Renfroe went 2-for-4 with a home run and a pair of RBI in Saturday's spring win over the Athletics.
Renfroe -- who struggled against righties as an everyday player in 2017 -- runs the risk of falling on the short side of a platoon in left field with the acquisition of Eric Hosmer pushing Wil Myers into a crowded situation in the outfield, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports. The 26-year-old slugger has been working on drills specifically designed to improve his approach against righties, and Saturday's homer off of the right-handed Emilio Pagan is a good start. Renfroe destroyed southpaws to the tune of a .316 batting average and 11 long balls in just 114 at-bats, so he will have to build off this performance and prove that he can handle righties at an acceptable level this spring if he wants to maintain an everyday role. Falling into a platoon with any of the Padres' other left field options would nullify his fantasy value almost completely.
Renfroe will have to compete for an everyday role in the corner outfield in spring training after the Padres agreed Saturday with free agent Eric Hosmer on an eight-year contract, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
With Hosmer penciled in for regular at-bats at first base, Wil Myers, the Padres' top slugger, is expected to primarily play the corner outfield for the first time since the 2015 season. Myers will work out mostly as a right fielder Sunday, so it appears playing time in left field is up for grabs for Renfroe and a number of other players, including Jose Pirela, Franchy Cordero and Alex Dickerson (back). Renfroe offers more power upside than any of those players, but his struggles against right-handed pitching to this point in his career -- he owns a .216/.253/.423 line over 375 plate appearances -- may put him at risk of settling for short-side platoon duty.
Renfroe went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Giants.
It was an up-and-down campaign for the 25-year-old rookie. The slugger flashed his tremendous power potential (26 homers and a .236 isolated power rating), but it didn't come without flaws (.231 batting average and 29.2 percent strikeout rate). Renfroe's raw power should keep him relevant in fantasy circles with a regular role next season.
Renfroe went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 9-2 loss to the Dodgers.
He's ending the season on a high note, homering five times in the last seven games since his latest recall from the minors. Renfroe's also struck out eight times in those seven games, however, and improving his contact and strikeout rates will be paramount in 2018 if he's going to take full advantage of his power potential.
Renfroe is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rockies.
Renfroe went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts during Saturday's win and will be stationed on the bench Sunday for the second time in the past three games. Travis Jankowski will man right field in his stead.
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|2014||AA-San Antonio Missions||60||224||17||52||12||0||5||23||25||53||2||1||.307||.353||.232|
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|2015||AA-San Antonio Missions||112||421||50||109||22||3||14||54||33||112||4||1||.313||.425||.259|
|2015||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||21||90||15||30||5||2||6||24||4||20||1||0||.358||.633||.333|
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