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Jameson Taillon | Starting Pitcher

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (23) / 11/18/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jameson Taillon (elbow) pitched two innings of an extended spring training game Saturday in Florida.
Pirates GM Neal Huntington said the ball was coming out of Taillon's hand "free and easy." The 23-year-old right-hander is being eased along in his rehabilitation from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery but could feasibly become an option for the Pirates' rotation sometime in the second half. He's only a couple weeks away from pitching in live, meaningful minor league games. May 25 - 8:50 AM

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Jameson Taillon (elbow) threw 11 pitches over one inning Thursday in an extended spring training game.

Pirates assistant general manager Kyle Stark said it went well. Taillon underwent Tommy John surgery last April and likely won't be ready to begin pitching in minor league games until the end of May. The Pirates figure to handle him with care in his return, but he might not be far off from the majors if he can show his pre-surgery form.
May 14 - 4:18 PM

Jameson Taillon (elbow) is scheduled to throw an inning in an extended spring training game Thursday.

It'll be his first time facing live opposing hitters since undergoing Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last April. Taillon will continue to be eased along in his rehab, but the 23-year-old prospect could become an option for the Pirates' starting rotation at some point in the second half.
May 13 - 5:38 PM

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Sunday that pitching prospect Jameson Taillon (elbow) will begin pitching in minor league games "sooner than later."

"He's continuing to make progress and continuing to check box after box," said the Pirates' skipper. Taillon underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last April and is being eased along at extended spring training. The 23-year-old right-hander could make his major league debut in the second half of the 2015 season if everything continues to go smoothly.
Apr 20 - 10:37 AM

Pirates optioned RHP Jameson Taillon to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Taillon is still on his way back from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and probably won't begin pitching in minor league games until sometime in May. The 23-year-old right-hander will be treated with great caution this season. He isn't worth drafting in standard mixed fantasy leagues.
Mar 19 - 9:23 AM

Jameson Taillon (elbow) is scheduled to face live hitters next week for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery last April.

Taillon threw a successful bullpen session on Friday and is scheduled to do so again on Tuesday. If all goes well, he'll progress to throwing live batting practice for the first time on Friday. He isn't expected to see any live game action until extended spring training, and won't appear in minor league games until May.
Mar 6 - 10:51 PM

Jameson Taillon (elbow) is scheduled to begin facing live hitters next month.

The 23-year-old right-hander has already been throwing on a mound in bullpen sessions as he recovers from Tommy John surgery that he underwent last April. As long as he avoids any setbacks, he could be ready for minor league game action in May. Fantasy owners in re-draft leagues shouldn't expect much out of him this season.
Source: MILB.com
Feb 15 - 5:31 PM

Pirates purchased the contract of RHP Jameson Taillon from Triple-A Indianapolis.

One of the top pitching prospects in the game, Taillon missed all of 2014 and will likely be out until around midseason of next season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. He's now protected from the Rule 5 Draft.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 07:17:00 PM

Jameson Taillon underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery Thursday.

The procedure was performed by Dr. David Altchek in New York. Taillon will need at least 12 months of rehab, and probably won't be a realistic rotation option for the Pirates until sometime around the 2015 All-Star break. The highly-rated pitching prospect posted a 3.73 ERA and 143 strikeouts in 147 1/3 innings last season between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis.
Thu, Apr 10, 2014 01:41:00 PM

Pirates pitching prospect Jameson Taillon will undergo Tommy John surgery.

Taillon injured the elbow late in spring training and after a couple of opinions the decision has been made that going under the knife is the best option. One of the top pitching prospects in the game, Taillon had been poised to make his major league debut this season. Now it seems likely that he probably won't be an option for the big club until at least midseason next year.
Sun, Apr 6, 2014 01:05:00 PM

Jameson Taillon got a second opinion on his right elbow Monday.

The results of the test still haven't been revealed as the team decides on a course of action. It's worth noting that the second opinion was given by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, one of the game's preeminent Tommy John surgeons. The first opinion on the elbow received 10 days ago showed that the elbow ligament was still intact, but it's concerning that the team has been mum on the results of Monday's scan. That should change soon.
Wed, Apr 2, 2014 09:26:00 PM

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said tests showed no ligament damage in Jameson Taillon's sore elbow.

He'll have a second opinion on the elbow, as the team is being cautious with its top prospect. Taillon will begin the season in the minors but, assuming his elbow is OK, the right-hander should be in Pittsburgh before the season ends.
Sun, Mar 23, 2014 01:31:00 PM

Pirates reassigned RHP Jameson Taillon, C Carlos Paulino, and INF Matt Hague to minor league camp.

Taillon didn't have a realistic chance to crack the Opening Day roster, but he could make his major league debut this summer if all goes well. The 22-year-old right-hander had a 3.73 ERA and 143/52 K/BB ratio over 147 1/3 innings last season between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis. Baseball America recently ranked him as the No. 22 prospect in the game.
Mon, Mar 10, 2014 08:42:00 AM

Jameson Taillon retired six of the seven Blue Jays he faced in relief on Friday.

Taillon figures to be one of the Pirates' early cuts this spring, but a June or July arrival is a possibility for the top prospect. He gave up just a single in his two innings today.
Fri, Feb 28, 2014 03:50:00 PM

The Pirates have invited prospect right-hander Jameson Taillon to major league spring training.

One of the top pitching prospects in the game, Taillon posted a 3.73 ERA and 143/52 K/BB ratio over 147 1/3 innings last season between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis. The 22-year-old could make his major league debut by June or July if all goes well.
Tue, Jan 14, 2014 10:28:00 AM

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