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Robert Refsnyder | Second Baseman

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/26/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Sep 1 - 8:38 AM

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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.
Aug 27 - 1:49 PM

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

The Yanks gave Refsnyder a brief look at second base with Stephen Drew struggling, but they determined that they weren't ready to give up on Drew yet. Refsnyder returns to a .290/.387/.413 line at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Jul 19 - 11:43 AM

John Harper of the New York Daily News reports that Robert Refsnyder will remain with the Yankees after the All-Star break.

General manager Brian Cashman said when Refsnyder was promoted Saturday that he wasn't guaranteed to stay up beyond the weekend, but apparently the 24-year-old's single and two-run homer on Sunday was enough to convince the club to keep him around. It's no surprise, of course, given that Stephen Drew is hitting .182. Refsnyder should be given a chance to run with the club's second base job.
Jul 13 - 4:54 PM

Rob Refsnyder went 2-for-4 with his first career home run, helping the Yankees fend off the Red Sox on Sunday.

Refsnyder hit a two-run home run in the top of the ninth, adding insurance to make it 8-4. It turned out to be the deciding factor as the Yankees won 8-6. The 24-year-old should get plenty of playing time as the club tries to fix the lack of production out of their middle infield.
Jul 12 - 5:20 PM

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

Refsnyder is batting ninth and starting at second base Saturday against the Red Sox. The 24-year-old has a golden opportunity to steal the team's everyday job at second base; New York has stayed afloat despite hide-the-women-and-children middle infield play this year. Refsnyder, worth an immediate add in AL-only leagues and deeper mixed formats, slashed .290/.387/.413 with seven homers, 37 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 81 games at Triple-A.
Jul 11 - 3:56 PM

The Yankees are expected to recall Rob Refsnyder from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday.

The expectation is that the 24-year-old will be given every opportunity to hold down the team's everyday job at second base. He has slashed .290/.387/.413 with seven homers, 37 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 81 games at Triple-A. He's worthy of an add in AL-only leagues and could be interesting as a middle infield option in deeper mixed formats.
Jul 10 - 7:58 PM

Yankees second base prospect Robert Refsnyder left the yard twice in Sunday's win for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

That ends a 52-game home run drought for Refsnyder. He's hit .412 during his eight-game hitting streak, lifting his average from .267 to .304. That's only a few ticks higher than his career mark of .298. With only Stephen Drew standing in his way at second base, there's an outside chance we could see Refsnyder in the big leagues this season.
Source: MILB.com
May 18 - 3:55 PM

Yankees reassigned INF Rob Refsnyder to minor league camp.

Refsnyder posted an impressive .333/.447/.538 slash line this spring in the Grapefruit League, but the Yankees would rather him get regular at-bats on the farm than serve as a bench player in the majors. He should make his MLB debut sometime in early 2015.
Apr 2 - 11:30 AM

Robert Refsnyder hit his first spring homer Friday against the Tigers.

Refsnyder (.318 in 22 AB) and Jose Pirela (.370 in 27 AB) are both hitting well this spring, so it would have been quite an interesting competition at second base for the Yankees had the team not signed Stephen Drew. On the plus side, Drew's bat has shown signs of coming around the last couple of days. There's not going to be room for either Refsnyder or Pirela on the roster unless someone lands on the disabled list, but the Yankees would probably be better off if they could keep one as a platoonmate for Drew.
Mar 20 - 5:11 PM

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.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 09:32:00 AM

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.
Tue, Jul 8, 2014 01:53:00 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.
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 10:12:00 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.
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 04:37:00 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.
Mon, Jun 23, 2014 01:24:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2John Ryan Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Greg Bird
2B1Stephen Drew
2Dustin Ackley
3Robert Refsnyder
4Jose Pirela
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Rico Noel
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Chris Young
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2CC Sabathia
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Ivan Nova
6Luis Severino
7Chase Whitley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Dellin Betances
2Andrew Miller
3Justin Wilson
4Chasen Shreve
5Adam Warren
6Diego Moreno
7Sergio Santos
8Bryan Mitchell
9Branden Pinder
10Andrew Bailey
11Caleb Cotham
12James Pazos