Draft Updates: Refsnyder, Reed, FarmerBy
Got a trio of updates on some unsigned draft picks…
- This Howie Kussoy article makes it sound like 2B/OF Rob Refsnyder (5th round) will be signing as soon as Arizona finishes their College World Series run. He’s playing the corner outfield for the Wildcats but the Yankees are going to try him out at second base, where he played earlier in amateur career. Slot money for the 187th overall pick is just shy of $206k.
- Daniel Gallen passed along a report indicating that LHP Jimmy Reed (21) will be a summer follow. The Maryland closer will pitch in the Cape Cod League this summer and the Yankees will evaluate his progress before deciding whether or not to sign him. David Robertson is the most famous summer follow you’ll find. Reed is a little southpaw — listed at 6-foot-0 and 163 lbs. — with a strong breaking ball that should allow him to carve out a career as a lefty specialist, if nothing else.
- This is quite old, but SS Kyle Farmer (35) confirmed to RedandBlack.com that he will return to school for his senior season. “I’m coming back, it’s just a gut decision I made on my own,” he said while also mentioning that clubs started calling him about pre-draft deals as early as the seventh round. Farmer’s carrying tool is his defense at a premium position.