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Stoner Settles Into Next Level

For the third season in a row, Tobi Stoner earned a mid-season promotion. Now, Stoner, who boasts one of the most complete repertoires in the system, finds himself in Buffalo with his eye on making a push to the big leagues. History has shown that Stoner needs a few starts under his belt to be comfortable at the next level, but after his best start of the season, he is ready to tackle Triple-A.

Receiving mid-season promotions is nothing new for Tobi Stoner. Since 2007, the right-hander has moved his way up the ladder each June and shown the ability to adapt to his new surroundings. Such was case once again when he was called up to Buffalo following only seven starts in Binghamton to begin the season. Stoner, who was sidelined for all of April by a fatigued shoulder, went 2-2 with...