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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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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. Nov 20 - 7:17 PM

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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.
Apr 10 - 1:41 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.
Apr 6 - 1:05 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.
Apr 2 - 9:26 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.
Mar 23 - 1:31 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.
Mar 10 - 8:42 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.
Feb 28 - 3:50 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.
Jan 14 - 10:28 AM

Pirates prospect right-hander Jameson Taillon has been shut down from the Arizona Fall League due to a groin injury.

Taillon tweaked his groin during his AFL debut last week. The good news is that he is expected to be ready for spring training. Taillon, who turns 22 next month, posted a 3.73 ERA and 143/52 K/BB ratio over 147 1/3 innings this season between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis. Viewed as one of the top pitching prospects in the game, he should make an impact in the majors at some point in 2014.
Mon, Oct 14, 2013 04:46:00 PM

The Pirates are promoting prospect right-hander Jameson Taillon to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Taillon, the No. 2 overall pick in 2010, earned the promotion after posting a 3.67 ERA and 106/36 K/BB ratio over 110 1/3 innings in 19 starts and one relief appearance this season with Double-A Altoona. There's an outside chance the Pirates could bring him up in September, but he'll likely follow a similar to Gerrit Cole and come up next June.
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 04:57:00 PM

Jameson Taillon has been pitching well while biding his time at Double-A Altoona, posting a 2.93 ERA and 80/31 K/BB ratio through 76 2/3 innings in his first six starts.

With the Pirates' current rotation pitching well, there is no clear opening for the talented 21-year-old to make his mark. He'll continue to refine his game at the minor league level for the time being, but should be a fixture in the Bucco's rotation as early as 2014.
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 11:07:00 PM

Pirates reassigned RHPs Jameson Taillon and Erik Cordier, INFs Matt Hague and Anderson Hernandez and OF Darren Ford to minor league camp.

All expected moves. Taillon is the biggest name of the bunch and could make his major league debut before the year is out. The 21-year-old owns a 3.72 ERA over his first 49 professional starts and was recently ranked as the game's No. 15 prospect by Baseball America.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 10:02:00 AM

The Pirates have promoted pitching prospect Jameson Taillon to Double-A Altoona.

He'll make his first Double-A start on August 21 in Trenton. Taillon, 19, wasn't exactly dominant at High-A Bradenton, posting a 3.82 ERA and 98/37 K/BB ratio over 125 innings. But, the 2010 No. 2 overall pick put up a 2.98 ERA in 10 starts after the All-Star break, and the Pirates think he's ready for a new challenge.
Fri, Aug 17, 2012 01:02:00 PM

Pirates prospect right-hander Jameson Taillon will make his professional debut Wednesday for Low-A West Virginia.

Taillon, a 19-year-old right-hander, received a $6.5 million signing bonus after being selected with the No. 2 pick in last June's First-Year Player Draft. He'll actually face last year's No. 1 overall pick Bryce Harper on Wednesday, appropriately enough.
Mon, Apr 25, 2011 11:11:00 PM

Jim Callis of Baseball America reports that No. 2 overall pick Jameson Taillon will receive a $6.5 million signing bonus from the Pirates.

That's actually more than Bryce Harper's bonus, however Taillon doesn't get any additional guarantees, or a major league contract. Dustin Ackley, who was selected No. 2 overall last year, received a $6 million bonus from the Mariners.
Tue, Aug 17, 2010 01:23:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Tony Sanchez
4Elias Diaz
5Sebastian Valle
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Corey Hart
3Sean Rodriguez
2B1Neil Walker
2Gustavo Nunez
3Jake Elmore
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Pedro Florimon
3Justin Sellers
3B1Josh Harrison
2Deibinson Romero
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Travis Snider
3Andrew Lambo
4Willy Garcia
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3A.J. Burnett
4Charlie Morton
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
7Jeremy Bleich
8Nick Kingham
9Jameson Taillon
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Antonio Bastardo
4John Holdzkom
5Jared Hughes
6Brandon Cumpton
7Stolmy Pimentel
8Casey Sadler
9Bobby LaFromboise
10Rob Scahill
11Radhames Liz
12Deolis Guerra
13Blake Wood
14Brad Lincoln