Tyler Stephenson Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/16/1996 (24)
Tyler Stephenson Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Tyler Stephenson News
Cincinnati Reds catcher Tyler Stephenson went 1-for-3 with a homer, an RBI, two runs, and two walks in an 11-5 win over the Colorado Rockies on Friday. Stephenson swatted a solo homer off of starter Kyle Freeland in the fifth inning in the lopsided win. The rookie catcher has been solid at the plate this season, hitting .267 with four homers, 21 runs, and 17 RBI over 131 at-bats. He has shown a good eye at the plate thus far, ranking in the 70th percentile in walk rate and 86th percentile in whiff percentage. Stephenson should be rostered in deeper leagues as a potential impact bat at the catcher position.
Cincinnati Reds catcher Tyler Stephenson went 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI in a 7-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday. Stephenson ripped an RBI double in the first inning and then added a two-run double in the fourth to give him eight two-baggers on the year. The rookie catcher is putting together a solid year, hitting .268 with three homers, 19 runs, and 16 RBI across 127 at-bats. He is worth a look in deeper fantasy leagues going forward and could wind up as a real difference-maker in fantasy if he can overtake Tucker Barnhart as the team's lead catcher.
Cincinnati Reds catcher Tyler Stephenson went 1-for-4 with a two-run double in a 10-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. Stephenson's sixth-inning double brought home both Jesse Winker and Eugenio Suarez and would be the only offense the Reds would get on the afternoon. Stephenson's bat has been solid in his rookie year, with him hitting .260 with two homers, 12 runs, and 11 RBI across 100 at-bats. While he continues to play behind Tucker Barnhart at catcher, the team has been giving Stephenson at-bats at first base while Joey Votto is on the injured list. Fantasy gamers in a tough spot at the catcher position could do a whole lot worse than rostering Stephenson going forward.
Catchers don't tend to provide a ton of value in fantasy baseball with the exception of a selection few that get overpriced quickly so it's always nice to find surprising offensive contributions from cheap sources. Stephenson has a chance to be one of those players in 2021. The lost year in 2020 was a huge blow for this young catcher because of the huge strides he made on the offensive side of his game in 2019. He was able to maintain a strong walk rate above 10% while reducing his strikeout rate by more than 5%, down to a respectable 16.5%. The powerful backstop has yet to fully tap into his raw power but he made some adjustments at the alternate training site and looked good in a very small sample at the MLB level. In eight games, he went deep twice and showed a well-above-average launch angle while consistently hitting the ball hard (but also striking out at a 45% clip). The Reds would no doubt take some increased swing-and-miss if it meant continuing to see the powerful results. Stephenson is poised to earn an opening day role with the Reds and has the skills to easily chip away at incumbent Tucker Barnhart's playing time. With an ADP of 336, he's poised to be a steal in that range and could produce more in line with catchers going more in the 200 range if he earns enough playing time.