ALEC RENNARD, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: May 6, 1995
Height: 6′ 3″
Signed: Minor league free agent, 2018
How Acquired: Non-Drafted Free Agent
College: University of Michigan
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|Rennard pitched in junior college in 2015, then didn’t pitch in 2016 before spending two years as a swing man at Michigan. As a junior, he had a 4.43 ERA, with 15 walks and 65 strikeouts in 65 innings. As a senior, he missed six weeks with an arm strain, but was able to throw 37 innings in five starts and six relief appearances. He had a 3.41 ERA with nine walks and 29 strikeouts. Rennard is a finesse pitcher with good command who doesn’t have great velocity. The Pirates signed him as a non-drafted free agent.
Rennard pitched nine times in relief for Bristol, then moved up to Morgantown for half a dozen games. He wasn’t as effective as the ERAs suggest, as he allowed a .385 OBP. He had a lot of trouble with left-handed hitters, allowing them an OPS of .905.
Rennard pitched in relief for West Virginia and, to put it mildly, got hammered. Opponents put up a 378/434/505 line against him, with right-handed batters slugging .603.
Unless there’s something the Pirates think they can fix, Rennard might not be a candidate to return in 2020.
|2020: Minor League Contract
|Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2018
MiLB FA Eligible: 2024
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2021
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|July 1, 2018: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as a minor league free agent.|