Friday, June 19, 2015

Weekly Check In: Robert Refsnyder

After a couple weeks of Stephen Drew knocking the cover off the ball and knocking that ball over the fence for the big league club he has earned back the “Stephen Drew Sucks” nickname given to him here at The Greedy Pinstripes. While the drum beating for Refsnyder never stopped here on the blog, and it never will until the second baseman is called up to the big league club, it did get a bit quiet there for two or three weeks… That stops today!

Refsnyder would bring an immediate jolt to this inconsistent and struggling offense from the right side of the batter’s box. Refsnyder would not only balance out the lineup but would also add on base percentage and a great batting average to the bottom half of the lineup. This would help with the Yankees inability to string together hits and would help with their reliance on #TooManyDamnHRs while also plugging in some speed at the bottom of the lineup.

Imagine when Jacoby Ellsbury comes back having Didi Gregorius bat 8th, Refsnyder bat 9th, Ellsbury leading off and Gardner in the second slot. That’s a whole lot of speed, a whole lot of contact with Ellsbury and Refsnyder and a whole lot of potential to score and manufacture runs. But no, we still have Drew.




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