Hunter Pence is top-three is nearly every significant offensive statistical category for the San Francisco Giants this season, and it is not farfetched to start thinking about re-signing the 30-year-old.
Pence was a large part of the Giants’ 2012 World Series title, even though he hit just .210 with four RBI in last year’s postseason. His pregame speeches were legendary in themselves, and although his plate appearances were nothing to pay the player about, it was what he did in the clubhouse that led San Francisco to their second World Series title in three years.
His plate appearances this season, however, have picked up production. He is batting .279 with seven home runs and 21 RBI through 35 games.
Pence is scheduled to become a free agent at season’s end, after being acquired by the Giants during last year’s trade deadline. His numbers early in the season have been impressive, as he leads the team in home runs and is just three RBI behind Pablo Sandoval for the team lead.