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dougdirt
07-10-2012, 04:31 PM
Jamie Ramsey tweeted earlier today about it, but didn't specify whether it was the stadium gun or a team gun, so I asked. He says it was on a team gun.

nate1213
07-10-2012, 04:54 PM
Wow, gotta love his potential.

bellhead
07-10-2012, 05:34 PM
Jamie Ramsey tweeted earlier today about it, but didn't specify whether it was the stadium gun or a team gun, so I asked. He says it was on a team gun.

I think it was a fast gun, but it would still mean he sitting high 90's...:beerme:

dougdirt
07-10-2012, 05:45 PM
I think it was a fast gun, but it would still mean he sitting high 90's...:beerme:

I doubt the team is carrying around a fast gun.

lollipopcurve
07-10-2012, 06:27 PM
Wow. That's a pretty significant development. Let's hope he can harness it.

Superdude
07-10-2012, 06:35 PM
:eek: That is smoke. Any reason why we've been so careful about challenging him so far? He's not terribly behind schedule, but you'd think a first round pick with that kind of stuff would have spent the year in Dayton. Innings? Should we expect the same timeline for Travieso?

klw
07-10-2012, 08:23 PM
After Chapman's events this year, I am just hoping this refers to Stephenson's pitching and not his driving.

Scrap Irony
07-10-2012, 08:51 PM
100 mph is great.

100 mph with control is much, much better.

Stephenson, in limited innings, has thrown 20.2 innings and given up 8 BBs.

If he can harness his stuff, he moved quickly.

dougdirt
07-10-2012, 09:08 PM
100 mph is great.

100 mph with control is much, much better.

Stephenson, in limited innings, has thrown 20.2 innings and given up 8 BBs.

If he can harness his stuff, he moved quickly.

Agreed. Being able to hit 100 isn't the same as throwing 100 though. Stephenson has struggled with control the last two games. Have to wonder if he has been out there trying to just throw it as hard as he can rather than throwing 93-95.

Benihana
07-11-2012, 08:01 PM
The 2011 draft has the potential to be for pitching what 2005 was for hitting:

2011: Cole, Hultzen, Bauer, Bundy, Bradley, Fernandez, Barnes, Meyer, Guerrieri, Stephenson and Norris
2005: J.Upton, Gordon, Zimmerman, Braun, Tulowitzki, Maybin, McCutchen, Bruce, Ellsbury and Rasmus

New Fever
07-11-2012, 08:23 PM
The 2011 draft has the potential to be for pitching what 2006 was for hitting:

2011: Cole, Hultzen, Bauer, Bundy, Bradley, Fernandez, Barnes, Meyer, Guerrieri, Stephenson and Norris
2006: J.Upton, Gordon, Zimmerman, Braun, Tulowitzki, Maybin, McCutchen, Bruce, Ellsbury and Rasmus

That was the 2005 draft.

Benihana
07-11-2012, 08:42 PM
That was the 2005 draft.

fixed

REDREAD
07-13-2012, 01:22 PM
I doubt the team is carrying around a fast gun.

Maybe they found the one that Bowden left behind. :laugh:
I'll never forget Bowden exaggerating radar gun readings.. Like Bere threw 97 in spring training :laugh: The guy was the master of hyperbole.

I'm not doubting Stephenson's reading is legit, that comment just reminded me of that incident.. Very impressive that he can light it up.. Hopefully he turns out to be a good pitcher for the Reds.