Renfroe, Asuaje in Triple-A All-Star Game

PCL, IL stars set to clash in Charlotte, N.C.

Renfroe, Asuaje in Triple-A All-Star Game

Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres.

Three days after playing in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game in San Diego, Padres prospects Hunter Renfroe and Carlos Asuaje were in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday representing the Pacific Coast League in the Triple-A All-Star Game.

Renfroe and Asuaje were two of three members of the El Paso Chihuahuas selected for the PCL All-Star team. But infielder Casey McElroy is on the PCL disabled list with a hamstring strain and won't play.

Renfroe, 24, was the Padres' first-round pick (13th overall) in the 2013 Draft. He is hitting .335 for El Paso with 27 doubles, four triples, 21 home runs, 76 RBIs and 68 runs scored in 84 games. He leads the PCL in home runs, RBIs, hits (119), extra-base hits (52) and runs scored; ranks second in slugging percentage (.611); and is third in batting average and OPS (.973).

Asuaje, 24, is hitting .323 with 17 doubles, seven triples, five home runs, 45 RBIs and 65 runs scored in 82 games. He ranks second in the PCL in runs scored and hits (106), tied for fourth in triples and seventh in batting average. He was part of the package the Padres received from Boston last winter in the trade that sent closer Craig Kimbrel to the Red Sox.

Asuaje was 2-for-2 with a walk and a run scored in the Futures Game. Renfroe was 0-for-2 with a walk.

Since last Thursday, Renfroe and Asuaje have flown from El Paso to Salt Lake City to San Diego to Charlotte.


TRIPLE-A EL PASO (53-37) -- The Pacific Coast League is off for its All-Star break.

DOUBLE-A SAN ANTONIO (8-10, 30-58) -- The Texas League was off Tuesday for the Major League All-Star Game.

CLASS A ADVANCED LAKE ELSINORE (10-9, 42-47) -- The California League was off Tuesday for the Major League All-Star Game.

CLASS A FORT WAYNE (8-11, 44-45) -- The Midwest League was off Tuesday for the Major League All-Star Game.

SHORT SEASON CLASS A TRI-CITY (14-11) -- The Northwest League was off Tuesday for the Major League All-Star Game.

ARIZONA ROOKIE PADRES (9-8) -- The Arizona Rookie League was off Sunday for the Major League All-Star Game.

DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE PADRES (12-20) -- Blue Jays 8, PADRES 6: Starting LHP Omar Fernandez (0.90 earned run average) allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits over six innings. RHP Adonis Santana (1-4, 8.03 ERA) allowed three runs on a hit and three walks in two-thirds of an inning. LHP Eduardo Solano (2.81) allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks with two strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings. 1B Elvis Sabala (.195) hit a two-run homer in three at-bats. 2B Eguy Rosario (.337) was 2-for-5 with a run scored. RF Yordi Francisco (.221) was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. C Janigson Villalobos (.255) was 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored.