Teheran, Vizcaino to play in Futures Game
Julio Teheran and Arodys Vizcaino have been selected to represent the Atlanta Braves in the Futures Game during the All-Star break.
Everyone knows the Braves have plenty of promising young pitching (already four rookies have made starts this year and another one is a co-closer) and the two guys with the most potential will be playing for the World team on July 10th.
Teheran, who was in the game last year has already made a couple starts at the Major League level and is flat out dominating in AAA. With a 1.83 ERA and 68 strikeouts compared to 18 walks, Teheran has confirmed his position as the top pitching prospect in baseball by dominating AAA hitters at just 20 years old.
Vizcaino has had a terrific season as well in the minor leagues. Acquired from the Yankees in the Javier Vazquez trade, his prospect ranking had fallen some due to injury issues. This year, he has stayed healthy and made 13 starts between High-A Lynchburg and AA Mississippi (the majority in Lynchburg). Another 20 year old, Vizcaino has a 2.86 ERA and 3.56 K/BB ratio on the year.
Teheran and Vizcaino could get a chance to face the top position player prospects in baseball as Mike Trout and Bryce Harper are both on the US team.
While the Braves have a number of promising pitchers still in the system (Randall Delgado is the first who comes to mind) Teheran and Vizcaino have the most potential and could one day occupy the top two slots in the Braves rotation.
Braves have signed a number of Draft Picks
Not long after the MLB draft the Braves have already signed a number of their draft picks. Both the GCL and Rome Braves have kicked off their seasons and have a number of new players to the organization.
The Braves have signed 11 of their top 15 picks this year, and three of those who haven’t signed were/still are playing in the College World Series.
Sean Gilmartin, the Braves first round pick out of Florida State, has yet to sign but should soon with the Seminoles being eliminated. Many have compared him to Mike Minor as a polished lefty who could rapidly rise through the system but doesn’t have the high ceiling some other first round picks do.
Mark Lamm and Navery Moore (6th and 14th round) are both relievers at Vanderbilt who should sign after the conclusion of the CWS.
The Braves 11th round pick, Seth Morando, is a high school player who has committed to Fresno State and may not sign unless the Braves offer over-slot money.