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Birth Date1-28-1992
Height6' 1"
Weight220 lbs
Age27 years, 8 months, 23 days
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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 SDN 24 11 36 13 3 0 4 1 5 0 0 0 .371 .389 .800 118 0.8 0.2 0.7 0.2
2017 SDN 25 122 479 103 25 1 26 27 140 6 3 0 .231 .284 .467 94 -2.0 -0.9 -2.1 0.4
2018 SDN 26 117 441 100 23 1 26 30 109 3 2 1 .248 .302 .504 110 6.8 -1.2 5.3 2.0
2019 SDN 27 140 494 95 19 1 33 46 154 2 5 0 .216 .289 .489 98 1.2 -2.2 7.1 1.6
Career39014503117038910440811101.235.294.4941016.8-4.111.04.3

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
2013 FTW A MID 18 72 .253 .320 .369 .293 111 -2.5 2.0 -0.8 59 0 -2.1 -1.0 -3.9 -0.6
2013 EUG A- NOR 25 111 .243 .310 .332 .368 90 7.9 2.9 -1.1 165 0 2.6 1.1 4.6 1.1
2014 LEL A+ CAL 69 316 .271 .340 .430 .359 95 24.3 8.4 -3 153 0 1.8 -0.3 9.0 1.6
2014 SAN AA TEX 60 251 .252 .320 .373 .280 94 -3.5 6.9 -1 90 0 -2.0 -0.5 -7.0 -0.4
2015 SAN AA TEX 112 463 .259 .329 .386 .316 110 -2.1 12.4 -4.7 103 0 11.7 1.6 -6.7 1.6
2015 ELP AAA PCL 21 95 .274 .332 .410 .369 111 5.5 2.6 -0.8 131 0 1.7 0.7 1.4 0.6
2016 SDN MLB NL 11 36 .248 .315 .407 .346 95 5.3 1.0 -0.3 118 24 0.7 0.2 0.8 0.2
2016 ELP AAA PCL 133 563 .270 .330 .418 .339 112 14.1 15.8 -5.4 122 0 4.8 1.8 4.3 2.2
2017 SDN MLB NL 122 479 .250 .316 .419 .275 90 8 14.0 -5.2 94 10 -2.1 -0.9 -2.0 0.4
2017 ELP AAA PCL 14 61 .274 .341 .416 .545 101 15.3 1.8 -0.7 236 0 1.9 0.8 10.4 1.4
2018 SDN MLB NL 117 441 .241 .309 .393 .271 99 11.3 12.4 -3.6 110 12 5.3 -1.2 6.8 2.0
2018 ELP AAA PCL 10 43 .259 .327 .402 .241 102 -1.5 1.3 -0.5 74 0 2.4 -0.1 -1.2 0.2
2019 SDN MLB NL 140 494 .244 .313 .422 .239 98 1.9 14.9 -4.2 98 10 7.1 -2.2 1.2 1.6

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
2013 EUG A- NOR 111 104 20 32 9 0 4 53 18 5 26 2 0 .308 .333 .510 .202 2 0
2013 FTW A MID 72 66 6 14 5 0 2 25 7 4 23 0 0 .212 .268 .379 .167 0 1
2014 SAN AA TEX 251 224 17 52 12 0 5 79 23 25 53 2 1 .232 .307 .353 .121 2
2014 LEL A+ CAL 316 278 46 82 21 3 16 157 52 28 81 9 3 .295 .370 .565 .270 3
2015 SAN AA TEX 463 421 50 109 22 3 14 179 54 33 112 4 1 .259 .313 .425 .166 6 0
2015 ELP AAA PCL 95 90 15 30 5 2 6 57 24 4 20 1 0 .333 .358 .633 .300 1 0
2016 ELP AAA PCL 563 533 95 163 34 5 30 297 105 22 115 5 2 .306 .336 .557 .251 4 0
2016 SDN MLB NL 36 35 8 13 3 0 4 28 14 1 5 0 0 .371 .389 .800 .429 0 0
2017 ELP AAA PCL 61 55 18 28 7 1 4 49 18 6 7 1 0 .509 .557 .891 .382 0 0
2017 SDN MLB NL 479 445 51 103 25 1 26 208 58 27 140 3 0 .231 .284 .467 .236 1 0
2018 ELP AAA PCL 43 41 6 9 1 0 2 16 4 2 10 0 0 .220 .256 .390 .171 0 0
2018 SDN MLB NL 441 403 53 100 23 1 26 203 68 30 109 2 1 .248 .302 .504 .256 5 0
2019 SDN MLB NL 494 440 64 95 19 1 33 215 64 46 154 5 0 .216 .289 .489 .273 6 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2016 125 0.4160 0.5680 0.8310 0.7885 0.4110 0.9512 0.6667 0.1690 0.0000
2017 1843 0.4531 0.4807 0.6682 0.6359 0.3522 0.7194 0.5915 0.3318 0.0000
2018 1713 0.4740 0.4676 0.6941 0.6244 0.3263 0.7653 0.5714 0.3059 0.0000
2019 2013 0.4575 0.4595 0.6951 0.6330 0.3132 0.8130 0.4942 0.3049 0.0000
Career56940.46010.47120.68910.63480.33190.77140.55270.31090.0000

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 SDN $582,100
2018 SDN $
2017 SDN $535,900
2016 SDN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$535,900
2019Current$582,100
2 yrPvs + Cur$1,118,000
2 yrTotal$1,118,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 165 d1 year/$582,100 (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$582,100 (2019). Re-signed by San Diego 3/19.
  • 1 year (2018). Re-signed by San Diego 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by San Diego 3/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Contract selected by San Diego 9/21/16.
  • Drafted by San Diego 2013 (1-13) (Mississippi State). $2.678M signing bonus (slot amount).

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 56 14 3 0 3 4 13 0 0 .275 .339 .510 127 0.0 RF 0 0.0
80o 37 9 2 0 2 3 9 0 0 .265 .324 .500 119 0.0 RF 0 0.0
70o 24 5 1 0 1 2 6 0 0 .227 .292 .409 114 0.0 RF 0 0.0
60o 12 4 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 .364 .417 .727 109 0.0 RF 0 0.0
50o 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 105 0.0 RF 0 0.0
Weighted Mean410000100.250.250.2501060.0RF 00.0

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DateQuestionAnswer
2019-02-25 16:00:00 (link to chat)Who is your sleeper breakout player. A non top 150 guy who will make the leap to top 25 value.
(Simon from Atlanta)
Jeebus, Kyle Lewis just crushed one halfway to New Mexico.

That's a pretty high bar to clear--150+ to top 25. Excluding rookies like Kyle Tucker, Nick Senzel, or Peter Alonso, I'll give some 150+ names that could improve significantly (if not top 25): Amed Rosario, Jesse Winker, Luke Voit, Ramon Laureano, Hunter Renfroe, Manny Margot, Josh James, Tyler Skaggs. Off the top of my head. (Jon Hegglund)
2017-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Rob, I missed the chat with hot Mark Barry, but I am hoping you can help me out.. Who has a better fantasy projection going forward, Stephen Piscotty or Hunter Renfroe?
(Ron from Texarkana)
Ron, I decided not to mess with this one--I went to the source. Here's what the hot Mark has to say:

"I'd easily go with Piscotty. Renfroe will hit some homers, but he has a .285 OBP this season, so that'll limit his upside. I'd probably be willing to chalk up Piscotty's 2017 mostly to injuries, and he's mashing at Triple-A, so you could even see some production from him down the stretch this season."

I'm not going to override anything he says. The only thing I'd note is that Refroe appears to have a clearer path to playing time. But we all know what a bad hitter who gets a lot of PAs can do to our rate stats. (Rob Mains)
2017-03-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)How would you rank these catchers for this year----Susac, Hedges, and Murphy----who might have the biggest impact and why. Thanks
(misterbob from pa)
Well, Murphy is out until May or so now, and a fractured hand would make me stay away for this season even with Coors. Hedges is an elite defender, but I gather this is a fantasy question. He doesn't need to retain a ton of the El Paso explosion (assuming it isn't a desert mirage) to be a valuable everyday backstop, but there won't be a ton of offense there unless he is actually now Hunter Renfroe at catcher.

I'll confess to not following the Brewers Spring that closely, but even if Susac has the everyday job, I mean, it's Andrew Susac. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-03-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)How good "could? Austin Hedges be if he is Hunter Renfroe at catcher? Which is not the craziest of outcomes at this point...
(Jim from SD)
That is basically power over hit Buster Posey so... (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-12-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bat only -- do you like Hunter Renfroe or Aaron Judge better?
(ColeWhittier from Pasadena, CA)
Probably Judge. I'm a little leery of Renfroe's lack of a track record outside of El Paso, although I don't think there is a huge offensive tools gap here and Renfroe might end up with more hit. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)How much does Hunter Renfroe's explosive start make you forget about his extreme AAA home/road splits and his 22/115 bb/k rate? Do you like him better than Aaron Judge?
(The Chicken from San Diego, CA)
It's nice to see, but let's not go crazy. The sample size is extremely small. That being said, you're seeing what kind of talent he has. He and Margot both should be starting in San Diego to begin 2017. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)How much does Hunter Renfroe's explosive start make you forget about his extreme AAA home/road splits and his 22/115 bb/k rate? Do you like him better than Aaron Judge?
(The Chicken from San Diego, CA)
It's nice to see, but let's not go crazy. The sample size is extremely small. That being said, you're seeing what kind of talent he has. He and Margot both should be starting in San Diego to begin 2017. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-09-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Hunter Renfroe's MASSIVE home/away splits make you think he might be a major league bust? Can you tell us about his swing and if he can succeed in the bigs.
(ColeWhittier from Pasadena, CA)
I'm less worried about the splits than the approach. I don't think he's a good OBP guy, so he really needs to hit and hit for power, and I think he's just a bit light with those tools. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2016-05-31 19:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Hunter Renfroe? Will the power play at the big league level?
(padremurph from Los Angeles)
I've liked the power profile since his time in college and it will definitely play at the big league level. The strength and leverage in the swing will allow the power to emerge. (James Fisher)
2016-01-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)What is the biggest difference between Aaron Judge and Hunter Renfroe to cause such a disparity in the rankings?
(padremurph from Los Angeles)
More power, and more playable power for Judge. (Top 101 Chat with Craig Goldstein)
2015-09-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hunter Renfroe is putting up solid numbers since being promoted to AAA. Is that a PCL mirage or is it progress on the strong second half in AA?
(padremurph from Los Angeles)
Progress on the strong second half. I still think Renfroe is one of the best corner-outfield prospects in baseball, and I think he'll help the Padres next year. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-07-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Looks like Hunter Renfroe is back on track. Does he still profile as a middle of the order power threat? Can Padres fans expect to see him up in September, especially if Upton is moved today or tomorrow?
(padremurph from Los Angeles)
Renfroe has a lot going against him. He'll be playing in PETCO which, well, you know. He's a corner outfielder so the bar is higher there. He's a very aggressive hitter in a time when hitters are striking out more than ever before.

That said, he's got a loud bat and some serious defensive chops in right field. I think the Padres should bring him along slowly with maybe a cup of coffee in September and a full-time gig next Spring. That said, he shouldn't be a lock to make the Opening Day roster, he's gotta prove he can hit MLB pitching before he's given anything given his recent struggles. (Jeff Long)
2015-06-02 18:00:00 (link to chat)What's going on with Hunter Renfroe?
(Ishmael from The Sea)
AA pitching is really, really hard and he's having difficulty making the second biggest jump in baseball. The issues go back to last year as well. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-05-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any news on why Hunter Renfroe has been slow out of the gate this year?
(padremurph from Los Angeles)
Nope, just a small sample size. He should be fine. Consult your physician before taking this though. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-03-25 19:00:00 (link to chat)What is your view of Hunter Renfroe's discipline/hit tool? Is he another Francoeur?
(Chipshot212 from MA)
Renfroe has an approach: it's called hit anything in the strike zone really, really hard. He walked 9% of the time last year, too. I'm not sure how these two guys are comparable outside of playing the outfield and being white. (Jordan Gorosh)
2015-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Hunter Renfroe have the most power of all NL West prospects? Thoughts on his future?
(Terry from Oakland)
For playable power, I'd put Dahl/Seager/Renfroe all in the conversation. Renfroe probably the best raw out of those three, but I wouldn't be surprised to see any of them emerge as the most productive from a power perspective when all is said and done. (NL West Top 10s With Nick Faleris)
2014-11-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Have your expectations for what kind of player Hunter Renfroe can become changed since his performance in the AFL?
(Dutch from Springfield)
I thought Renfroe was impressive in my viewing in the AFL. The power is certainly his best tool, and while the swing has some quirks (hard land on front foot, really torques a lot and can get a little violent, might affect him against sharper secondary offerings), I think he will make enough contact to provide value. His batting practice was fun to watch; there were some jaw dropping bombs off his bat. (Tucker Blair)
2014-10-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who were some players that impressed you the most/least out in Arizona?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
- Mallex Smith has a plus glove in the OF and plus speed. Not sure if he ever hits, but that's a 4th OF type at the very worst.
- Brandon Drury looked the part
- Hunter Renfroe shows serious power and his BP was the best. The hip torque and drive he gets while demonstrating plus bat speed and whipping the bat head through the zone, it's just so impressive. We shall see if he hits enough to allow the power to play up.

- Sam Wolff looked the same as when I saw him early in the year. I can't trust the secondary arsenal (CB,CH). Had a hard time finding a release point or arm slot for both. Reliever all the way for me, but could see issues if he can't consistently piece it together with at least one of those pitches. The CB is much further along.
- Chad Wallach had pop times over 2.00 and has below-average tools across the board. Nothing different from when I saw him with Greensboro (where he hit .321/.430/.476) (Tucker Blair)
2014-08-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)How do you feel about Hunter Renfroe's season?
(padremurph from Los Angeles)
I saw Renfroe in the Cal/Car league ASG. I really like the raw strength and power. the swing is short to the ball with a long finish giving him extreme post contact extension. His arm is a weapon in the outfield and in my limited look, he flashed an approach at the plate. According to Mike Ferrin, he is a very intelligent player and realizes what he needs to do to improve. Looks like a big leaguer to me. (CJ Wittmann)
2014-07-09 15:00:00 (link to chat)How hard is it for a batter to tone down his swing to sacrifice power for contact? Specifically thinking of a guy like Hunter Renfroe, who can hit the ball a mile but might do better trying to hit it a half-mile.
(Jeff from Bay Area)
Very hard. You have to work within the hitter and their approach to find a happy place. I love Renfroe. He loves to hit and trys to show it off all the time. Renfroe handles velocity very well. Saw plenty of him last summer.

Look at Joey Gallo. His adjustment history is awesome. Renfroe just needs to find a similar plan. (Ryan Parker)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)Gabby Guerrero. Would you rate him higher than Michael Taylor or Hunter Renfroe in the long run? Is his ceiling a 6+ hit tool or is the shine partially due to who his uncle is? I want to pick him up but still skeptical
(Cactus Tony from Land of Confusion)
Vlad's nephew is ahead of Taylor but behind Refroe for me, making him a sandwich of sorts. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-06-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hunter Renfroe a product of his environment?
(Biscuits from San Jose, ca )
I don't believe that his success is because of the hitter-friendly California League. Got to figure he's going to be in Double-A soon, because I'm not sure what he's learning in High-A besides that he strike out a lot and hit a lot of home runs. Eyewitness Report: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_bat.php?reportid=103 (Ron Shah)
2014-06-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Comparative draft question. The Padres pick at the same spot (13) as last year. Can they hope to get a player with as much potential as Hunter Renfroe at that spot?
(jeffreyarkin from Bay Area)
Yes. But I don't have any intel as to who they are targeting. I think Jim Callis said they'd like to get Touki Toussaint, whom has a ton of potential & a ton of risk. (Ron Shah)
2014-06-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some prospects you like significantly more/less than others on the BP prospect team?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
Well, I cover the same area as Chris Rodriguez, so it isn't hard to find where we disagree. I think I'm higher on Corey Seager and Hunter Renfroe than he is. Some people aren't as high on Brady Aiken as I am. (Ron Shah)
2014-06-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who has the better projection, Hunter Renfroe or Joey Gallo? They are the same type of player, right?
(Silverback38 from VA)
They aren't the same type of player. Renfroe doesn't have the elite raw power Gallo does, but it is plus to plus-plus. Gallo definitely has the higher ceiling as a result. (Ron Shah)
2014-06-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hunter Renfroe, another guy who will never hit more than 15 HR in a full major league season for the Padres because of Petco?
(Patrick (Quasimodo) from Notre Dame)
No. He's got better raw power than anyone on that roster. (Ron Shah)
2014-05-27 11:30:00 (link to chat)What ETA and what kind of player do you think Hunter Renfroe can be?
(Chris from Phoenix)
The power is certainly legit. He's a really strong dude. It really depends if the hit tool lets the power maximize utility. You're seeing some inflated numbers in the CAL league right now, especially for a guy who hits balls with back spin. He needs to refine the approach quite a bit, and continue to look for pitches to drive, instead of swinging so freely. 2016 seems appropriate as an ETA for me. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-03-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)How quickly can Hunter Renfroe move through the Padres system?
(padremurph from Los Angeles)
I'll be able to better answer this question after seeing him, but I'll predict he isn't in High-A for very long. He's another guy I cannot wait to see though. California League definitely has more talent this year than last. (Ronit Shah)


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