The Arizona Fall League’s marquee event was on Saturday night. The Fall Stars game, which isn’t quite an “All-Star” game – it’s more of a showcase of the top prospects in the league than a “who has performed the best” in the first few weeks. Tyler Stephenson was the Cincinnati Reds lone selection for the team. He announced his presence with authority in the top of the 4th inning with a solo home run to dead center field.
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That would be the second, and final at-bat for Tyler Stephenson in the game. The catcher, if we add in the stats from Saturday night, is how hitting .400/.462/.657 through 10 games and 35 total at-bats. The 23-year-old has struck out just three times out in Arizona. It’s also come along with three walks, and he’s been hit by a pitch.
The catcher with tons of raw power waiting to come out of the bat hit it 411-feet. According to Emily Waldon of The Athletic, it had an exit velocity of 105 MPH. That would be the second longest home run of 2019 for Tyler Stephenson. In April he hit one 428-feet for Chattanooga. Only two other home runs he hit before Saturday night had gone at least 400 feet this season.