Yankees honor prospects Severino, Refsnyder

Pitcher, Player of the Year ranked first, fifth in organization

Yankees honor prospects Severino, Refsnyder

TAMPA, Fla. -- Rob Refsnyder and Luis Severino have been honored as the winners of the 2014 Kevin Lawn Award as the Yankees' Minor League Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year, respectively.

The pair of promising prospects received their awards prior to Saturday's game against the Orioles at George M. Steinbrenner Field.

Refsnyder, 24, split the season with Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, combining to bat .318 with 82 runs, 38 doubles, six triples, 14 homers and 63 RBIs in 137 games.

The 2012 fifth-round Draft pick ranked third among all Yankees Minor Leaguers in batting average. Following the season, he was tabbed an Organization All-Star by MiLB.com and is ranked as the Yanks' No. 5 prospect by MLB.com.

Top Prospects: Refsnyder, NYY

Severino, 21, combined to go 6-5 with a 2.46 ERA in 24 starts with Class A Charleston, Class A Advanced Tampa and Double-A Trenton, permitting 31 earned runs in 113 1/3 innings. He allowed three earned runs or fewer in 23 of his 24 starts.

The right-hander led all Yankees minor leaguers in strikeouts (127) and competed for the World Team in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. Following the season, he was named an Organization All-Star by MiLB.com and has been tabbed as the Yanks' No. 1 prospect by MLB.com.

Top Prospects: Severino, NYY

Each player was presented with a trophy as well as a designer watch.

The annual awards are dedicated to Kevin O'Brien Lawn, the son of longtime Yankees vice president and chief of operations Jack Lawn, who passed away in 1999.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.