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Robert Stephenson

22-Year-Old Pitcher – Cincinnati Reds

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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 aga...

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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   

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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
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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
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Stephenson might get a September callup, but it will probably have to wait until Triple-A Louisville ends their season on September 7.

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Stephenson (forearm) will come off the DL to start Thursday's game for Triple-A Louisville, and could be in line to join the Reds' rotation when rosters expand in September, the Cincinnati Enquirer's C. Trent Rosecrans reports.

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Stephenson was placed on the 7-day DL at Triple-A Louisville with a right forearm strain, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

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Stephenson left his start for Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday with cramping in his right wrist, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Stephenson left Wednesday's start for Triple-A Louisville with an apparent injury.

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Reds GM Walt Jocketty said Friday that Stephenson will likely remain at Triple-A Louisville for now, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Stephenson threw eight shutout innings for Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday, allowing just three hits and one walk while striking out 10.

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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.