35-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for John Stephens in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
John Stephens Contract Information:
Signed to a minor league deal in December 2005.
Stephens was reassigned to minor league camp.
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John Stephens: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for John Stephens.
Stephens had another typical season at Triple-A Ottawa in 2003, posting a 132:39 K:BB ratio in 158.2 innings, but not even getting a courtesy call-up in September from the Orioles. Because Stephens is a soft-tosser who gets by on guile rather than raw physical ability, he'll always have to fight off his critics in order just to get another major league opportunity, which doesn't appear to be coming anytime soon in Baltimore.
Stephens was hit hard at times last season and it was learned he pitched with a fractured right foot all season. He's a control pitcher who was having a good Triple-A season (11-5, 3.03 ERA, 118/23 K/BB ratio) when called up to Baltimore. We'll give him pass because of the injury, but it remains to be seen if the soft-tossing Stephens can survive in the majors. He'll compete for a starting spot in spring training.