Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Projecting Pence

What Hunter Pence's numbers with the Phillies would project out to a full season.

Projecting Pence

What would Hunter Pence´s numbers look like if he had spent the whole season with the Phillies? (David J. Phillip/AP)
What would Hunter Pence's numbers look like if he had spent the whole season with the Phillies? (David J. Phillip/AP)

It his hard to tell who is the most happy that Hunter Pence is in Phillies uniform: Pence himself ... the Philles ...  or Phillies fans.

Pence (shown at left after scoring the winning run in his second game as a Phil) has now been here for nearly seven weeks — and hasn't missed a game. So we thought we'd take a look at the numbers he has compiled for the Phillies and what they would project out to for a full season.

        Current       Projected
Games 43 162
Record 31-12 117-45
At-Bats 166 625
Runs 28 105
Hits 53 200
   Doubles 11 41
   Triples 1 4
   Home Runs 9 34
Runs Batted In      26 98
Walks 20 75
Strikeouts 31 117
Batting Avg. .319 .320
On-Base Pct. .388 .388
Slugging Pct. .560 .562
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Boop – who goes by Bob Vetrone Jr. when he is undercover or paying bills – has been at the Daily News since 1982, after working for five years at the Philadelphia Bulletin up to its closing. Along with helping to build the sports scoreboards most nights, he has had great input into the papers’ special sports pullouts – March Madness, Broad Street Run, Record Breakers, Greatest Moments – as well as its day-to-day, award-winning event coverage.

A 1980 graduate of North Catholic, he took some evening college courses. Those lasted right up until the first conflict with a Big 5 doubleheader.

His favorite books growing up were the NBA Guide and the Baseball Encyclopedia, which was, for all intents and purposes, the Internet before there was an Internet.

He has been immersed in sports statistics since the early 70s, when his father (long-time sports writer, broadcaster and the Daily News’ Buck The Bartender), would take him into the Bulletin newsroom overnight in the summer and let him update the Phillies statistics in a little, black spiral notebook. But things have changed tremendously in the decades since … He now uses a big, black spiral notebook.

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