The Cincinnati Reds have selected RHP Robert Stephenson.


  • Birthdate: 02/24/1993
  • Height: 6’2″
  • Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R

Scouting Report

Fastball: Works 92-94 and has reached as high as 98 MPH.

Curveball: Has plus potential, but is an inconsistent pitch right now.

Change up: Below average pitch right now, lacks behind his other pitches.

Other notes: Has solid control and can throw strikes but does miss within the zone for now. He has been compared to Matt Garza.

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My take

I am a fan of the pick. While I am not entirely sure about his mechanics, they aren’t scary bad I just don’t think they are very smooth either. The thing that I like the most about the pick though is that the Reds took what to me, seemed to be the guy with a big upside. Stephenson wasn’t the safest pick there, but he has a legit top of the rotation kind of arm with a blistering fastball and a potential plus breaking ball. I have said it the past few seasons, but the Reds scouting group does a great job at identifying talent and once again I feel the need to give them praise for the job they do.

So, what do you guys think?

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