Age: 21, November 25, 1995
New York Yankees Vice President of Domestic Amateur Scouting, Damon Oppenheimer, Selected Trevor Stephan with the 92nd overall selection in the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
According to MLB.com, Stephan touches 97 miles per hour with his fastball and has one of the better fastballs in the entire southern region of the United States.
His arsenal features a slider/cutter that has shown the potential to be an average to above average offering, and a below average change up that is rarely used. Trevor did have a curveball earlier in his career, but removed the pitch from his arsenal.
The Magnolia, Texas native features a deceptive cross-fire delivery that creates running life on his plus-plus fastball. Stephan commands the ball well to both sides of the plate, but could use mechanical tweaks as he doesn’t necessarily use his 6’5” frame to throw on a downhill plane.
The tall right-hander made 16 appearances for the Arkansas Razorbacks this season, starting in each game. He led the team in ERA at 2.97, which was good enough to claim the 10th best spot among starting pitchers in the SEC. Stephan went 6-3, finishing second on the team for wins. His 91 innings thrown was a team-high, and he claimed the fifth-highest strikeout total in a single season in Razorback program history with 120.