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Despite all of the chatter surrounding Julio Teheran the past few years, he is still just 22 years old and pitched in just seven games at the MLB level.
Even though Teheran struggled in the minors in 2012, he has made adjustments and has great stuff that still has the Braves excited about his potential.
The Braves altered Teheran's delivery in 2012 in hopes to put less stress on his elbow. They wanted to keep his back leg straighter to keep a sense of balance.
However, Teheran's velocity and confidence dropped, and has since returned to his natural windup in which he uncoils to give him deception and velocity. Wren said this winter that Teheran looks more natural again.
A confident Teheran could prove deadly with the arsenal of pitches he's working with.
He combines a lively fastball that sits in the mid-90s with a curveball and changeup that results in a significant drop in velocity. He'll throw his curveball in the mid-70s and changeup in the low 80s.
Teheran enters spring training as the heavy favorite to be the No. 5 starter, and has the highest upside of any pitching prospect in the Braves organization.