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Robert Refsnyder | Second Baseman

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/26/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said following the Martin Prado trade that Rob Refsnyder and Jose Pirela are currently in line to compete for the second base job.
"It’s a competition right now and I’ll evaluate any other opportunities that legitimately present themselves,’’ he said, "but clearly if spring training started today, that would be the competition." Refsnyder is the better prospect of the two, having batted .318/.387/.497 with 14 homers, 63 RBI and nine steals between Double- and Triple-A in 2014. Pirela is coming off a fine season of his own with a .305/.351/.441 with 10 homers, 60 RBI and 15 steals at Triple-A while also getting a cup of coffee in the majors. It's a situation to keep an eye on in spring training. Dec 21 - 9:32 AM

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Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told John Harper of the New York Daily News that if prospect Robert Refsnyder is called up, it will likely be as an outfielder.

Refsnyder has exclusively played second base this season, but Cashman sent word to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in recent days that he'd like to see him get some work in the outfield. "I’m not presently looking to call him up, but he’s demanding that we pay attention," Cashman said. "If he came up here (in the coming weeks), it would likely be in the outfield." Refsnyder, 23, owns a .333/.402/.548 batting line with 11 home runs, 43 RBI, and eight stolen bases over 87 games this season between Double- and Triple-A. The Yankees are hurting for offense at the moment, so he could make an impact in the majors soon.
Jul 8 - 1:53 PM

Yankees second base prospect Robert Refsnyder went 2-for-5 with a home run and a stolen base for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday.

Refsnyder has kept hitting since his promotion to Triple-A in early June, putting up a .333/.462/.560 line with five doubles, one triple, and four home runs. He also has 19 walks and 19 strikeouts. Refsnyder lacks star upside, but his performance cannot be overlooked, especially by a Yankees team that is in perpetual win-now mode and getting insufficient production from their second basemen.
Jul 5 - 10:12 AM

Yankees prospect 2B Robert Refsynder is batting .371/.500/.629 with three home runs, five doubles and nine RBI in 19 games this month since a promotion to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

He also has more walks (15) than strikeouts (14) during that span. The 23-year-old Refsnyder is having a remarkable season, with a .348/.413/.566 batting line, 39 extra-base hits including nine home runs and 39 RBI in 79 games between the Double- and Triple-A levels. With second baseman Brian Roberts batting .233/.309/.341 in 70 games for the Yankees this season -- including a .573 OPS in 23 games this month -- it would seem as though Refsynder could get a look in the major leagues sooner rather than later this year.
Jun 30 - 4:37 PM

Yankees prospect 2B Robert Refsnyder was 2-for-3 with a home run on Sunday for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The dinger was his first since being promoted to Triple-A in mid-June, and he's now batting .318/.412/.500 with five extra-base hits through 12 games at the more advanced level. Refsnyder has raked at every stop over the last two seasons after an uninspiring professional debut in 2012, and he's emerged as a potential in-house option at second base for the Yankees later this season. The 23-year-old is batting .338/.390/.540 with 22 doubles, six triples and seven home runs through 72 overall games in 2014.
Jun 23 - 1:24 PM

Yankees second base prospect Rob Refsnyder has been promoted from Double-A Trenton to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Refsnyder, a fifth-round pick in 2012, was batting .342 with a .933 OPS, six home runs, and five stolen bases in 60 games this season at the Double-A level. The 23-year-old could very well become an option for the Yankees' major league roster by the end of this season.
Jun 10 - 5:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Austin Romine
3J.R. Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Garrett Jones
2B1Robert Refsnyder
2Nick Noonan
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3Jose Pirela
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Chris Young
3Eury Perez
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Tyler Austin
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Chris Capuano
6CC Sabathia
7Ivan Nova
8Domingo German
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Dellin Betances
2Andrew Miller
3Shawn Kelley
4Justin Wilson
5Adam Warren
6Esmil Rogers
7Gonzalez Germen
8Rich Hill
9Bryan Mitchell
10Chase Whitley
11Jose De Paula
12Branden Pinder
13Daniel Burawa