23-Year-Old Pitcher – Atlanta Braves
2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Teheran struggled mightily at Triple-A Gwinnett in 2012, leading to some second-guessing about his billing as one of the top young pitching prospects in the game. The Braves made Teheran earn the No. ...
Julio Teheran Contract Information:
Signed a contract extension with the Braves in February of 2014. The deal keeps Teheran under contract until 2019, with an option for 2020.
Teheran gave up two runs on six hits over five innings while striking out six and walking three in a winning effort against Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
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|Last 14 Days
2 Games: Avg. 6.0 IP/G
|Last 30 Days
6 Games: Avg. 6.4 IP/G
|Last 60 Days
12 Games: Avg. 6.5 IP/G
Julio Teheran Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
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2014 Stat Review for Julio Teheran As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)
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Atlanta Braves Roster
MajorsAvilan, Luis (P)
AAAAtkins, Mitch (P)
AADoyle, Terry (P)
A+Beckwith, William (1B)
RookieAlbies, Ozhaino (SS)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Teheran's detractors have pointed to his lack of a decent breaking pitch and too-straight fastball as reasons why he wonít succeed in a major league rotation. So far he has struggled when in the majors and he had an awful year in Triple-A in 2012, posting a 5.08 ERA and giving up an uncharacteristically high 1.2 HR/9. That was his second go-around in Triple-A and it is not uncommon for players repeating a level they previously dominated to struggle the second year. Teheran still has an amazing changeup and very good control, and was once a top-three pitching prospect for a reason. Donít give up on him just yet.
Teheran may the top pitching prospect in baseball after having an outstanding season at Triple-A Gwinnett last year at just 20 years old (15-3 with a 2.55 ERA and 122:48 K:BB ratio in 144.2 innings). He wasn't as impressive in his five appearances in the majors (three starts) and his strikeout rate at Triple-A wasn't elite (7.6 K/9IP), but neither should be a major red flag given his young age and minor league track record. Teheran has a mid-90s fastball and plus changeup, along with a baseball IQ rare for his age. He could win a spot in the Atlanta rotation this spring. Even if he begins the season at Triple-A, it won't be long before he's in the Atlanta rotation for the long term.
Teheran may be the best pitching prospect in baseball after moving up three levels and climbing to Double-A last season at age 19. He has a mid-90s fastball and plus changeup, along with a baseball IQ rare for his age. After posting a 1.17 ERA with a 45:10 K:BB ratio at Low-A Rome, he was even more impressive at High-A Myrtle Beach with a 2.98 ERA and 76:13 K:BB ratio in 63.1 innings that included striking out 14 batters in one game. He more than held his own as a 19-year-old at Double-A with a 3.38 ERA and 38:17 K:BB ratio in 40 innings. He'll likely begin the season at Double-A, but a trip to the majors in September isn't out of the question. He could be pitching at the top of Atlanta's rotation before 2013.
A 16-year old with a low-90s heater when he signed with the Braves, Teheran finally started to capitalize on his raw talent last season. He had a 2.68 ERA with a 39:7 K:BB ratio in 43.2 innings in rookie ball and then held his own as an 18-year-old at Low-A Rome with a 28:11 K:BB ratio in 37.2 innings. If he keeps throwing strikes with his low-90s fastball and excellent changeup, he could emerge as a top prospect in 2010.
Teheran's biggest asset is that he threw in the mid-90s as just a 17-year old in rookie ball last season. While his 6.60 ERA was ugly, the 17:4 K:BB ratio in 15 innings shows promise. He was limited to just six appearances due to shoulder issues, so his health is an unknown for 2009. He's pretty raw at this point, but a name to watch the next few years.