Tyler Stephenson

Born: 08/16/1996 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 225
Primary Position: C
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd., (#15th overall), 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CIN)
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: June 1st, 2018
Dates Seen: 4/17-4/18/18
Level: High A
Affiliate: Daytona Tortugas
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
XL frame, big-league body, large/muscular build.
Swing Mechanics
Slightly open base; moderate crouch; upper-half stays upright.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2021 P 45 Bench High
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 30 40 Average bat speed, swing is more strong than quick; struggles to get extended; chased/expanded below the strike zone on secondary stuff; showed all-fields contact. Will develop a grade more hit tool, but still projects as a below-average hitter.
Average bat speed, swing is more strong than quick; struggles to get extended; chased/expanded below the strike zone on secondary stuff; showed all-fields contact. Will develop a grade more hit tool, but still projects as a below-average hitter.
Game Power 40 50 Doesn't get his arms extended and maximize present strength and raw power. See the chance for average game power w/ swing adjustment.
Doesn't get his arms extended and maximize present strength and raw power. See the chance for average game power w/ swing adjustment.
Raw Power 50 55 Average raw power, still young, can add a tick given age and with further healing from prior injuries.
Average raw power, still young, can add a tick given age and with further healing from prior injuries.
Run 30 30 Below-AVG runner, typical for a catcher.
Below-AVG runner, typical for a catcher.
Field 30 45 Struggles defensively at catcher right now; trouble blocking/receiving; athletic enough to make some adjustments but always fringy at best.
Struggles defensively at catcher right now; trouble blocking/receiving; athletic enough to make some adjustments but always fringy at best.
Throw 45 50 Average arm-strength; 2.00-2.06 second pop times; long release plays down the arm right now; needs to correct footwork which adds tail to throws; projects to have an arm w/ continued devlepment of foot.
Average arm-strength; 2.00-2.06 second pop times; long release plays down the arm right now; needs to correct footwork which adds tail to throws; projects to have an arm w/ continued devlepment of foot.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Average Average
Approach Below Average Average
Instincts Average Average
Baserunning Below Average Below Average
Overall Summary
Ceiling of offensive-minded reserve catcher capable of spot-starting behind the plate and potentially filling in at 1B/DH. Multiple wrist injuries have stalled development; still young, and athleticism/physicality/raw power are promising.