• Full name Trevor R. Stephan
  • Born 11/25/1995 in Magnolia, TX
  • Profile Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 225 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Arkansas
  • Debut 04/03/2021
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (92nd overall) by the New York Yankees in 2017 (signed for $797,500).
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    While Blaine Knight came into the season as the presumed Arkansas' ace, Stephan matched him pitch for pitch in 2017. A 6-foot-5, 225-pound transfer from Hill (Texas) JC who turned down the Red Sox as an 18th-round pick in 2016, he was seen at the time as a likely reliever with a fastball and inconsistent secondary options. His slider and changeup improved at Arkansas, as he sharpened his 78-81 mph slider through the season into more of a swing-and-miss offering. Stephan commands his plus fastball, which sits 91-93 mph and touches higher, making it his main weapon. His slider has significant break, but it is more of a chase pitch than something he can throw for strikes. He shows conviction to throw a fringy changeup to lefties and righties, but it's a distant third pitch. Some scouts still see Stephan as a reliever, and he has been erratic. He didn't make it out of the second inning in starts against Alabama and Auburn, but he also finished the regular season with three straight double-digit strikeout games against Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Texas A&M.

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