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Robert Stephenson
Birthdate: 2/24/1993 (24 y, 1 m)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/200     Position: P
Drafted: 2011 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 27, Overall: 27, Team: Cincinnati Reds
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Reported: 11/18/2014  Risk: 3  ETA: 2016  Team Rank: 1  Positional Rank: NA  Overall Rank: NA
FastballCurveballChangeupCommandFuture Value
65 / 7050 / 6045 / 50+40 / 45+60
RotoWire News: 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. (3/3/2017)
Profiles:  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Stephenson has been at the top of the Reds' prospect chart since he turned pro back in 2011. The now-23-year-old hurler reached the majors for the first time in 2016 with mixed results (and a 6.08 ERA in eight starts). He can dial his heater up into the mid-to-upper 90s and he also has two potentially-plus secondary offerings (curveball and changeup) but his lack of command and control hamper his effectiveness. In 35 starts (192.2 innings) at the Triple-A level over the past two seasons, he's walked 98 batters -- or about 4.5 batters for every nine innings pitched. In comparison, Milwaukee's Jimmy Nelson led the majors in walks last year with 86 in 179.1 innings. Stephenson will need more minor league seasoning, so he's not going to impact fantasy squads until mid-2017 at the earliest... although weak pitching depth in the Reds system means he might be up sooner than expected. He's someone to consider strongly in keeper leagues but hold off on adding him in traditional formats until he shows improved control and a little more dominance before buying. (Marc Hulet)

The Quick Opinion: Stephenson's potential — and upper-90s fastball — is undeniable. However, even after a year-and-a-half in Triple-A, he's a work-in-progress. He's definitely someone you should consider targeting but wait for the light bulb to click (improved walk rate, K-rate) on in traditional formats.

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SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2012Reds (R)1007730.210.862.350.59.26770.9 %  2.053.75  
2012Reds (A)2408834.19.173.931.05.30160.8 %  4.194.41  
2013Reds (A)530141477.011.222.340.58.27968.1 %  2.572.59  
2013Reds (A+)2204420.29.580.871.31.28671.4 %  3.053.82  
2013Reds (AA)0204416.29.727.021.08.35773.5 %  4.864.65  
2014Reds (AA)71002726136.29.224.871.19.26466.8 %  4.744.58  
2015Reds (AA)470141478.110.234.940.92.24972.1 %  3.684.16  
2015Reds (AAA)440111155.28.254.370.32.30671.2 %  4.043.35  
2016Reds (AAA)8902424136.27.904.681.12.25870.8 %  4.414.65  
2016Reds2308837.07.544.622.19.29973.9 %34.5 %18.8 %6.086.505.50-0.3
2017Depth Charts470151583.08.945.531.45.30171.8 %  5.075.25 0.4
2017Steamer460151580.08.444.861.35.29071.7 %42.1 % 4.834.974.830.6
2017ZiPS71102424122.39.426.181.54.30071.8 %  5.305.52 0.2
Total- - -2308837.07.544.622.19.29973.9 %34.5 %18.8 %6.086.505.50-0.3

SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2012Reds (R)102.0577000  30.21232211728017037
2012Reds (A)244.1988000  34.1150322316415035235
2013Reds (A)532.571414000  77.03075630225200310296
2013Reds (A+)223.0544000  20.283199732001022
2013Reds (AA)024.8644000  16.27517109213001018
2014Reds (AA)7104.742726000  136.2601114817218740590140
2015Reds (AA)473.681414100  78.1325533632843045089
2015Reds (AAA)444.041111000  55.2242512525227025051
2016Reds (AAA)894.412424100  136.2591115726717710350120
2016Reds236.08880000037.0170412625919142131
2017Depth Charts475.071515  00 83.0 7850471351 4  82
2017Steamer464.8315150000 80.03607846431243 3  75
2017ZiPS7115.302424  0  122.3 1147772218407110128
Total- - -236.08880000037.0170412625919142131

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2012Reds (R)10.862.354.630.5930.1 %6.5 %23.6 %.1930.98.26770.9 %  3.75
2012Reds (A)9.173.932.331.0523.3 %10.0 %13.3 %.2421.37.30160.8 %  4.41
2013Reds (A)11.222.344.800.5831.3 %6.5 %24.8 %.1970.99.27968.1 %  2.59
2013Reds (A+)9.580.8711.001.3126.5 %2.4 %24.1 %.2351.02.28671.4 %  3.82
2013Reds (AA)9.727.021.381.0824.0 %17.3 %6.7 %.2741.80.35773.5 %  4.65
2014Reds (AA)9.224.871.891.1923.3 %12.3 %11.0 %.2181.38.26466.8 %  4.58
2015Reds (AA)10.234.942.070.9227.4 %13.2 %14.1 %.1911.23.24972.1 %  4.16
2015Reds (AAA)8.254.371.890.3221.1 %11.2 %9.9 %.2391.40.30671.2 %  3.35
2016Reds (AAA)7.904.681.691.1220.3 %12.0 %8.3 %.2221.36.25870.8 %  4.65
2016Reds7.544.621.632.1918.2 %11.2 %7.1 %.2791.62.29973.9 %1441526.50
2016Average8.103.142.581.1721.1 %8.2 %12.9 %.2521.32.29872.9 %  4.24
2017Depth Charts8.945.531.621.45   .2521.56.30171.8 %  5.25
2017Steamer8.444.861.741.3521.0 %12.1 %8.9 %.2481.50.29071.7 %  4.97
2017ZiPS9.426.181.521.54   .2481.62.30071.8 %  5.52
Total- - -7.544.621.632.1918.2 %11.2 %7.1 %.2791.62.29973.9 %1441526.50

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2016Reds0.8324.1 %34.5 %41.4 %16.7 %18.8 %5.0 %0.0 %44.8 %27.6 %27.6 %17.2 %44.8 %37.9 %5.121335.50
Total- - -0.8324.1 %34.5 %41.4 %16.7 %18.8 %5.0 %0.0 %44.8 %27.6 %27.6 %17.2 %44.8 %37.9 %5.121335.50

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2016Reds404828820032282439721
Total- - -404828820032282439721

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2016Reds-0.88-3.812.93-8.17-0.861.061.060.880.918-0.76-0.0600
Total- - --0.88-3.812.93-8.17-0.861.061.060.880.918-0.76-0.0600

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2016Reds63.6% (93.2)0.1% (83.0) 16.0% (81.0)20.2% (85.2)  0.6%
Total- - -63.6% (93.2)0.1% (83.0) 16.0% (81.0)20.2% (85.2)  0.6%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2016Reds64.2 %      17.8 %  18.1 %   
Total- - -64.2 %      17.8 %  18.1 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2016Reds93.1      81.1  85.2  
Total- - -93.1      81.1  85.2  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2016Reds-9.40.0 1.50.5  -2.06-2.62 1.340.31  
Total- - --9.40.0 1.50.5  -2.06-2.62 1.340.31  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2016Reds-8.6      1.9  0.7  
Total- - --8.6      1.9  0.7  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2016Reds-1.88      1.50  0.51  
Total- - --1.88      1.50  0.51  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2016Reds29.9 %69.9 %47.7 %63.0 %89.2 %80.1 %44.5 %52.9 %9.4 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -29.9 %69.9 %47.7 %63.0 %89.2 %80.1 %44.5 %52.9 %9.4 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2016Reds29.7 %69.8 %47.9 %59.5 %90.7 %80.1 %45.4 %23.7
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -29.7 %69.8 %47.9 %59.5 %90.7 %80.1 %45.4 %23.7

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2016RedsP8837.0120000000 0   1.000 
Total- - -P8837.0120000000 0   1.000 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2016RedsP37.00  000              
Total- - -P37.00  000              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2016RedsP37.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (2)
Total- - -P37.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (2)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2016Reds-0.30.00.00.0-2.9-0.3($2.3) 
Total- - --0.30.00.00.0-2.9-0.3($2.3) 

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  • 2011 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 27, Overall: 27
    • Team: Cincinnati Reds
    • School: Alhambra (CA) HS