New York Yankees Minor League Player of Week: 6/29 – 7/5
Mar 5, 2015; Bradenton, FL, USA; New York Yankees second baseman Robert Refsnyder (98) at a spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
After a Sunday ‘Fun-Day’ day-night double header, the RailRiders finished the week 3-5 and dropped to 46-39 on the year. Fortunately, the RailRiders still hold a 1.0 game lead on the Rochester Red Wings atop the North Division of the International League.
Player of the Week: Rob Refsnyder, 27, 2B
Refsnyder is finally swinging a hot bat again. This week the 24-year old prospect recorded at least one hit in seven of the eight RailRiders games, including three multi-hit performances. He also scored six runs and drove in a total of four RBI. Refsnyder is now slashing .281/.378/.386 on the year, and if he keeps this up, Refsnyder might find himself in a Yankees uniform sooner rather than later.
Pitcher of the Week: Luis Severino, 19, P
This kid just needs to be called up to the New York Yankees, and he needs to be called up now. Severino tossed another solid outing on July 2nd, in which he hurled 5.0 innings of two run baseball, scattering four hits and striking out four en route to a win over the Pawtucket Paw Sox. Severino is now 4-0 with a 1.96 ERA after bring called up to AAA.
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