• Full name Stephen Nicholas Tarpley
  • Born 02/17/1993 in Los Angeles, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 202 / Bats: R / Throws: L
  • School Scottsdale CC
  • Debut 09/02/2018
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (98th overall) by the Baltimore Orioles in 2013 (signed for $525,500).
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    Tarpley could be the third Gilbert (Ariz.) High graduate to get drafted in 2013, joining D.J. and Dustin Peterson. Tarpley was an Indians eighth-round pick out of Gilbert in 2011, choosing instead to go to Southern California. He made 13 starts as a freshman and went 5-3, 3.22 in 78 innings, but he transferred to Scottsdale so he would be eligible for the 2013 draft. Early in the season for the Fighting Artichokes, Tarpley was sitting at 92-93 mph with his fastball, topping out at 95. But he has a thin, 6-foot-2, 190-pound frame and seemed to wear down later in the season, when his fastball was more in the 88-90 mph range, topping out at 92. He also throws a curveball, slider and changeup. Tarpley can be stiff on his front side, which elevates his fastball and makes it difficult to get on top of his breaking balls. Athletic lefthanders who touch 95 don't typically last long in the draft, and Tarpley could go as high as the second round.

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Career Transactions

  • Sultanes de Monterrey placed LHP Stephen Tarpley on the reserve list.
  • LHP Stephen Tarpley assigned to Sultanes de Monterrey.
  • Lexington Counter Clocks released LHP Stephen Tarpley.
  • Long Island Ducks traded LHP Stephen Tarpley to Lexington Counter Clocks for RHP Merandy Gonzalez.
  • Long Island Ducks traded LHP Stephen Tarpley to Lexington Counter Clocks for RHP Merandy Gonzalez.
  • Long Island Ducks activated LHP Stephen Tarpley from the 7-day injured list.
  • Long Island Ducks placed LHP Stephen Tarpley on the 7-day injured list.
  • Long Island Ducks activated LHP Stephen Tarpley from the temporarily inactive list.
  • Long Island Ducks placed LHP Stephen Tarpley on the temporarily inactive list.
  • Long Island Ducks signed free agent LHP Stephen Tarpley.

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