Hunter Pence

Hunter Pence #8

  • RF
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 4"/220
  • Age: 32

Hunter Pence Stats

.275 9 40 4 .806

Hunter Pence MLB Career Stats

.284 194 729 106 .809

Hunter Pence Bio

  • Full Name: Hunter Andrew Pence
  • Pronunciation: HUHN-ter pehnts
  • Born: 4/13/1983 in Fort Worth, TX
  • Draft: 2004, Houston Astros, 2nd rd. (64th overall)
  • College: Texas - Arlington
  • Debut: April 28, 2007
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2015 Stats 207 30 57 9 40 4 .275 .327 .806
MLB Career Stats 4959 702 1406 194 729 106 .284 .337 .809
  • Status: Disabled 15-Day

Hunter Pence 2015 Splits

Last 7 Games 29 2 4 2 3 0 10 0 .138 .138 .345
Last 15 Games 61 7 13 3 9 4 13 3 .213 .262 .393
Last 30 Games 119 16 33 6 20 11 27 3 .277 .338 .496
Last 7 Games
Last 15 Games
Last 30 Games
Last 3 Games AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
8/15 vs WSH 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
8/16 vs WSH 4 1 1 1 2 0 0 0
8/17 @ STL 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Last 3 Games
8/15 vs WSH
8/16 vs WSH
8/17 @ STL
2015 Games by Position: RF (51)

Hunter Pence Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2015 Giants NL 223 132 90.76 202.35 1.32 2.51 29.36
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 211.67 0.42 9.00 33.43


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Hunter Pence 2015 Projections

Rest of Season
0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
52 209 30 57 99 13 1 9 40 16 0 48 4 1 .273 .324 .474 .798
Rest of Season

Hunter Pence News

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September 24, 2015 at 10:05 PM ET

Pence, Belt among Giants finished for season

Giants manager Bruce Bochy confirmed what was already a foregone conclusion: Right fielder Hunter Pence and other key players such as first baseman Brandon Belt and outfielders Nori Aoki and Gregor Blanco will be sidelined for the brief remainder of the season with their respective injuries.

September 16, 2015 at 1:24 AM ET

Pence improving, could play late this season

The Giants don't want to rush Hunter Pence back from his strained oblique, but manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday he's encouraged by the progress the outfielder made this week.


Hunter Pence Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2012 San Francisco NL
2014 San Francisco NL

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Houston NL
2011 Houston NL
2014 San Francisco NL

NL Player of the Month

Month Team League
09/2013 San Francisco NL

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/20/2007 Houston NL
09/06/2010 Houston NL
09/16/2013 San Francisco NL

MLBPAA Giants Heart and Hustle Award

Year Team League
2013 San Francisco NL
2014 San Francisco NL

MLBPAA Astros Heart and Hustle Award

Year Team League
2008 Houston NL
2009 Houston NL

Astros Most Valuable Player

Year Team League
2010 Houston NL

Giants Willie McCovey Award

Year Team League
2013 San Francisco NL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2006 Corpus Christi TEX

AFL All-Prospect Team

Year Team League
2006 Mesa AFL

AFL Rising Stars

Year Team League
2006 Mesa AFL

Baseball America Minor League All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Corpus Christi TEX

Baseball America Double-A All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Corpus Christi TEX

Baseball America Low Class A All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Lexington SAL

TEX Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/14/2006 Corpus Christi TEX

TEX Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Corpus Christi TEX

TEX Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Corpus Christi TEX

SAL Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/15/2005 Lexington SAL
06/05/2005 Lexington SAL

SAL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Lexington SAL

SAL Most Outstanding Major League Prospect

Year Team League
2005 Lexington SAL

SAL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Lexington SAL

Hunter Pence Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2011 .314 4th in NL
2013 .283 25th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2008 25 25th in NL
2009 25 19th in NL
2010 25 20th in NL
2011 22 23rd in NL
2012 24 22nd in NL
2013 27 4th in NL
2014 20 25th in NL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
2010 91 15th in NL
2011 97 8th in NL
2012 104 5th in NL
2013 99 7th in NL

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
2010 18 18th in NL
2013 22 9th in NL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2011 .871 15th in NL
2013 .822 19th in NL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2011 .370 10th in NL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2011 .502 16th in NL
2013 .483 14th in NL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2010 93 15th in NL
2011 84 20th in NL
2012 87 19th in NL
2013 91 9th in NL
2014 106 2nd in NL


Season H Rank
2009 165 19th in NL
2010 173 10th in NL
2011 190 4th in NL
2012 156 25th in NL
2013 178 5th in NL
2014 180 3rd in NL


Season 2B Rank
2011 38 4th in NL
2013 35 13th in NL


Season 3B Rank
2007 9 4th in NL
2011 5 21st in NL
2013 5 15th in NL
2014 10 2nd in NL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2008 157 14th in NL
2009 159 7th in NL
2010 156 17th in NL
2011 154 20th in NL
2012 160 3rd in NL
2013 162 1st in NL
2014 162 1st in NL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2008 595 21st in NL
2009 585 16th in NL
2010 614 4th in NL
2011 606 4th in NL
2012 617 6th in NL
2013 629 3rd in NL
2014 650 1st in NL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2009 647 24th in NL
2010 658 16th in NL
2011 668 11th in NL
2012 688 7th in NL
2013 687 9th in NL
2014 708 2nd in NL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2008 277 22nd in NL
2009 276 21st in NL
2010 283 15th in NL
2011 304 7th in NL
2012 262 24th in NL
2013 304 2nd in NL
2014 289 4th in NL


Season SO Rank
2008 124 17th in NL
2011 124 23rd in NL
2012 145 13th in NL
2014 130 20th in NL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2007 5 23rd in NL
2008 10 7th in NL
2009 11 4th in NL
2010 9 9th in NL
2014 6 19th in NL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2012 7 19th in NL

Hunter Pence Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
August 20, 2015 San Francisco Giants placed RF Hunter Pence on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 18, 2015. Left oblique strain
July 7, 2015 San Francisco Giants activated RF Hunter Pence from the 15-day disabled list.
June 12, 2015 San Francisco Giants placed RF Hunter Pence on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 3, 2015. Left Wrist Tendonitis
May 16, 2015 San Francisco Giants activated RF Hunter Pence from the 15-day disabled list.
May 8, 2015 San Francisco Giants sent RF Hunter Pence on a rehab assignment to Sacramento River Cats.
April 5, 2015 San Francisco Giants placed RF Hunter Pence on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 27, 2015. Fractured left forearm.
August 1, 2012 San Francisco Giants activated RF Hunter Pence.
July 31, 2012 Philadelphia Phillies traded RF Hunter Pence to San Francisco Giants for RF Nate Schierholtz, C Tommy Joseph and RHP Seth Rosin.
July 30, 2011 Houston Astros Traded RF Hunter Pence to Philadelphia Phillies; Clearwater Threshers Traded 1B Jonathan Singleton and RHP Jarred Cosart to Lancaster JetHawks and Reading Phillies Traded RHP Josh Zeid to Corpus Christi Hooks.

Hunter Andrew Pence Bio Info

Graduated from Arlington High School (TX). Played his freshman year at Texarkana Junior College, hitting .395 with 12 HR and 33 SB...earned All-Conference Region XIV honors at TJC. Attended the University of Texas-Arlington, where he majored in finance.


The 2014 All-Star batted .277 with a career-high 106 runs scored along with 29 doubles, 10 triples, 20 home runs and 74 RBI in 162 games, completing his eighth big league season, his second full season with the Giants...Among NL leaders in runs (second), triples (tied for second), hits (third), total bases (fourth, 289) and multi-hit games (fourth)...Became the third Giants player in the last 10 seasons with 100+ runs scored (also: Barry Bonds, 129 in 2004, Aubrey Huff, 100 in 2010)...Became the first Giant to have over 700 plate appearances in a season since Brett Butler in 1990 (732) fact, became just the fifth Giant in SF-era history with over 700 plate appearances in a season, joining Willie Mays (706 - 1962), Bobby Bonds (3 times - 1969 - 720, 1970 - 745, 1973 - 738), Tito Fuentes (1973 - 731), and Chili Davis (1982 - 701)...Was one of four players to appear in all 162 games, joining KC's Alcides Escobar, ATL's Freddie Freeman and TB's Evan Longoria...Was the most durable player on SF's roster, starting all but one of the Giants' 162 games...played all but 23 defensive innings...Had his 331 consecutive games starts streak end on the second-to-last-day of the season (Sept. 27) to rest (ATL's Freddie Freeman now owns the longest games started streak at 168)...Pence's streak began Sept. 25, 2012 and had been the longest active streak in the bigs...Has still appeared in 383 consecutive games, the third longest streak in franchise history, behind Bill Terry (468, 1930-1933) and George Burns (459, 1915-1917)...his consecutive games streak started on Aug. 1, 2012 (his first game in a Giants uniform)...Only one other player in the last 45 years has started 300+ consecutive games in right field...Jeff Francoeur started 370 in a row for the Braves from 2005 to 2008...Since he joined SF, the only two Giants other than Pence to start in right field were Francisco Peguero on Sept. 23, 2012 against San Diego and Juan Perez on Sept. 27, 2014 versus San Diego...Not only did Pence play in every game, but he was also one of the most versatile Giants when it came to where he hit in the lineup...his versatility allowed him to fill and produce from the first, second, third and fifth spots in the lineup...Batted .351 (40-for-114) with RISP (3rd-highest in NL) and paced the Majors with a .404 clip (19-for-47) with RISP and two outs...Really struggled over his final 15 games, going 4-for-54 (.074) with two RBI and ended the season with one hit in his last 28 ABs...Hit just .165 (15-for-91) in Sept., the fourth-lowest clip among qualifying NL players.


Posted one of the best seasons of his career in his first full season with San Francisco, hitting .283 (178-for-629) with 35 doubles, 27 HRs, 99 RBI and 22 stolen bases. Won the 2013 "Willie Mac" Award, given to the team's most inspirational player, as voted by players, coaches,trainers, fans and Willie McCovey.Became the seventh Giant to hit at least 20 HRs and steal 20 bases in a season and the first since Barry Bonds in 1998 (the others: Bobby Bonds, Willie Mays, Jeffrey Leonard, Glenallen Hill and Orlando Cepeda). Joined Los Angeles' (AL) Mike Trout as the only players in the Majors to hit 20-plus home runs, steal 20-plus bases and record 90-plus RBI. In fact, the only players in SF-era history to accomplish the feat of 20 HRs, 20 steals and 90 RBI are Willie Mays,
Orlando Cepeda, Bobby Bonds, Barry Bonds and now Pence. Started every one of the Giants' 162 games and became the first Giants player in the SF-era (since 1958) to start every regular season game in a season, and the first since Alvin Dark started all 154 games for the New York Giants in 1954. Also became the first Giants player since Bobby Thomson to start every game of a season in the outfield...Thomson started all 156 games in center field during the 1949 season for the New York Giants. Became the first NL player to start all 162 games in the
field (not at DH) since Prince Fielder with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2009...was also the first major league outfielder to start 162 games since Jeff Francoeur with the Atlanta Braves in 2007. Has started 171-consecutive games, which is the longest streak in the National League and the second-longest in the Majors behind TEX's Prince Fielder, who has started 505 consecutive contests. His 27 home runs were a career high and the most in a single season by a Giant since Barry Bonds in 2007 (28). Was one of five players selected by Manager Bruce Bochy to be on the final ballot for the All-Star Game...joined the Dodgers Yasiel Puig and Adrian Gonzalez, Nationals' Ian Desmond and Atlanta's Freddie Freeman...however, lost out to Freeman. His 54 multi-hit games were the third-most in the National League. His 51 RBI following the break were the second-most in the Majors (Alfonso Soriano, 52). Recorded his 1,000th career hit on April 9 with a single in the 6th inning off RHP Matt Belisle. Hit a two-out, two-strike, solo home run off CHC's RHPShawn Camp in the 9th inning that tied a game at 7-7 on April 14 at Wrigley Field in SF's 10-7, 10-inning win...that game-tying home run with two outs in the 9th was the latest into a game that he's hit a game-tying home run (ESPN Stats & Info). Became the first Giant since Barry Bonds to hit a gametying, two-out home run in the 9th inning or later, when down to the last strike...Bonds accomplished this feat on May 24, 1998 at St. Louis, hitting a two-run, two-out homer. Made a sliding catch with two outs in the 8th inning on July 13 at San Diego to preserve RHP Tim Lincecum's nohitter. Matched his career-high with five hits on July 24 against the Reds. Batted leadoff for the Giants on August 7 vs. Milwaukee…it marked the first time he started in the leadoff slot in the batting order since July 11, 2008 with Houston. Started the season a perfect 17-for-17 in stolen base attempts, the third-most consecutive stolen bases by a Giants player in a season without a caught stealing since
1974 ...only Stan Javier (22 steals in 1997) and Glenallen Hill (21 steals in 1995) had more...Pence's streak ended on August 8 vs. Milwaukee as he was caught trying to steal 2nd base on a botched hit and run play (Kieschnick at the plate). Hit the longest home run of his career on Aug. 27 at Colorado, hitting a 476-foot two-run shot to left-field off RHP Chad Bettis...marked the second-longest homer in the Majors during 2013 (ATL's Evan Gattis, 486 feet). Recorded a career high seven RBI on Sept. 14 at Los Angeles in SF's 19-3 win...all of Pence's seven RBI
were recorded in the first 5.0 innings and according to Elias, he is only the third Giants player since 1958 to drive in seven runs by the end of the 5th...Jeff Kent drove in seven in the first 4.0 innings against Cincinnati on July 24, 1998, and Jim Ray Hart had seven in the first 5.0 frames July 8, 1970 at Atlanta. During SF's four game series against the Dodgers from Sept. 12-15, he hit .471 (8-for-17) with five HRs and 12 RBI...became the first Giants player since Willie Mays in 1965 to homer in every game of a fourgame series against the Dodgers...his 12 RBI tied Dick Dietz for the most in a single series by a Giants player in SF-era history (since 1958). Was named the NL Player of the Week for Sept. 9-15 after hitting .448 (13-for-29) with one double, six home runs and 19 RBI...marked the third time in his career that he won this award, also winning it in 2010 (Aug. 30-Sept. 5) and 2007 (May 14-20). Recorded his ninth career walk-off hit and first as a Giant on Sept. 29 vs. San Diego with a single off RHP Huston Street. Was named the NL Player of the Month for Sept. as his 11 homers were tied for the most in the league and his 32 RBI topped all NL players...also ranked second with a .667 slugging pct. and 23 runs scored...also won this monthly award once in his career, back in May 2007 when he played for Houston (named Rookie of the Month). Signed a five year contract extension through 2018 with the Giants on the final day of the season.

2012 Was a trade deadline acquisition for the Giants to help bolster the offense...hit .219 (48-for-219) with 28 runs, 11 2Bs, two 3Bs, seven HRs and 45 RBI in 59 games for SF...Was acquired by the Giants from the Phillies on July 31 in exchange for OF Nate Schierholtz, minor league C Tommy Joseph and minor league RHP Seth Rosin...Batted .271 with 17 HRs and 59 RBI in 101 games for Philadelphia...At the time of the trade was leading the Phillies in hits (108), HRs (17), RBI (59), runs (59) and BBs (37)...Overall, between Philadelphia and San Francisco he hit .253 (156-for-617) with 87 runs, 26 2Bs, 24 HRs and 104 RBI in 160 games, tied for the third-most games played in the NL...Posted the first 100+ RBI season of his career and ranked fifth in the NL in runs batted in...His 45 RBI since joining SF were the most on the club and fourth-most in the NL (since Aug. 1)...His 32 go-ahead RBI were the second-most in the NL...Since the All-Star break hit just .213 (59-for-277), the eighth-lowest clip among all big league players...Recorded his second multi-homer game of the season and his third career walk-off home run on May 15 vs. Houston, hitting the game-winner off of Bret Myers in the bottom of the 10th inning...Hit his first home run in a Giants uniform on Aug. 12 vs. Colorado off of RHP Rafael Betancourt...with the game tied at 6-6 in the 8th inning and two men on base, Pence crushed a 0-1 pitch into left-center field to give the Giants a 9-6 lead...Hit his third career grand slam (first with Giants) on Sept. 14 at Arizona, hitting it off of LHP Tyler Skaggs to extend SF's lead to 5-0 in the 3rd inning. POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS...In his second career taste of the postseason he batted .210 (13-for-62) with one home run and four RBI in 16 games...Lit a fire under the Giants with a pre-game speech before Game 3 of the Division Series at Cincinnati that ignited a comeback that will go down as one of the best in baseball history. 2011 Named to his 2nd career NL All-Star team; went 1-for-2 and threw a runner out at home plate...Was T-1st in the NL in multi-hit games (57), 4th in AVG (.314), hits (190), RISP AVG (.339) & AB (606), T-4th in doubles (38), 5th in AVG vs RHP (.313), T-5th in singles (125) & game-winning RBI (16), 7th in total bases (304) & times on base (247), T-8th in RBI (97) and 10th in OBP (.370)...Led all NL right fielders in AVG (.315) & hits, T-1st in RBI, finished 2nd in total bases and T-2nd in doubles...Set career highs in RBI and doubles...Began the season with HOU...Had a career-best 23-game hitting streak, 5/19-6/13 (.406, 39-96, 4 HR, 19 RBI), which was tied for the 4th-longest streak in the NL; the hitting streak began with 6 consecutive multi-hit games, 5/19-24 (.444, 12-27, HR, 6 RBI)...Slugged his 100th HR, 5/31 at CHI...Was traded to PHI on 7/29...After coming to the Phillies, led the team in AVG (.324), OBP (.394), SLG % (.560), hits (67), doubles (12), XBH (25), total bases (116) & walks (26) and was 2nd in HR (11) & RBI (35)...Hit safely in 44 of his 54 games with the Phillies (81.5%); began his Phillies career with an 8-game hitting streak (.382, 13-34, 3 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI)...Started 48 straight games for the Phillies after being acquired from HOU...Collected his 800th hit, 8/30 at CIN (HR)...Hit his 150th double, 9/1 at CIN...Got his 400th RBI, 9/8 at MIL...Missed 4 straight starts due to patellar tendinitis in his left knee, 9/20-24...Fell a double shy of hitting for the cycle, 9/25 at NYM...Had 19 hits in his final 46 at-bats vs LHP (.413), raising his season AVG from .272 to .317...Had surgery for a sports hernia, 10/11 (Dr. William Meyers). 2010 Hit .282 (173x614) with 25 home runs and 91 RBI en route to being named the Astros 2010 Team MVP...set career highs in runs scored (93), hits, RBI and stolen bases (18) and matched his career high in home runs...his nine outfield assists ranked tied for sixth in the NL...led the club in RBI and multi-hit games (49)...finished second in the NL in infield hits (31)...among NL players after the All-Star Break, finished tied for third in hits (88), tied for eighth in runs scored (46) and tied for ninth in RBI (51)...reached base safely in 31 straight games at MMP from June 22-Sept. 10, the longest such streak by an Astro since Lance Berkman reached base in a franchise-record 44 straight home games from April 22-July 28, 2004...named NL Player of the Week for Aug. 30-Sept. 5 after hitting .500 (11x22) with two home runs and nine RBI in six games...recorded his sixth career multi-homer game on Aug. 17 vs. NYM, giving him 46 and 47 career homers at Minute Maid Park, moving him past Richard Hidalgo and into sixth place on the all-time list...had a season-high, 14-game hitting streak from July 23-Aug. 8, during which he hit .369 (24x65) with two homers and 14 RBI...accounted for one of the Astros walk-off wins in 2010 on May 9 vs. SD by connecting for an RBI double in the bottom of the 11th inning...marked his fourth career walk-off hit and his first since July 18, 2008 vs. CHC...was hitting .210 for the season on May 6...hit .310 (129x416) over the next four months thru Sept. 5 (105 games)...ranked second in the Grapefruit League in Spring Training with 18 RBI, while hitting .373. 2009 Hit .282 with career-highs in hits (165), stolen bases (14), walks (58) and games (159)...tied his career high in homers set in 2008 with the only right fielder in franchise history to record consecutive 25+ homer seasons while playing the position...led all Major League outfielders in assists with 16...marked the second consecutive season for him to lead the NL in outfield assists, also tied with Matt Kemp for first in 2008 with 16...the Astros were the only NL club in 2009 to have three outfielders ranked in the top 11 in the NL in assists, also Michael Bourn (T-5th, 11) and Carlos Lee (T-11th, 9)...his 16 outfield assists in 2009 were tied for the third most by an Astro in a single season...hit safely in 110 of his 159 games in 2009 and reached base safely via walk or hit in 126 of those 159 games...ranked third on the team in slugging percentage (.472), trailing only Lance Berkman (.509) and Carlos Lee (.489)...was also third in on-base percentage (.346)...finished the season hitting .296 (37x125) with eight doubles, six homers and 15 RBI in his last 35 games of 2009...selected to an All-Star team for the first time in his career via the player vote...became the 12th Astro outfielder to represent the club on an All-Star team... posted a .298 (95x319) avg. with 11 homers and 37 RBI before the break...recorded a career-high three walks on July 31 at STL...increased his walk total from 40 in 2008 to 58 in 2009 and lowered his number of strikeouts from 124 in 2008 to 109 in 2009...grounded into a double play a career-high 25 times, second on the club behind only Miguel Tejada (29) and tied for the third-most in the NL...ranked third in the NL with a .388 batting avg. in May...hit safely in 22 of 27 games in May, raising his avg from .282 to .341...was 14-for-25 in stolen base attempts. 2008 Hit .269 (160x595) with 25 homers and 83 RBI in 157 games...tied with LA's Matt Kemp for the National League lead in outfield assists with 16...16 outfield assists are tied for the third-highest in club history in a single season with Jose Cruz, 1980; Billy Hatcher, 1987; and Derek Bell, 1996...ranked second in the National League and fourth in the Majors with 37 infield hits, trailing only Colorado's Willy Taveras (38) for the NL lead...the Astros went 37-18 when he drove in at least one run and 18-2 when he drove in two-or-more runs...the club is 27-11 all-time when he homers, including a 15-7 record in 2008...tied for second in the NL and third in the Majors with 16 game-winning RBI...tied for seventh in Astros history for game-winning RBI in a single season...recorded his fourth career multi-home run game and third in 2008 on Sept. 17 at FLA (also, May 2 vs. MIL and May 23 vs. PHI)...hit .346 in May with six home runs and 21 RBI...went 5x5 on May 27, marking a career-high in hits in a single game... recorded his second career grand slam on May 20 vs. CHI off Ryan Dempster...hit a game-winning, two-run, walk-off homer on May 4 vs. MIL in the 12th inning...his first eight home runs of the season were all hit at Minute Maid Park...hit .359 (23x64) with three homers, 14 RBI and 12 runs scored during a career-long 16 game hit streak from April 30-May 18...started in right field on March 31 at SD, his first career Opening Day start. 2007 In his first season in the Majors, he hit .322 (147x456) with 69 RBI, 30 doubles, nine triples and 17 home runs in 108 games...he also stole 11 bases and scored 57 the fourth Houston rookie to amass double-digit totals in home runs (17) and stolen bases (11)... his 17 home runs in 2007 were the 3rd-highest rookie total in club history...his 246 total bases are the most for an Astro rookie since Joe Morgan's 251 in 1965...led the NL in hitting at the All-Star Break (.342) the only rookie to lead either league in hitting at the Break since 1957, when classifications for rookies were established (Elias Sports Bureau)...set franchise rookie records in extra-base hits (56) and doubles (30)...both rookie records were previously held by Lance Berkman (2000) and Luis Gonzalez (1991)...69 RBI ranked tied for second among all Astros rookies, 13 behind first-place Jeff Bagwell (1991)...his .539 slugging percentage and .322 batting average ranks first among Houston rookies all-time...hit his 17th home run on Sept. 26...homered in consecutive games from Sept. 25-26...ranked among NL rookie leaders in: hitting (5th-.322), home runs (T6th-17), RBI (4th-69), hits (2nd-147), doubles (2nd-30), runs (5th-57), slugging (3rd-.539), multi-hit games (3rd-46) and on-base percentage (6th-.360)...led all MLB rookies in triples (9)...had four four-hit games (May 16 vs. SF, June 3 vs. STL, June 24 at TEX, July 1 vs. COL)...started 95 games in center field and 13 in right field...scratched from the lineup on Sept. 20 (strained upper back)...suffered the injury on Sept. 19 in the ninth inning after colliding with the right field wall at Minute Maid Park...remained in the game and hit a walk-off single in the 10th inning vs. MIL...hit .368 in 14 games as a leadoff hitter (21x57)...went 2x4 with two home runs and a career-high five RBI on Aug. 31 at CHI, his first career multi-home run game...missed 27 games from July 23-Aug. 21 with a right wrist capsular sprain with a small chip fracture...before being placed on the Disabled List, he led all MLB rookies in extra-base hits, doubles, triples, and total 2008 Houston Astros media guide 137 2008 ASTROS bases...also led all NL rookies in hits, RBI, and multi-hit games (31) while ranking second in hitting and slugging...hit his first career walk-off home run in the 13th inning on July 3 vs. PHI (3x6)...posted a season-long, nine-game hitting streak from July 1-13 in which he hit .391 (18x46)...homered in three consecutive games from July 2-4, tying the club rookie record...named NL Rookie of the Month for May (.343, 19 RBI, 16 extra-base hits, four HR, club-rookie record 37 hits) and NL Co-Player of the Week from May 14-20...had hits in seven consecutive at-bats from May 15-16, one shy of the club record...hit his first career home run, a grand slam on May 5 at STL...became the 14th player since 2000 to hit a grand slam for his first MLB home run...1x3 on April 28 in his Major League debut...hit by a pitch (Bush) in the fifth inning...recorded his first big league hit and scored his first run in the sixth inning...has hit safely in 86 of his 108 ML games...contract was purchased from Triple A Round Rock on April 27...hit .341 (29x85) with three home runs, 10 doubles and 19 RBI in 22 games for the Express...his 10 doubles ranked tied for second in the PCL when he was called up...also ranked tied for second in the league with 14 extra-base hits...hit safely in eight of his last nine games with the Express, including five multi-hit games in that span. 2006 Hit .283 with 28 home runs and 17 stolen bases in his first full season at Double A Corpus Christi...led the Hooks in home runs, RBI (95) and runs (97)...finished second on the team with 17 stolen bases (21 attempts)...represented the Hooks at the Futures Game in Pittsburgh and the TL All-Star Game...ranked among the TL leaders in several offensive categories, including triples (8-2nd), total bases (2nd-279), slugging (4th-.533), runs (3rd-97), RBI (5th-95), and extra-base hits (3rd-67)...batted .354 in April (35x99)...named TL Player of the Week for the week of May 8-14...hit safely in five of six games during the week, while smashing five home runs with 11 RBI...hit two home runs on May 10 at Arkansas...led the TL with 10 home runs in May...ranked seventh among all TL players with a .387 average (12x31) in the playoffs...was the TL postseason leader in RBI with nine...rated as the No. 6 prospect in the Houston organization by Baseball America heading into the season. 2005 Began the season at Lexington, where he earned SAL Rookie of the Year honors, hitting .338 (102x302) with 25 home runs and 60 RBI in 80 games...ranked fourth in the league in home runs...named Lexington's team MVP...earned SAL All-Star and Postseason All-Star honors...was a two-time SAL Player of the Week, receiving the honor for the weeks of May 9-15 and May 30-June 5...promoted to Class A Salem on July 26, where he finished the season with a .305 average, six home runs and 30 RBI...committed only one error in 109 total games played as an outfielder. 2004 Hit .296 with eight home runs and 37 RBI in his first pro season at Class A Tri-City...led Tri-City and ranked second in the New York-Penn League with a .518 slugging percentage...finished fourth in the league in extra-base hits (27) and fifth in doubles (18)...named Tri-City Defensive Player of the Month in August.