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August 16, 2012 BY ALEX EISENBERG No Comments Yet

While I really liked Robert Stephenson coming out of high school, I expected him to need more development than his performance has let on thus far in 2012. He hasn’t thrown much this season as the Reds seem to be limiting his innings, but when he has, he’s been dominant.

In under 50 innings of work across two levels of competition — first Rookie ball in Billings, and then Low-A in Dayton — he’s striking out a little under 30% of all batters faced. When hitters put the ball in play, they aren’t centering it too often given the very low BABIP against Stephenson. He’s also done a nice a job of keeping walks to a manageable level.

Stephenson has a lean, athletic frame with…

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