Originally Posted by redsof72
Stephenson will start in extended spring training and likely will spend all or part of the year with Billings. Some believe that Cingrani will start in Bakersfield. Juan Perez is slated to be the Dayton shortstop. Buckley may move to left field and should be in Dayton.
Curious as to why you think Stephenson spends time in Billings. Since 2004, no high school starter drafted by the Reds in the first three rounds has not seen his season start in Dayton the year after he was drafted. Granted there are not a bunch of guys to look at within that group, but along with them there were also several other high school arms who were drafted after the third round also head to Dayton that first year after being drafted (Sulbaran & Johnson). So the precedent is there to suggest that while he may see EST, it will likely be due to wanting to keep him out of the cold and control his innings limit a little bit more than it will with wanting him to play with Billings.