Robert Stephenson
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 205LBS | Age: 29

Draft: 2011 | Rd: 1, #27, Cincinnati Reds | Alhambra (CA) HS

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 2 1 6.04 45 0 0 44.2 37 1.48
7 Seasons 14 16 4.90 211 22 2 312.0 329 1.41
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 45 2-1 6.04 44.2 37 1.48
7 Seasons 211 14-16 4.90 312.0 329 1.41

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2016 23 721 116 9 7.8 5.3 89.8 116.2 17.9 34.5 .263 .461 .381 .357 .389 38.8 18.2 11.2 6.08 5.56
2017 24 1464 242 23 9.5 6.0 89.9 112.1 15.4 38.0 .253 .454 .344 .352 .406 37.2 22.5 13.8 4.68 5.48
2018 25 247 40 4 10.0 6.3 88.4 110.5 15.4 55.0 .290 .512 .428 .387 .425 32.5 17.5 19.0 9.26 6.77
2019 26 1028 156 8 5.1 3.1 87.3 109.8 19.0 34.0 .195 .318 .262 .255 .335 26.8 30.9 9.2 3.76 2.81
2020 27 176 26 6 23.1 14.0 91.2 109.1 26.1 38.5 .241 .594 .495 .377 .515 53.8 30.2 7.0 9.90 6.36
2021 28 767 125 9 7.2 4.6 89.1 110.8 15.4 32.0 .228 .392 .313 .306 .371 36.8 26.4 9.1 3.13 3.95
2022 29 914 177 16 9.0 6.5 90.6 112.3 21.0 36.7 .267 .474 .349 .336 .413 41.8 22.3 5.7 5.43 4.78
Player 5317 882 75 8.5 5.5 89.4 116.2 17.8 36.5 .243 .430 .338 .327 .392 36.7 24.1 10.5
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Stephenson relies on 4 pitches.
Slider
(50.5%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(47.8%) ,
Curveball
(1.1%) ,
Split Finger
(0.5%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2016 35.3 23.3 31.0 10.3 43.1 30.2 26.7 2.6 27.6 29.3 25.9 6.9 7.8 5.3
2017 41.3 24.8 26.9 7.0 37.2 42.1 20.7 3.3 27.3 27.7 24.8 4.5 9.5 6.0
2018 32.5 25.0 37.5 5.0 32.5 45.0 22.5 5.0 17.5 35.0 30.0 2.5 10.0 6.3
2019 32.7 31.4 25.6 10.3 41.7 37.8 20.5 2.6 25.6 37.2 20.5 5.8 5.1 3.1
2020 23.1 46.2 15.4 15.4 53.8 34.6 11.5 3.8 19.2 38.5 7.7 7.7 23.1 14.0
2021 39.2 31.2 23.2 6.4 37.6 41.6 20.8 4.0 25.6 28.8 29.6 4.8 7.2 4.6
2022 27.1 34.5 28.2 10.2 36.7 35.0 28.2 2.8 19.2 31.1 27.7 9.6 9.0 6.5
Player 34.9 29.3 27.1 8.7 39.0 38.2 22.8 3.2 24.5 31.1 25.2 6.1 8.5 5.5
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2022 4-Seamer PIT R 437 96.8 14.0 -0.5 -4 11.4 3.3 41
2022 Slider PIT R 462 83.9 41.3 3.4 9 5.2 -1.5 -23
2022 Splitter PIT R 5 88.1 27.4 -4.2 -13 11.2 -0.6 -5
2022 Curveball PIT R 10 77.5 56.3 0.2 0 11.5 2.7 30
2021 Curveball COL R 160 81.0 49.2 -1.8 -4 11.1 2.6 30
2021 Slider COL R 222 83.0 44.1 5.5 14 7.5 1.1 17
2021 4-Seamer COL R 379 96.5 14.1 -0.3 -2 12.2 4.2 52
2021 Splitter COL R 6 87.2 27.1 -4.7 -15 13.2 1.8 16
2020 Slider CIN R 92 83.7 40.1 2.2 6 2.8 -2.5 -47
2020 Curveball CIN R 24 83.0 44.8 -3.5 -7 4.3 -2.5 -37
2020 4-Seamer CIN R 53 94.7 13.1 1.5 10 12.4 4.9 67
2020 Splitter CIN R 7 86.5 21.7 -10.1 -32 10.0 -1.4 -12
2019 4-Seamer CIN R 361 94.9 14.9 0.3 2 10.8 3.0 39
2019 Splitter CIN R 68 87.1 24.0 -7.8 -25 7.5 -2.5 -25
2019 Slider CIN R 572 84.5 40.4 2.6 7 4.4 -0.4 -8
2018 Slider CIN R 96 83.8 37.5 -0.8 -2 1.2 -3.9 -77
2018 Curveball CIN R 17 78.6 51.3 -5.0 -9 8.2 0.4 5
2018 Splitter CIN R 44 84.6 29.0 -5.2 -15 8.5 -1.9 -18
2018 4-Seamer CIN R 90 93.2 16.8 -0.8 -5 11.8 4.3 58
2017 4-Seamer CIN R 790 93.7 12.1 2.0 14 13.0 5.1 65
2017 Slider CIN R 328 85.2 33.3 -1.1 -3 1.6 -5.7 -141
2017 Curveball CIN R 115 79.0 48.6 -5.4 -10 2.7 -4.4 -62
2017 Splitter CIN R 227 85.0 25.2 -5.3 -17 11.1 0.0 0
2016 Curveball CIN R 109 81.4 39.9 -9.0 -18 7.2 -1.5 -17
2016 4-Seamer CIN R 451 93.9 10.5 3.2 23 9.7 2.4 33
2016 Changeup CIN R 152 85.7 25.4 -2.7 -10 7.3 -5.1 -41
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2022 Slider -0.6 -3 462 50.5 122 .170 .357 .264 44.4 39.3 25.5 .176 .346 .257 32.3
2022 4-Seamer 1.9 8 437 47.8 121 .386 .658 .459 13.2 5.8 8.1 .359 .602 .418 47.7
2022 Curveball -4.1 0 10 1.1 3 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .159 .496 .269 33.3
2022 Splitter 4.5 0 5 0.5 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2021 4-Seamer 0.7 3 379 49.4 100 .307 .534 .407 16.8 14.0 15.7 .277 .477 .358 40.8
2021 Slider 0.2 0 222 28.9 57 .196 .373 .289 39.1 40.4 27.7 .190 .358 .281 31.0
2021 Curveball -2.2 -4 160 20.9 40 .143 .143 .223 38.8 37.5 29.4 .161 .229 .233 30.0
2021 Splitter 1.7 0 6 0.8 -- -- -- 100.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2020 Slider -0.9 -1 92 52.3 21 .211 .526 .343 47.1 33.3 21.9 .153 .261 .228 41.7
2020 4-Seamer 7.4 4 53 30.1 14 .385 1.538 .764 24.0 14.3 14.3 .402 1.268 .674 63.6
2020 Curveball -2.7 -1 24 13.6 6 .000 .000 .117 57.1 66.7 57.1 .003 .006 .120 100.0
2020 Splitter 19.0 1 7 4.0 2 1.000 2.500 1.450 0.0 0.0 -- .617 .852 .622 50.0
2019 Slider -3.0 -17 572 55.6 143 .125 .250 .185 51.6 42.7 30.3 .164 .260 .204 18.4
2019 4-Seamer 2.4 8 361 35.1 91 .286 .610 .444 12.4 13.2 13.2 .247 .410 .343 38.5
2019 Splitter 1.9 1 68 6.6 18 .235 .471 .319 46.9 27.8 22.7 .251 .439 .311 16.7
2018 Slider -1.5 -1 96 38.9 22 .300 .500 .375 41.3 36.4 29.6 .246 .449 .330 33.3
2018 4-Seamer 6.1 5 90 36.4 24 .526 .895 .596 8.1 0.0 0.0 .386 .741 .493 40.0
2018 Splitter -1.8 -1 44 17.8 10 .125 .250 .265 25.0 20.0 10.0 .202 .227 .289 0.0
2018 Curveball -0.3 0 17 6.9 4 .000 .000 .175 12.5 25.0 14.3 .216 .241 .325 50.0
2017 4-Seamer 2.4 19 790 54.0 225 .312 .572 .452 15.4 11.6 15.6 .331 .618 .460 46.8
2017 Slider -3.1 -10 328 22.4 68 .111 .175 .157 50.0 45.6 24.4 .087 .154 .136 9.1
2017 Splitter 0.3 1 227 15.5 63 .276 .414 .337 41.2 34.9 29.3 .233 .371 .272 28.9
2017 Curveball -1.4 -2 115 7.9 24 .174 .304 .233 34.1 29.2 17.1 .187 .282 .211 23.5
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Curveball 21 83.0 31 9.0 7:45 7:15 30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 53 94.7 98 21.2 1:15 1:15 0
2020 Slider 69 83.9 19 4.9 8:45 8:00 45
2021 Curveball 150 81.0 58 15.4 7:15 7:45 -30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 376 96.5 98 19.5 1:30 1:15 15
2021 Slider 186 83.0 45 10.8 7:30 7:45 -15
2022 Curveball 10 77.5 71 18.1 7:00 7:30 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 437 96.8 99 18.8 1:30 1:15 15
2022 Slider 425 83.9 39 7.4 7:30 7:45 -15
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 169 717 5 -7 6 6 10
2017 380 1,460 -1 -9 9 8 7
2018 60 247 2 -3 3 1 3
2019 252 1,001 -3 -9 1 3 -7
2020 43 176 0 2 1 1 4
2021 197 767 -3 -9 7 4 0
2022 246 914 3 -3 3 3 5
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2016 721 44.9 71.9 85.8 28.2 63.4 39.0 52.9 47.9 20.6 7.4 86.8
2017 1,464 45.5 68.7 77.9 27.6 51.8 42.5 54.6 46.2 29.1 6.9 81.2
2018 247 50.2 65.3 76.5 24.4 66.7 42.5 44.4 44.9 25.2 6.1 86.7
2019 1,028 44.8 69.2 77.1 34.9 34.2 37.9 64.1 50.1 39.0 7.0 81.4
2020 176 46.0 61.7 74.0 37.9 41.7 40.9 58.1 48.9 39.5 4.5 75.0
2021 767 50.6 65.2 80.2 27.4 54.8 42.6 57.4 46.5 26.9 7.7 69.5
2022 914 48.9 71.6 82.8 34.5 50.3 41.6 62.8 52.6 28.1 7.2 81.8
Player 5,317 46.8 68.8 79.9 30.5 49.5 41.0 57.7 48.4 29.6 7.0 80.4
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2016 69 73 28 57
2017 14 41 22 15 7 28 2 2 15 57 2 82 52 65 79 58 50
2018 58 70 46
2019 96 93 95 90 91 87 84 80 98 88 32 99 95 77 86 41
2020 77 92 41
2021 91 95 98 43
2022 15 13 4 4 45 51 19 6 17 45 82 69 93 91 85 36
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 23.2 9 7.2 2 4 4 4 44.4
2017 23.1 12 12.9 -1 5 11 5 41.7
2018 23.9 2 2.2 0 0 2 1 50.0
2019 23.4 9 6.3 3 5 3 4 44.4
2020 23.6 8 5.6 2 2 3 3 37.5
2021 23.4 5 5.6 -1 0 5 2 40.0
2022 23.9 10 10.7 -1 4 5 7 70.0
Player 23.4 55 50.4 5 20 33 26 47.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 9 7 8 7 6 8 6 7 9 7 7 9 5 7 8 8 7 8 6 8 9 4 6 6 7 8 8 6 6 7 10
2017 12 13 15 13 13 14 12 13 15 10 12 16 8 9 11 15 11 17 9 13 16 10 14 14 14 14 15 10 11 13 16
2018 2 3 3 2 2 3 2 3 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 1 2 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 3
2019 9 7 7 7 5 6 7 8 6 5 7 6 4 4 4 7 5 9 4 5 8 6 5 7 7 6 7 5 10 7 7
2020 8 5 7 4 7 6 0 6 5 5 6 6 4 5 5 7 5 6 4 5 6 6 6 5 6 7 5 5 5 5 8
2021 5 5 7 4 7 6 6 6 6 5 6 6 5 4 6 7 7 5 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 7
2022 10 9 13 10 11 13 11 11 12 10 12 9 9 8 10 12 13 11 12 11 11 10 9 11 10 12 11 8 11 9 13
Player 55 49 60 47 51 56 44 54 55 44 52 53 36 39 46 58 50 59 42 50 59 43 47 50 51 56 53 41 50 48 64
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.9 93.7 -0.2 93.2 -0.5 94.9 1.7 94.7 -0.2 96.5 1.8 96.8 0.3
Offspeed Velocity 85.7 85 -0.7 84.6 -0.4 87.1 2.5 86.5 -0.6 87.2 0.7 88.1 0.9
Breaking Velocity 81.4 83.6 2.2 83 -0.6 84.5 1.5 83.6 -0.9 82.2 -1.4 83.8 1.6
Exit Velocity 89.8 89.9 0.1 88.4 -1.5 87.3 -1.1 91.2 3.9 89.1 -2.1 90.6 1.5
Launch Angle 17.9 15.4 -2.5 15.4 0 19 3.6 26.1 7.1 15.4 -10.7 21 5.6
Barrel % 7.8 9.5 1.7 10 0.5 5.1 -4.9 23.1 18 7.2 -15.9 9 1.8
Hard Hit % 38.8 37.2 -1.6 32.5 -4.7 26.8 -5.7 53.8 27 36.8 -17 41.8 5
Sweet Spot % 34.5 38 3.5 55 17 34 -21 38.5 4.5 32 -6.5 36.7 4.7
xBA .263 .253 -0.01 .29 0.037 .195 -0.095 .241 0.046 .228 -0.013 .267 0.039
BA .279 .256 -0.023 .34 0.084 .182 -0.158 .282 0.1 .241 -0.041 .275 0.034
xwOBA .357 .352 -0.005 .387 0.035 .255 -0.132 .377 0.122 .306 -0.071 .336 0.03
wOBA .381 .344 -0.037 .428 0.084 .262 -0.166 .495 0.233 .313 -0.182 .349 0.036
xSLG .461 .454 -0.007 .512 0.058 .318 -0.194 .594 0.276 .392 -0.202 .474 0.082
SLG .517 .445 -0.072 .58 0.135 .377 -0.203 .897 0.52 .408 -0.489 .502 0.094
K% 18.2 22.5 4.3 17.5 -5 30.9 13.4 30.2 -0.7 26.4 -3.8 22.3 -4.1
BB% 11.2 13.8 2.6 19 5.2 9.2 -9.8 7 -2.2 9.1 2.1 5.7 -3.4
Swing % 47.9 46.2 -1.7 44.9 -1.3 50.1 5.2 48.9 -1.2 46.5 -2.4 52.6 6.1
Whiff% 20.6 29.1 8.5 25.2 -3.9 39 13.8 39.5 0.5 26.9 -12.6 28.1 1.2
In Zone % 44.9 45.5 0.6 50.2 4.7 44.8 -5.4 46 1.2 50.6 4.6 48.9 -1.7
Out of Zone % 55.1 54.5 -0.6 49.8 -4.7 55.2 5.4 54 -1.2 49.4 -4.6 51.1 1.7
Out of Zone Swing % 28.2 27.6 -0.6 24.4 -3.2 34.9 10.5 37.9 3 27.4 -10.5 34.5 7.1
First Pitch Swing % 27.6 29.9 2.3 19 -10.9 34.4 15.4 20.9 -13.5 29.9 9 37.2 7.3
First Pitch Strike % 52.9 54.6 1.7 44.4 -10.2 64.1 19.7 58.1 -6 57.4 -0.7 62.8 5.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 168 .384 83 8 9.6 85 16 18.8
2017 380 .344 217 6 2.8 163 23 14.1
2018 60 .428 29 0 0.0 31 8 25.8
2019 255 .265 143 12 8.4 112 49 43.8
2020 43 .495 22 2 9.1 21 21 100.0
2021 197 .313 108 4 3.7 89 31 34.8
2022 246 .349 133 22 16.5 113 27 23.9

Pitch Tempo

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