Two former Braves performing very well with their new team

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The Braves are playing some of the best baseball I’ve ever seen, so there is absolutely nothing to complain about. But it’s also nice to see a couple of familiar faces in new threads performing much better than expected with their new team.┬áThose players I’m talking about are Bryse Wilson and Julio Teheran, who both so happen to be teammates in Milwaukee.

Wilson is serving in a new role with the Brewers. After being a starter for his first stint in the league, with the Braves and then the Pirates, Milwaukee has opted to use him out of the bullpen and is reaping the dividends. The 25-year-old right-hander owns an outstanding 2.56 ERA and 1.086 WHIP over 38.2 innings and even has saved three games for the Brew Crew. Not everyone is cut out to be a starting pitcher, and it seems as if Wilson has found a nice little niche for himself in relief, which could result in a lengthy MLB career.

Meanwhile, Wilson’s new teammate and longtime Brave, Julio Teheran, is enjoying a resurgent season with the Brewers after not playing at all in the majors last year. A two-time All-Star, Teheran is sporting a more than respectable 2.85 ERA over seven starts, and while his FIP of 5.08 suggests regression is in line, he is the type of pitcher whose ERA always finishes the season well below his FIP.

I was open to the idea of the Braves taking a shot on Teheran when he opted to become a free agent earlier this season. Max Fried and Kyle Wright had just hit the 60-day IL, but the Braves have done just fine without him, and thankfully, Teheran seems to have found a new permanent home as well. Both he and Wilson were nothing but consummate professionals during their tenure in Atlanta, and it’s nice to see them finding success… as long as it isn’t against the Braves.

Photo: Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire

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