Scouting Reds and White Sox prospects 

March, 23, 2013

I headed to Goodyear, Ariz., on Friday hoping to see Robert "The Lighthouse" Stephenson, but he's scheduled to pitch Saturday (which I'll see as well). Instead, I got to see a solid collection of prospects from the Cincinnati Reds' and Chicago White Sox's A-ball rosters, which was a pretty good consolation prize.

• The Reds' first pick from the 2012 draft, right-hander Nick Travieso, started and threw two innings for their low-A club, working from 91-94 with a slightly higher arm slot than he showed last summer right after he signed; it's closer to three-quarters now, with a slimmer, better-conditioned body. He threw mostly fastballs, mixing in a changeup at 81-83, and generally looking looser and more starter-like than he did last year.