KEONI DE RENNE
||Born: April 30, 1979
Signed: Draft, 2000 (Atlanta)
How Acquired: Minor League FA
College: University of Arizona
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
|De Renne bounced around for seven years as an organizational player, mainly as a middle infielder. He generally showed good on-base skills and rarely struck out, so it’s a little surprising he didn’t stick anywhere for long. One factor may have been a lack of speed. After 2006 he spent three years in independent ball, then resurfaced in the Phillies’ organization in 2010. He didn’t play anywhere in 2011. The Pirates signed him as a player/coach.
Split debut season between the NYPL and low A. He played mostly short and some second, with a few games at third and in the outfield.
The Braves jumped De Renne all the way to AA, where he played second and short, the former about three-fourths of the time. He struggled at bat, but at least showed a good eye.
De Renne returned to AA and had a solid season, getting on base at a good rate. He played mainly second and also served as DH some of the time.
Back in AA, De Renne got off to a bad start and the Braves released him. The Yankees picked him up, but he didn’t hit much for them, either.
He caught on with Arizona and played at three levels, mainly in AAA. He did a good job of getting on base while splitting his time between second and short.
Still with the Diamondbacks, De Renne missed some time with an injury, but put up a similar season to 2004 otherwise. He played mainly second.
Moving on to the Red Sox, De Renne played mostly in AA and struggled at the plate. He also appears to have gotten hurt again. He split his time among the three infield positions.
Spent the season with York in the Atlantic League and had a good year, again dividing his time amongst the three infield positions.
De Renne played mainly short for York and had a much weaker season at the plate.
Playing second about two-thirds of the time and short the rest, De Renne had a solid season for York.
Filled in at all four full season levels for the Phillies, playing five different positions.
De Renne figures to take the field only if the Pirates have a sudden shortage of players.
|2012: Minor league contract|
|Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2000
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: Eligible
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: Eligible
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|June 5, 2000: Drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 12th round, 370th overall pick.
2003: Released by the Atlanta Braves.
2003: Signed as a minor league free agent by the New York Yankees.
2003: Released by the New York Yankees.
2003: Signed as a minor league free agent by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
2005: Became a free agent.
January 30, 2006: Signed as a minor league free agent by the Boston Red Sox.
2006: Became a free agent
February 27, 2010: Signed as a minor league free agent with the Philadelphia Phillies.
November 6, 2010: Became a free agent.