Speaking to a scout currently in his fourth decade of evaluating players today, he gushed, "I've never put a higher grade on a 20-year-old pitcher in my career." Going deeper into Teheran's arsenal explains why. "He was 92-96 for me while averaging 95, and the pitch is hitter-untrackable as he hides his arm behind his back and it explodes on hitters. That combination of arm velocity and deceptive velocity is a rare and beautiful thing."
I'm giddy! Goldstein ends with this gem:
"There's power, there's touch and feel, and there's mound presence well beyond his 20 years," the scout concluded. "He's going to be a number-one starter on a championship-level team."
If ever there was a time to be excited about a one-night-only show in baseball, it's tomorrow night.
I'm even giddier! Go check out everything that the scout had to say about Teheran at Baseball Prospectus.