30-year-old Hunter Renfroe, Hunter Renfroe, was born and raised in Crystal Springs, Mississippi, to parents Todd and Tammy. He attended Copiah Academy in Gallman, Mississippi, where he played for the school’s baseball team.
Renfroe was regarded as one of the top prospects in the 2013 MLB draft. Renfroe was taken 13th overall in the first round by the San Diego Padres.
Renfroe signed a $2.678 million signing bonus with the Eugene Emeralds of the Class A-Short Season Northwest League and began his professional career there.
In August, the Padres promoted him to the Class A Midwest League’s Fort Wayne TinCaps after he played in the Northwest League’s all-star game and hit the game-winning home run.
On December 14, 2020, Renfroe signed a one-year, $3.1 million contract with the Boston Red Sox. He began the season as a regular member of Boston’s outfield, and hit his 20th home run with the Red Sox on August 13, having batted .256 with 68 RBIs to that point in the season.
Renfroe was placed on the bereavement list on August 26, due to the death of his father. He returned to the Red Sox on August 31. Overall with Boston during the regular season, Renfroe played in 144 games while batting .259 with 31 home runs and 96 RBIs.
He also played in 11 postseason games, batting 7-for-36 (.194) as the Red Sox advanced to the American League Championship Series.