The Cincinnati Reds farm system has already seen its fair share of ups and downs in 2014, with a number of top hitting and pitching prospects off to unexpectedly hot or cold starts over their first 20-or-so games.
Pitching is the system's forte, and that trend continued in Week 4, as the vast majority of the team's top-pitching prospects were solid again. Even so, there are a few hitters to watch, and some inactive players who warrant a look as well.
As was the case in the last installment of this series, the players come from my pre-spring training rankings, and they'll stay that way until the list is updated at midseason.
To kick things off, we have a right-handed pitcher, Nick Travieso, who's looking to shoot up this list come the All-Star break.
All stats are current through play on May 4, 2014, and come courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted.