Re: Robert Stephenson being sent to Dayton
Clearly the focus should be on keeping him healthy and performing in Dayton for the rest of this season.
Depending on how he looks and continues to progress over the next few months, he could potentially be a candidate to begin next year in A+ or even AA.
Fortunately, there is no need whatsoever to rush him. He should be in Dayton no matter what for the rest of this season, and only be promoted to A+ or AA for next year if he is clearly ready for the challenge.
Even in a best-case scenario (including his health), he is not a guy who should get major league consideration until 2015, when he'll be 22 years old. It's quite possible that he will not be ready until 2016 or even 2017. You never know...