“Maybe the best I’ve ever seen,” Gonzalez said of the right-hander’s move to first base. “You’ve seen some pretty good left-handed ones, (Andy) Pettitte, Bumgarner and those guys, but as far as a right-hander it’s pretty good.”
Gonzalez said there are two factors in Teheran’s success – his quick feet and short throwing motion to first base.
“Some guys have quick feet but it takes them a long time to get the ball to first base,” Gonzalez said. “He has both. He has the combination of quick feet and a short arm.”
As a staff, the Braves entered Sunday tied for fourth in the major leagues with 14 pickoffs. They trailed on the Pirates (18), Angels (14) and Giants (14). Left-hander Alex Wood has three pickoffs this season for the Braves.
“When I see that (the runner) is getting a big lead, I try to make my best move,” Teheran said Saturday.