Teheran, Vizcaino taking part in Futures Game

Teheran, Vizcaino taking part in Futures Game

ATLANTA -- Julio Teheran already had the thrill of making his first two Major League starts this year. And during this year's All-Star Game festivities, he'll once again have the chance to display his skills while matching up against some of the game's other top prospects.

Widely considered to be one of baseball's best young pitchers, Teheran will participate in his second consecutive XM All-Star Futures Game at Chase Field in Phoenix as a member of the World team. The other Braves representative, playing for the World team as well, is Arodys Vizcaino, who has also established himself as a highly regarded prospect.

Teheran, 21, has gone 7-1 with a 1.83 ERA in 12 starts with Triple-A Gwinnett this year. He has recorded 68 strikeouts in 78 2/3 innings and limited opponents to a .212 batting average. MLB.com ranks him as the game's eighth-best prospect and top right-handed pitching prospect.

In his Major League debut, against the Phillies on May 7, Teheran allowed three earned runs over 4 2/3 innings. On May 18, he was charged with two earned runs in four innings against the D-backs.

Vizcaino has gone 4-3 with a 2.86 ERA in 13 combined starts with Class A Advanced Lynchburg and Double-A Mississippi. The 20-year-old has recorded 64 strikeouts and issued 18 walks in 66 innings.

Acquired from the Yankees in the December 2009 trade that sent Javier Vazquez to New York, Vizcaino is ranked by MLB.com as the Braves' second-best prospect. The hard-throwing right-hander's future could be as a reliever.

The 13th annual Futures Game can be seen live on MLB.TV, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD and followed live on MLB.com's Gameday on Taco Bell All-Star Sunday, July 10, at 6 p.m. ET. In addition, XM Radio will broadcast play-by-play coverage of the event live on XM 175. MLB.com will provide complete coverage before, during and after the game, and you can keep up to date by following @MLBFutures on Twitter. Fans can join the Futures Game conversation by tagging tweets with #mlbfutures.

Major League Baseball, along with with the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau, MLB.com, Baseball America, USA Baseball and the 30 clubs, selected the 25-man rosters for each club. Each organization is represented, and the World Team features players from 12 countries and territories. Players from all full-season Minor Leagues were eligible to participate.

Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.