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Stephenson Debuts at High-A

Stephenson was 1st Round Selection in 2011

Billy Hamilton's incredible feats on the base paths non-withstanding, there are still some that consider right-hander Robert Stephenson the top prospect in the Cincinnati organization. The 2011 first round selection has mastered low-A and debuted for Bakersfield in the California League Friday.

Bakersfield fell into a six-run hole after allowing four in the seventh inning in their 7-3 loss to visiting Visalia. The game marked the high-A debut for Reds 2011 top draft choice Robert Stephenson. The right-hander allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits in six innings pitched while striking out five without a walk for the loss. Brooks Pinckard finished the game with two scoreless...

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