Renfroe is currently on a 15 game hitting streak for Triple-A El Paso, raising his average to .338 on the season. In 88 Triple-A games, Renfroe is hitting a healthy .338/.363/.617 with 23 home runs and 82 RBI. The only concerning part of his game this season has been the 3.9% walk rate, which would be the lowest in his four year minors career. Expect Renfroe to be called up to San Diego at some point in the near future, as the Padres begin looking ahead to next season. As most expected, A.J. Preller and the Padres will be sellers as the trade deadline approaches, potentially opening up a spot for Renfroe to get his first crack in the big leagues.
Renfroe hit home runs on Sunday and Monday, pushing his total to 20 on the season for Triple-A El Paso. Renfroe has showed power every step of the way in the minors, but the most encouraging sign this season is his .332 batting average. Renfroe, who's just begging for a promotion to the big leagues, is hitting .455 over his past 10 games in Triple-A. With the Padres looking to potentially move an outfielder at the deadline, look for Renfroe to be in San Diego at some point in late July or August.
Renfroe was selected to play in the Futures All-Star game, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Renfroe is well-deserving of the honor, hitting .325/.345/.597 for Triple-A El Paso and leading the Pacific Coast League in homers with 18 and hits with 104. He should play in the Futures Game, which is actually taking place at Petco Park, unless the Padres should recall him in the next couple weeks. Rumors are that San Diego is looking to be a dealer at the trade deadline, potentially moving one or more of their outfielders, making room for Renfroe. We can't say exactly when, but Renfroe has big power potential, and fantasy owners should watch out for a potential call-up sometime this season.
Renfroe has hit a home run in back-to-back games for Triple-A El Paso. This puts him at 17 home runs and 61 RBI on the season. Renfroe is on pace to have his best year as a minor leaguer and is beginning to force the hand of the Padres organization. Renfroe, hitting .314 on the season, has seemingly gotten better each of the past three seasons. That's the kind of maturity you want to see out of a top organizational prospect. The one area the Padres would still like to see him improve is his plate patience. Renfroe doesn't walk much and has a tendency to strike out at a high clip. Even still, Renfroe could get the call at any point now, so keep a close eye on what the Padres do as we near the trade deadline.
Renfroe, 24, is batting .313/.331/.598 with 14 home runs, 50 RBI and three steals through 59 games for Triple-A El Paso. Renfroe will likely need a trade to see the majors, though that appears likely with the way the Padres have been performing in 2016. He is a power prospect, though has not hit below .267 in any one season since entering the minors in 2013.