Originally written July 31, 2012 on The Fantasy Fix:
The Phillies aren’t done. On the heels of dealing the flying Hawaiian Shane Victorino for relief pitcher Josh Lindblom and SP prospect Ethan Martin, the Philles have decided to send Hunter Pence to Victorino’s division rival San Francisco Giants for 1B/C prospect Tommy Joseph, OF Nate Schierholtz and P prospect Seth Rosin. Pence is currently hitting .271 lowest since 2008 but has launched 17 big flies and has driven in 59 runs so far. Pence will fit nicely into an outfield that consists of the resurging Angel Pagan and all-star Melky Cabrera who are both having amazing years. Pence who only has 4 stolen bases in 2012 has shown flashes of speed in his past which the Giants could definitely utilize. While Pence is a good offensive fit for a team struggling to find offense, his fantasy value will drop just a bit. His gap power will certainly help, but his home runs should drop some. Pence is arbitration eligible at the end of the year so in keeper leagues fantasy owners might find so...
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