Simon: Who were July’s top defenders?

From SABR member Mark Simon at ACTA Sports on August 1, 2019:

The Padres have known that Hunter Renfroe could hit for power since he made his big league debut in 2016. But after being known primarily as a home run hitter in the early part of his career, Renfroe is now known for something else: his defense.

Renfroe is the Sports Info Solutions Defensive Player of the Month for July. He edged out Athletics utility man Chad Pinder in a very close vote among SIS staff.

Renfroe is the second consecutive Padres player to win Defensive Player of the Month this season. Padres catcher Austin Hedges took the honor for June. Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain (March/April) and Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger (May) are the other winners this season.


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Originally published: August 2, 2019. Last Updated: August 2, 2019.