I started this topic in the Draft, Trades and WW forum, but I thought this would be a better place for it:
Hunter Pence has obviously been one of, if not THE best rookie this season, but as with all young players, the question is whether or not he can keep it up. He is currently batting .344 with 8 HR, 35 RBI, 27 runs and 7 SB in 53 games this season while hitting in the No. 2 spot for the Astros.
I started this topic to get some input from the board about whether or not he is the real deal, or just enjoying an extended stay in the spotlight before he comes crashing back down to earth (a la Josh Hamilton early in the season). I know he hit .500+ in spring training and he carried that success into his major league debut.
Looking at his game log, however, he is maybe showing signs of wearing down. There was about a 7-game stretch where he struggled after recovering from a hip injury, and with the exception of one big outing (4-for-6, 2B, HR, 4 runs), his last six games have been less than stellar (3-for-18 excluding the big 4-for-6 game).
Is it time to sell high on Pence, or am I just overthinking it? I'm a big Astros fan and this guy has quickly become one of my favorite players, but as I've come to learn, that doesn't really count for much in fantasy baseball.
All opinions welcome...