TREVOR RICHARD STEPHAN (STEFF-in)…Pitched one season at Arkansas (2017), going 6-3 with a 2.87 ERA (91.0IP, 73H, 35R/29ER, 20BB, 120K) in 16 starts…Recorded the third-highest single-season strikeout total in Razorbacks history, his 11.9 K/9 led the SEC and were second-highest in Arkansas history...Pitched two seasons at Hill College (Tex.), earning NTJCAC All-Conference First Team honors as a sophomore in 2016…Graduated from Magnolia West H.S. (Tex.) in 2014...Has been very active in the bullpen's Ready to Respond program; hosting groups of first responders in the community at the ballpark once per homestand.
Two years removed from the Rule 5 Draft he has blossomed into one of the league’s dominant relievers, posting career-bests in almost each category, including W, SV, G, IP, holds, FIP (2.12) and ERA...Finished tied for second among club relievers in relief IP (63.2IP) and led the club with 82 relief strikeouts (T9th in the AL)…Led the club with 20 holds, T-15th in the AL… Career-high six wins on the season (T10th-most among AL relievers)…Snapped a streak of not allowing a BB in 15 straight G’s (16.2IP) on 8/11 @DET (2BB allowed), the longest streak of his career…Did not allow an ER in the seventh inning: 20G, 16.2IP, 10H, 1R/0ER, 1BB, 21SO, .169 avg. against...Did not allow an ER over his first 10 outings (10.2IP) thru May 1 before allowing eight ER over his next 7.1 IP in May… Over his last 43 games (after 6/14): 4-3, 2SV, 1.94ERA, 41.2IP, 12R/9ER, 36H, 11BB, 59SO, .231 avg…Posted a 2.54 ERA in 31 second half games (8ER/28.1IP)...Post All-Star MLB reliever rankings (min. 20IP): strikeouts (T3rd, 43), SO/9 (7th, 13.66)…Did not allow a hit in four postseason outings (5.2IP) as batters were 0-for-17…Only run allowed came after he departed the game…Fanned 11 of 18 batters in the postseason.
The December Rule 5 pick spent the entire year in the Cleveland bullpen and was an impressive weapon down the stretch, recording his first professional save (Sept. 1 at KC) and a pair of holds in September (3 holds on the season)...Became the club's first Rule 5 pick to open on the active roster since 1991 (Mike Huff; RHP Hector Ambriz opened the 2009 season on the DL)...Made his Major League debut on April 3 at Detroit (1.0IP, 1H, 0R, 1BB, 2SO) after having never appeared above the Double-A level...Over his last 13 outings after August 19 he posted a 2-1 mark with a 3.43 ERA (21.0IP, 15H, 8ER, 6BB, 28SO, .195 avg) and a 2.31 ERA over his last 8 appearances (11.2IP, 6H, 3ER, 13SO)...Recorded a career-high 5 SO, Aug. 29 vs. Boston and averaged 10.7 SO per 9.0 IP on the year...Batters hit just .200 (12-for-60) with RISP and .216 (24-for-111) with men on...Tied for first among A.L. relievers in homers allowed (15)…First batter average of .143 (5-for-35) was 10th-lowest in the A.L.
Did not pitch in 2020...Was a non-roster invitee to MLB camp for the Yankees in 2019...Started 2019 in AA Trenton, was sent back to high-A with Tampa in the Florida State League...Combined on the year posted a 4.73 ERA in 20 games/19 starts (80.0IP, 86H, 42ER, 91SO).
Spent a pair of three-week stints on the Injured List in May and late August with lower back injuries...Was with Tampa, June 25-Aug. 8, before ending season at AA Trenton and eventually the IL...Over his last five starts between the two stops after July 25, he went 3-0 with a 0.67 ERA (26.2IP, 23H, 2ER, 4BB, 33SO)...Combined on the year RHH batted .227 (35-for-154)...Was named Florida State League “Pitcher of the Week” for 7/22-28 with Single-A Tampa.
His 140K ranked third among all Yankees farmhands… Was named a Florida State League Mid-Season All-Star, posting a 1.98 ERA in seven starts to begin the year before being elevated to AA Trenton, becoming just the second pitcher from the 2017 draft to reach the Double-A level behind the Angels’ Griffin Canning.