Hunter Renfroe

Position: OF
Born: 1/28/1992
Height: 6'1
Weight: 215
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the first round (#13 overall) of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (SDP).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: .306 with 30 homers and 105 RBIs in 133 games at El Paso (Triple-A) with 34 doubles, 163 hits, 95 runs scored and a .557 SLG.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from El Paso on September 21.
MLB Debut Date: 9/21/2016

Debut Details
September 21, in a 3-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Pinch-hitting for outfielder Travis Jankowski with one on and two out in the seventh inning, pitcher Edwin Escobar intentionally walked him with Derek Norris at second base. He did not score, and stayed in the game in right field.

Player Notes can play both center field and right field, and is considered the Padres’ top power prospect, as evidenced by his numbers this season. Drafted out of high school in Mississippi by the Red Sox in the 31st round of 2010, he opted instead to play college ball and raised his draft status considerably in doing so. In 2015, he combined between San Antonio (Double-A) and El Paso to hit .272 with 20 homers, 78 RBIs and 27 doubles, fine numbers on which he improved across the board in 2016. In his first week in the majors, he set a Padres rookie record with seven RBIs in one game, as he hit a three-run homer and a grand slam September 27.

2080 Notes
Checking in at No. 57 on 2080’s Preseason Top 125 Prospect Rankings List, we had this to say about Renfroe: “Renfroe's bat speed and strength produce a ton of raw power, and he provides enough contact skills to allow the power to play to plus in-game.” You can also read our Prospect Spotlight on Renfroe here.