Julio Teheran would've had to pitch terribly this spring to miss out on a spot in the Braves' rotation. And even if he didn't have that great of a showing, he still probably would've been penciled in as the club's fifth starter.

After another fine performance on Thursday night against a worthwhile Tigers lineup, Teheran improved his line to this in spring training:

9IP, 4H, 2ER, 12K, 2BB, 2.00 ERA

Yes, that's a small sample size, and yes, it's in exhibition games. But if you watch Teheran throw this spring, it's pretty apparent this is hardly the guy we sparingly saw in the big leagues the last two years.