El Paso Chihuahuas outfielder Hunter Renfroe came into this season as one of the Padres' top three prospects, and a full season in AAA has done nothing to tarnish his shine. After 120 games, Renfroe is batting .308/ .339/ .566, already matching or surpassing his career highs in hits, runs, doubles, home runs, and RBI. The rocket-armed right-hander hasn't been all bat, either; he has an absurd 17 assists in just 99 games in right field, exceeding his previous high of 15 last season.
Renfroe is tied for the Pacific Coast League lead with 28 homers, and is second in RBI with 96. His 33 doubles are good for third in the league, as is his SLG of .566. Showing more than just sheer power, Renfroe is also tenth in BA, at .308. His OPS of .905 is ninth, while his OBP of .339 does not crack the top 40. He has just 20 walks in 511 trips to the plate, but he has cut his strikeouts down. Renfroe has struck out just 106 times this season after striking out 132 times in just 27 more at-bats last season.
It is basically a foregone conclusion that Renfroe will see time with the big club during the final month of the major league season, once the Chihuahuas' postseason is complete. El Paso has been reeling recently, but still holds a 4.5 game lead in their division. The PCL Division Championship Series begins September 7; the Chihuahuas could be through as early as September 9 if they are swept out, or still in play as late as September 18 if they advance to the Championship Series and it goes the full five games.