Originally posted on BravesWire  |  Last updated 3/10/12
By Jim Pratt Editor’s note: Over the next week, BravesWire scribe, Jim Pratt, will be evaluating the strength of future Atlanta Braves talent in several areas (pitching, catching, infield and outfield). Today, he breaks down the pitching talent in the Braves’ system. With Mike Minor graduating from prospect status, the ‘Big Four’ are now the ‘Elite Three’. Julio Teheran, Arodys Vizcaino and Randall Delgado will all most likely join Minor enough times in Atlanta that they too will no longer be prospect eligible after this season. Braves RHP Julio Teheran Where does that leave a farm system that prides itself on producing a pipeline of arms to the major league club? The next group coming through won’t be able to rival the ceiling of the pitchers they are following, but they will provide quality depth. Julio Teheran (A+): Ranks as the top right-handed pitching prospect in baseball. Has a plus fastball, topping out around 96 mph, which he can locate in the zone to either side of the plate.
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