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Rob Refsnyder | First Baseman | #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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Rob Refsnyder got the start at first base on Saturday and came through with two hits in three chances and drove in the Yankees' only run of the evening.
The Yankees have no obvious candidates to replace the injured Mark Teixeira, especially now that Chris Parmelee is also hurt. The two hits helped Refsnyder boost his average to a still poor .233, but he has a good minor league track record with the bat. Refsnyder could lock down the first base job if he can hit well for the next couple of weeks. Jun 11 - 10:58 PM

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Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that Rob Refsnyder will serve as the primary first baseman for the time being.

With Chris Parmelee (hamstring) and Mark Teixeira (knee) both on the disabled list, Girardi's first base options are mighty thin. Refsnyder will earn the bulk of the at-bats as things stand right now. According to Girardi, evaluators within the Yankees do not currently feel it is the right time to call up Nick Swisher. So, for the time being, Refsnyder will be earning starting at-bats.
Jun 10 - 4:32 PM

Rob Refsnyder will bat second Tuesday against the Angels.

Refsynder will move up in the order with southpaw David Huff on the hill for the Angels. The 25-year-old has batted just .227 (5-for-22) with four doubles through eight games with the Yankees this season, but he's in a good situation to provide value in AL-only formats.
Jun 7 - 3:39 PM

Rob Refsnyder went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Tigers.

Refsnyder had an RBI single and a run scored in the Yankees' decisive four-run seventh inning. The 25-year-old has been bounced between the majors and Triple-A, but all he's done at the major league level is produce when given the opportunity. In 10 at-bats, Refsnyder is now 4-for-10 with three doubles, three RBI and two runs scored.
Jun 3 - 1:14 AM

Yankees recalled INF/OF Rob Refsnyder from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Refsnyder carries some fantasy intrigue because of his power and speed (and his multi-position versatility) but he drew just three at-bats in a nine-day stay with the Yankees earlier this season and he probably won't play a ton this time around either.
May 30 - 2:19 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Brian McCann
2Austin Romine
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Rob Refsnyder
3Chris Parmelee
4Greg 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
Starting Pitcher
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3Nathan Eovaldi
4Ivan Nova
5CC Sabathia
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Andrew Miller
3Dellin Betances
4Kirby Yates
5Richard Bleier
6Anthony Swarzak
7Luis Cessa
8Branden Pinder
9Bryan Mitchell