Julio Teheran Named Braves Opening Day Starter

There was not really any question about it but the Braves announced on Saturday that Julio Teheran will be their go-to man come March 31 in their Opening Day game against the Milwaukee Brewers who will start Yovani Gallardo.

After yet a dominant start yesterday against the Detroit Tigers the Atlanta Braves have named Julio Teheran their 2014 Opening Day starter. Last season Teheran solidified himself as one of the best young starters (only 23 years old) in all of baseball by going 14-8 from the bump with a 3.20 ERA in 185.2 innings pitched. Fredi Gonzalez and the organization will look for even greater things out of the hard-throwing Colombian who was hitting mid 90's with his fastball consistently through spring training. Here's the news that David O'Brien broke this morning from Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

In five Grapefruit League starts Teheran has been quite impressive in only allowing three earned runs in 19 innings (1.42 ERA), posted a 0.84 WHIP (13 hits allowed, 3 BB's) and holding opposing hitters to a .194 batting average. If he continues to pitch with such command he could not only give the organization the go-to ace they need, but also become one of the top pitchers in the National League.

Fredi Gonzalez has made it official to all media outlets now that the Braves prized hurler is their No. 1 going into the season.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Talking Chop

You must be a member of Talking Chop to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Talking Chop. You should read them.

Join Talking Chop

You must be a member of Talking Chop to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Talking Chop. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker