As of Friday, September 16, 2011
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File photo . Top prospect pitcher Julio Teheran is one of the many reasons the Gwinnett Braves entered the All-Star break with the team's best-ever record.
The awards went from external to internal Thursday for Julio Teheran.
The right-handed pitcher from Colombia was named the Braves top organizational pitcher after setting a Gwinnett Braves record with 15 wins, earning him top honors already from the International League. Teheran, now pitching in the big leagues for the beleaguered Atlanta rotation, put together a 2.55 Class AAA ERA and allowed hitters a .278 average. Teheran dominated in nearly every start, even the rough outings.
And he wasn't the only G-Braves player the organization honored.
All-Star selection and home run derby champion Stefan Gartrell was named the Gwinnett player of the year and left-handed pitcher Mike Minor was named the team's pitcher of the year. Gartrell hit .262 on the season, setting a G-Braves record with 25 home runs with the team and 26 on the season. He knocked in a league-best 94 runs and hit 32 doubles splitting time between designated hitter and right field.
Other awards from the organization went to part-time G-Braves. Tyler Pastornicky, who was called up midseason was named the Mississippi Braves' player of the year and Randall Delgado, who is with Teheran in the big leagues, was the M-Braves pitcher of the year. In 27 games with the G-Braves before an ankle injury sidelined him for the season, Pastornicky hit .365 and stole seven bases. Delgado started four games, going 4-4, but not allowing an earned run in his first 14 innings. His ERA was 4.15 when he joined the Braves rotation early this month.
All four will be honored at today's game against the New York Mets.