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G-Braves pitcher Teheran selected for Futures Game

Julio Teheran

Julio Teheran

Major League Baseball has released the rosters for the XM All-Star Futures Game, the 13th annual Minor League showcase portion of MLB All-Star Weekend, and Gwinnett Braves RHP Julio Teheran has been selected to the World Team.

In conjunction with the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau, MLB.com, Baseball America and the 30 Major League Clubs, Major League Baseball selected the 25-man rosters for each club, the U.S. Team and the World Team.

Teheran — ranked by MLB.com (10th overall, third pitching) and Baseball America (fifth overall, first pitching) as one of the game’s top prospects coming into the season — is the only Colombian player on the World roster.

The Cartagena, Colombia, native made his Triple-A debut for Gwinnett on April 8, and is 8-1 with an International League-leading 1.79 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP. Teheran is the reigning IL Pitcher of the Week (June 20-26), an award he has won twice already just halfway through the Triple-A season.

The XM All-Star Futures Game, which will be played on July 10, features many of the top Minor League prospects in baseball.