Atlanta Braves' Most Overhyped Prospects Heading into Spring Training

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Atlanta Braves' Most Overhyped Prospects Heading into Spring Training
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Atlanta's top prospects are for the most part, pitchers.

The names of Julio Teheran, Lucas Sims, Sean Gilmartin, J.R. Graham and Alex Wood litter the first seven of Jonathan Mayo's top 10 Atlanta Braves prospect list.

Prospects, while fun to fantasize about, are still just that: Prospects. They get hyped so much that the expectations placed upon them before they even log one major league at-bat or inning are simply unfair.

Teheran, the Braves' top prospect, experienced this last year. He came into the season with unrealistic expectations and not only did not live up to them but also had a terrible season.

He righted the ship in Winter Ball, when Atlanta asked him to revert to the delivery that brought him so much success. 

Even so, the damage had been done. Fortunately for Teheran, he is now flying under the radar as he heads into camp with the Braves.

For these next three Braves, that's not exactly the case.

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