Tyler Stephenson Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/16/1996 (26)
Tyler Stephenson Season Stats
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Tyler Stephenson News
The Cincinnati Reds officially placed catcher Tyler Stephenson (shoulder) on the 10-day injured list on Saturday and recalled catcher Mark Kolozsvary from Triple-A Louisville. Stephenson doesn't have a timetable for a return, but he will be out well beyond the 10 days after breaking his right clavicle on Friday when he was hit in the shoulder by a foul tip. Aramis Garcia (elbow, illness) is also injured so Michael Papiersky and Kolozsvary will split time behind the dish in Cincinnati for now. Stephenson is one of the best hitting catchers in baseball, but he just hasn't been able to stay healthy in 2022. In 166 at-bats, he's hitting .319/.372/.482 with an .854 OPS, six home runs, 35 RBI, 24 runs scored and a stolen base. If you have the room on your roster, keep him stashed.
Cincinnati Reds catcher Tyler Stephenson (thumb) has been activated from the 10-day injured list. The 25-year-old, who missed a month of action with a fractured right thumb, is back in the Reds' lineup on Saturday against the Tampa Bay Rays. Stephenson was slashing a rock-solid .305/.361/.468 with five home runs and 31 RBI across 141 at-bats prior to his injury so this is welcome news for his fantasy managers. Catcher Mark Kolozsvary was optioned to Triple-A Louisville in a corresponding move.
Cincinnati Reds catcher Tyler Stephenson (thumb) could return from the injured list on Saturday or Sunday, while rookie relief pitcher Alexis Diaz (biceps) is on track to return on Friday, according to skipper David Bell. Stephenson will play in two more minor league rehab games for Triple-A Louisville before returning as the team's starting catcher. The 25-year-old is one of the best hitting catchers in baseball and needs to be rostered in all fantasy leagues. Diaz has been sidelined since June 19, but he could work himself back into a high-leverage bullpen role after posting a solid 2.40 ERA with two saves and 36 strikeouts in 30 relief innings for Cincy before his injury.
Cincinnati Reds catcher Tyler Stephenson opened up some eyes in 402 plate appearances during his first full season in the majors, slashing .286/.366/.431 with 10 HRs, 45 RBI, 56 runs, and no stolen bases. He showed impressive discipline at the dish with a 10.2 BB% and 18.7 K%. And now, with Tucker Barnhart out of town, nothing's stopping Stephenson from starting 100 games if healthy. Despite this, there are some concerns. He hit the ball on the ground 50% of the time, and his batting average was inflated by a .333 BABIP. Stephenson hit .493 on fly balls and line drives, even though he was in the 34th percentile for HardHit%. He outperformed his actual batting average by 29 points, with Statcast giving him a .257 xBA. Playing at Great American Ball Park will continue to play up his power, but his 5.4% barrel rate put him in just the 24th percentile, and he slugged .390 during his minor league days, hinting at a home run ceiling of around 15. The Reds lineup still looks respectable, so Stephenson's on-base ability will prevent him from being a slouch in run-scoring, but the young backstop won't reach 70 RBI while hitting near the bottom of the order. He's being drafted at pick 156 and is the seventh catcher off the board. Fantasy managers should hold off on the 25-year-old and wait for another mid-tier catcher like Mitch Garver or Mike Zunino, who have ADPs of 212 and 249, respectively.