Tony Renda Pawtucket Red Sox  |  Utility

     
 

Age: 27
Born: January 24, 1991
Hillsborough, CA
Height: 5-8
Weight: 180
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 2nd round, 2012 by WAS
How Acquired: Minor league free agent (April 2018)
College: California
High School: Serra (CA)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Scouting Report: Utility player with a short, stocky frame. Above-average hit tool. Line driver hitter with quick hands and minimal holes in his swing. Will jump on bad pitches but can also lay off balls out of the zone and work the count. Doesn’t strike out much. Hits to all fields. Smart at the plate. Minimal to no power -- essentially no home run power, but will hit some gappers and leg them out to doubles or triples. Fringe-average arm strength, but makes accurate throws. Passable defender, not stellar. Decent glove, limited range. Best suited as a second baseman, but also able to play third base, left field, and right field. Has even played first base in a pinch, but not the best fit for the position at his height. Drafted by the Dodgers out of high school, but opted to go to Cal-Berkeley. Played three seasons at Cal, winning the Pac-10 Player of the Year Award in 2011. Played in the Nationals, Yankees, Reds, and Diamondbacks organizations before signing with the Red Sox in April 2018. Played 32 major league games with the Reds in 2016, where he failed to impress at the plate. Profiles as an emergency depth utility player. Has the potential to stick around in a reserve role for an extended period if he could play up to his offensive potential when given the opportunity. Could be a valuable asset due to his versatility, baseball IQ, and makeup.

Note: This page will be updated with a complete scouting report after the scouting team has seen the player in person.

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2012 Auburn NYPL A- Was 21 71 295 47 78 9 0 0 32 87 31 33 15 3 0.264 0.341 0.295 0.636
  2013 Hagerstown SAL A Was 22 135 521 99 153 43 3 3 51 211 68 65 30 6 0.294 0.380 0.405 0.785
  2014 Potomac Car A+ Was 23 107 414 75 127 21 4 0 47 156 43 59 19 5 0.307 0.381 0.377 0.758
  2014 Mesa AFL Fal   23 22 85 12 17 3 1 0 7 22 3 19 1 0 0.200 0.233 0.259 0.492
  2015 Harrisburg EL AA Was 24 54 206 31 55 10 1 1 23 70 19 15 13 3 0.267 0.333 0.340 0.673
  2015 Trenton EL AA NYY 24 73 274 42 74 20 1 2 21 102 24 24 10 3 0.270 0.328 0.372 0.700
  2016 Cincinatti NL MLB Cin 25 32 60 4 11 2 0 0 3 13 5 11 0 0 0.183 0.246 0.217 0.463
  2016 Louisville IL AAA Cin 25 30 105 13 29 3 1 1 9 37 10 16 2 3 0.276 0.350 0.352 0.703
  2016 Pensacola Sou AA Cin 25 68 261 36 85 25 3 2 28 122 14 20 15 1 0.326 0.369 0.467 0.836
  2017 Louisville IL AAA Cin 26 51 181 16 47 7 1 1 19 59 12 18 2 3 0.260 0.305 0.326 0.631
  2017 Reno PCL AAA Ari 26 8 27 3 5 2 0 0 1 7 1 4 1 0 0.185 0.214 0.259 0.474
  2018 Portland EL AA Bos 27 26 97 19 36 11 0 3 16 56 9 13 4 1 0.371 0.435 0.577 1.013
  2018 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 27 42 170 30 49 8 1 2 11 65 11 31 6 1 0.288 0.337 0.382 0.719
  2018 Boston AL MLB Bos 27 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --- --- --- ---
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 12, 2012 (WAS)
Signing Bonus: $500,000
MiLB Debut: June 18, 2012 (Auburn)
MLFA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: N/A
Added to 40-man: August 4, 2018 (Boston)
MLB Debut:
August 2, 2016 (CIN)
MLB Service Time (through 2017):
0 years, 62 days
Options Remaining
: 2 (2016)
Contract (2018): Solit MLB/MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
2013 SAL Mid-Season All-Star
2013 SAL Post-Season All-Star
2014 Carolina League Post-Season All-Star
2016 SOU League Mid-Season All-Star
SoxProspects.com Awards
2018 SoxProspects.com All-Star

 

  

 
 

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