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Reds re-assign six to minor-league camp
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/11/14) The Reds re-assigned top pitching prospect Robert Stephenson as well as infielder Reynaldo Navarro, catchers Max Ramirez and Rossmel Perez and pitchers Tim Crabbe and Michael Lorenzen to minor-league camp Tuesday.
Stephenson made three appearances with the Reds this spring, allowing four runs (three earned) on seven hits and one walk while striking out one in four innings.
Bryan Price impressed with two young pitchers
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(2/21/14) Bryan Price has given glowing reports of the early spring training performances of Reds top pitching prospects Robert Stephenson and Michael Lorenzen.
"It was the first time in person (I saw Stephenson) since he first signed in 2011," Price told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "It was terrific. A lot of times with hard throwers, you expect a lot more physical effort in the delivery. ... Their deliveries are easy. It didn't look like they were putting a ton of effort into throwing the ball and it was jumping out of their hand, exploding at the plate. I was really excited about that."
Stephenson and Lorenzen are both non-roster invitees. Neither has pitched above the Double-A level.
Robert Stephenson among non-roster invitees in Reds' camp
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(1/15/14) Reds starting pitcher prospect Robert Stephenson headlined a list of five players invited to spring training as non-roster invitees Wednesday. Stephenson is considered the Reds' top prospect by Baseball America.
The other four players receiving spring invites were Jeff Francis, Tim Crabbe, Drew Hayes and Michael Lorenzen.
Reds grooming Michael Lorenzen to be a starter
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
|(10/28/13) Reds' 2013 first-round pick Michael Lorenzen is pitching in the Arizona Fall League, and according to MLB.com. the organization's intention is for him to use the fall season as preparation to convert to being a starting pitcher. Lorenzen was both a center fielder and closer at Cal State Fullerton, and in his first season of professional ball, he made 21 relief appearances and only one start.
Lorenzen pitched 21 innings across four minor league levels this season, ultimately winding up at Double-A Pensacola, and he went 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA and four saves. With the AFL's Glendale Desert Dogs, Lorenzen is 0-2 with a 13.03 ERA in three starts.
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