2009 Bowman Prospects #BP4 Blue #490/500
Widely regarded as the top pitching prospect in the Braves minor league system, Julio Teheran has done nothing yet this year to diminish that title. The nineteen year-old native of Columbia began the 2010 season in LoA Rome, where he finished the '09 season, and through his first 5 starts has posted some very impressive numbers: 1-2, 1.03 ERA, 26.1 IP, 30 K, 3.08 BB/9, 10.25 SO/9, and a 0.84 WHIP.
Signed out of Columbia at age 16 for $850,000 , Julio possesses a low- to mid-90s fastball, an outstanding changeup, and a solid curveball to compliment them with. Having had shoulder problems in the past, the Braves will be keeping a close eye on his innings and with the surplus of arms in the Braves organization, Teheran will have plenty of time to develop, enabling him to be better prepared for when he finally reaches the Show.