Tyler Stephenson was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 16, 1996, to Rhonda and David Stephenson. He grew up in Kennesaw, Georgia, and regularly went to Turner Field to see Chipper Jones and the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Tyler Stephenson is an American professional baseball catcher for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball. He is 6 feet 4 inches tall.
As a catcher for Kennesaw Mountain High School’s baseball team, Stephenson began directing the pitcher on what to throw during his freshman year, as his coach intended to prepare him for the game-calling duties of professional catchers. Stephenson hit.415 his senior year, with eight home runs and 25 runs batted in (RBI).
During the 2021–22 offseason, the Reds moved Barnhart to the Detroit Tigers, with general manager Nick Krall informing reporters that the move allowed Stephenson to become Cincinnati’s starting catcher in 2022.
On April 19, Stephenson suffered a concussion after colliding with Luke Voit of the San Diego Padres at home plate: Voit was attempting to score on the play, while Stephenson was tagging him out.