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Jameson Taillon | Starting Pitcher | #50

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/18/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (2) / PIT
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Jameson Taillon was smashed for 10 runs - nine earned - and nine hits with a walk and just one strikeout across three innings in a loss Tuesday at San Francisco.
It was a nightmare outing for Taillon, as he threw just 43 of his 70 pitches for strikes. He was able to keep the ball in the park, but when he did throw strikes he hung them over the plate and they were smashed into corners or gaps. He allowed three doubles and a triple among his nine hits allowed. He'll look to bounce back next Tuesday against Cincinnati. Jul 26 - 4:17 AM

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Jameson Taillon improved to 6-3 after allowing two runs over 5 1/3 innings in Thursday's win over the Brewers.

Taillon struck out eight today. He's fanned 22 batters in 15 1/3 innings this month, which includes his two high strikeout games of the year (eight today and nine against the Phillies on July 4). It seems like a pretty strong second half is on the way.
Jul 20 - 4:20 PM

Jameson Taillon allowed four runs on eight hits over five innings in a loss to the Cardinals on Saturday.

It was a disastrous fifth inning that did Taillon in. He appeared to be out of the woods with two outs and the pitcher at the plate, but Lance Lynn laced an RBI double to keep the inning alive, and the Cards got an RBI single from Matt Carpenter and a run-scoring double from Tommy Pham before Taillon could escape. It marred what was otherwise a pretty good outing for the 25-year-old, who didn't allow any major damage while striking out five without issuing a walk. Taillon is 5-3 with a 3.06 ERA through 12 starts, and he'll try to shake it off when he faces the Brewers on Thursday.
Jul 15 - 10:55 PM

Jameson Taillon has been scratched from Sunday's start against the Cubs due to flu-like symptoms.

Taillon went out on the field to warm up but apparently wasn't feeling well enough to give it a go. He's listed as day-to-day and should be fine to take his first turn after the All-Star break. Chad Kuhl will start in Taillon's place on just two days' rest after throwing 95 pitches over seven innings Thursday.
Jul 9 - 12:52 PM

Jameson Taillon set a career-high with nine strikeouts across five shutout innings in Tuesday’s 3-0 win over the Phillies.

Not only were the strikeouts a career-high for Taillon, they were a season-high for any Pirates starter this season. He permitted just four hits and two walks. Unfortunately, all the whiffs elevated Taillon’s pitch count, as he was lifted after throwing 102 pitches in his five frames. Taillon holds a 1.98 ERA and 29/9 K/BB ratio over 27 1/3 innings in his five starts since returning from the disabled list. His final start of the first half will come Sunday at Wrigley.
Jul 4 - 7:56 PM

Jameson Taillon scattered seven hits over 6 1/3 scoreless innings in a win over the Rays on Thursday.

Taillon gave up a pair of doubles among his seven hits allowed but nothing more serious, keeping the Rays off-balance enough to keep them off the scoreboard. The win improved him to 4-2 with a 2.97 ERA and 1.35 WHIP in 10 starts. He's been especially good since coming back from testicular cancer, allowing just six runs over 22 1/3 innings of work. A tasty matchup with the Phillies is on tap for Tuesday.
Jun 29 - 11:12 PM

Jameson Taillon was handed a no-decision after allowing two runs over six innings Friday versus the Cardinals.

The only damage was a two-run homer off the bat of Jose Martinez. Taillon struck out seven and walked a pair in the no-decision. The 25-year-old has now had two really good starts and one shaky one since returning from surgery for testicular cancer. He’s made for an amazing story.
Jun 24 - 12:29 AM

Jameson Taillon was hit hard in Sunday's loss to the Cubs, allowing four runs on eight hits over his five innings of work.

The right-hander walked out and struck out four on the afternoon. Willson Contreras inflicted most of the damage against him, with an RBI double in the first inning and a two-run double in the third. Now 3-2 on the season, Taillon will carry a 3.38 ERA and 1.39 WHIP into Friday's start against the Cardinals in St. Louis.
Jun 18 - 4:40 PM

Jameson Taillon was impressive in his return to the big league mound on Monday, scattering five hits over five shutout innings in a victory over the Rockies.

Taillon whiffed five on the night while issuing two free passes. He returned to the hill just five weeks after undergoing surgery for testicular cancer and looked as though he didn't miss a beat. Now 3-1 on the year, he'll bring a 2.90 ERA and 1.34 WHIP with him into Sunday's matchup against the defending World Champion Cubs.
Jun 12 - 10:19 PM

Pirates activated RHP Jameson Taillon from the 10-day disabled list.

Taillon will return to the mound on Monday against the Rockies exactly five weeks after he had testicular cancer surgery. The righty could be fairly limited from a pitch count perspective Monday, but he pitched well on a rehab assignment and looks safe for fantasy owners to go ahead and activate.
Jun 12 - 5:11 PM

Jameson Taillon (cancer) is scheduled to start Monday against the visiting Rockies.

The start will come exactly five weeks from his surgery for testicular cancer. Taillon posted an impressive 3.21 ERA and 21/3 K/BB ratio over 14 innings during his three-start minor league rehab assignment. The 25-year-old right-hander looks safe for immediate activation in all standard fantasy leagues.
Jun 10 - 12:55 PM

Jameson Taillon (cancer) will rejoin the Pirates' rotation early next week.

Taillon is almost a month to the day removed from have surgery for testicular cancer, so he's made quite a rapid recovery. The Pirates haven't announced who he'll replace in the rotation, but Tyler Glasnow, Chad Kuhl and Trevor Williams could all be candidates.
Jun 9 - 3:59 PM

Jameson Taillon (cancer) will make another rehab start Wednesday with Triple-A Indianapolis.

Taillon allowed just one unearned run over five innings Friday with Indy, after working three scoreless innings in his rehab debut last Sunday at Double-A Altoona. The 25-year-old right-hander will likely return to the Pirates' starting rotation after Wednesday's outing, assuming it goes smoothly. He underwent surgery just four weeks ago for testicular cancer.
Jun 3 - 4:22 PM

Jameson Taillon is scheduled to make his next rehab start Friday at Triple-A Indianapolis.

Taillon struck out six batters over three scoreless innings in his first rehab outing Sunday with Double-A Altoona and he could feasibly return to the Pirates' rotation next week if everything goes well on Friday in Triple-A. The 25-year-old right-hander underwent surgery for testicular cancer just three weeks ago. It's a tremendous story.
May 31 - 10:36 AM

Jameson Taillon (cancer) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Tuesday.

Taillon struck out six batters over three scoreless innings Sunday with Double-A Altoona, just three weeks removed from surgery for testicular cancer. The Pirates haven't revealed a specific timetable for his return, but Taillon expects to make at least one more start in the minors.
May 29 - 2:28 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Josh Bell
2John Jaso
2B1Josh Harrison
2Max Moroff
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
LF1Starling Marte
2Adam Frazier
3Jose Osuna
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Jameson Taillon
3Ivan Nova
4Chad Kuhl
5Trevor Williams
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Felipe Rivero
2Juan Nicasio
3Tony Watson
4Daniel Hudson
5Wade LeBlanc
6Jhan Marinez
7A.J. Schugel
8Steven Brault