Alec Rennard

Born: May 6, 1995
Height: 6′ 3″
Weight: 210
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Minor league free agent, 2018
How Acquired: Non-Drafted Free Agent
College: University of Michigan
Agent: N/A


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.

R+:  1-0-2, 2.31 ERA, 1.63 WHIP, 11.2 IP, 5.4 BB/9, 6.9 K/9
A-:  1-0-0, 3.00 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 9.0 IP, 3.0 BB/9, 6.0 K/9

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.

A-:  0-4-1, 5.92 ERA, 2.10 WHIP, 24.1 IP, 3.3 BB/9, 7.8 K/9

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
MLB Debut:
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.