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A little bit more about Pence

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I had written an article about Hunter Pence last week, wondering just what was causing his second year regression. While he has continued to struggle at the plate, there may be reason for optimism. The Hardball Times has a tool that projects a player's statistics for the remainder of the season. Here is what their crystal ball holds for Pence:

PA H 2B 3B HR BB BA OBP SLG OPS
128 37 7 1 4 8 .288 .335 .478 .813

Look a little better? With his BABIP at a fairly low .292 (Source: Yahoo! Sports), this uptick seems due at least in part to the luck that I talked about in my previous article turning back in his favor. He has just hit a homer as I type, which is something to talk about for a guy whose LD% is below 12%. Source: Yahoo! Sports.