Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
I've did a complete 180 on Travieso. When I first heard the pick I didn't like it, he seemed like a reach. After doing some research, I've really come around. Kid has a great build, nice mechanics, a fastball in the mid-90's with a great slider and the makings of a changeup. Chris Buckley compared him to Matt Cain, who he also scouted in high school.
Same here. If the reports are correct, I don't know what more people wanted to see out of the kid. Elite arm strength, promising secondary stuff, solid build, clean mechanics. It sounds like lack of exposure hurt his draft status, but if that's the only gripe, we came away with a steal here.