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Reds select high school catcher in 1st round of MLB draft

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The Cincinnati Reds selected Tyler Stephenson with its first round pick of the Major League Baseball amateur draft.

Stephenson is a high school catcher from Kennesaw Mountain High School in Marietta, Ga.

The 18-year-old was rated by Baseball America and MLB.com as the best catcher in this year's draft, and the 15th-best prospect overall.

At Kennesaw Mountain State this spring, Stephenson hit .415 with eight home runs and 25 RBI's.

Rounds 3-10 will begin at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday.

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