Reds No. 1 pick promoted to Dragons
July 27, 2012INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
The Cincinnati Reds’ No. 1 pick in the 2011 draft, right-handed pitcher Robert Stephenson, was promoted to the Dayton Dragons on Thursday.
Stephenson, 19, will start Friday at Lake County and will make his Fifth Third Field debut Wednesday against Lansing.
“He’s got great stuff,” Dragons manager Delino DeShields said. “He has a solid work ethic. He seems like a focused kid. If he doesn’t change and stays healthy, the sky’s the limit for him.”
Stephenson was 1-0 with a 2.05 ERA in seven starts in Billings (Mont.). He struck out 37 in 30 2/3 innings. In his last outing Saturday, he allowed one run on five innings. His fastball has been clocked as high as 100 miles per hour.