence said the two sides could agree on a new deal before Sunday's season finale.
"They're about to get back to me" Pence said. "We're either really close or really far away. I'll know shortly. We're talking I guess."
Any of you baseball fans out there wonder how San Francisco outfielder Hunter Pence developed his unorthodox swing? His slightly awkward running style? Or his strange lunging motion when he attempts to throw the ball?
Well, now your kids can learn from the man himself.
Or at least that is the joking premise of this video produced...
The Giants and Hunter Pence have been talking about a new contract recently, but no deal was ever thought to be close. It sounded like Pence would end up reaching free agency, but that may not be the case anymore.
The San Francisco Giants and Hunter Pence are in "serious negotiations" about a new new contract and a deal could be close, according to Hank Schulman of...
On Monday, we’ll have a more thorough write-up of Hunter Pence‘s new $90 million contract with the Giants, but for now, I just figured this comparison was kind of fun. Here’s Nick Swisher in the three years leading up to his free agent contract last year compared with Hunter Pence’s last three seasons.
As the San Francisco Giants start to pick through the multi-vehicle wreck that Major League Baseball will insist goes into the books as part of the 2013 Major League season, questions start to pop up.
A lot of questions.
Like, what exactly is the Giants' front office's plan going forward? (Quickly followed by crossed fingers and toes that the team's brain trust...
Hunter Pence and the San Francisco Giants have reached a
tentative agreement on a $90 million, five-year contract, pending a
The San Francisco Giants took the field against the San Diego Padres in the last series of the 2013 season after Hunter Pence received the Willie Mac Award surrounded by past winners such as Matt Cain, Andres Torres, and J.T. Snow. Hunter was humble, complimentary, and appreciative; all the things you would love to see in any player on a major league roster, especially after the...
San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean all but finalized pitcher Barry Zito's long-expected departure following seven tough years, while saying two of his top priorities moving forward from a disappointing 2013 season are re-signing Tim Lincecum and Hunter Pence.
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The Giants would prefer to be playing for more than pride this weekend. They expected so much more than that.
But at least they can rattle up to the pride recycling center and collect this: They will not join the 1998 Florida Marlins as the only defending World Series champions to finish in last place.
They were assured no worse than fourth after beating the San Diego Padres 7...