Tyler Stephenson Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/16/1996 (25)
Tyler Stephenson Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Tyler Stephenson News
Cincinnati Reds catcher Tyler Stephenson (head) is back in the starting lineup on Tuesday and is hitting fifth against Cleveland Guardians right-hander Zach Plesac. Stephenson left the game early last Saturday after taking a foul tip off his mask behind the plate, but he was cleared from the league's concussion protocols. The 25-year-old backstop needs to be put back into all starting fantasy lineups in redraft leagues, as he's hitting a strong .324/.390/.574 with a .963 OPS, four home runs, 19 RBI, 13 runs scored and one stolen base in his first 23 games of the season. In the month of May, Stephenson has gone 14-for-38 with two homers, five doubles, 13 RBI and nine runs scored in 12 games.
Cincinnati Reds catcher Tyler Stephenson (head) was forced to exit Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates after he took a foul ball to his face mask. He did not suffer a concussion and prior to Sunday's game, he received medical clearance to play. While he is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game, he will be available off the bench. Michael Perez will be getting the start behind the plate on Sunday. Stephenson has been swinging a hot bat so far this year. Over 23 games, he's slashing .324/.390/.574 with four home runs, 19 RBI and 13 runs. The Reds are off on Monday, but we expect to see him back in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cleveland Guardians.
Cincinnati Reds catcher Tyler Stephenson (head) exited Saturday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates early after getting struck in the face mask by a foul tip. He went 0-for-1 with a strikeout before leaving and was replaced by Aramis Garcia. Stephenson spent time on the concussion list earlier in the season. The 25-year-old is considered day-to-day, and the team should provide an update after the game. Garcia would see an uptick in at-bats while Stephenson is sidelined. He isn't on the fantasy radar after slashing .179/.220/.282 over 41 plate appearances in 2022.
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.