2012 Draft Scouting Report: Robert Refsnyder

Scouting reports are the foundation of the talent evaluation system, and the reports that are used on draft day are developed from multiple viewings over the course of an amateur career. As part of our 2012 draft coverage here at Scout.com, we're providing team quality first-hand scouting reports on the names you need to know on draft day. Here's a look at college outfielder, Robert Refsnyder.

Name: Robert Refsnyder
Position: Outfield
School: Arizona
Height: 6 feet
Weight: 199
Bats/Throws: R/R

Events Scouted: Cape Cod League

Physical Description

Refsnyder is slightly undersized for a big league corner outfielder. But, he is an above average athlete and shows good agility. He also has some upper body strength.


Refsnyder has all the aspects of a quality professional hitter. His swing is smooth, compact, and very simple. He stays inside the ball exceptionally well and likes to spin on the pitch on the inner third of the plate. His hit tool is by far the most impressive aspect of his game and he could very well be a .300 hitter in the big leagues.


He may not look like a power hitter, but Refsnyder has some serious pop in his bat. He shows good raw power in batting practice and consistently drives the ball with some loft in game action. He's not a slugger, but he looks like the type of hitter who could give a lineup 20 home runs a year.


The owner of a plus throwing arm, Refsnyder should fit very neatly in right field at the professional level. His speed should also give him above average corner outfield range.


Refsnyder is a plus runner. He's a fairly savvy base runner and that plus speed should allow him to be a 20-25 stolen base threat in the big leagues.


When you see Refsnyder enough times you begin to appreciate the total package. He seems to hit just about everywhere he plays and does so on an extremely consistent basis. Couple that with his above average speed and arm strength and you have a very enticing talent.