2012 MLB Draft: Cincinnati Reds Select Pitcher Nick Travieso

Nick Travieso, RHP, Archbishop McCarthy HS, Southwest Ranches, FL: Owning one of the best power arms in the high-school class, Travieso can hit 97-99 MPH and works consistently at 90-95. He has a good slider but is still working on his changeup. Some teams see him as a reliever, but others think his strong 6-2, 200 pound frame will work just fine in a starting rotation, once he refines his little-used changeup. He is committed to the University of Miami but is signable in the first round. Travieso has made substantial progress over the last nine months refining his command and smoothing out his mechanics, resulting in “helium” for his draft status as the spring progressed. Travieso won’t move as quickly through the minor leagues as some of the other available picks, but his upside is as high as any of the other high school arms available in the class this year.

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