2013 Fantasy Baseball: SP Julio Teheran Maturing Quickly

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This fantasy baseball season, dynasty leagues owners have finally had the chance to see what Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran is truly capable of. The young hurler is currently 5-3 with a respectable 3.36 ERA and 1.20 WHIP. He has pitched like an All-Star this season and has quickly lived up to his lofty expectations.

His most impressive start to date was just a couple weeks ago. On June 5th against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Teheran threw eight innings of shutout ball. The former top prospect struck out 11 batters, allowed just one hit, and only issued two walks. He went 7 2/3 innings without issuing a hit and the kid was knocking on the door of his first career no-hitter.

Teheran was beat up for five runs against the San Diego Padres in the start following his one-hit performance though. He served up two homers and tied his season-low with just three strikeouts. It was obviously not his best performance.

The next outing, though, Teheran turned in another gem. The righty threw six more scoreless innings against the San Francisco Giants this past Sunday. He also struck out eight batters, while walking only one. He showed that he has the ability to forget about a bad outing and get right back to work. Not all pitchers have this type of short-term memory, but Teheran has proven that he is not your average fireballer.

Many fantasy fans thought Teheran would be an ace, but not many thought he would dominate the majors so soon. He has outpitched several All-Star pitchers from last season and has already matured into a reliable mid-level hurler in all fantasy formats.

Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.


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