Rob Refsnyder and Aaron Judge may not be Bronx Bombers yet, but they both had explosive weekends in the minors. Refsnyder, the Yankees' top second base prospect, and Judge, the team's right field - and overall top position - prospect, each homered twice and doubled over the weekend.
Refsnyder was 6-for-12 overall in three games for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He walked once and struck out once, scoring three runs and driving in six. Refsnyder, 24, is hitting .284 with a .360 on-base percentage and .406 slugging percentage overall. He has five home runs and 13 doubles in 58 games.
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Judge went 4-for-11 in three games for Double-A Trenton. He walked once, struck out three times, scored two runs and drove in three. Judge, 23, is batting .283 with a .350 OBP and .500 slugging percentage overall. He has 10 home runs, 14 doubles and three triples in 57 games.
Refsnyder did most of his work on Friday and Saturday and was 1-for-4 in Sunday's 2-1 loss to Rochester. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (37-28, 1st place in International League North) managed just six hits - all singles - in the defeat.
Judge, who homered Friday, was 2-for-4 with a double and home run on Sunday as Trenton lost to Harrisburg, 4-2. The Thunder (35-28, 2nd place in Eastern League Eastern, 0.5 games back) had only four hits, and Judge supplied the only extra-base hits.
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(30-33, 3rd place in Florida State League North, 7 games back)
Leftfielder Ericson Leonora was 2-for-4 with two home runs, rightfielder Michael O'Neill went 2-for-3 with a double and a stolen base, shortstop Tyler Wade walked twice and stole a base and second baseman Abiatal Avelino was 2-for-4 with a home run and a stolen base, but the Yankees fell to Daytona, 5-4.
(30-33, 4th place in South Atlantic League Southern, 4 games back)
Designated hitter Austin Aune finished a single shy of the cycle, going 4-for-5 with two doubles, a triple and a home run in the RiverDogs' 10-5 win over Asheville. First baseman Chris Breen was 2-for-5 with a double and a home run and shortstop Jorge Mateo went 2-for-4 with a walk.
ROOKIE - DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE YANKEES 1
(9-4, 1st place in DSL Boca Chica South)
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(6-7, T-8th place in DSL Boca Chica North, 3.5 games back)
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