Re: Nick Travieso
A BIG key to me is that Red scouts have been very close to this kid for quite a while. He is best friends with the son of a Latin American scouting director, I imagine they have been talking and watching him from a more familiar vantage than most scouts are privy to since he started playing ball. They claim to have knowledge of this kid other scouts don't and that may be things about his personality and demeanor that bode well for his development. Those intangibles that are so hard to guess at when draftig when every kid has talent and what seperates the winners from losers is often what's between their ears.
I'll take the Reds scouting department at their word on this kid. Inside knowledge. Close eye on him for a long time. I don't see how you can read his reports and those coming from the Reds and not draw the immediate conclusion that they played him very close to the vest to keep from losing him - I LOVE THIS PICK!