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Hunter Pence, Jake Peavy Join MLB Network’s New Crew of Studio Analysts

MLB Network continues adding to its roster of studio analysts as the 2022 season approaches. Jake Peavy and Hunter Pence will be joining the network’s studio coverage, according to an official release.

Pence, a 14-year major-league veteran, most recently provided studio analysis for MLB network during the 2021 postseason. He played eight seasons for the San Francisco Giants (with whom he won two World Series championships), five with the Houston Astros, two with the Philadelphia Phillies, and one for the Texas Rangers.

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“I’m thrilled about the opportunity to contribute to MLB Network,” said Pence in MLB Network’s announcement. “As a former player, I’m excited to get back into the game in a new capacity and become teammates with a great group of talent at MLB Network.”

Peavy recently contributed to MLB Network’s Baseball Hall of Fame election coverage by participating in a roundtable discussion. During his 15-year career, he won World Series titles with the Boston Red Sox and Giants. (He and Pence were teammates on the 2014 World Series champions.)

He pitched eight seasons for the San Diego Padres (with whom he won the 2007 National League Cy Young Award), five years with the Chicago White Sox, two for the Red Sox, and three with the Giants.

“Sharing stories and talking about the game a few months ago at MLB Network really excited me for this opportunity,” Peavy said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to teaching a few tips I learned along the way while having some fun doing it.”

Peavy and Pence join Alex Avila and Cameron Maybin as former players joining the MLB Network studio crew. Ruben Amaro Jr. and Bo Porter will also contribute studio work during the upcoming season.

“We were nothing short of impressed when Jake and Hunter contributed to MLB Network over the last few months,” said MLB Network senior VP of production Marc Caiafa. “Both guys have great personality, championship experience, and the ability to easily communicate their baseball knowledge to our viewers. We’re excited to have them on our team.”    

Ian Casselberry
Ian Casselberry
Ian Casselberry is a sports media columnist for BSM. He has previously written and edited for Awful Announcing, The Comeback, Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, MLive, Bleacher Report, and SB Nation. You can find him on Twitter @iancass or reach him by email at [email protected].

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