Robert Stephenson, Starting Pitcher, Cincinnati Reds, #55
Date of Birth: 2/24/1993
Birthplace: Martinez, California
Robert Stephenson, starting pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, began pitching at the age of nine. In high school, he pitched two consecutive no-hitters. He was named the Gatorade California Baseball Player of the Year in 2010.
Stephenson was drafted by the Reds in 2011. He pitched as a starting pitcher in their minor league system from 2012 through 2015.
In 2016, Stephenson pitched in 8 games from the Reds' starting rotation. He finished with 2 wins and 3 losses, 31 strikeouts to 19 walks, and a 6.08 ERA in 37.0 innings. He also pitched in 24 games as a starter in the minors.
Pitching statistics for Stephenson as a minor league player from 2012 through 2016 include:
- 113 games played
- 586.2 innings pitched
- 33-41 win-loss record
- 608 strikeouts to 273 walks
- 3.94 ERA