Prospect Baseball Report 04.18.19:
Stephan has emerged as one of the top hitters in New Jersey’s strong 2021 class this spring, and his left-handed stroke looks like it may find even more power in the future. At 5-foot-11, 175-pounds, Stephan possesses some natural strength throughout a lean, athletic frame, and will likely fill out much more in the future. Relaxed at the plate with his hands held below the back shoulder, he rocks his weight back as the hands load down and back before driving the barrel through the zone on a flat path. Utilizing quick hands and strong wrists, Stephan has the ability to drive the ball from gap to gap while remaining balanced and featuring lag in the zone. His sure-hands and accurate arm will allow him to stick on the infield at the next level as his bat will likely force its way into any lineup. Overall, Stephan should continue to see growth as he gets more at-bats against high-level pitching, and as he continues filling out, expect him to make even bigger strides in the future.