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Jameson Taillon

23-Year-Old Pitcher – Pittsburgh Pirates

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Taillon, the second overall pick in the 2010 first-year player draft, underwent Tommy John surgery in April of 2013. He was expected to serve as a midseason Super 2 callup in the order of Gerrit Cole ...

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2015 ADP:  637.32

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Elbow     EST. RETURN:  5/19/2015
LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 245   DOB: 11/18/1991
BORN: Lakeland, FL   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   

March 19, 2015  –  Jameson Taillon News

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The Pirates sent Taillon (elbow) to minor league camp Thursday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2011 19 A WES 23 23 0 92.2 90 41 9 97 22 2 3 0 0 0 3.98 1.21
2012 20 A+ BRA 3 23 0 125.0 109 53 10 98 37 6 8 0 0 0 3.82 1.17
2012 20 AA ALT 3 3 0 17.0 11 3 0 18 1 3 0 0 0 0 1.59 0.71
2013 21 AA ALT 6 19 0 110.1 112 45 8 106 36 4 7 0 0 0 3.67 1.34
2013 21 AAA IND 6 6 0 37.0 31 16 1 37 16 1 3 0 0 0 3.89 1.27
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2011 19 A WES 23 23 92.2 9.47 2.15 4.41 0.88 68.9% 3.98 3.37 .332
2012 20 A+ BRA 3 23 125.0 7.06 2.66 2.65 0.72 68.4% 3.82 3.70 .280
2012 20 AA ALT 3 3 17.0 9.53 0.53 18.00 0.00 75% 1.59 1.26 .269
2013 21 AA ALT 6 19 110.1 8.66 2.94 2.94 0.65 73.6% 3.67 3.34 .337
2013 21 AAA IND 6 6 37.0 9.00 3.89 2.31 0.24 67.4% 3.89 3.17 .308
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Taillon (elbow) will throw his second live batting practice Friday, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.

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Taillon faced live batters Friday for the first time since his Tommy John surgery. “Felt clean, felt strong,” Taillon said of his outing. “We're holding the curveball back. … We want to ease into it,” the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Taillon (elbow) is hoping to pitch in an actual game April 9, a year and a day after his Tommy John surgery, the Pirates' official site reports.

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Taillon (elbow) is expected to throw his first live batting practice session since undergoing Tommy John surgery next Friday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Taillon (elbow) will throw bullpens for two more weeks before progressing to live batting practice, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Bill Brink reports.

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Taillon (elbow) will resume throwing off a mound next week, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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2014

The second overall pick in the 2010 draft, Taillon gave a glimpse of his potential in the WBC, striking out David Wright and Ryan Braun in four innings of one-run ball for Team Canada. He spent most of 2013 with Double-A Altoona and posted an uninspiring 4-7 record with a 3.67 ERA and 1.34 WHIP, but a 106:36 K:BB ratio in 110.1 innings highlighted his elite prospect status. Pittsburgh then promoted the 22-year-old to Triple-A in August, where he registered a 3.89 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 37:16 K:BB ratio while limiting batters to a .218 batting average. Pirates GM Neal Huntington expects Taillon to open with Triple-A Indianapolis in 2014, but once the organization is satisfied that Taillon's changeup is as effective as his plus fastball and curve, he will make his major-league debut.

2013

Taillon persevered through an up-and-down Low-A season in 2012 well enough to earn a late promotion to Double-A. The hard-throwing righty compiled a 3.82 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in 125 innings for Bradenton, including a 98:37 K:BB ratio. In three Altoona starts, Taillon limited opponents to three runs in 17 frames with 18 strikeouts and one walk. His potential is tremendous. It's easy to forget that Taillon went straight from high school to the minor leagues, but he's still learning on the fly. He's far from a finished product but has the stuff to be a staff ace. The 21-year-old will likely begin 2013 in Altoona. Pittsburgh remains conservative with its promotions, but it's possible Taillon could see his first major league action in September.

2012

Taillon's numbers might not reflect his effectiveness because the organization instructed him to command his fastball at the risk of whiffing hitters with breaking balls. Once the Bucs are comfortable with his control, the kid gloves will come off and his repertoire will be in full effect. Taillon pitched well in his professional debut for Low-A West Virginia, compiling a 3.98 ERA and 1.215 WHIP in 92.2 innings. More impressively, he put up a 97:22 K:BB ratio. Taillon will test his stuff at High-A Bradenton with a possible promotion to Double-A Altoona by summer's end. He's a cerebral pitcher who might be overshadowed by 2011 No. 1 pick, Gerrit Cole, but his future appears extremely bright. He could be pushing for a spot in Pittsburgh's rotation by 2013.

2011

It's not likely the No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 draft will be pitching in the big leagues for at least two or three years, but dynasty owners will want to consider adding him right away. Taillon comes out of high school with a fastball that sits around 94 mph and sometimes hits the high-90s. His ceiling is thought to be higher than any other hurler in last summer's draft, though time will tell. The Pirates are expected to start him out at Low-A West Virginia in 2011. Since he didn't sign until deadline day, the 6-foot-6 righty never pitched in the Bucs' organization, though he did take part in the Florida Instructional League. Taillon has drawn comparisons to Josh Beckett. Pittsburgh hasn't developed a front-line starter for many years but is hoping Taillon finally fits the bill.