Julio Teheran enters this season significantly less hyped than last season, which could make him a middle-round bargain on Draft Day. Of course, there's a reason he's lacking in hype: He took a big step back last year, compiling a 4.04 ERA and 1.31 WHIP, instead of continuing along an ace trajectory. He uncharacteristically struggled with command and had some drastic home/away splits that nobody could quite figure out, but the good news is he didn't remain a mystery forever. He righted the ship over the final two months, compiling a 2.95 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings over 12 starts, giving reason to believe he could be in for a bounce-back season at age 25. Though a top-20 starting pitcher at this time a year ago, he could conceivably drop outside the top 40 on Draft Day, hence the value.
Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran (11-8) pitched six scoreless innings, allowing five hits and a walk while striking out six in Friday's win over St. Louis. Teheran failed to deliver on the promise of his 2013 and 2014 seasons in 2015, but closed out the season strong with five quality starts in his six September outings, notching a 1.62 ERA and 1.18 WHIP along the way. The most obvious barrier between Teheran and consist success is control, Friday being just the second time in seven starts that he did not walk multiple batters. Just a dozen qualifying pitchers have a BB/9 ratio worse than Teheran's 3.27 this season
Braves starter Julio Teheran (10-8) surrendered six hits, two earned runs and four walks in six innings in Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Marlins. Teheran was blown up in an Aug. 30 start against the Yankees, giving up eight earned runs over 4 1/3 innings. Since then, the young right-hander has posted five consecutive quality starts, although he only has a 1-1 record over that span to show for it. Teheran's control continues to plague him-- Saturday's start was the third one in September in which he has surrendered four walks--but he has posted a sparkling 1.91 ERA over his five appearances this month. The 24-year-old will look to close the season on a positive note in his final trip to the mound later in the coming week.
Braves starter Julio Teheran registered one of the season's more impressive no-decisions in Sunday's win over the Phillies, going 8.1 innings while allowing one run and recording eight strikeouts. Teheran was pulled after allowing the game-tying run reach second base in the ninth inning, then had to watch as Peter Moylan let the Phillies even things up. A win would have been nice, but his ERA was at least been brought down to 4.20, its lowest point since May.
Braves starter Julio Teheran gave up two runs on five hits and four walks while striking out seven in 5 2/3 innings Tuesday against the Blue Jays. While allowing just two runs against the potent Blue Jays lineup is a notable feat for any starting pitcher, Teheran was not at all efficient, as he needed 113 pitches to record 17 outs. Still just 24 years old, the young righty will be very tricky to evaluate heading into drafts next year. He outperformed the fielding-independent stats over the previous two seasons, and this year a spike in walks and home runs coupled with a lesser defense behind him has led to easily Teheran's worst year since 2012. At least he will face one of the few teams that can match the Braves' offensive ineptness in his next start Sunday against the Phillies.
If misery indeed loves company, Braves starter Julio Teheran was crazy about his relievers Sunday. They performed as poorly as he did in a 20-6 dismantling by the Yankees. Teheran was shelled for eight runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings as his record slipped to 9-7. He walked three and whiffed four. Three home runs dropped him behind 7-0. The blasts by Stephen Drew, Chase Headley and Jacoby Ellsbury came in the second and third innings. A bases loaded walk in the fifth ended his afternoon. So much for his momentum - Teheran had five straight quality starts and three consecutive winning decisions when he took the mound Sunday.