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Randall Delgado, Braves Top-Prospect, To Be Called Up

With the loss of Tommy Hanson for a few more days the Atlanta Braves have re-called top-prospect Randall Delgado to take his spot in the rotation. The 21-year old righty will pitch Tuesday night in a big tilt with the San Francisco Giants at Turner Field.

There were two options to replace Hanson -- the other being other top-prospect Julio Teheran -- but with both Delgado's turn in the rotation coming Tuesday and his recent dominance in Triple-A Gwinnett made the decision a little easier for Fredi Gonzalez and his staff.

Just how good has Delgado been? Since his promotion to Gwinnett, Randall is 2-0 and has not allowed a run in 13 innings. In that span he gave up just six hits and five walks while striking out 15. Needless to say, it appears he adjusted well to the change of scenery.

This is why the Braves were so hesitant to trade away any of their top-prospects at the trade deadline; you can never have too much pitching. We are all witnesses to that statement these last few weeks with Hanson and Jair Jurrjens banged up, and hopefully Mike Minor and Randall will continue their good work on the mound.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.