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.