Tomahawk Chops: Daily Atlanta Braves News Clippings For Thursday, February 23rd

Your one-page daily morning overview of Atlanta Braves news:

With Bourn in, the gang’s (almost) all here | Atlanta Braves
Michael Bourn’s arrival to spring training made it seven of eight projected Braves lineup regulars in camp two days before the official reporting day for the team’s position players. Some have been here since last week.

Hanson likely to rest through weekend | News
The Braves will likely keep Tommy Hanson out of workouts until at least Monday as he continues to recover from a Grade 1 concussion suffered after a tire blew on his car resulting in a one-car accident early Monday morning.

Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward 'confident' heading into new season | News
"I felt I had a disappointing year in a lot of ways," Heyward said. "Some of it was out of my control. But I wanted to make sure I took care of everything I can control."

Teheran, Delgado not likely to be in 'pen | News
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez recently said there was a possibility that Julio Teheran or Randall Delgado could begin the season in Atlanta's bullpen if they are not in the starting rotation. But it now sounds like both of these highly regarded prospects will be in a starting role for either Atlanta or Triple-A Gwinnett to begin the season. "They need the innings," Gonzalez said. "We'll do what is best for their development."

Baseball Prospectus | Future Shock: Top Nine High-Ceiling Prospect Rotations
Atlanta Braves: Randall Delgado, Sean Gilmartin, Zeke Spruill, Julio Teheran, Arodys Vizcaino
While the Braves have just three studs, it's quite a tribute to their trading ability (Vizcaino) as well as their wide reach when it comes to international scouting; Teheran is from Colombia, and Delgado was signed out of Panama. Don't worry about Teheran's mediocre big league showing in 2011, as there were pitchers in A-ball last year that everyone got excited about who were older than he was. He could be the team's top starter by 2013, with Delgado fitting somewhere in the middle. As for Vizcaino, the glut of young pitching could have him set in the bullpen for now, but plenty of scouts still want to see what he can do in a starting role.

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