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Jameson Taillon | Starting Pitcher | #50

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/18/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (2) / PIT
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Jameson Taillon will be skipped on his next turn through the Triple-A Indianapolis rotation.
Pirates general manager Neal Huntington told MLB.com's Adam Berry that he wants to conserve Taillon's innings for later in the season, when the 24-year-old right-hander will likely be pitching at the major league level. Taillon is appearing this year in his first meaningful games since 2013. He boasts a 1.82 ERA, 0.81 WHIP, and 51/5 K/BB ratio through 49 1/3 innings (eight starts) at Triple-A. May 24 - 9:31 PM

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Pirates RHP prospect Jameson Taillon scattered two hits and one walk over seven shutout innings Tuesday in a no-decision for Triple-A Indianapolis.

He lowered his ERA from 1.54 to 1.19 while pushing his season strikeout total to 26. Taillon is now tied with Lehigh Valley's Zach Eflin for the International League lead in WHIP (0.76). The 24-year-old has handed out just three free passes in 30 1/3 innings this season. Finally healthy after spending all of last year recovering from Tommy John surgery, Taillon is poised to make his Pirates debut this summer.
Source: MILB.com
May 4 - 1:28 PM

Pirates RHP prospect Jameson Taillon surrendered just one hit over six shutout frames Saturday in a win for Triple-A Indianapolis.

Taillon matched a season-high with six strikeouts. He retired the first seven hitters he faced before Carlos Triunfel took first on a hit-by-pitch. Taillon has looked sharp in his return from Tommy John surgery, winning two of his first three starts with a minuscule 1.65 ERA. The former first-round pick has yet to allow a walk in 2016. The 24-year-old's long-awaited big league debut should come later this year.
Source: MILB.com
Apr 24 - 3:29 PM

Jameson Taillon tossed six innings of one-run ball in his season debut Wednesday at Triple-A Indianapolis.

It was his first start in a live, meaningful game since 2013. He scattered five hits and struck out six without issuing a walk. "It's been a while," Taillon told reporters after the game. "I felt good, I felt pretty crisp. I was stoked to be out there competing." Taillon should make his major league debut at some point this summer if his big right arm continues to cooperate. He needed Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in 2014 and hernia surgery in 2015.
Source: MiLB.com
Apr 14 - 8:54 AM

Pirates optioned RHPs Jameson Taillon and Tyler Glasnow to Triple-A Indianapolis.

The top two pitchers in the Pirates' system will open the 2016 season in the minor leagues, as expected. Taillon finally has a clean bill of health and will push to make his major league debut at some point this summer. He's been considered an elite young talent since the day he was drafted in 2010 and there's still hope that he could become something special in Pittsburgh. Glasnow should reach the majors this year also.
Mar 14 - 8:40 AM

Jameson Taillon allowed one run in two innings in relief Saturday versus the Braves.

Taillon has been regarded as a top pitching prospect since the day he was drafted in 2010, but because of injuries, this was just his fourth career spring training appearance and he's yet to make his major league debut. He'll probably see Pittsburgh at some point this season if he can only stay healthy.
Mar 5 - 4:53 PM

Pirates pitching prospect Jameson Taillon (hernia, elbow) will carry a clean bill of health into 2016.

Taillon missed most of 2014 following Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and then suffered a season-ending inguinal hernia while rehabbing last June. He expects to finally reach the majors in 2016. "It really bugged me when I heard people say I had two lost years," Taillon told reporters this weekend at the Pirates' annual FanFest. "Because those two lost years, I was working with the best pitching coaches, away from the drawing board, getting to refine what I was weak at."
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 08:47:00 AM

Pirates pitching prospect Jameson Taillon will undergo surgery next week to repair an inguinal hernia.

The procedure will sideline him for two months. It's some more rotten luck for Taillon, who now is facing a second straight lost season after rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. Taillon will turn just 24 over the winter but will need to make up for the time he's lost.
Fri, Jul 3, 2015 05:45:00 PM

Pirates prospect right-hander Jameson Taillon (elbow) is being held out of game activity due to lower abdominal pain.

Taillon was originally expected to start for the Pirates' GCL team on Tuesday, which would have been his first official rehab start as he makes his way back from Tommy John surgery, but that plan is on hold for now. He apparently began feeling symptoms after his last start in extended spring training last week. No word on how long he'll be sidelined, but the good news is that it isn't related to his elbow.
Tue, Jun 23, 2015 03:04:00 PM

Jameson Taillon (elbow) tossed 74 pitches over five innings Thursday at extended spring training.

It's another step in the right direction for the rehabbing right-hander, who should be just about ready to join one of the Pirates' minor league affiliates. Taillon underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last April. He could become an option for Pittsburgh's starting rotation at some point in the second half.
Thu, Jun 18, 2015 01:14:00 PM

Jameson Taillon (elbow) hurled 61 pitches over four innings Saturday in an extended spring training game.

The rehabbing 23-year-old right-hander is on the cusp of returning to live, meaningful minor league games and could become an option for the Pirates' rotation in the second half. Taillon had Tommy John surgery last April. "He’d love nothing more than for us to ramp it up, yet he understands this is a long-term process and a long-term vision with him," Pirates GM Neal Huntington said Sunday. "He is getting closer to being able to pitch under the lights."
Mon, Jun 15, 2015 09:32:00 AM

Jameson Taillon (elbow) tossed four scoreless innings Monday in an extended spring training game.

Taillon yielded no hits and only one walk in the sharp outing. The 23-year-old right-hander should be cleared to begin pitching in minor league games within the next couple of weeks and could become an option for the Pirates' rotation at some point in the second half of the season. Taillon underwent Tommy John surgery last April.
Mon, Jun 8, 2015 02:43:00 PM

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.
Mon, May 25, 2015 08:50:00 AM

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.
Thu, May 14, 2015 04:18:00 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.
Wed, May 13, 2015 05:38:00 PM

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