Reds announce signing of No. 1 draft pick

BY Marcus Hartman • June 12, 2015

Friday night the Reds announced the signing of catcher Tyler Stephenson, their No. 1 pick in the recently completed MLB draft.

Stephenson, a 6-foot-4, 220-pounder from Kennesaw Mountain High School in Marietta, Ga., was the No. 11 overall pick in the draft.

The 18-year-old is headed to Billings, Mont., where he will join the Reds' Pioneer League team.

He hit eight home runs with 25 RBIs as a senior and was rated the No. 15 overall prospect in the draft by Baseball America and MLB.com.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


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