Hunter Renfroe

Position: RF
Level: Triple-A
Affiliate: El Paso Chihuahuas
Age: 24
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 220
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 1st Rd. (#13 overall), 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (SDP)

Prospect Spotlight

After an encouraging close to an otherwise ‘meh’ 2015 season, Renfroe has continued to hit for Triple-A El Paso, showing above-average playable power with a chance to produce 20-plus home runs at the major league level in spite of merely adequate contact rates. Renfroe has impressive raw power, stemming from big boy strength and above-average bat speed capable of generating very loud contact with natural loft. He’s susceptible to spin, however, and can be set up with well-placed fastballs and soft stuff away, limiting his potential as a regular producer in the middle of a big league lineup.

Defensively, Renfroe fits comfortably in right field, with plenty of speed and athleticism to field the position, and a plus arm that comes with solid carry and accuracy. The former Mississippi State Bulldog looks the part of a fringe-regular at the major league level, occupying the number six or seven slot in a lineup, and providing solid cost-controlled production, though there remains a non-zero chance that there’s simply not enough feel for the barrel for Renfroe to keep his head above water in the bigs. –Nick J. Faleris