If the 2017 goals of Tyler Stephenson sound simple, well they pretty much are.
After injuries plagued him throughout last season, the Cincinnati Reds' 2015 No. 1 draft is back in Dayton looking for a reset.
He wants to be a reliable presence on the field this summer – learning his trade and the team’s pitching staff.
The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Georgia native was limited to 39 games for the Dragons last season and hit just .216 as he had to overcome a concussion and wrist surgery.
He is still the No. 10 prospect (and No. 1 catcher) in the organization according to Baseball America, but a catcher taken in last year's draft (Chris Okey) is above him now in advanced Single-A Daytona after sharing the Dragons roster with him last season.
Joining the Dragons this year is Cassidy Brown, a Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, native who was taken in the 12th round of the draft last year.
Brown hit .322 in 43 games in rookie ball at Billings.