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Top 30 Reds Prospects: No. 5

Cincinnati used a first round pick on Nick Travieso out of a Florida high school baseball powerhouse where his action was limited to the bullpen until his final season. He's a raw product, but has a mid/high 90's fastball and slider that projects him as a power pitcher at the MLB level. After a brief debut in the Arizona League he figures to log more innings this season at Billings.

Cincinnati had an inside track when scouting Nick Travieso because his high school teammate was the son of Tony Arias, their director of Latin American scouting. Some felt it a bit of a reach to use the fourteenth overall pick on him, but his stock was on the rise at the time of selection. He already has a mid-90's fastball that he mixes with a sharp slider and was one of the better high-school... Recommended Stories

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