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Braves' prospect 'pretty unhittable'

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08:18 AM ET 02.21 | Atlanta's Julio Teheran, considered among the top pitching prospects in baseball, turned a few heads this past week. The Colombian right-hander drew plenty of attention while throwing batting practice against Braves hitters on a backfield. "I usually don't like to buy into all the hype, but I was pretty impressed," veteran backup catcher David Ross said. "When he located -- and he did it on probably 10 of the 30 pitches he threw -- it was, in my opinion, pretty unhittable." Ross was referring to pitches thrown exactly where Teheran wanted them. A hard thrower who only turned 20 three weeks ago, Teheran has what scouts call "electric stuff," coupled with pinpoint command of three pitches.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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February 21, 2011  09:06 AM ET

Teheran, meet Tommy John.

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February 21, 2011  09:45 AM ET

"When he located -- and he did it on probably 10 of the 30 pitches he threw -- it was, in my opinion, pretty unhittable."

I'd like to know what happened to the 20 other pitches, that weren't.

February 21, 2011  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Air it out Julio. Don't hold anything back

It worked for Strasburg.....

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February 21, 2011  11:04 AM ET

Blow out your arm so you can be this years Strasburg

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February 21, 2011  01:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Maybe not, you see his delivery? Well, that's the same motion Colombians use to pick cocoa leaves, that guy's arm is WELL conditioned...............

He'll be the next Pedro- but like, way better.

February 21, 2011  01:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

"When he located -- and he did it on probably 10 of the 30 pitches he threw -- it was, in my opinion, pretty unhittable." I'd like to know what happened to the 20 other pitches, that weren't.

first thing I saw as well. MLB hitters hit those pitches and as fast as he throws, usually a long, long way. Any pitcher that gets hit .666 is not usually considered pro. let alone un-hittable. Unless of course he's pitching to Jose Feliciano.

February 21, 2011  01:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Well, as long as this piece of sage eyewitnessmanship (yes, I made that up) comes form such a reliable source as David Ross -- a back-up catcher that I have NEVER heard of, then hey the Braves are one step closer to matching the Phillies Fab Four rotation.............(rolls eyes)

You having never heard of him says more about you than it does it about him. That backup is better than your starting catcher.

February 21, 2011  01:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

You having never heard of him says more about you than it does it about him. That backup is better than your starting catcher.

seconded

February 21, 2011  02:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

He'll be the next Pedro- but like, way better.

Whose your daddy?

February 21, 2011  02:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Whose your daddy?

Tommy Chong

February 21, 2011  03:41 PM ET

Very confusing, catcher says he located on 10/30. But scouts say he has pinpoint command of 3 pitches.

February 21, 2011  03:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Well, as long as this piece of sage eyewitnessmanship (yes, I made that up) comes form such a reliable source as David Ross -- a back-up catcher that I have NEVER heard of, then hey the Braves are one step closer to matching the Phillies Fab Four rotation.............(rolls eyes)

Teheran is 1-2 years away from MLB. By then, all of the Phillies starter's arms will have fallen off.

February 21, 2011  03:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

You having never heard of him says more about you than it does it about him. That backup is better than your starting catcher.

True that. I'm surprised Ross hasn't want to start somewhere. He could easily start for at least half the teams in the league. Behind McCann, it's not happening. But I never feel bad when he's in there. Good defense, good throwing and can hit and hit with power.

February 21, 2011  05:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

True that. I'm surprised Ross hasn't want to start somewhere. He could easily start for at least half the teams in the league. Behind McCann, it's not happening. But I never feel bad when he's in there. Good defense, good throwing and can hit and hit with power.

That and the original write definitely isn't a Braves fan. If he was, then he would already know about David Ross.

February 22, 2011  06:00 AM ET

Don't worry about not knowing David Ross. Braves fans know him and when he says something about a pitcher, it's pretty legit. (LOL at people bragging about their ignorance!)

February 22, 2011  06:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#22):

Don't worry about not knowing David Ross. Braves fans know him and when he says something about a pitcher, it's pretty legit. (LOL at people bragging about their ignorance!)

Nothing more is expected of Phillie fans.

 
February 22, 2011  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Well, as long as this piece of sage eyewitnessmanship (yes, I made that up) comes form such a reliable source as David Ross -- a back-up catcher that I have NEVER heard of, then hey the Braves are one step closer to matching the Phillies Fab Four rotation.............(rolls eyes)

IF, you have not heard of David Ross then you must have been under a rock. He is probably the best "back up" catcher in the league.

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