Hunter Renfroe, Outfield, San Diego Padres, #71
Date of Birth: 1/28/1992
Birthplace: Crystal Springs, Mississippi
College: Mississippi State University
Hunter Renfroe, outfielder for the San Diego Padres, was first drafted in 2010 by the Boston Red Sox but he opted instead to play for Mississippi State University. He excelled as a player at MSU and in 2013, he won the C. Spire Ferriss Trophy as the best college baseball player in Mississippi. That June, he was a first round draft pick for the Padres. He played in the Padres' minor league system from 2013 through 2015.
Renfroe joined the Padres for 11 games in 2016. He had 13 hits, including 3 doubles and 4 home runs, and 14 RBIs. He spent the rest of the season in the minors, where he was named the Pacific Coast League MVP for batting .306 with 163 hits, 34 doubles, 30 home runs, and 105 RBIs in 133 games.
Batting statistics for Renfroe as a minor league player from 2013 through 2016 include:
- 438 games played
- 482 hits
- 108 doubles
- 77 home runs
- 283 RBIs
- 430 strikeouts to 121 walks
- .281 batting average