I'm really sad about this.
As a Reds fan, I feel some connection with Dernell Stenson even though he only joined the organization in 2003. I was in Jacksonville, FL and went to the Southern League All-Star Game, where Stenson represented the Chattanooga Lookouts and participated in the home run derby. When his face was displayed on the scoreboard, my daughter said, "He looks a lot like Ken Griffey, Jr." If you see a picture, you may see a resemblance.
When he reached AAA, I went to a game in my town of Charlotte, where the Louisville Bats were visiting. I got a seat just off the on-deck circle and saw Stenson come up several times. (0-fer that night, but a home run the previous night and the next night.)
With the 2003 dismantling of the Reds and the unbelievable number of injuries, Stenson got a chance to play major league ball for a while, and performed respectably. His AFL performance indicated that he had solid potential.
This is tragic. May God watch over his family and provide comfort while they deal with this senseless event.