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Rob Refsnyder | Outfielder | #38

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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 will play first base, second base, third base and right field for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
The Yankees are hoping Refsnyder will be able to fill a utility role when he gets the call to New York later this year. Refsnyder has already shown considerable versatility at the major league level, starting games at first, second and both corner outfield spots for the pinstripes last season. Apr 5 - 10:19 AM

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Yankees optioned INF/OF Rob Refsnyder to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

There have been trade rumors swirling around Refsnyder all spring, but the Yankees have not been able to finalize a deal. The 26-year-old former prospect batted just .250/.328/.309 in 175 plate appearances last season at the major league level and he also struggled at the dish this spring.
Mar 30 - 9:25 AM

According to George A. King III of the New York Post, the Rays have shown interest in Yankees utilityman Rob Refsnyder.

King notes that the Yankees subbed Refsnyder into their Grapefruit League game against the Rays on Sunday, having him play an inning in left field and four in right field. Refsnyder went 1-for-1 with a double and a walk at the dish. He's fallen down the depth chart in New York after his disappointing showing in 2016, but the 26-year-old posted promising numbers throughout the minor leagues and was once considered a sizable part of the Yankees' future. King reported back in early March that the Yankees were listening to offers on Refsnyder.
Mar 27 - 9:53 AM

George A. King III of the New York Post reports that the Yankees have let other clubs know that they are listening to offers on Rob Refsnyder.

The 25-year-old utility man slashed .250/.328/.309 in 175 plate appearances with the Yankees in 2016. While he has one minor league option remaining, he looks unlikely to win a bench job on the Yankees' Opening Day roster.
Mar 5 - 10:54 PM

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

Refsnyder has hit .264/.336/.328 with the big club this season while playing a variety of positions. He'll operate in a utility role again.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 12:57:00 PM

Yankees optioned INF/OF Rob Refsnyder to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The Yankees needed some fresh arms after Nathan Eovaldi lasted only one inning Wednesday against Boston. Refsnyder's demotion is still a little surprising given the team's lack of outfield depth. The 25-year-old utility player shouldn't have to wait long for his next chance in the big leagues. At worst, he'll return when rosters expand in September.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 05:09:00 PM

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.
Sat, Jun 11, 2016 10:58:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jun 10, 2016 04:32:00 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.
Tue, Jun 7, 2016 03:39:00 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.
Fri, Jun 3, 2016 01:14:00 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.
Mon, May 30, 2016 02:19:00 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.
Thu, May 26, 2016 01:29:00 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.
Sat, May 21, 2016 06:56:00 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.
Tue, May 17, 2016 06:43:00 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.
Mon, May 16, 2016 03:18:00 PM

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