Padres’ Hunter Renfroe Owns The Arizona Fall League


Hunter Renfroe has potentially destroyed the very fabric of space and time with his incredible performance in the Arizona Fall League.

First, the San Diego Padres’ number four prospect went on a four game tear heading into the Fall Stars Game in which he had eight hits including two doubles, a triple and a home run.

Then, under the bright lights of the Fall Stars Game which featured 14 of the top 100 prospects in the MLB, Renfroe stole the spotlight when he unseated top prospect in the Brewers organization with a monster pinch-hit line drive home run to left field.

And today, Hunter Renfroe has unequivocally secured his spot in the top 100 MLB prospects for 2015 with an unprecedented offensive showcase.

With two on and two out in the top of the first inning, Renfroe jump-started his incredible performance with the most exciting play in baseball: an inside the park home run. Renfroe smacked a 1-2 pitch to center field scoring fellow Padre Jace Peterson and Patrick Kivlehan of the Mariners before legging out the quadruple bagger. Renfroe said after the game to

"“I was just running, I saw them waving me on so I was like ‘OK, why not?’ but other than that, I wasn’t too worried about it. I was just running.” – Hunter Renfroe on his inside the park home run"

Renfroe flew out in the top of the fourth. This is the only time he would be denied a base.

In the top of the seventh, Renfroe lined a 1-1 pitch to center field resulting in an RBI double, his fourth RBI of the game. Renfroe scored on single three batters later.

"“I was just trying to see the ball up, work on pitch selection and just look for fastball and adjust to the other stuff, I was just looking to hit line drives.” – Hunter Renfroe on his seventh inning double"

Renfroe made his second appearance in the seventh in which the opposing pitcher wanted nothing to do with him, walking him on four straight pitches. Three batters later, Renfroe scored his second run of the inning, and  third of the game on a two-out single.

Renfroe’s fifth and final plate appearance came leading off in the top of the ninth. With a 1-1 count, Renfroe blasted a line drive home run to left field, his second home run of the game.

The Surprise Saguaros went on to win 19-6 over the Glendale Desert Dogs.

Renfroe’s final stat line was as follows.

Hunter Renfroe: 3-for-4, 2B, 2 HR, 4 R, 5 RBI, BB