Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Hunter Pence Stat You Have Not Seen Yet

Hunter Pence is more than a righthanded bat.

The Hunter Pence Stat You Have Not Seen Yet

Sure, Hunter Pence may be the righthanded bat the Phillies have been looking for all season, but he also brings along his right arm.

Pence comes to the Phillies tied for the National League lead in outfield assists (9). He finished tied for the league lead in 2008 and led it outright in 2009, both years with 16.

His year-by-year assist numbers:

Season GP    Assists       GP/A
2007      108 6 18.00
2008 156 16 9.75
2009 157 16 9.82
2010 155 9 17.22
2011 101 9 11.22
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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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