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Portrait of Tony Renda

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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
269 .244 5 30 23 5 75 -0.1
Birth Date1-24-1991
Height5' 8"
Weight179 lbs
Age28 years, 2 months, 30 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2015
0.22016
2017
2018
-0.12019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2016 CIN 25 32 67 11 2 0 0 5 11 0 0 0 .183 .246 .217 73 -2.0 1.3 0.7 0.2
2018 BOS 27 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0
Career336711200511000.183.246.21773-2.01.40.70.2

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2012 AUB A- NYP 71 334 .254 .320 .350 .294 102 -0.8 9.2 -0.8 111 0 7.2 2.1 -3.8 1.5
2013 HAG A SAL 135 606 .252 .326 .366 .328 88 36.2 16.8 -1.9 142 0 12.9 8.5 10.9 4.9
2014 POT A+ CAR 107 472 .254 .324 .375 .353 95 15.8 13.8 -0.8 139 0 -3.9 4.7 7.3 2.1
2015 HAR AA EAS 54 228 .250 .314 .366 .283 88 0 6.1 -0.2 114 0 -0.9 4.8 -1.0 0.9
2015 TRN AA EAS 73 304 .256 .316 .373 .287 90 4.7 8.2 -1 114 0 0.7 -0.1 -1.4 0.7
2016 CIN MLB NL 32 67 .241 .308 .393 .224 93 -7.1 1.9 -0.2 73 10 0.7 1.3 -2.0 0.2
2016 PEN AA SOU 68 282 .249 .317 .365 .344 90 17.7 7.6 -1.3 145 0 -0.8 2.1 7.5 1.6
2016 LOU AAA INT 30 121 .256 .323 .378 .318 99 0.7 3.4 -0.2 105 0 1.5 -0.3 -0.7 0.4
2017 LOU AAA INT 51 198 .260 .322 .399 .279 101 -7.2 5.9 -1 81 0 -1.7 0.7 -6.5 -0.3
2017 RNO AAA PCL 8 28 .292 .360 .487 .217 120 -2.5 0.8 0.1 46 0 0.4 0.8 -2.0 0.0
2018 BOS MLB AL 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0
2018 PME AA EAS 26 108 .271 .341 .435 .407 109 8.9 3.1 -0.6 170 0 -1.9 -0.9 6.7 0.7
2018 PAW AAA INT 42 184 .247 .312 .381 .341 93 0.4 5.4 -0.4 112 0 -1.3 2.3 0.0 0.6
2019 PAW AAA INT 5 21 .225 .317 .344 .188 93 -1 0.6 0.1 0 0 -0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2012 AUB A- NYP 334 295 47 78 9 0 0 87 32 31 33 15 3 .264 .341 .295 .031 3 0
2013 HAG A SAL 606 521 99 153 43 3 3 211 51 68 65 30 6 .294 .380 .405 .111 5 4
2014 POT A+ CAR 472 414 75 127 21 4 0 156 47 43 59 19 5 .307 .381 .377 .070 5
2015 HAR AA EAS 228 206 31 55 10 1 1 70 23 19 15 13 3 .267 .333 .340 .073 1 0
2015 TRN AA EAS 304 274 42 74 20 1 2 102 21 24 24 10 3 .270 .328 .372 .102 3 2
2016 PEN AA SOU 282 261 36 85 25 3 2 122 28 14 20 15 1 .326 .369 .467 .142 2 0
2016 CIN MLB NL 67 60 4 11 2 0 0 13 3 5 11 0 0 .183 .246 .217 .033 0 2
2016 LOU AAA INT 121 105 13 29 3 1 1 37 9 10 16 2 3 .276 .350 .352 .076 0 4
2017 LOU AAA INT 198 181 16 47 7 1 1 59 19 12 18 2 3 .260 .305 .326 .066 3 1
2017 RNO AAA PCL 28 27 3 5 2 0 0 7 1 1 4 1 0 .185 .214 .259 .074 0 0
2018 PME AA EAS 108 97 19 36 11 0 3 56 16 9 13 4 1 .371 .435 .577 .206 0 0
2018 BOS MLB AL 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2018 PAW AAA INT 184 170 30 49 8 1 2 65 11 11 31 6 1 .288 .337 .382 .094 1 0
2019 PAW AAA INT 21 20 3 4 2 0 1 9 5 1 3 0 0 .200 .238 .450 .250 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2016 243 0.4938 0.4403 0.7850 0.6667 0.2195 0.8500 0.5926 0.2150 0.0000
Career2430.49380.44030.78500.66670.21950.85000.59260.21500.0000

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-12 2014-05-12 Minors 30 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 BOS $
2017 CIN $
2016 CIN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 66 d2019

Details
  • 2019
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Boston as a free agent 4/30/18 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Boston 8/4/18. Sent outright to Triple-A by Boston 11/1/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Sent outright to Triple-A by Cincinnati 12/6/16. Acquired by Arizona in trade from Cincinnati 7/3/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Acquired by Cincinnati in trade from NY Yankees 12/28/15. Contract selected by Cincinnati 8/2/16.
  • Acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Washington 6/11/15.
  • Drafted by Washington 2012 (2-80) (Cal). $0.5M signing bonus ($0.63M slot).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 333 38 90 17 2 7 36 19 51 7 2 .293 .340 .430 101 13.7 2B -3, 3B 0 1.2
80o 311 34 78 15 1 6 32 17 49 6 2 .272 .317 .394 92 8.4 2B -2, 3B 0 0.6
70o 295 31 71 13 1 6 29 15 47 6 2 .259 .303 .380 86 5.0 2B -2, 3B 0 0.3
60o 282 29 65 12 1 5 27 14 46 5 2 .248 .292 .359 80 2.3 2B -2, 3B 0 0.0
50o 269 27 61 11 1 5 25 13 44 5 2 .244 .285 .356 75 0.0 2B -2, 3B 0 -0.2
40o 256 25 57 11 1 5 24 12 43 4 1 .238 .278 .356 70 -2.1 2B -2, 3B 0 -0.4
30o 243 23 52 10 1 4 22 11 41 4 1 .229 .269 .335 65 -4.1 2B -2, 3B 0 -0.6
20o 227 21 47 9 1 4 19 10 39 4 1 .221 .260 .329 59 -6.2 2B -2, 3B 0 -0.8
10o 205 18 39 7 1 3 17 8 36 3 1 .202 .240 .295 50 -8.5 2B -2, 3B 0 -1.1
Weighted Mean2752863121526144552.247.292.361771.02B -2, 3B 0-0.1

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2019 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
202029393439217184022666.254.300.37373-0.23.10.21.210.1-8.5-5.1
202130386429116183922655.255.302.37273-0.22.7-0.01.19.9-8.3-5.0
202231349388214173619594.257.303.37474-0.22.4-0.20.99.0-7.3-4.5
202332300326912163017523.249.298.36371-0.31.1-0.30.77.7-7.0-3.9
202433302337113163017522.253.301.36973-0.31.4-0.40.67.8-6.6-3.9
202534289316812162916501.253.301.36872-0.31.0-0.50.57.4-6.4-3.8
202635272296311152715471.252.300.36772-0.30.7-0.60.47.0-6.1-3.5
202736261286111152615460.251.299.36572-0.30.5-0.60.36.7-5.9-3.4
202837251275810152514440.250.298.36371-0.30.3-0.60.26.5-5.8-3.3

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 79)

Rank Score Name Year DRC+ Trend
1 91 Andy Green 2006 75
2 89 Corban Joseph 2017 0 DNP
3 89 Jose Martinez 2014 0 DNP
4 88 Joe Thurston 2008 75
5 87 Will Rhymes 2011 88
6 87 Brian Dinkelman 2012 0 DNP
7 86 Buck Britton 2014 0 DNP
8 86 Jim Negrych 2013 0 DNP
9 84 Whit Merrifield 2017 113
10 83 Nathan Orf 2018 75
11 83 Corey Jones 2016 0 DNP
12 83 Jarrett Hoffpauir 2011 0 DNP
13 83 Rey Navarro 2018 0 DNP
14 82 Rafael Ynoa 2016 70
15 82 Ali Castillo 2017 0 DNP
16 82 Nate Sutton 2011 0 DNP
17 82 Corey Wimberly 2012 0 DNP
18 81 Renny Osuna 2013 0 DNP
19 81 Mike Fontenot 2008 119
20 81 Matt Tolbert 2010 83
21 81 Brett Dowdy 2010 0 DNP
22 81 David Adams 2015 0 DNP
23 81 Brandon Douglas 2014 0 DNP
24 80 Jesus Merchan 2009 0 DNP
25 80 Johnny Giavotella 2016 84
26 80 Brock Bond 2014 0 DNP
27 80 Chris Valaika 2014 75
28 80 Shawn O'Malley 2016 64
29 80 Drew M Anderson 2011 0 DNP
30 80 Jake Elmore 2015 79
31 79 Ray Chang 2012 0 DNP
32 79 Eric Farris 2014 0 DNP
33 79 T.J. Rivera 2017 101
34 79 Steve Tolleson 2012 77
35 78 Eric Sogard 2014 79
36 78 Kevin Russo 2013 0 DNP
37 78 James Beresford 2017 0 DNP
38 78 Tommy Watkins 2008 0 DNP
39 78 Jason Bourgeois 2010 78
40 78 Ivan De Jesus 2015 85
41 78 Christian Colon 2017 65
42 77 Joey Wendle 2018 108
43 77 Tommy Field 2015 70
44 77 Luke Appert 2009 0 DNP
45 77 Dan Nelson 2012 0 DNP
46 77 Leonardo Reginatto 2018 0 DNP
47 77 Todd Cunningham 2017 0 DNP
48 77 Bernie Castro 2008 0 DNP
49 77 Archie Gilbert 2012 0 DNP
50 77 Danny Sandoval 2007 0 DNP
51 77 Nick Buss 2015 0 DNP
52 77 Ryan Lollis 2015 78
53 77 Terry Tiffee 2007 0 DNP
54 77 Ryan Rohlinger 2012 0 DNP
55 77 Edwin Maysonet 2010 0 DNP
56 76 Edgar Gonzalez 2006 0 DNP
57 76 Steve Susdorf 2014 0 DNP
58 76 Taylor Davis 2018 90
59 76 Freddy Guzman 2009 79
60 76 Michael Martinez 2011 73
61 76 Brian Barden 2009 84
62 76 Ray Olmedo 2009 0 DNP
63 76 Phil Gosselin 2017 64
64 76 Jordan Brown 2012 0 DNP
65 76 Benji Gonzalez 2018 0 DNP
66 76 Josh Rabe 2007 65
67 76 Casey Benjamin 2009 0 DNP
68 76 Kevin Reese 2006 83
69 76 Jason Alfaro 2006 0 DNP
70 76 Roberto Lopez 2014 0 DNP
71 76 Irving Falu 2011 0 DNP
72 76 Taylor Harbin 2014 0 DNP
73 75 Elian Herrera 2013 75
74 75 Matt Hague 2014 87
75 75 Davis Stoneburner 2013 0 DNP
76 75 Craig Stansberry 2010 0 DNP
77 75 Eddy Alvarez 2018 0 DNP
78 75 Matt Miller 2011 0 DNP
79 75 Robbie Widlansky 2013 0 DNP
80 75 Neil Sellers 2010 0 DNP
81 75 Kevin Nolan 2016 0 DNP
82 75 Efren Navarro 2014 85
83 75 Christian Colonel 2010 0 DNP
84 75 Callix Crabbe 2011 0 DNP
85 75 Mike Freeman 2016 69
86 75 James Tomlin 2011 0 DNP
87 75 Brodie Greene 2016 0 DNP
88 75 Justin Turner 2013 91
89 75 Kelby Tomlinson 2018 56
90 75 Carlos Ruiz 2007 93
91 74 Nathan Hanson 2015 0 DNP
92 74 Josh Horton 2014 0 DNP
93 74 Brock Holt 2016 88
94 74 Donell Linares 2012 0 DNP
95 74 Sam Fuld 2010 77
96 74 Drew Maggi 2017 0 DNP
97 74 Daniel Robertson 2014 88
98 74 Matt Angle 2014 0 DNP
99 74 Jose Morales 2011 79
100 74 Ricardo Nanita 2009 0 DNP

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2019  Due to publishing agreements, the 2019 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2019 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2018 Acquired at midseason from the Reds, Tony Renda spent almost all year on the Triple-A disabled list. He does most things decently, but not well enough to be more than a tweener utility type.
2017 Can we drop the BS about grit for a second? Awesome. Thanks. Because that stuff really gets in the way of good player evaluation sometimes. You either overvalue "grit" because you define that word in a baseball context by loading it up with implications about character and perseverance, or you undervalue it, because you focus solely on the guys to whom scouts usually attach it (short, weak white dudes). Here's Renda in a nutshell: makes a ton of contact. Can work a walk. Both fast and smart on the bases. Not enough power to play every day at second, third or in the outfield corners, not enough arm or raw athleticism to play short or center field. Utility profile all the way, but a pretty good one.
2014 While old for his level, Tony Renda has more in his toolbag than just the heart, grit and hustle that earned him the Nationals' inaugural Bob Boone Award for hearty, hustly grit.
2013 The undersized 2012 second-rounder from Cal has been tabbed as “scrappy,” “a sparkplug,” and “gritty” because he often plays above his pure talent. The easy (read: lazy) comparison to Dustin Pedroia is dangerous because it places an unfair burden on Renda simply because of his size and ethnicity. He is a pure hitter with good foot and bat speed. If he hits in the pros like he did at Cal, he will quickly force his way onto prospect lists even though the tools report will be underwhelming.

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