Top 10 Candidates for 2016 Comeback Player of the Year

Source: Rob Tringali/ Getty Images North America The Giants will need to manufacture runs even more with Pence set to miss 6-8 weeks.

Source: Rob Tringali/ Getty Images North America
The Giants will need to manufacture runs even more with Pence set to miss 6-8 weeks.

#4- Hunter Pence

The very durable Pence was limited to only 52 games last season after playing in 162 games both of the previous two seasons. He broke his arm after being hit by a pitch in a cactus league game in March. He returned, but a wrist injury and an oblique injury sidelined him and prevented him from being a daily option for manager Bruce Bochy.

Pence has three more years on his contract at $18.5 million a season. The Giants are invested in him long-term and he, at the age of 33, should still be productive for the team. Bruce Bochy always manages to get the most out of his players.

Pence is not a superstar by any means, but he is a very good player and is an important member of the Giants team. They will need a healthy Pence in the middle of the lineup in order to make it back into the playoff race. The Giants have restocked their team and are poised for another run at a Championship.

Pence hit .275 last season with nine homers in 52 games. He was productive when he was able to play. He comes into spring training healthy and due to his track record of health, Pence is a very good bet to play more than 150 games and if he puts up decent numbers, he will be a candidate for the comeback award.

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