Scouting Shipley, Judge, more 

March, 30, 2013

I made my first-ever trip to Reno, Nev., on Thursday to see a pair of potential first-rounders play at the University of Nevada, with both players showing well on a cool and very windy evening.

• Nevada starter Braden Shipley, a converted shortstop, will probably find himself going in the top half of the first round, with a good chance to go in the top 10, after a strong start to his season that has seen him reach 99 mph and pitch with a 60 fastball and even better changeup. I saw him Thursday night at home against Fresno State, a relatively cold evening, where he started out at 92-95 for two innings but backed off to 89-92 for the remainder of his outing, perhaps owing to the temperature.