The Atlanta Braves wasted no time in promoting their top pitching prospect, Julio Teheran, from low-A Rome to hi-A Myrtle Beach. In 7 games started for the Rome Braves, Teheran has compiled a 1.14 ERA with 45 strikeouts in 39.1 innings pitched. He's also held opponents to less than a 1.00 WHIP, giving up just 23 hits and walking only 10 for an 0.84 WHIP.
He is truly one of the best arms to come through the Atlanta system in quite a while. As a prospect, he has the same promise as Tommy Hanson did, only Teheran is doing more at a younger age than Hanson did. Carolina League hitters better watch out, here comes Julio.
Teheran will join another prized Braves pitching prospect at Myrtle Beach, Randall Delgado. He has had a stellar season, except for one start towards the end of April. In 7 starts spanning 40.2 innings Delgado has a 2.88 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP, and has allowed only 31 hits and 9 walks while striking out 45 which leads the league. Up until the promotion of Teheran, Delgado was the youngest pitcher in the Carolina League.
Here is what Baseball America has to say about Delgado this week, when they listed him sixth on their weekly prospect hot sheet:
Delgado already had electric stuff with a low 90s fastball, which he complements with a changeup and a curveball, but his biggest development this year has been his command of the strike zone. Delgado has produced a 1.63 groundout/flyout ratio and is holding opponents to a .211 average, third best in the league.
Myrtle Beach is now a very exciting place to see the young Braves pitching on display