Hunter Renfroe headlines Padres minor league all-stars


San Diego, CA- San Diego Padres Top Prospect and 2013 1st Round pick Hunter Renfroe, Diego Goris, Joe Ross, Trevor Gott, Mallex Smith, Tayron Guerrero and Nick Muntz were named to the all-star teams their respective leagues.

In High Single-A Lake Elsinore outfielder Hunter Renfroe, second baseman Diego Goris and RHPs Joe Ross and Trevor Gott were named to the California League All-Star team. Hunter Renfroe is batting .286 and leads the team with 15 homers and 48 RBIs on the season. Goris leads the team with a .341 average and has 10 homers and 35 RBIs on the season. Ross is (5-3) on the season with a 3.07 earned run average and leads the team with 62 strikeouts. Gott is (2-3) with 2.70 earned run average with 16 saves on the season.

In Low Single-A Fort Wayne outfielder Mallex Smith, relievers Tayron Guerrero and Nick Muntz were named to the Midwest League All-Star game. Smith leads all of minor league baseball with 42 steals and is batting .296 and 12 RBI’s on the season. Reliever Tayron Guerrero is (5-0) on the season with a 1.19 earned run average. Reliever Nick Muntz is (1-3) on the season with a 1.44 earned run average.

Hunter Renfroe headlines this group as when the Padres took him 13th overall in the first round of the MLB draft last season the Padres hoped he would develop into the power bat the Padres desperately and so far he’s lived up to his potential. Hunter Renfroe entered the season as the Padres #5 prospect down on the farm and has been the best hitter in Single-A so far this season. Hunter Renfroe leads all of the California League in home runs and has doubled his home run total from last season with 15 home runs for the Storm this season. With the way Hunter Renfroe is performing he may be prompted soon to Double-A San Antonio and maybe even Triple-A El Paso before the end of the season.