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@ajcbraves @mlbbowman Braves Julio Teheran & Randall Delgado are both slated to pitch for Licey in Dominican friday. 45-pitch limit each.
JT, RD, and Juan Francisco all in the mix now for Licey.
Ernesto Mejia has walked twice and stuck out 25 times in 73 ABs. Shows he isn't a MLB type player.
Alright folks here are some videos on this "White Bear" in action.
Small video in batting practice
Aguilas del Zulia's 1st win
Gattis is #57. To save you time. Skip to 4:13 for his at-bat..it is a quick one though.
Aguilas del Zulia's 4th win
Skip to 1:40. Another quick one
Aguilas del zulia's 5th win
Tune in right from the beginning..ends about 1:40 something. Actually shows the entire at-bat. There is also some shots of Ernesto Mejia if anyone is interesting.
Aguilas del zulia's 7th win
An exclusive video of Evan Gattis at-bat in the 9th inning..
It's not much but just to give an idea.
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Worth noting that the Braves added Ernesto Mejia and Juan Jaime to the 40-man roster to protect them from becoming minor-league free agents. Mejia is 26 years old and not much of a defender at any position, but he's done nothing except hit since the Braves brought him back from the Royals system in 2011. Could be a pinch-hitting type someday. Jaime is a bit more intriguing as a guy that missed two full seasons having Tommy John surgery and got released by the Diamondbacks. The Braves converted him to a reliever and now that he's fully rehabbed, his high-90s heat could get him to the bigs in a hurry.
Juan Jaime did well this season in high A.
51.1IP, 3.16ERA, 73Ks/33BB, 4 HRs
John Sickels filed a dispatch from the Arizona Fall League, and had some notes on Nick Ahmed:
Braves prospect Nick Ahmed hit a home run about two hours after I mentioned in a Q/A session that I didn't think he had much power. I still don't think hitting will be his main focus, but the glove looks good to me and he is the type of guy who will have a 15-year career.He is at least a utility player. There is some chance he can start. We’ll need to see how he adapts to AA, but there is the potential.
Julio Teheran pitched tonight for the Tigres del Licey in the DWL, the fastball was mid-low 90's but consistently touching 94 MPH, he was a bit wild at the beginning hitting a batter and issuing some walks but the Umpire had a very tight zone. Francisco left the game in the 5th inning apparently to a leg injury.
John Sickels' top 20 Braves prospects
Go to the link so you can see his thought process, can't say I agree with the low grades or that he has Graham as #1.1) J.R. Graham, RHP, Grade B: I really like him and I'm actually more confident that he'll reach his ceiling than Teheran will reach his, which is why I've got him a shade above Teheran although Teheran is younger. Plus stuff, very athletic, good statistical profile add up for me.
2) Julio Teheran, RHP, Grade B: I think this is a generous grade, but given his youth I also think his problems are fixable as long as there is not an underlying health issue. Choosing between Teheran and Graham at #1 on this list is a very tough call.
3) Alex Wood, LHP, Grade B-: Borderline B. Unconventional but it works, had some excellent outings and should move quickly through the system. This grade may go up a notch but I have a couple more things to review first.
4) Luke Sims, RHP, Grade B-: Borderline B. Seems like a very solid high school pitching prospect to me. I really don't see ace upside, but project him as a solid mid-rotation guy if it all comes together, if he stays healthy, etc.
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I do think he's been a bit too harsh on Teheran, but Graham did have a very good year, and Sickels admits the ranking may change.