He’s been great when he’s in the lineup hitting .275 and .289 during his limited time the past two seasons, but you have to figure he’s going to start declining at some point – and the injuries sure seem to be a sign of things to come.
However, I still think that if he’s healthy in 2017 the Giants will win the NL West.
This is still Buster Posey’s team, and he’s the straw that stirs the drink. But as I said earlier, this lineup is a lot scarier with a healthy Hunter Pence.
During those seven years of playing 154 or more games he hit over 20 home runs in each of those seasons. When healthy he’s going to give you 20-plus home runs, 80-90 RBIs and hit .275.
You put that type of bat behind Buster Poser on a consistent basis and pitchers will have a tough time slowing down this offense, especially with the type of production I think the Giants will get at the top of the lineup this year.