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Jameson Taillon | Starting Pitcher | #50

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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 allowed five runs, lasting just 1 2/3 innings, in Thursday's loss to the Phillies.
Taillon got through the first inning without issue before the wheels completely fell off in the second. A Rhys Hoskins solo homer started the ordeal, and Taillon went on to walk two, hit a batter and allow three hits before exiting. The silver lining is that all of the damage came on singles, and the walks and HBP were self-inflicted, so the outcome could have easily been drastically different with a few different bounces. Even with the dud, it's been a good start to the year for the 26-year-old, who'll carry a 2.86 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 21/7 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's interleague start against the Tigers. Apr 19 - 10:55 PM

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Jameson Taillon snapped off six innings of scoreless ball while taking a no-decision in Saturday's win over the Marlins.

Taillon might have lasted deeper into the game -- he surrendered just four hits -- but three walks put strain on his pitch count and prevented a longer outing. He ended his six innings of work having thrown 93 pitches (58 strikes). He's off to a blazing hot open to the year, having now allowed just two runs in 20 1/3 innings while posting an 18/5 K/BB ratio. He has not allowed a run in either of his last two starts. He'll attempt to make it three straight scoreless in a road date with the Phillies when he next toes the rubber.
Apr 14 - 10:02 PM

Jameson Taillon was sensational on Sunday, pitching a complete game, one-hit shutout in a 5-0 win over the Reds with seven strikeouts.

The only baserunners for the Reds in this one were Scooter Gennett and Cliff Pennington walks and a single by Cincinnati starter Tyler Mahle. Everyone else was dealt with by Taillon, who looked as dominant as we've seen him in a Pittsburgh uniform. It's back-to-back strong outings for the 26-year-old, and we might be looking at the start of a breakout campaign. He'll be back on the mound Saturday against the Marlins, and Taillon could make an excellent streaming/DFS option in that game.
Apr 8 - 4:23 PM

Jameson Taillon fanned nine while allowing two runs in 5 1/3 innings Monday in a win over the Twins.

Taillon pitched five scoreless innings before giving up a Brian Dozier homer and a Joe Mauer single with one out in the sixth. He was lifted then, and Mauer came around to score off Edgar Santana. Taillon's nine strikeouts matched his career high, which was established last July 4 against the Phillies. He's going to be a fine mixed-league starter if he can stay healthy.
Apr 2 - 4:57 PM

Jameson Taillon threw three scoreless innings and struck out four against the Phillies on Tuesday.

Taillon ends the spring having allowed three runs in 12 2/3 innings. He struck out 12 and walked three. He's a good bet as a fourth or fifth starter in mixed leagues.
Mar 27 - 4:29 PM

Jameson Taillon notched his first win of the spring after allowing one run and one hit in five innings Friday against the Braves.

The one hit was an Ozzie Albies homers. Taillon allowed two hits and struck out five. He was a disappointment last year, but he seems a little undervalued in fantasy leagues now.
Mar 16 - 5:05 PM

Jameson Taillon allowed two earned runs over 2 2/3 innings Sunday in a Grapefruit League start against the Twins.

Joe Mauer drove in both of the runs -- the first on a sac fly in the bottom of the first and the second on a groundout in the bottom of the third. Taillon gave up two hits and one walk and he did not record a strikeout. The 26-year-old right-hander is coming off a disappointing 2017 campaign that included a testicular cancer diagnosis. He's worth a shot in the mid-to-later rounds of mixed league drafts leading into 2018.
Mar 4 - 2:49 PM

Jameson Taillon pitched two scoreless innings and struck out three Monday against the Red Sox.

Taillon had his nice outing in a game in which the rest of the Pirates pitchers gave up 13 runs. He's getting somewhat overlooked this spring after a rather disappointing 2017 in which he was stricken with testicular cancer. He still has a chance to be a top-30 SP.
Feb 26 - 5:29 PM

Jameson Taillon allowed one run over seven innings, and the Pirates came back to beat the Nationals 4-1 on Saturday.

Taillon gave up four hits and a walk while striking out five. It was a strong close to a trying year for the 25-year-old, who battled testicular cancer and ineffectiveness while still making 25 starts for the Bucs. He finishes with a 4.44 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 133 2/3 innings. It's hard to imagine a more turbulent season, so a regular offseason and good spring should yield better results for Taillon in 2018.
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 11:14:00 PM

Jameson Taillon worked five innings of one-run ball Sunday in a win over the Cardinals.

Taillon served up a solo homer to Matt Carpenter in the top of the third inning but otherwise pitched well, yielding just three other hits and one walk while striking out six of the 20 batters he faced. The 25-year-old right-hander will carry an 8-7 record and 4.62 ERA into his final start of the season next weekend at the Nationals.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 04:40:00 PM

Jameson Taillon yielded two runs in five-plus innings Monday in a loss to the Brewers.

The Pirates skipped Taillon last time through. At 135 innings for the year, he's still 30 short of where he finished last season. Still, his stuff has dipped some recently. The loss tonight leaves him 7-7 with a 4.73 ERA. His FIP, though, is about a run and a quarter better than that ERA.
Mon, Sep 18, 2017 10:38:00 PM

Pirates' manager Clint Hurdle announced Friday that the team will skip Jameson Taillon's next scheduled start.

Taillon has already thrown 116 2/3 innings this season and was roughed up by the Cubs in his last outing, so it looks like the team will take it easy on his workload down the stretch. The right-hander owns a 4.78 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 110/43 K/BB ratio on the year.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 06:34:00 PM

Jameson Taillon gave up six runs on 11 hits over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Cubs on Thursday.

It just wasn't Taillon's night, as the Cubs got to him for runs in each of the five innings in which he pitched. The good news, if silver linings can be had, is that it was never a huge ordeal -- they pecked away with single runs in each of the first four innings before plating two in the fifth. The loss was the first for Taillon since August 1, a span of seven starts. The loss dropped the 25-year-old to 7-6 with a 4.78 ERA and 1.55 WHIP in 22 starts overall. A divisional matchup with the Brewers is on deck Tuesday.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 12:11:00 AM

Jameson Taillon held the Reds scoreless over six innings Saturday but had to settle for a no-decision.

Taillon gave up just two singles and a double, walking one and striking out four. Unfortunately for him, the Reds' Tyler Mahle was equally as stingy, leaving both to watch as the game was decided by the bullpens. The dominant outing was much-needed for Taillon, who had watched as his ERA rose from 2.73 at the break to 4.75 heading into Saturday's outing. He'll carry a 4.50 ERA and 1.51 WHIP into a matchup with the Cubs on Thursday.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 10:28:00 PM

Jameson Taillon allowed two runs -- one earned -- over four-plus innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Reds.

Taillon again struggled with his command, issuing four walks and surrendering five hits before getting lifted in the bottom of the fifth inning. Pittsburgh eventually pulled out a 5-2 victory, with the win going to reliever A.J. Schugel. Taillon has not been good in the second half and now holds a 4.75 ERA and 1.56 WHIP in 106 total innings this season. He's lined up for a rematch with the Reds next time out.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 05:02:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Elias Diaz
1B1Josh Bell
2B1Josh Harrison
2Adam Frazier
3Sean Rodriguez
4Max Moroff
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Colin Moran
2David Freese
3Jung Ho Kang
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Adam Frazier
CF1Starling Marte
RF1Gregory Polanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ivan Nova
2Jameson Taillon
3Chad Kuhl
4Trevor Williams
5Joe Musgrove
6Steven Brault
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Felipe Vázquez
2Michael Feliz
3George Kontos
4Edgar Santana
5Kyle Crick
6Enny Romero
7Tyler Glasnow
8A.J. Schugel
9Richard Rodriguez
10Nik Turley
11Nick Burdi