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Rob Refsnyder | Outfielder | #38

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/26/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Arizona
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 5 (0) / NYY
Contract: view contract details

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Yankees optioned INF/OF Rob Refsnyder to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Refsnyder had a two-run double in three at-bats during his short stay at the major league level. The 25-year-old could take on some fantasy value later this summer if injuries open a regular job for him, but he's not worth stashing in standard leagues. May 26 - 1:29 PM

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Rob Refsnyder swatted a two-run double in a win over the A's on Saturday.

With two runners on and two outs in the fourth inning, Refsnyder connected with a Sean Manaea fastball to increase the Yankees' lead. It was his only hit in three at-bats. It was also his first MLB action of the 2016 season after being recalled earlier in the week. Refsnyder played right field in the game and could sneak into more starting lineups with the added durability after appearing strictly as a second baseman with the club last year.
May 21 - 6:56 PM

Yankees recalled 2B Rob Refsnyder from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Refsnyder was hitting .293/.336/.398 with two home runs and six stolen bases in 34 games this season at the Triple-A level. He has an intriguing fantasy profile with the speed and a bit of power, but the 25-year-old middle infielder might not play enough to carry immediate relevance in standard fantasy leagues.
May 17 - 6:43 PM

Yankees 2B prospect Rob Refsnyder clubbed a pair of homers in Sunday's win for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Refsnyder had been homerless in 126 at-bats this season prior to Sunday. The 25-year-old has now hit safely in 17 of his last 18 games. He's raised his average over 100 points in that span (.190 to .292). Refsnyder played 16 games in New York last year but his window of opportunity in the big leagues has probably closed now that Starlin Castro has settled in as the everyday second baseman.
May 16 - 3:18 PM

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre manager Al Pedrique said Tuesday that third base is going to be a priority for Rob Refsnyder.

Refsnyder was forced to leave exhibition games on Friday and Saturday after being hit in the face by ground balls while playing third base, but the Yankees aren't giving up on the experiment. He could soon make his way back to the major league roster in a utility role if he proves competent.
Apr 5 - 2:56 PM

Yankees optioned 2B Rob Refsnyder to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

It's been a rough few days for Refsnyder, as he had to leave games on Friday and Saturday after a couple bad hops hit him in the face. The Yankees will go with either Pete Kozma or Ronald Torreyes as their utility infielder.
Mar 27 - 1:40 PM

Rob Refsnyder was again forced to leave Saturday's Grapefruit League game after taking a ground ball off his face at third base.

The same thing happened to Refsnyder during Friday's game. While both appeared to be bad hops in the infield, it certainly doesn't bode well when he's trying to prove he's a capable defender at third base.
Mar 26 - 3:29 PM

Rob Refsnyder was forced to leave Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Orioles after being struck in the face by a ground ball.

The incident happened when a hard hit ball took a bad hop in the 10th inning of Friday's contest. Refsnyder is trying to prove his competence at third base in order to secure a utility role on the club's Opening Day roster.
Mar 25 - 11:11 PM

Rob Refsnyder, who is starting again at third base on Saturday, is expected to make the Yankees' Opening Day roster.

The extra versatility that he has earned by proving capable of handling third base defensively seems like it'll be the ticket to Refsnyder heading north with the big league club. He acclimated himself well in 47 plate appearances last year, slashing .302/.348/.512 with two homers, five RBI and two stolen bases. He could be interesting from a fantasy perspective if he worked his way into everyday at-bats.
Mar 12 - 10:24 AM

Yankees GM Brian Cashman confirmed Thursday that Rob Refsnyder will see time at third base this spring.

Starlin Castro is the Yankees' new starting second baseman and his contract runs through 2019, so it behooves Refsnyder to pick up a little defensively versatility. There is also talk of him playing some corner outfield in Grapefruit League games. Refsnyder, 24, hit .302/.348/.512 in 47 plate appearances last season for New York. He could carry some fantasy intrigue in 2016 if injuries thrust him into an active role at the major league level.
Feb 25 - 10:02 AM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi left open the possibility that Rob Refsnyder will play some third base and outfield in order to test his versatility.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman downplayed the idea of Refsynder playing third base during the offseason, but Girardi thinks it's worth discussing with Starlin Castro in place as the regular second baseman. "I think you have to look at everything a little bit," said Girardi. "Just because, if something was to happen to (Chase) Headley for two weeks, or a month, then you have to have a plan. … I think it comes down to the player being comfortable, feeling that the player can do it, that sort of thing." The Yankees coaching staff is expected to meet on Wednesday to discuss different playing time ideas.
Feb 24 - 2:00 PM

Rob Refsynder had an RBI single Saturday against the Orioles.

Refsnyder, who made the start against the lefty Wei-Yin Chen, is hitting .381 (8-for-21) over his last seven games. With Stephen Drew (concussion) sidelined, he'll platoon with Dustin Ackley at second base the rest of the way.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 03:27:00 PM

Robert Refsnyder hit his second big-league homer Thursday against the Red Sox.

The Yankees have completely given up on Stephen Drew, even though he was a solid starter since the beginning of June, so Refsnyder will probably be the second baseman against at least left-handers if the Yankees advance in the postseason. He's 10-for-35 in his limited action so far.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 10:44:00 PM

Yankees recalled 2B Robert Refsnyder from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Refsnyder, who got a cup of coffee with the Yankees back in July, could be an option to take away some playing time from Brendan Ryan. The 24-year-old hit .271/.359/.402 with nine home runs, 56 RBI, and 12 stolen bases over 117 games in Triple-A this season.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 08:38:00 AM

Rob Refsnyder will rejoin the Yankees in early September.

He'll be one of several September callups for New York. Refsnyder went 2-for-12 (.167) in a short stay with the Yankees earlier this season. He does have a nice skillset, but the 24-year-old probably won't hold fantasy value in a utility role over the final four weeks.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 01:49:00 PM

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C1Brian McCann
2Austin Romine
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Greg Bird
2B1Starlin Castro
2Ronald Torreyes
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Dustin Ackley
3Mat Gamel
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Alex Rodriguez
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S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3Nathan Eovaldi
4Luis Severino
5CC Sabathia
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Andrew Miller
3Dellin Betances
4Kirby Yates
5Chasen Shreve
6Luis Cessa
7Nick Goody
8Richard Bleier
9Branden Pinder
10Bryan Mitchell