Your voice has been heard and Naughty Nick Travieso is your #7 prospect for the 2015 Community Prospect Rankings. The Reds 1st round draft pick in 2012 repeated a level in 2014, sticking in Dayton for the entire year. All he did is improve and looks to move up the ladder in 2015. The owner of a big fastball, Travieso kept a tidy 3.03 ERA in 142.2 innings pitched. He basically improved on all his peripherals, and greatly lowered his WHIP. I'd like to see him strikeout a few more batters, but it looks like he has really matured as a pitcher. Hopefully, he doesn't get confused when they add that "a" at the end of his Dayton jersey.
Phillip Ervin, OF, 22
Aristides Aquino, OF, 20
Nick Howard, SP, 21
Jonathon Crawford, 23, SP
Amir Garrett, 22, SP
Alex Blandino, INF, 22
Highest 2014 Level: Low-A (Dayton)
Eye-Poppingest Fact: 12.2 BB% and .218 ISO in 131 PA's in Billings
Most Worrisome Fact: 27.6 K% in 152 PA's in Single A Dayton
Alias(es): The Great Blandino, Alexander The Great, Blandiyes
Alex Blandino was the 29th overall pick of the 2014 draft out of Stanford University. He was considered a well polished prospect, with good offensive potential, and a rather safe pick. The big question about his game is if he can stick at shortstop. He played little of the position in college, but the Reds look determined to see if he can hack it. Blandino made the most out of his opportunities in 2014, signing quickly, and getting in 283 PA's at two level. Blandino dominated the Pioneer league with a .309/.412/.527 line. He regressed when he was promoted to Dayton, but still put up a respectable .261/.329/.440 line. I want to believe he was tiring towards the end of the year causing the spike in strikeouts. Want to see something cool? Look at his counting stats.
They are almost identical if you ignore the strikeouts. Just something interesting I noticed.