Padres 40-Man Roster Rankings: #10 Hunter Renfroe

February 28, 2018

Background Drafted in the first round by the San Diego Padres in the 2013 MLB Draft, outfielder Hunter Renfroe has always been known as a power bat. Drafted out of college, Renfroe jumped right to short-season ball after the draft, hitting four home runs and posting a .308/.333/.510 slash line over his first 111 professional plate appearances. That slash line was just a sign of things to come for the…


Could Hunter Renfroe Be the Odd Man Out?

February 18, 2018

Word came down late on a Saturday night that the San Diego Padres came to an agreement with Eric Hosmer. The news was delivered, oh so subtly, by Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union Tribune. The #Padres got their man. Eric Hosmer is their new first baseman. — Kevin Acee (@sdutKevinAcee) February 18, 2018 Now that Hosmer is a Friar, he will become the team’s starting first baseman….


Top Moments of the 2017 Season: Renfroe Goes Deep Three Times

October 12, 2017

The San Diego Padres had several great moments during the 2017 season. One particular moment was when Hunter Renfroe hit three home runs in a single game. The game was on September 20th, in a game at Petco Park against the Arizona Diamondbacks. In that contest, seven home runs were hit, setting a new park record. It was also the game where Renfroe set a couple of milestones. It also…


Renfroe’s Problems & What To Do About Them

June 29, 2017

It is time to start worrying about Hunter Renfroe. Not as a player, mind you, but as the right fielder and clean-up hitter of the future for the Padres. Of course he belongs in the big leagues, that’s not in dispute. We can expect his production will increase year-over-year and even if it doesn’t, he will not benefit from a demotion to Triple-A. So, he stays on the team. However,…


Is it Time to Worry About Hunter Renfroe?

May 6, 2017

At this point in his young career, it is evident that Hunter Renfroe is far from a polished product. Coming into the 2017 season, everyone was well aware of his poor plate discipline, but seeing it first-hand has been another story. Competing against major league-quality pitchers has not helped this young man, as they continually pick at his weaknesses and expose him. In the bottom of the sixth inning in…


All Eyes on Hunter Renfroe

April 1, 2017

With the thirteenth pick in the 2013 draft, the San Diego Padres selected outfielder Hunter Renfroe from Mississippi State. The team had used this pick in hopes that the big-bodied outfielder would continue the success he had throughout the 2013 season at Mississippi State, where Renfroe hit 16 home runs in 66 games, posting a .345 batting average and driving in 65 runs. On top of a solid offensive attack,…