PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Hunter Renfroe is hoping a smashing start to his major league career late last season will turn into big success this year.
Renfroe made his debut last Sept. 21 and went 9 for 22 with three home runs and 13 RBIs for the San Diego Padres in the final six games. That fast start earned him the National League Player of the Week honor.
Renfroe's most impressive hit was a home run that landed on top of the roof of the Western Metal Supply building down the left field line of San Diego's Petco Park. No other homer had ever gone as high up onto the brick building in a game.