The most anticipated debut since Avery

It’s generally agreed that Julio Teheran has more potential than any Braves-grown pitcher since Steve Avery. Certainly there was a lot of buzz around Tommy Hanson’s first start, but mmmBop was a late-blooming prospect. We’ve been hearing about Teheran since he signed as a 16-year-old out of Colombia. So far he’s lived up to the hype.

Let’s hope his baptism goes better than Avery’s (2-1/3 IP, 8 HA, 8 ER, 3 BB).

Or Glavine’s (3-2/3 IP, 10 HA, 6 ER, 5 BB).

Or Hanson’s (6 IP, 6 HA, 6 ER, including 3 homers).

Kevin Millwood won his debut, though he was coming out of the ‘pen in relief of Chris Brock. While not in the same class as the other prospects mentioned, Kyle Davies had one of the best first starts, in Fenway, no less (5 IP, 4 HA, 0 ER, 6 K’s). I’d gladly take that kind of outing from Teheran.

Even better would be a replica of Smoltzie’s first game (8 IP, 4 HA, 1 BB, 1 ER).

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3 Comments on The most anticipated debut since Avery

  1. I can’t wait to see his fastball to big leaguers. He was putting AAA players on ice. I saw him pitch abotu a week ago – Coolray is 5 min from my house.

  2. PepeFreeUs // May 6, 2011 at 10:05 pm //

    That’s exactly who I compared him to when I heard this.

  3. Tokyokie // May 7, 2011 at 8:37 am //

    The Braves optioned Hicks to make room for Teheran. Hope Gonzo doesn’t foul a ball off his foot or something today or else we’re looking at Brooks playing shortstop.

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