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Braves Prospects Teheran and Delgado Promoted To AA Mississippi

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Right handed pitching prospects Julio Teheran and Randall Delgado find themselves one step closer to the Majors with their simultaneous promotion to AA.
Right handed pitching prospects Julio Teheran and Randall Delgado find themselves one step closer to the Majors with their simultaneous promotion to AA.

The future of the Atlanta Braves starting rotation has gotten a little closer to the Major Leagues, as the team has promoted their top pitching prospects, right handers Julio Teheran and Randall Delgado, from High A Myrtle Beach to AA Mississippi.The pair will bolster the M-Braves rotation as the team fights for a spot in the playoffs.

This is the second promotion of the year for Teheran, as the 19 year old Columbian started out at Rome, where he posted a 2-2 record with a 1.14 ERA, 0.84 WHIP, 10.3 K/9 and 4.5 K/BB in 39.1 innings over 7 starts. In 10 starts for the Pelicans, covering 63.1 innings, he went 4-4, with a 2.98 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 10.8 K/9 and 5.9 K/BB. His season totals are outstanding, especially considering his age, with a 6-6 record in 17 starts, covering 102.2 innings, with a 2.28 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, 10.6 K/9, and 5.3 K/BB.

Delgado, a 20 year old out of Panama, has spent the entire season with the Pelicans, putting up a 4-7 record, with a 2.76 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 9.2 K/9, and 3.8 K/BB. He was one of the best pitchers in the league, leaving it 4th in ERA, 2nd in WHIP, and the leader in strikeouts, games started, and innings pitched.

UPDATE:  The other promotions to fill those spots, Cory Rasmus moves up to Myrtle Beach, and Carlos Perez moves up to Rome. Brandon Beachy also moves up to Gwinnett from Mississippi.