Hunter Renfroe is quickly becoming appointment television in San Diego. Although the Padres are out of playoff contention, his flair for the dramatic is giving the fan base a lot of hope for the future.
He now has four home runs in his first eight games. His latest trick Wednesday night was a home run onto the roof of the Western Metal Supply Co. building at Petco Park, a feat which had never been accomplished in a game.
Renfroe’s ball traveled 434 feet with a launch angle of 32 degrees and an exit velocity of 109 mph according to Statcast. He had already hit 30 blasts in Triple-A El Paso this season.
Two prior players had hit the roof of the Western Metal Building this year: Mark Trumbo and Giancarlo Stanton… In the Home Run Derby.
— AJ Cassavell (@AJCassavell) September 29, 2016
Renfroe is now hitting .381 with six runs scored and 12 RBIs. He has only struck out three times in 21 at-bats.