Hunter Renfroe

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Hunter Renfroe
San Diego Padres
Outfielder
Born: (1992-01-28) January 28, 1992 (age 22)
Jackson, Mississippi
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Dustin Hunter Renfroe (born January 28, 1992) is an American professional baseball player in minor league baseball for the San Diego Padres organization. An outfielder, he attended Mississippi State University, where he played college baseball for the Mississippi State Bulldogs. The Padres selected Renfroe in the first round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft.

Career[edit]

Renfroe was raised in Crystal Springs, Mississippi. He attended Copiah Academy in Gallman, Mississippi, where he played for the school's baseball team.[1]

Selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 31st round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft, Renfroe did not sign. He enrolled at Mississippi State University, where he played college baseball for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.[2] On April 15, 2013, he was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week.[3] He has also been named to the Golden Spikes Award watchlist[4] and was the 2013 recipient of the C Spire Ferriss Trophy, given to the best college baseball player in Mississippi.[5]

Renfroe was considered among the best prospects available in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft.[6] The San Diego Padres selected Renfroe in the first round, with the 13th overall selection, in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft.[7] Renfroe agreed to a $2,678,000 signing bonus[8] and began his professional career with the Eugene Emeralds of the Class A-Short Season Northwest League.[9] After participating in the Northwest League's all-star game, and registering the game-winning hit, the Padres promoted him to the Fort Wayne TinCaps of the Class A Midwest League in August.[10]

Renfroe began the 2014 season with the Lake Elsinore Storm of the Class A-Advanced California League.[11] In 69 games for Lake Elsinore, Renfroe had a .295 batting average, 16 home runs, and 52 runs batted in. He was promoted to the San Antonio Missions of the Class AA Texas League.[12] Renfroe played in the 2014 All-Star Futures Game.[13] After the season, the Padres assigned Renfroe to the Arizona Fall League to continue his development.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HR = Hunter Renfroe = home runs". The Clarion Ledger. April 22, 2010. Retrieved May 15, 2013.  (subscription required)
  2. ^ "Copiah County Courier, CA's Hunter Renfroe has risen to the top for MSU Bulldogs". Copiahcountycourier.com. Retrieved May 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ Mississippi. "Baseball: Mississippi State's Hunter Renfroe named SEC Player of the Week | gulflive.com". Blog.gulflive.com. Retrieved May 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ Bonner, Michael (May 2, 2013). "Hunter Renfroe named to Golden Spikes midseason watch list | Mississippi State sports". Blogs.clarionledger.com. Retrieved May 15, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Copiah County Courier, 5-14 Renfroe named Ferriss finalist". Copiahcountycourier.com. Retrieved May 15, 2013. 
  6. ^ Talty, John (April 18, 2013). "Money Man: MLB prospect Renfroe has been Mississippi State's top producer". Clarion Ledger. Retrieved April 7, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Padres pick college slugger in Round 1 | padres.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com. June 6, 2013. Retrieved July 28, 2013. 
  8. ^ Perry, Dayn. "Padres sign first-round pick Hunter Renfroe". CBSSports.com. Retrieved July 28, 2013. 
  9. ^ Jeff Roper (July 16, 2013). "Hunter Renfroe Eugene Emeralds". Djournal.com. Retrieved July 28, 2013. 
  10. ^ Jeff Roper (August 7, 2013). "Hunter Renfroe headed to Fort Wayne". Djournal.com. Retrieved April 7, 2014. 
  11. ^ Landon Negri. "BASEBALL: Lake Elsinore Storm release roster | Sports Southern California". PE.com. Retrieved April 7, 2014. 
  12. ^ http://www.expressnews.com/sports/missions/article/Missions-Hunter-Renfroe-a-natural-on-the-field-5634229.php#/0
  13. ^ http://m.padres.mlb.com/news/article/84621532/hunter-renfroe-tayron-guerrero-get-wide-eyed-at-futures-game
  14. ^ http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/aug/26/padres-arizona-fall-league-selections/

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