Teheran, Vizcaino make Futures Game

Julio Teheran and Arodys Vizcaino, two of the Braves top pitching prospects, were named to the Futures Games Thursday when Major League Baseball announced the rosters.

Both will pitch for the World Team in the minor league all-star game on Sunday July 10 in Phoenix, which kicks off the Major League All-Star festivities. The Futures Game will be broadcast on ESPN2 at 6 p.m. eastern.

This is the second selection for Teheran, whom Baseball America considers the No. 5 overall prospect in baseball. Teheran pitched a scoreless inning in relief in last year’s Futures game.

Teheran has made two spot starts in the majors this year, going 0-1 with a 5.19 ERA in starts against the Phillies and Diamondbacks. He is 7-1 with a 1.83 ERA in 12 starts for Triple-A Gwinnett.

Vizcaino is ranked Baseball America’s 93rd overall prospect and likely only that low because of a history of injuries. But Vizcaino has bounced back from elbow troubles a year ago and impressed the Braves with his electric fastball in spring training.

He earned a promotion to Double-A Mississippi after going 2-2 with a 2.45 ERA in nine starts for Single-A Lynchburg. He has made four starts for Mississippi, going 2-1 with a 3.51 ERA, holding opponents to a .202 batting average. He has 27 strikeouts and only eight walks in 25 2/3 innings.

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rt

June 23rd, 2011
3:44 pm

Danthecone

June 23rd, 2011
3:47 pm

Looking forward to having Vizcaino come out of the bullpen in September. Gonna be siiiiiiick

chris

June 23rd, 2011
4:00 pm

i sure hope they have Vizcaino as a reliever. if he is, i wouldnt be surpised if he up in atlanta next year. with teheran, delgado, and minor as your spot starters this year…wow, no other team has that kind of depth this year.

Fan tired of losing trades

June 23rd, 2011
4:25 pm

Vizcaino is all we have left from the Vazquez trade.
How can u win a trade when you trade two of the players with giving them a good chance.
Check Melkey’s numbers at KC. Last time I looked he had 9 stolen bases which would make him a speed demon here.
We should not have signed Uggla to 5 years before he proved himself.
Frank Wren is always in too big of a hurry.
The great pitching is mainly due to the farm system.
The lack of hitters is who’s fault?
July is the best time to deal but Frank likes the offseason.

Brandon

June 23rd, 2011
4:32 pm

Enter your comments here

Fan who thinks you should pay more attention to trades

June 23rd, 2011
4:36 pm

What does it matter if the players you receive in a trade are no longer with an organization if you trade them (Melky was non-tendered b/c he was AWFUL) for other useful pieces. He sold high on Vazquez anyways, you ever look at his numbers since his 09 season in ATL? He didn’t give up much to get Vazquez and got a solid reliever and a potential impact pitching prospect with Melky as a flier of a 4th outfielder. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn’t think FW won that trade. What does Uggla have to prove? I’m wasn’t crazy about the extension but look at his stats for the past 5 years and he proved all he needed to. If anything I was worried about Uggla’s age not what he has “proved.” Finally you often overpay in July b/c teams are making moves with the hopes of making the playoffs. Mark Teixeira anyone….

William

June 23rd, 2011
4:37 pm

Fan tired of losing trades, maybe I should post using the name Fan tired of whining fans who post! Your hindsight does not even serve you well. The player in KC was mediocre at best. Wren has made some excellent trades. How about the Detroit trade where he shipped off Renteria and got Infante and Jurrgens? Uggla had already “proved” himself with the Marlins. Do you want to trade Uggla without giving him a chance? Please…some people must be trying to imitate what Wren is supposedly doing. Those posters are in too big of a hurry to post something that is nonsensical.

William

June 23rd, 2011
4:41 pm

And Brandon….I’m glad you learned to spell four consecutive words correctly. Congratulations!

Brandon

June 23rd, 2011
4:41 pm

@Fan tired of losing trades: We didnt lose that trade. boone logan has not been great and javy vazquez has been horrible. at least we still have vizcaino, which wren said was the key piece in the deal. he has the potential to be far greater than all the other mentioned players.

Also, it was better to extend uggla before the season. he had already proven himself. the braves didnt want to go into the season still trying to negotiate. we cant help that he is having a bad season.

Also, frank wren made many deals during the season. we did get gonzalez, farnsworth, ankiel last season and they all helped to some degree. the only offseason deal was for uggla and linebrink if i remember correctly.

Also, melky cabrera had a good chance. he had 509 plate appearances last season. we have no room for him anyways. prado, mclouth/schafer, and heyward

Brandon

June 23rd, 2011
4:43 pm

@ william, i typed in my email address and hit enter, thinking that it would take me to the next line. however, it submitted my blank text. thats why it just has that default statement “enter your comments here”

William

June 23rd, 2011
4:44 pm

Now you’re talking, Brandon! I agree. :)

William

June 23rd, 2011
4:45 pm

I see, Brandon. Apologies. Have a great day.

Brandon

June 23rd, 2011
4:48 pm

Jerry Willard

June 23rd, 2011
4:50 pm

Carroll I love you!!

Bill in VA

June 23rd, 2011
4:58 pm

Just checked & Uggla’s 10 for his last 50, for a .200 ave. That is an improvement, however slight! Go get ‘em Dan!!

reckingball

June 23rd, 2011
5:00 pm

“Check Melky’s number at KC.”
Why?
Who Care?
Melky was a dud in Atlanta, and played at 3/4 speed most of the year.
The Braves cut him loose, what, the day after their season ended.
Good riddance to him.
I wish that he had never been included(his inclusion was the bad part of the deal) in that trade.

Capt. Lou Albano

June 23rd, 2011
5:14 pm

@WIlliam We traded Renteria for Jair Jurrjens and Gorkys Hernandez. We got Infante from Cubs for some relievers. Infante spent time with Detroit before being traded to the Cubs and then like less than a month later being traded to the braves. Regardless both were great trades.

William

June 23rd, 2011
5:40 pm

Thanks Captain! You are absolutely right. Infante did move from the Tigers to the Cubs first. Hernandez later went to Pittsburgh as part of the McLouth trade if I’m not mistaken.

What is Dan Uggla Thinking Now?

June 23rd, 2011
6:45 pm

Parrish has me swinging a bat like it’s a fly swatter. Maybe I should call Chipper’s dad; or Brian’s brother.

Ben

June 23rd, 2011
7:41 pm

Brandon and Williams should get a room…Anyway, The Braves are doing well with the limited budget……Pitching wins….and they got pitching….go get just one big bat, perhaps Adam Dunn, and the Braves will win the last game in November….

Ben

June 23rd, 2011
7:46 pm

The White Sox would be happy to trade Dunn for Lowe…..the Braves should comply…..

melky's belly

June 23rd, 2011
7:50 pm

Melky has his weight down to 225#. Last year he lumbered around at 285#. Makes a difference.

Tyler

June 23rd, 2011
7:50 pm

Ha! Adam Dunn!? You cannot be serious. Let’s throw another sub .200 BA guy in the lineup who strikesout 200 times a year for a proven big game postseaon pitcher. GREAT TRADE! Kudos Ben

Ben

June 23rd, 2011
8:04 pm

Dunn will be much better in the NL…..The Braves could use a 40+ HR guy in their lineup…..and look who the Braves give up….15+millions per D freaking Lowe….The Braves tried to trade Lowe for a bag of chips last season…

Another Clueless Braves Blogger

June 23rd, 2011
10:40 pm

Ben: Bashing Derek Lowe does not make you look any smarter. Lowe is a proven winner who carried the Braves last September and was lights out in the playoffs. Do you have a point?

Rick

June 24th, 2011
1:21 am

Got to agree with some above on one thing. Uggla has sucked to this point… Sucked bad.

Hudson is hitting better than Uggla. Hopefully that wil change. If not, Uggla will go down as the biggest trade bust in MLB history.

Rick

June 24th, 2011
1:22 am

Signing bust sorry.

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William

June 24th, 2011
6:53 am

I’m glad that you found the civil conversation I had with Brandon to be entertaining, Ben. And thanks for the entertainment you provided me with your proposed trade of Lowe for Dunn. It looks as though others found it to be as “amusing” as I did. LOL Maybe you should next try stand up comedy and quit your day job.

JohnNDaytona

June 24th, 2011
2:24 pm

Hey Rick,
How about the trade for Tex or the trade for J D Drew ? At least we didn’t give up the farm for Uggla!

B

June 24th, 2011
3:43 pm

What the Braves need more than anything is a pure leadoff man with speed and a solid OBP. Preferably a center fielder. Having someone that can get on base and steal bases will help the rest of the lineup. Speed is the Braves biggest weakness.

balla1881

June 25th, 2011
3:23 pm

@B Thats this biggest problem facing most Major League teams. Just how many of those guys are out there right now? And, do you know how much the yankees would pay to have that type of player on their roster. (Gardner’s just not it…. not enough OBP. Same with most other speedy outfielders)

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