Renda was acquired with Eric Jugielo, Caleb Cotham, and Rookie Davis from the Yankees in return for Aroldis Chapman prior to the 2016 season. Renda was originally a second round pick of the Washington Nationals in 2012 out of California. In his Minor League career, Renda has been a solid average hitter, and has the ability to have some gap power, picking up 30 doubles in 2015 in Double-A. He also added 43 doubles in his second professional season in 2013. Renda has some sneaky speed and is athletic enough to steal some bases. He also handles the bat well enough to walk nearly as much as he strikes out.