Friday, August 5, 2011

Minor stars: Hunter Pence x2

It has been a while since I have made a Minor Stars post. With the excitement surrounding Hunter Pence wearing a Phillies uniform -- I thought it might be fun to show off a couple of images I made of him as he was working his way through the Astros minor league system.

Hunter spent all of 2006 with the AA Corpus Christi Hooks. He finished the season with a .890 OPS, hit 28 home runs and drove in 95 runs. That season he was selected to play in the mid-season All Star Futures Game. He was also selected by Baseball America as a Minor League All-Star and named to the Arizona Fall League All-Prospect Team.

In 2007, after he made a serious run at making the ML roster in spring training, Pence started the season as a member of the AAA Round Rock Express. His time in the Pacific Coast League was short lived, after 25 games he was called up to Houston.


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