Rob Refsnyder Boston Red Sox Outfield

       
 
Age: 31
Born: March 26, 1991
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 6-0
Weight: 205
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 5th round, 2012 by NY Yankees
How Acquired: Minor league free agent
(Dec. 2021)
College: Arizona
High School: Laguna Hills (CA)

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Rob Refsnyder photos by Kelly O'Connor
Pronunciation: REFF-snie-durr
First Pro Contract: Juy 6, 2012 (NYY)
Signing Scout: -
Signing Bonus: $205,900
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: N/A
MLFA Eligible: N/A
   
Pro Debut: July 10, 2012 (Charleston)
Added to 40-man: June 10, 2022 (BOS)
MLB Debut: July 11, 2015 (NYY)
Service Time (1/22): 3 years, 91 days
Options Remaining: 0 (2015, 2016, 2017)
Contract (2022): $800,000
   
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  Physical Description: Medium frame with no remaining projection.

Hit: Fringe-average hitter with plus plate discpline. Compact line drive swing, sprays the ball to all fields. Good bat speed.

Power: Below-average to fringe-average power. 10 home run per year potential.

Run: Fringe-average speed at this point in his career. Not a stolen base threat. Smart baserunner.

Field: Spent time at second base early in his career where he proved to be a fringy defender. Now splits time between all 3 outfeild positions. Adequate defender.

Arm: Fringe-average arm strengh with decent accuracy.
  Career Notes: Named the Most Outstanding Player at the 2012 College World Series. Spent time at second base with the Yankees early in his career, but later transitioned to the outfield. Bounced around several organizations since 2017. Signed with the Red Sox as a priority minor league free agent in December 2021 with an invitation to spring training.

Summation: Emergency up-and-down outfielder capable of playing all outfield positions. High baseball IQ. More than capable as an insurance player who could fill in during an MLB IL stint.

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    Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2010 Arizona Pac10 NCAA --- 19 57 218 38 75 9 3 2 40 96 14 31 6 4 0.344 0.397 0.440 0.837
  2011 Arizona Pac10 NCAA --- 20 60 241 51 77 13 6 6 55 120 16 31 9 2 0.320 0.371 0.498 0.869
  2012 Arizona Pac12 NCAA --- 21 65 258 64 94 19 4 8 66 145 34 26 14 4 0.364 0.453 0.562 1.015
  2012 Charleston RiverDogs SAL A NYY 21 46 162 22 39 8 0 4 22 59 16 25 11 1 0.241 0.319 0.364 0.683
  2013 Charleston RiverDogs SAL A NYY 22 13 54 9 20 4 1 0 6 26 6 12 7 0 0.370 0.452 0.481 0.933
  2013 Tampa Yankees FSL A+ NYY 22 117 413 66 117 28 2 6 51 167 78 70 16 6 0.283 0.408 0.404 0.812
  2014 Trenton Thunder East AA NYY 23 60 228 35 78 19 5 6 30 125 14 38 5 5 0.342 0.385 0.548 0.933
  2014 Scranton/WB RailRiders IL AAA NYY 23 77 287 47 86 19 1 8 33 131 41 67 4 4 0.300 0.389 0.456 0.845
2015 Scranton/WB RailRiders IL AAA NYY 24 117 450 66 122 28 2 9 56 181 56 73 12 2 0.271 0.359 0.402 0.761
  2015 New York Yankees AL MLB NYY 24 16 43 3 13 3 0 2 5 22 3 7 2 0 0.302 0.348 0.512 0.860
  2016 Scranton/WB RailRiders IL AAA NYY 25 54 209 25 66 10 1 2 20 84 17 30 6 0 0.316 0.365 0.402 0.767
  2016 New York Yankees AL MLB NYY 25 58 152 25 38 9 0 0 12 47 18 30 2 1 0.250 0.333 0.309 0.642
  2017 Scranton/WB RailRiders IL AAA NYY 26 38 138 20 43 11 2 2 12 64 15 30 2 1 0.312 0.390 0.464 0.854
  2017 New York Yankees AL MLB NYY 26 20 37 3 5 1 1 0 0 8 3 8 2 0 0.135 0.200 0.216 0.416
  2017 Buffalo Bisons IL AAA Tor 26 4 12 3 5 1 0 0 2 6 3 2 0 0 0.417 0.533 0.500 1.033
  2017 Toronto Blue Jays AL MLB Tor 26 32 51 5 10 1 0 0 0 11 5 9 2 1 0.196 0.281 0.216 0.497
  2018 Durham Bulls IL AAA TB 27 51 184 31 52 10 0 4 15 74 18 46 0 0 0.283 0.357 0.402 0.759
  2018 Tampa Bay Rays AL MLB TB 27 40 84 10 14 3 0 2 5 23 18 26 0 2 0.167 0.314 0.274 0.588
2019 Arizona Reds Ariz Rk Cin 28 2 9 1 3 1 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 0.333 0.400 0.444 0.844
  2019 Louisville Bats IL AAA Cin 28 85 298 42 94 21 2 10 45 149 31 86 0 2 0.315 0.377 0.500 0.877
  2019 Reno Aces PCL AAA Ari 28 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
  2020 Texas Rangers AL MLB Tex 29 15 30 4 6 1 0 0 1 7 2 11 0 0 0.200 0.265 0.233 0.498
  2021 St. Paul Saints TAE AAA Min 30 18 66 13 21 5 0 5 14 41 12 13 0 0 0.318 0.425 0.621 1.046
  2021 Minnesota Twins AL MLB Min 30 51 139 21 34 7 0 2 12 47 17 40 1 0 0.245 0.325 0.338 0.663
2022 Portland Sea Dogs East AA Bos 31 2 4 4 3 1 0 2 3 10 3 0 0 0 0.750 0.857 2.500 3.357
2022 Worcester Red Sox IL AAA Bos 31                                  
  2022 Boston Red Sox AL MLB Bos 31                                  
  2023 Boston Red Sox AL MLB Bos 32     stats                            
   
     
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  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  College World Series Most Outstanding Player (2012)
Arizona Fall League Rising Star (2016)
Eastern League All-Star (2017)
Eastern League Season-End All-Star (2017)
Joe Bauman Home Run Award Double-A (2017)
International League All-Star (2018)
International League Season-End All-Star (2018)
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