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Braves | Impressed with Julio Teheran

The Atlanta Braves are impressed with SP Julio Teheran's modified repertoire this season, as he relies more on sinkers and an improved breaking pitch instead of the fastball-changeup mix he used in the minor leagues. Teheran is second in the Grapefruit League in strikeouts (25), is tied for first in innings (20) and is fourth in ERA (1.35). "He's really pounding the strike zone, and his two-seamer has really looked good," said SP Tim Hudson. "That's something he's been working on. He's using it to both sides of the plate. I think that's a great pitch for him because he doesn't have to be so precise with it it's a contact pitch."

Fantasy Tip: There is excellent profit potential with this Bravos hurler after his demotion and struggles in the minors last season. He's already locked up the No. 5 rotation post, and he'll be a cheap arm in your drafts that will yield plenty of strikeout potential.

2013-03-18 14:26:17 | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - David O'Brien

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