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BBDP Breakout candidate: You can’t replace the Ref

BBDP Nickname: “The Ref”

The basics:
Name: Rob Refsnyder
Age: 22 to start next season.
Draft: 5th round of the 2012 draft out of the University of Arizona.
Size: 6-foot-1, 205-pounds
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Best Tools: Hit tool, athleticism and speed, and “it” factor tool.
Needs Work: 2nd base defense, consistency at the plate.
BBDP Ranking: 46
I hate to disagree with you but Rob Refsnyder is neither speedy nor all that athletic. His speed is very average and he's not athletic at all. He said so himself in an interview with PinstripesPlus. He makes up for his lack of speed with intelligence on the basepaths and an aggressive style of play. His IQ and make-up are both major positives. The intangibles he brings are exceptional. He's just not all that gifted physically.

He has a good hit tool but he struggles with higher end fastballs, especially on the inner 3rd of the plate. One thing that he does have going is that he's a terrific off-speed hitter. I do agree with your ranking though. He's on the lower end of the top 50.