Five Yankees Prospects Who Can Contribute in September

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Rob Refsnyder

Yeah I know, it was inevitable, but still. You may not find a bigger fan of Refsnyder on here than me. It just feels that the Yankees have other plans for him. Nevertheless, when he’s up in the big leagues, he’s productive. I get that his position is still up in the air, but the Yankees have lacked hitters this season, despite paying guys like Jacoby Ellsbury and Mark Teixeira boatloads of money.

In 125 at bats this year, Refsnyder has a slashed a batting average of .264. Not so good, but no so bad either. However, it’s worth noting that it’s hard to get hot when you are consistently sent up and down. Unfortunately, there is a possibility that the Yankees do not have Refsnyder in their long-term plans. Considering there are guys like Judge and Austin, who deserve more at bats for further evaluation, the reality is that Refsnyder’s at bats and playing time will be limited when he does undoubtedly return to the MLB roster.

Refsnyder is a guarantee to get called up and considering he’s not particularly spectacular at any position, the Yankees can use his bat in the lineup and play in anywhere in the field as well. Sometimes it’s best to trade fielding impact for hitting impact and that’s where “Refy” excels.

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