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.
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.
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.
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.
Tue, 16 Jul 2013 19:04:55 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds promoted P Robert Stephenson to High Class A Bakersfield (Calif.) Tuesday, July 16.
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.
Tue, 16 Aug 2011 09:20:33 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds signed first-round pick P Robert Stephenson to a $2 million deal before the deadline Monday, Aug. 15.
Mon, 15 Aug 2011 12:55:41 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds are not close to signing first-round pick P Robert Stephenson as the deadline looms Monday, Aug. 15. However, the team remains optimistic that a deal will get done.
Sun, 26 Jun 2011 22:04:42 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds haven't had any serious talks with P Robert Stephenson, the team's top pick in the 2011 MLB Draft. Stephenson was selected 27th overall, and since they picked so late, they had little contact with him before the draft.
Mon, 06 Jun 2011 18:39:29 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds selected Alhambra High School P Robert Stephenson with the 27th overall pick of the 2011 MLB Draft.