The Cincinnati Reds have selected RHP Robert Stephenson.
- Birthdate: 02/24/1993
- Height: 6’2″
- Weight: 190 lbs.
- Bats: R
- Throws: R
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.
Outside scouting reports
- MLB.com scouting report with video
- Perfect Game scouting report
- Baseball Beginnings scouting report
- Baseball Beginnings scouting video
Scouting Video from MLB.com
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?