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Jameson Taillon | Starting Pitcher | #50

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/18/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (2) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Jameson Taillon defeated the Mariners by allowing one run in six innings on Wednesday.
Taillon struck out six and walked none in his second big-league victory. He's issued a total of six walks in five starts for the Pirates, so control isn't any kind of issue. He's not getting as many swings and misses on his fastball as one would like to see from someone who throws in the mid-90s, but he's been pretty impressive anyway, particularly for someone who has missed so much time as a professional. Next up for him is a showdown in St. Louis. Jun 30 - 1:44 AM

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Jameson Taillon had a rough night Friday against the Dodgers, allowing four runs over four-plus innings of work.

Taillon was pulled after allowing the first three batters to reach in the fifth inning. All told, the young right-hander allowed eight hits and one walk while striking out two batters. He also was charged with a run-scoring balk. The 24-year-old has failed to complete five innings in each of his last two starts and now owns a 4.50 ERA and 15/5 K/BB ratio in 22 innings over his first four starts in the majors. He’ll look for improvement next week against the Mariners.
Jun 24 - 10:43 PM

Jameson Taillon struggled in a losing effort against the Cubs on Sunday night, allowing four runs on eight hits over his four innings of work.

The young right-hander struck out five while walking one. Almost all of the damage against him was done via the long ball, with Javier Baez, Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo each clubbing solo home runs against him. He'll head into Friday's start against the Dodgers with a 3.50 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 13/4 K/BB through his first 18 innings.
Jun 19 - 11:33 PM

Jameson Taillon was masterful in his second major league start, holding the Mets to just two singles and one walk over eight shutout frames in a 4-0 win.

Taillon took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before it was broken up by a Curtis Granderson leadoff single. He yielded another single to James Loney in the eighth but pitched around that, too. Taillon struck out five on the night and probably could've easily gone the distance, having thrown just 91 pitches over eight innings. However, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle thought better of pushing the youngster with a 4-0 lead. That Taillon was so dominant in just his second major league start is impressive. That he did it against the same team he faced in his first outing adds to it. Taillon should face the Cubs at Wrigley on Sunday.
Jun 14 - 9:54 PM

Pirates recalled RHP Jameson Taillon from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Taillon allowed three runs over six innings last Wednesday against the Mets in his major league and he'll face them again Tuesday night in New York. He's eligible to return after Gerrit Cole was placed on the disabled list Tuesday with a right triceps muscle strain. Taillon should be owned in most mixed fantasy leagues as long as he has a rotation spot.
Jun 14 - 2:56 PM

Pirates optioned RHP Jameson Taillon to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Taillon allowed three earned runs over six innings in his major league debut Wednesday against the Mets, taking a no-decision in the Pirates' eventual 6-5 loss. The talented young right-hander should get another shot by the end of the month. Pittsburgh just needed a fresh bullpen arm. Taillon has registered a stellar 2.04 ERA and 61/6 K/BB ratio in 61 2/3 innings (10 starts) this season with Triple-A Indianapolis.
Jun 9 - 1:40 PM

Making his major league debut, Jameson Taillon eked out a quality start by allowing three runs in six innings in a no-decision against the Mets on Wednesday.

The big blow was a two run bomb by Ty Kelly. Taillon struck out three Mets while walking two and allowing six base hits. He did not factor in the decision. An elite prospect for several years, Taillon has completed his recovery from Tommy John surgery with fantastic numbers in AAA this year. It remains to be seen if Taillon is up for good or if he will be sent back to the minors for a while. He has the talent to be a difference maker in fantasy leagues.
Jun 9 - 12:20 AM

Pirates recalled RHP Jameson Taillon from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Taillon will be making his big league debut against the Mets on Wednesday. Injuries robbed the 24-year-old right-hander of two seasons in the minors, but in 2016, he has pitched to a 2.04 ERA with a stellar 61/6 K/BB ratio across 61 2/3 innings (10 starts) for Triple-A Indy. The Pirates have not committed to a second start for the talented prospect, but he makes for an intriguing mixed-league speculative add.
Jun 8 - 4:17 PM

The Pirates will call up prospect right-hander Jameson Taillon to make his major league debut Wednesday against the Mets.

The Pirates had a rainout on Monday and are playing a doubleheader on Tuesday, so they were in need of an extra starter for this week. And so, it will be Taillon vs. Noah Syndergaard on Wednesday, which should be a lot of fun. It's unclear what the plans are beyond Wednesday, but there's opportunity in this rotation right now. After missing two full seasons due to injury, the 24-year-old has compiled a 2.04 ERA and 61/6 K/BB ratio in 61 2/3 innings over 10 starts in Triple-A this season. He's worth adding in most mixed formats on the chance that he sticks around.
Jun 7 - 1:03 PM

Jameson Taillon will be skipped on his next turn through the Triple-A Indianapolis rotation.

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington told'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

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.
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.
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.
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

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