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2024 Batting

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Regular Season .343 2 8 .835 2

Top Jeremy Pena News

  • Astros' Jeremy Pena: Swipes first bag

    Pena went 1-for-4 with a stolen base Sunday against the Rangers.

    Pena has had a strong start to the season, posting three extra-base hits -- including two homers -- across his first 38 plate appearances. He added his first stolen base of the campaign Sunday after being caught on his initial attempt March 31. Pena was successful on the basepaths only 13 times on 22 attempts in 2023, but it appears he still has the green light.

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  • Astros' Jeremy Pena: Continues strong start

    Pena went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run and an additional RBI in an 8-0 victory versus Toronto on Wednesday.

    Pena knocked an RBI single in the fifth inning, then went deep with a two-run blast in the seventh. The long ball was the second across the shortstop's past three games, and he's knocked in six runs over that stretch. Pena has four multi-hit games on the campaign and is slashing .400/.444/.680 through 27 plate appearances.

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  • Astros' Jeremy Pena: Ends homer drought

    Pena went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, three RBI and a walk Monday against the Blue Jays.

    Pena was one of three Astros to go deep and accounted for one of five long balls for the team. The hit ended a 77-game home-run drought, as he had failed to clear the fences since July 5. Pena worked on a new stance throughout the offseason in an effort to tap into more power, though he has only a .067 ISO in a very limited sample of 16 plate appearances to begin the new campaign.

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  • Astros' Jeremy Pena: Has new stance

    Pena overhauled his batting stance during the offseason, Brian McTaggart of reports.

    Pena was essentially a league-average hitter in many aspects last season, but he posted just a .118 ISO across 634 plate appearances. To unlock more power in 2024, he reworked his stance to minimize movement while focusing on driving balls to all areas of the field. Manager Joe Espada has noted early in spring training that Pena looks more athletic and comfortable in the box while lifting the ball more. The latter will be a key to his potential jump in home runs, as he has only a 29.5 flyball percentage across 1,192 career plate appearances.

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  • Astros' Jeremy Pena: Goes through workout Monday

    Pena, who landed on first base awkwardly for the final out of Sunday's ALDS Game 2 loss to the Twins, was spotted taking infield with his teammates during Monday's workout, Matt Kawahara of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Pena appeared to be walking around gingerly after being retired for the final out Sunday, but it seems like he got through Monday's workout with no issues. Expect him to start at shortstop as the Astros look to regain the series edge Tuesday.

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  • Astros' Jeremy Pena: Three-hit effort in loss

    Pena went 3-for-4 in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Mariners.

    All three of Pena's hits were singles. The shortstop had endured a sophomore slump for part of the campaign, but he's hitting .297 (27-for-91) in September. That's lifted his season batting average to .264 with a .707 OPS, 10 home runs, 13 stolen bases, 51 RBI and 81 runs scored over 146 contests. He's locked in for a starting role, though he still hits in the bottom third of the lineup regularly.

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  • Astros' Jeremy Pena: Records two steals

    Pena went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Royals.

    Pena had gone nearly a whole month since his last steal Aug. 25. In the 24 games between thefts, he hit .316 (31-for-98) with 10 extra-base hits, eight RBI and 20 runs scored. The second-year shortstop hasn't matched his power output from 2022, but his walk rate and on-base percentage have risen while his strikeout rate has decreased, indicating a better approach at the plate. For the year, Pena has a .262/.323/.383 slash line with 10 home runs, 13 steals, 51 RBI and 81 runs scored over 143 contests.

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  • Astros' Jeremy Pena: Hitting well in September

    Pena went 1-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI on Monday against the Orioles.

    Pena delivered an RBI single in the sixth inning and later came around to score in the same frame, a continuation of his positive performance in September. He has yet to go deep but has hit .292 with three RBI and 13 runs scored across 16 games for the month. Overall, Pena has shown improved plate discipline as compared to his rookie season, though he's seen a disappointing dip in power -- highlighted by a drip in his ISO from .173 to .123.

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  • Astros' Jeremy Pena: Records five hits in blowout

    Pena went 5-for-6 with a triple, a double and three RBI in Sunday's 17-4 win over the Tigers.

    Pena began his day with a double and also tripled home three runs in the eighth. He's enjoying his best month of the season at the plate, slashing .333/.426/.425 with seven RBI, 15 runs and a 13:18 BB:K in 24 games. Pena has not been able to replicate the same power he showcased his rookie season with just 10 home runs compared to the 22 he hit last year. Sunday was his first game with multiple extra base hits since June 9 and his first game with multiple RBI since he had four July 29.

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  • Astros' Jeremy Pena: Swipes 11th bag

    Pena went 0-for-1 with a walk and a stolen base Friday against the Tigers.

    Pena had an unconventional but still productive game, as he reached base on catcher interference and an error in addition to his walk. That gave him the opportunity to swipe his 11th base of the season, matching his total from 2022. Pena has maintained a .299 batting average across 22 games in August, but he has only five extra-base hits and no home runs in that span.

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  • Astros' Jeremy Pena: Gets breather Sunday

    Pena isn't in the Astros' lineup Sunday against the Angels, Brian McTaggart of reports.

    Pena has been red-hot at the plate lately, slashing .333/.447/.385 in 47 plate appearances since the start of August. He'll get a day to rest Sunday while Grae Kessinger starts at shortstop and bats eighth.

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  • Astros' Jeremy Pena: Heating up

    Pena went 3-for-4 with one double, one RBI and two runs scored in Friday's victory over the Angels.

    Pena has been demoted to the bottom third of the Astros lineup in five of his last six games, but this performance marks his fourth multi-hit effort in his last 10 games. After bottoming out with a .205 average and only one home run in July, Pena has responded with 12 hits and seven walks in 43 plate appearances thus far in August. His glove keeps him in the lineup, and continued production like this will help return him to the top of a potent Astros lineup.

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  • Astros' Jeremy Pena: Piling up multi-hit games

    Pena went 2-for-2 with two walks and a run scored Tuesday against the Guardians.

    Pena tallied his fourth multi-hit performance in his last six starts, and he's also worked four free passes in that span. He had a dreadful July during which he hit just .205, but he appears to be coming out of the prolonged slump. Pena still has only a .679 OPS on the season, primarily because he has a disappointing 10 home runs across 409 plate appearances.

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  • Astros' Jeremy Pena: Lacking signs of improvement

    Pena went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base Friday against the Rays.

    Pena enjoyed a productive game, nabbing his 10th stolen base of the season and second since the return from the All-Star break. Despite hitting second in the order in seven of the team's last nine games, he has also shown few signs of improvement at the plate by hitting .206 with only two RBI and four runs scored in that span. Pena has had a disappointing season overall, as he's maintained only an 82 wRC+ and .289 wOBA across 391 plate appearances for the campaign.

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  • Astros' Jeremy Pena: Registers ninth steal

    Pena went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and two runs scored in Friday's 6-4 win over the Athletics.

    Pena dealt with a hamstring cramp over the weekend, but that appears to be behind him. Friday marked his first multi-hit effort since July 5 -- he went just 4-for-36 over the nine games in between. The shortstop is at a .239/.292/.381 slash line with 10 home runs, nine steals, 33 RBI and 46 runs scored through 87 contests this season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 202 lbs
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Age: 26
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: R, R