Scouting Reds, Cubs and M's prospects 

March, 25, 2013

Some notes from the weekend on minor league fields in Goodyear and Mesa.

Robert Stephenson was the Cincinnati Reds' first-round selection in 2011 and ranked as my No. 48 prospect coming into this year, second in the Reds' system behind Billy Hamilton. He threw a superb four innings on Saturday, filling up the strike zone with two pitches, a fastball at 93-98 mph and a slider at 79-81 that was almost unhittable.