Giants Acquire Hunter Pence

By Richard Janvrin-TRST Senior MLB Analyst Follow Richard on Twitter: @RJanvrin3_TRST

As reported by SI’s Jon Heyman, via twitter, the Giants have agreed to acquire outfielder Hunter Pence for minor league catcher/first baseman, Tommy Joseph, tweets Danny Knobler of of CBS Sports.

Pence, 29, has a career batting line of .290/.342/.481 and a line this season of .271/.336/.447 with 17 HRs and 59 RBIs. In his career, through 20 games at AT&T Park, Pence has a .329 AVG with 5 HR and 10 RBI. Shockingly, Pence has struggled at home this season. He holds a line of .241/.318/.403 at home as opposed to a .300/.354/.488 line on the road. He has also struggled against lefties this season. Though under control for 2013, his salary could exceed $14MM.

Joseph, 21, and a second round draft choice in the 2009 MLB Draft is hitting .260/.313/.391 with 8 HR and 38 RBIs this season for Double-A Richmond this season.

Within the hour, Ruben Amaro Jr., the Phillies GM had traded another starting outfielder, Shane Victorino to the Dodgers. Division rival, San Francisco countered nicely in getting his former teammate, Pence.

With this trade, Nate Schierholtz looks more and more expendable.

Update: Phillies also receiving outfielder Nate Schierholtz and possibly a pitcher, tweets Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

Schierholtz, 28, who recently, supposedly, requested a trade has been traded. This season, through 77 games, Schierholtz is batting .257/.327/.429 with 5 HR and 17 RBIs. He is projected to be the Phillies fourth outfielder unless Juan Pierre is traded, too.

Update: Phillies will also receive Class A pitcher, Seth Rosin in the deal. Rosin, 23, has a minor league career record of 5-5 with a 3.80 ERA through 79 games.

Here is a scouting report on the young righty.


About Richard Janvrin

I'm a single dad who loves Baseball. In particlar, the Tampa Bay Rays, but I'm a baseball fan too. My sons name is Evan, after the great Evan Longoria. I love him to death. My son, not Longoria. Ha! Hope you enjoy my blog(s).

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