Renfroe to appear in Futures game
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 1:00 PM
Former Mississippi State baseball All-American Hunter Renfroe has been selected to participate in the 16th annual Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game, Major League Baseball announced Tuesday.
Former MSU star Hunter Renfroe will play in the Future’s Game.
The Crystal Springs native will represent the U.S. Team against the World team live on the MLB Network at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 13 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn.
In 74 games this season, Renfroe has hit for a .284 average with 17 home runs and 53 RBIs. The right-handed outfielder is currently the ranked as the 4th-best prospect in the San Diego Padres' organization and the 80th-overall prospect in all of baseball. Renfroe has played for Double-A San Antonio since being called up from Advanced A-ball on June 18.
Major League Baseball, in conjunction with the MLB Scouting Bureau, Baseball America and the 30 MLB organizations, chose the 25-man rosters for each club. Each franchise is represented, and players from all full-season Minor Leagues were eligible to participate.
The honor is a big deal for Renfroe, considering the past success of Future's Game Selections.
A total of 115 players have competed in both the All-Star Futures Game and the MLB's All-Star game. In 2013, 37 Major League All-Stars were alumni of the Future's Game. Twelve players have appeared in the Future's Game in one season and the MLB All-Star game the following season.
Renfroe hit 20 home runs as a Bulldog from 2011-2013, including 16 in his junior year, when he also batted .345, slugged .620 and led the team with an amazing 65 RBI's in 66 games.