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Robert Stephenson

25-Year-Old Pitcher – Cincinnati Reds

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Is Stephenson's strong finish to the 2017 season (2.50 ERA, 1.27 WHIP over 50.1 innings) real or a mirage? The 2011 first-round pick was routinely getting cuffed around at the big-league level prior t...

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2018 ADP:  460.38

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 190   DOB: 2/24/1993   DRAFTED: 1st Rd   

March 22, 2018  –  Robert Stephenson News

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Stephenson was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Thursday, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic Cincinnati reports.

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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 AAA LOU 8 7 0 40.1 27 17 8 45 13 1 2 0 0 0 3.79 1.00
2017 24 MAJ CIN 25 11 0 84.7 81 44 12 86 53 5 6 1 0 0 4.68 1.58
2018 25 AAA LOU 13 13 0 69.0 51 30 10 80 40 5 6 0 0 0 3.91 1.32
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3-Year Averages     16 9 0 60.8 61 34 10 58 36 3 4 0 0 0 5.03 1.59
Career  (View All)     33 19 0 121.7 122 69 21 117 72 7 9 1 5.10 1.59

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Robert Stephenson Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Last 14 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 - 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Robert Stephenson Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV ERA WHIP
Jun. 19 Durham 5.0 5 3 3 0 5 4 0 1 0 L 0 5.40 2.00
Jun. 13 Columbus 7.0 4 1 1 1 0 9 0 0 0 W 0 1.29 0.57
Jun. 6 Pawtucket 3.0 5 5 5 2 4 5 1 0 0 L 0 15.00 3.00
May. 31 Scranton-WB 6.0 3 2 2 0 4 6 0 0 0 - 0 3.00 1.17
May. 23 Indianapols 6.0 2 1 1 1 2 9 1 0 0 W 0 1.50 0.67
May. 18 Norfolk 5.0 7 2 2 1 0 7 0 2 0 W 0 3.60 1.40
May. 11 Toledo 6.0 2 1 1 1 3 6 2 1 0 W 0 1.50 0.83
May. 6 Norfolk 7.0 2 2 2 1 2 9 0 0 0 L 0 2.57 0.57
May. 1 Columbus 2.0 7 7 6 0 3 5 0 1 0 L 0 27.00 5.00
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 6.0 IP/G
12.0 9 4 4 1 5 13 0 1 0 1-1 0 3.00 1.17
Last 30 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 5.3 IP/G
21.0 17 11 11 3 13 24 1 1 0 1-2 0 4.71 1.43
Last 60 Days
9 Games:  Avg. 5.2 IP/G
47.0 37 24 23 7 23 60 4 5 0 4-4 0 4.40 1.28

Robert Stephenson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017165342833605.250
20168715922406.289

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20172185225481617.259
201683161019403.268

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201748.3431572543.541.37
201626.3210231454.101.41

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201736.3130292886.191.87
201610.702085410.972.16
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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
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 AAA LOU 8 7 40.1 10.10 2.92 3.46 1.80 71.9% 3.79 4.52 .218
2017 24 MAJ CIN 25 11 84.7 9.14 5.63 1.62 1.28 1.10 73.8% 93.7 MPH 4.68 4.96 .311
2018 25 AAA LOU 13 13 69.0 10.43 5.22 2.00 1.30 75.3% 3.91 4.68 .264
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 11 63.1 8.64 5.05 1.71 1.18 72.5% 4.45 4.66 .291
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3-Year Averages     16 9 60.8 8.58 5.33 1.61 1.48 72.4% 5.03 5.21 .310
Career     33 19 121.7 8.65 5.33 1.63 1.55 72.3% 5.10 5.36 .309

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Robert Stephenson Defensive Stats

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2018 Stat Review for Robert Stephenson    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

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2.00 K/BB
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10.43 K/9
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5.22 BB/9
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0.0 MPH Fastball
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1.3 HR/9
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ERA/WHIP/FIP

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3.91 ERA
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1.32 WHIP
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4.68 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.264 BABIP
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75.3% Strand Rate
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Robert Stephenson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Stephenson allowed two runs over 3.2 innings against the Cubs on Monday night, but as the Dayton Daily News's Hal McCoy reports, he was very lucky to escape with two runs allowed in the first two innings. The Cubs lined into two double plays in the first two innings and ran into another out in that span. Stephenson allowed five hits, two walks, committed a balk and threw a wild pitch.

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Stephenson made it through only two innings in Wednesday's spring training start against the Diamondbacks, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits and two walks. He could not command his breaking pitches, MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince reports. He threw over 30 pitches in the first inning, going to three-ball counts on each of the first five hitters.

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Stephenson had his best outing of the spring Thursday against the Rockies, throwing three scoreless innings while allowing one hit and no walks, striking out three. He remains in the starting rotation picture for the Reds, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.

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Stephenson struggled against the Cubs on Saturday, allowing two earned runs on four hits and three walks over 1.2 innings while continuing to miss with his fastball, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports. "He just had a lot of misses and elevated fastballs," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "He just really hasn't gotten into his groove yet. He'll bounce back, I'm sure. He's got good stuff, and he's a better pitch now than he was at this point last year."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

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 that routinely sits in the mid- to upper-90s -- but he struggles to locate with consistency. Stephenson made eight starts for the big club in 2016, seeing mixed results. His tenure with Cincinnati started well enough, as he went 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in his first two starts in the big leagues. He was sent back to Triple-A afterward and stayed there until September, and he was far less successful upon his return. In six September starts, he only got through five innings once and amassed a 7.56 ERA and 1.88 WHIP thanks to a 5.4 BB/9 and 2.5 HR/9. Stephenson is still an intriguing arm, but if he doesn't take that next step in his development, we could see him in the Cincinnati bullpen before the end of the year.

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.