Reds To Sign Nick Travieso

The Reds will officially sign first round pick Nick Travieso, Jonathan Mayo of reports. Travieso, the 14th overall selection, will obtain a $2MM bonus.

MLB recommended a $2.375MM bonus for the 14th selection, so the Reds save toward their overall draft cap with the agreement. The high school right-hander has a fastball that touches 98 and a hard slider, Jim Callis of Baseball America tweets.

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3 Comments on "Reds To Sign Nick Travieso"

3 years 2 months ago

I don’t know anything about this kid but with a fastball that touches 98, would they make him a closer? Or have him take a few mph off his FB & make him a starter?

3 years 2 months ago

Throwing 98 in high school is pretty damn impressive. If your a first round pick, you better have a long leash at becoming a starter. He will be a starter until he proves he can’t be. 

3 years 2 months ago

Agreed. Reds tend to give most of their top end arms a shot at starting before shifting them to the pen full time.