The Atlanta Braves have been linked to some of the biggest names in MLB in the run up to the trade deadline. More importantly, they have the young assets to acquire some of those names and, according to a report from SI.com, are willing to move them:
They're willing to part with some of their young arms to do so, with Delgado (a top 50 prospect at the outset of the year according to Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus) or Julio Teheran (fifth on both lists) likely to be atop the bill.
The 22-year old Delgado, a 6'3 200 right-hander, has gone 5-10 with a 4.03 ERA in 120 innings with the Braves over the last two seasons.
The 21-year old Teheran, a 6'2 175 right-hander, has even less experience at the major league level: going 1-1 with a 5.64 ERA in 23 innings.
That's to be expected when young pitching prospects are called up to the majors, which is why Atlanta is willing to deal them to find a pitcher who can help right away. There's no more valuable asset in the game than young cost-controlled starting pitching, so the Braves should be able to cash in their chips for something very nice this year.