Meet the Dayton Dragons: Tyler Stephenson, catcher

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Meet the Dayton Dragons: Tyler Stephenson, catcher

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Catcher Tyler Stephenson leads the Dragons with 28 RBI’s. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Who: Tyler Robert Stephenson

Position: Catcher

Number: 9

Personal: R/R; 6-4, 225 pounds

Born: Aug. 16, 1996 (20)

Birthplace: Atlanta

High school: Kennesaw Mountain, Ga.

Drafted: Round 1 by Reds, 2015.

Notable: Only the Reds’ fifth catcher drafted in first round and first since Yasmani Grandal in 2010. Committed to Georgia Tech but signed with Reds instead. Limited with Dragons last season due to lingering wrist injury. Leads Dragons with 28 RBI’s. Strong arm and good bat power.

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