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Jameson Taillon

24-Year-Old Pitcher – Pittsburgh Pirates

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Taillon will attempt to come back from the Tommy John surgery he underwent last April and hernia surgery last July. The right-hander completed fall instructs healthy and is expected to be ready for sp...

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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   

April 24, 2016  –  Jameson Taillon News

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Taillon threw six scoreless innings of one-hit ball Saturday, striking out six while walking none.

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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
2016 24 AAA IND 4 4 0 23.1 18 4 0 23 2 2 0 0 0 0 1.54 0.87
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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
2016 24 AAA IND 4 4 23.1 8.96 0.78 11.50 0.00 80% 1.54 1.60 .299
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The Pirates haven't decided whether Taillon will be under an innings limit in 2016. “We're going to treat him like any other pitcher,” trainer Todd Tomczyk told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “We will monitor his recovery on a daily basis throughout the year to see if an innings threshold needs to be done or not.”

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Taillon made his first start in two years Wednesday for Triple-A Indianapolis, allowing one run over six innings on five hits while striking out six and walking none.

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Pittsburgh reassigned Taillon to minor-league camp Monday.

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Taillon allowed two hits and one run (a solo homer) in two innings Saturday against the Braves, striking out two, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. "I'm a little different than him [Tyler Glasnow] just because I've had two years [while injured] to work on stuff," Taillon said. "He's had those two be competing. I need to work on competing; he might need to work on mechanics more. My goal this spring is to attack hitters and treat it like a major league game."

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Taillon, who completed two innings during an intrasquad game Monday, is progressing well early in spring training. “More than anything, I'm excited that I'm not being treated differently and I'm moving along quickly,” Taillon told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “In the back of my head I was a little worried that I would be throwing a little slower (routine) than most. But I'm pretty much on the same schedule as everybody else.”

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2015

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 but instead faced the long 12-to-18 month rehab process. Pittsburgh will take a conservative approach with its top pitching prospect in 2015. Taillon has thrown just 382 innings in parts of three minor league seasons, including only 37 at Triple-A. The righty has yet to dominate at any level for an extended period of time and the Pirates will almost certainly give him substantial Triple-A time before a possible big-league promotion. Taillon remains a prized keeper league property, one which fantasy owners need to keep a close eye on throughout his rehab process.

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.