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Reds | Robert Stephenson placed on DL

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:58:23 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP Robert Stephenson (wrist) was placed on the 7-day disabled list at Class AAA Louisville with a strained right wrist Tuesday, Aug. 18. He will be back in a few weeks, and the organization will see how he comes back from the injury before determining whether Stephenson will receive a September call-up, according to general manager Walt Jocketty.

Fantasy Tip: Stephenson is the top pitching prospect in the Cincinnati system. He would be worth a flier in deep mixed leagues, if he does grab a shot at starting a game or two in September. Right now, he shouldn't be viewed as anything more than a desperation stash in NL-only and cavernous mixed leagues, though.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - John Fay

Reds | Cincy youngsters to be limited

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:31:34 -0700

Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price said all of the team's young pitchers, including SPs Anthony DeSclafani, Michael Lorenzen, Raisel Iglesias, David Holmberg, Keyvius Sampson, Robert Stephenson, Brandon Finnegan and John Lamb will have their innings monitored as the season wears on. "The biggest challenge is for a lot of guys who will be considered for call-ups for September or even earlier. We'll have guys who don't have that first major-league season where they pitched in September and had a chance to take their workload from 145 innings or 150 to 175 or 185. We'll have a lot of guys who we'll have to be cautious with their innings."

Fantasy Tip: That's not what owners of any of these pitchers want to hear, but it's a reality that often affects all young pitchers and their fantasy owners as the season winds down. On FantasyScore, none of the Reds young pitchers is ever a slam dunk, and their daily value will likely only continue to plummet if they are kept on pitch counts or innings limits.

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Reds | Robert Stephenson up next month?

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:16:32 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP Robert Stephenson will likely come up when rosters expand in September, in the opinion of The Cincinnati Enquirer's John Fay.

Fantasy Tip: Stephenson is one of the team's top pitching prospects, and he is 4-0 with a 2.25 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 36 strikeouts in 36 innings (six starts) since being promoted to Class AAA Louisville. His high strikeout upside and top-of-the-rotation potential makes him one to own already in keeper leagues. He'll likely have minimal value in all other leagues until 2016.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - John Fay

Reds | Robert Stephenson unlikely for Sunday

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:23:24 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP Robert Stephenson is unlikely to join the rotation and start against the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday, Aug. 2.

Fantasy Tip: Stephenson is the Reds' top pitching prospect and is a potential candidate to join the rotation at some point this season. However, he only has made five starts at the Class AAA level, so it is likely he'll require a little more minor league seasoning. He is an arm to watch, though, and a potential stash candidate in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - John Fay

Reds | David Holmberg starting Thursday

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:03:59 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP David Holmberg will start Thursday, July 30, and enter the starting rotation for now. SP Robert Stephenson was not in consideration for the spot.

Fantasy Tip: Stephenson should already be on the radar of keeper and dynasty owners, and he could come up when rosters expand in September or if Cincy deals away another starting pitcher, such as Mike Leake. Holmberg was 7-6 with a 4.40 ERA and 1.54 WHIP in 17 starts (108 1/3 innings) for Class AAA Louisville this year. His 5.1 K/9 rate suggests he won't have much to offer for fantasy owners with the Reds.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - John Fay

Reds | Robert Stephenson, Tony Cingrani options

Thu, 09 Jul 2015 16:20:35 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SPs Robert Stephenson and Tony Cingrani could be recalled to enter the starting rotation if the team trades SPs Johnny Cueto or Mike Leake, or both, at the trading deadline. Stephenson is 2-0 with a 1.64 ERA for Class AAA Louisville this year, and Cingrani is being stretched out as a starter after rehabbing from a shoulder strain. The Reds won't necessarily use Cingrani as a starter when he's healthy, but they want to have options. Cingrani was too reliant on his fastball out of spring training, and since he's worked on adding offspeed pitches. Cingrani or SP Raisel Iglesias (oblique) are likely the first two options to take a rotation spot if needed. Stephenson has the best stuff in the organization as a starter, though.

Fantasy Tip: Stephenson is MLB.com's 18th overall ranked prospect this year, and now is the time to stash him away in keeper and deep NL-only leagues if he's available. Iglesias ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) and Cingrani are likely widely available in the majority of formats, and both could be valuable to those in the deepest of mixed leagues if they grab a rotation spot in the second half.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - John Fay

Reds | Robert Stephenson unlikely to come up

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 19:46:42 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP Robert Stephenson is unlikely to be promoted from the minors to replace the injured SP Jon Moscot (shoulder).

Fantasy Tip: Stephenson is the teamís top prospect, but it appears David Holmberg, Keyvius Sampson or Josh Smith will be in line for promotion to replace Moscot. Stephenson is still a strong play in long-term keeper formats, but FantasyScore players need not bother with him.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - John Fay

Reds | Several cuts made

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 02:01:12 -0700

The Cincinnati Reds optioned P Carlos Contreras, P Daniel Corcino, P David Holmberg, OF Ryan LaMarre, OF Donald Lutz and P Chad Rogers to Triple-A Louisville. The Reds also sent OF Juan Duran, P Ismael Guillon and OF Yorman Rodriguez to Double-A Pensacola of the Southern League. Reassigned to minor league camp were P Tim Crabbe, P Michael Lorenzen, IF Rey Navarro, C Rossmel Perez, C Max Ramirez and P Robert Stephenson.

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Reds | Robert Stephenson promoted

Tue, 16 Jul 2013 19:04:55 -0700

The Cincinnati Reds promoted P Robert Stephenson to High Class A Bakersfield (Calif.) Tuesday, July 16.

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Reds | Robert Stephenson reports to minor league team

Fri, 19 Aug 2011 19:27:36 -0700

Cincinnati Reds P Robert Stephenson, the team's top draft pick in 2011, reported to his team in Arizona Friday, Aug. 19.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Mark Sheldon