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Robert Stephenson

24-Year-Old Pitcher – Cincinnati Reds

2017 Stats

W-L

0-1

ERA

8.71

WHIP

2.42

K

17

SV

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Stephenson is one of the Reds' most highly-touted prospects, but the window for him to make it as a starting pitcher is closing. He can miss bats with a three pitch-mix -- highlighted by a fastball th...

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2017 ADP:  600.04

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 200   DOB: 2/24/1993   BORN: Martinez, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd   

April 16, 2017  –  Robert Stephenson News

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Stephenson pitched three innings in relief of Brandon Finnegan on Saturday, allowing just one run on an Eric Thames homer. He struck out five, walked one and allowed three hits.

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Robert Stephenson Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2012 19 R BIL 8 7 0 30.2 22 7 2 37 8 1 0 0 0 0 2.05 0.99
2012 19 A DAY 8 8 0 34.1 32 16 4 35 15 2 4 0 0 0 4.19 1.38
2013 20 A+ BAK 4 4 0 20.2 19 7 3 22 2 2 2 0 0 0 3.05 1.04
2013 20 A DAY 4 14 0 77.0 56 22 5 96 20 5 3 0 0 0 2.57 0.99
2013 20 AA PEN 4 4 0 16.2 17 9 2 18 13 0 2 0 0 0 4.86 1.85
2014 21 AA PEN 27 26 0 136.2 114 72 18 140 74 7 10 0 0 0 4.74 1.38
2015 22 AA PEN 14 14 0 78.1 53 32 8 89 43 4 7 0 0 0 3.68 1.23
2015 22 AAA LOU 11 11 0 55.2 51 25 2 51 27 4 4 0 0 0 4.04 1.41
2016 23 AAA LOU 24 24 0 136.2 115 67 17 120 71 8 9 0 0 0 4.41 1.37
2016 23 MAJ CIN 8 8 0 37.0 41 25 9 31 19 2 3 0 0 0 6.08 1.62
2017 24 MAJ CIN 6 0 0 10.3 15 10 3 17 10 0 1 0 0 0 8.71 2.42
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3-Year Averages     8 8 0 37.0 41 25 9 31 19 2 3 0 0 0 6.08 1.62
Career  (View All)     14 8 0 47.3 56 35 12 48 29 2 4 0 6.65 1.80

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Robert Stephenson Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 25 @Mil 0.7 5 5 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 8.71 2.42
Apr. 22 ChC 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 4 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 5.59 1.97
Apr. 21 ChC 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.87 2.22
Apr. 15 Mil 3.0 3 1 1 1 1 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.40 2.25
Apr. 12 @Pit 2.0 2 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.36 3.00
Apr. 8 @StL 1.7 2 3 3 0 6 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 16.20 4.80
Last 14 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.7 IP/G
8.7 13 8 7 3 4 13 0 1 0 0-1 0 0 0 7.27 1.96
Last 30 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.7 IP/G
10.3 15 11 10 3 10 17 0 1 0 0-1 0 0 0 8.71 2.42
Last 60 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.7 IP/G
10.3 15 11 10 3 10 17 0 1 0 0-1 0 0 0 8.71 2.42

Robert Stephenson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201720746002.375
20168715922406.289

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017371069401.310
201683161019403.268

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20176.00109214.501.33
201626.3210231454.101.41

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20174.300088214.543.92
201610.702085410.972.16
Robert Stephenson Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2012 19 R BIL 8 7 30.2 11.03 2.38 4.63 0.60 82.1% 2.05 2.50 .293
2012 19 A DAY 8 8 34.1 9.24 3.96 2.33 1.06 72.1% 4.19 4.26 .314
2013 20 A+ BAK 4 4 20.2 9.80 0.89 11.00 1.34 77.8% 3.05 3.25 .314
2013 20 A DAY 4 14 77.0 11.22 2.34 4.80 0.58 76.1% 2.57 2.45 .296
2013 20 AA PEN 4 4 16.2 10.00 7.22 1.38 1.11 75% 4.86 4.99 .351
2014 21 AA PEN 27 26 136.2 9.25 4.89 1.89 1.19 68.2% 4.74 4.60 .282
2015 22 AA PEN 14 14 78.1 10.26 4.96 2.07 0.92 72.7% 3.68 4.06 .255
2015 22 AAA LOU 11 11 55.2 8.32 4.40 1.89 0.33 69.7% 4.04 3.40 .319
2016 23 AAA LOU 24 24 136.2 7.93 4.69 1.69 1.12 70.4% 4.41 4.69 .271
2016 23 MAJ CIN 8 8 37.0 7.54 4.62 1.63 2.19 0.98 68.6% 93.2 MPH 6.08 6.55 .304
2017 24 MAJ CIN 6 0 10.3 14.81 8.71 1.70 2.61 0.77 68.2% 94.6 MPH 8.71 6.59 .497
Today's Projections     0 0 .6 8.37 5.94 1.41 1.70 64.7% 6.02 2.57 .270
Next 7 Days     0 0 4.2 6.77 6.27 1.08 1.60 64.5% 6.10 6.10 .256
Rest Of Season     0 5 84.2 6.98 6.25 1.12 1.65 64.4% 6.13 6.11 .257
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3-Year Averages     8 8 37.0 7.54 4.62 1.63 2.19 68.6% 6.08 6.23 .304
Career     14 8 47.3 9.13 5.51 1.66 2.28 68.5% 6.65 6.37 .340

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Robert Stephenson Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2016 P 37 0 2 0 0 26 1 0 0
2017 P 10.3 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2016 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Robert Stephenson    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

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1.70 K/BB
TERRIBLE
14.81 K/9
ELITE
8.71 BB/9
TERRIBLE
94.6 MPH Fastball
GOOD
2.6 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.77 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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8.71 ERA
TERRIBLE
2.42 WHIP
TERRIBLE
6.59 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.497 BABIP
HIGH
68.2% Strand Rate
LOW

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Robert Stephenson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Stephenson made his 2017 debut Saturday against the Cardinals and allowed four runs on a whopping six walks (one intentional) over 1.2 innings. Reds manager Bryan Price told the Cincinnati Enquirer that Stephenson's control problems were due to a return of bad habits with his delivery.

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Stephenson has made the Reds' Opening Day roster as a reliever, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Stephenson gave up four runs on six hits and two walks over four-plus innings in his final spring training outing of the year Saturday against the Cubs, striking out three. The game was played in Las Vegas, a notorious hitters' park where the wind was blowing out to right field, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Stephenson threw two perfect innings against the Cubs on Friday, striking out four of the six batters he faced. All four of Stephenson's strikeouts came on curveballs, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Stephenson will compete for the fifth spot in the Reds' rotation in spring training, the Cincinnati Enquirer's Zach Buchanan reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Stephenson's start to the 2015 season at Double-A Pensacola raised a lot of concerns in Reds-land. It began in spring training, when a sore shoulder prevented him from seeing any meaningful action against big league hitters. That spilled over to the regular season, where he really struggled to throw strikes despite repeating the level. However, he made an adjustment in late May and with that came a big spike in his strikeout rate along with a semblance of control. He earned a promotion to Triple-A Louisville at the beginning of July, but missed out on a September callup to the big leagues due to a forearm strain that put him on the DL. He'll probably start 2016 back at Louisville, if for no other reason than to slow down his service time, but expect him to be up with the Reds by midseason.

2015

Stephenson hit the Double-A wall in 2014, and the wall hit right back, giving him his worst professional season. Stephenson's command, in part defined by how he uses his stuff, was his big problem. His walk rate skyrocketed to 12.3%, and all too often he would fall behind hitters and resort to challenging them with his 97 mph fastball high in the strike zone. Shockingly enough, Double-A hitters were better equipped to handle it when they knew it was coming. The Reds seem confident that he'll adjust accordingly with another year of experience. Keep in mind that he hit Double-A as a 21-year old, and remain optimistic about him despite the down year.

2014

After a couple of rocky starts in April, Stephenson dominated both Low-A and High-A last season before landing in Double-A Pensacola to finish the year. The Reds took a slow approach to developing him after making him their first-round pick out of high school in the 2011 draft, and it is starting to pay dividends, as most prospect lists out there have him leapfrogging Billy Hamilton as the Reds' top prospect. His fastball has been clocked as fast as 101 mph (albeit on scoreboard radars, which are notoriously fast) and he typically works in the 96-98 mph range. A hamstring injury limited his innings last year, which isn't all bad given that he was just 20 years old. It wouldn't be a surprise to see him spend most of the year in Double-A, but a 2015 major league debut seems likely.

2013

The Reds' first-round pick in 2011, Stephenson made his professional debut last season and impressed at two levels, striking out a combined 72 batters in 65 innings. The Reds will probably take a deliberate approach with Stephenson, though they're faced with the conundrum of going from an extreme pitcher's park at Low-A Dayton to a hitter's park at High-A Bakersfield. The Reds avoided that with Daniel Corcino, skipping him right from Dayton to Double-A Pensacola, so we'll see if they take that approach here as well.

2012

Stephenson was the Reds' first-round pick in the 2011 June draft. A high school pitcher from California, Stephenson signed late and will make his professional debut in 2012. He's a big right-hander who throws in the mid-90s. The Reds tend to move their high school draftees along slowly, so Stephenson may not even make it to Low-A Dayton this season, barring a stretch of dominance in rookie ball.