Originally written on Redlegs Review  |  Last updated 10/8/14
by: Jon Davis Staff Writer #2 Robert Stephenson RHP Next up on the list is 2011 first round pick Robert Stephenson. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound righty was drafted out of Alhambra High School in California and will be only 20 years old by the start of next season. In his final year in high school he began the year with back to back no-hitters -- a feat most fans are familiar with thanks to Johnny Vander Meer. At the conclusion of that year he had recorded 142 strikeouts, 23 walks & only 29 hits in 76 innings en route to a sparkling 1.19 ERA. Last season, splitting time between Billings and Dayton, he had a 3.18 ERA & 1.18 WHIP with a 10 K/9 in just 65 innings pitched. Now, Stephenson has an electric arm with his fastball sitting 93-96, with the ability to run it up there in the upper 90's. He also has a change-up that is already a plus pitch with a great deal of deception, in addition to an above average curve that looks like it could be a plus offering also. I...

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