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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 yielded three runs over five innings in a no-decision against the Nationals on Friday.
All three runs scored in the second inning, the big blow of which was a two-run homer off the bat of Danny Espinosa. Taillon settled down from there and kept the Pirates in the ballgame into the middle innings. The young right-hander fanned seven and walked none and now has an impressive 3.49 ERA and 81/14 K/BB ratio in 98 innings across 17 starts on the year. As of now, he lines up for a start against the Cubs next week to finish his rookie season. Sep 24 - 12:32 AM

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Jameson Taillon did enough to get by on Saturday, allowing eight hits, three runs and one walk over five innings to beat the Reds.

He also added two strikeouts. Taillon allowed all three of his runs on a third-inning blast by Adam Duvall. It was a "bend but don't break" kind of outing for Taillon, who was limited to just 79 pitches. The victory evened his record at 4-4. He'll go for win No. 5 Friday against Washington.
Sep 17 - 5:01 PM

Jameson Taillon will start the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Reds.

Taillon had his last start skipped as the Pirates try to limit his overall workload after missing the entirety of the 2014 and 2015 campaigns. Trevor Williams is expected to get the ball in the nightcap on Saturday.
Sep 15 - 8:13 PM

Jameson Taillon will be skipped on his next turn through the Pirates' rotation.

Taillon missed all of 2014 and 2015 with elbow and hernia troubles, so the Pirates are trying to be smart about his workload even as they cling to the hope of claiming a National League Wild Card spot. Gerrit Cole is returning from the disabled list Monday to take Taillon's spot. Chad Kuhl is also going to be skipped on his next turn, with Drew Hutchison starting Saturday against the Reds in his place.
Sep 8 - 3:55 PM

Jameson Taillon held the Cardinals to two runs in five innings Sunday in a no-decision.

It wasn't his most efficient outing, but Taillon pitched well enough to out-duel Mike Leake and help the Bucs snap an eight-game losing streak. The "win" went to reliever Trevor Williams, who tossed three scoreless innings. Taillon gave up six hits and walked one while striking out five. He owns a 3.27 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 72/13 K/BB ratio in 88 innings (15 starts) this season with a favorable matchup coming next week in Philly.
Sep 7 - 10:20 PM

Jameson Taillon was handed a tough-luck loss Friday against tossing six innings of one-run ball against the Brewers.

Taillon limited the Brewers to just three hits while walking none and striking out four. The only damage was an RBI double by Scooter Gennett in his final inning of work, but it was enough to put him in line for the loss. Still, it was a solid bounceback outing after he was knocked around for five runs over three innings in his last start against the Brewers last weekend. The rookie right-hander will bring an impressive 3.25 ERA into an important matchup against the Cardinals next week.
Sep 2 - 10:43 PM

Pirates recalled RHP Jameson Taillon from Rookie-level Bristol.

Taillon was sent down a couple days ago in a procedural move. He'll start Friday against the Brewers.
Sep 2 - 1:04 PM

Pirates optioned RHP Jameson Taillon to Low-A Bristol.

This is really just a procedural move -- Taillon can and will return to the majors when Bristol's season ends this Friday. The young right-hander boasts a 3.39 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 63/12 K/BB ratio over his first 77 innings (13 starts) at the big league level.
Aug 30 - 7:45 PM

Jameson Taillon struggled in a no-decision against the Brewers on Saturday, giving up five runs on seven hits in just three frames.

Taillon walked two and struck out three on the night. Hernan Perez single-handedly did most of the damage against him, belting a three-run homer in the first inning and a solo shot in the third. Even with this brutal outing though, Taillon still sports a strong 3.39 ERA and 1.12 WHIP over 77 innings in 13 starts with the Pirates this season. He'll look to get back on track when he squares off against these same Brewers at home on Friday.
Aug 27 - 11:35 PM

Jameson Taillon was excellent Monday against the Astros but was stuck with a loss, allowing two runs over eight innings.

The Astros managed just four hits and one walk off of Taillon, who punched out a career-high eight batters. However, a leadoff walk and then a home run by Teoscar Hernandez did Taillon in. It was a superb outing nonetheless, as Taillon lowered his ERA to 2.92 to go along with a 1.04 WHIP and 60/10 K/BB ratio over 74 innings. He'll take on the Brewers this weekend.
Aug 22 - 9:52 PM

Jameson Taillon turned in a quality start in Tuesday's no-decision against the Giants, surrendering three runs on six hits over six innings.

Taillon struck out five and walked one in the no-decision, throwing 91 pitches (65 strikes) over his six innings of work. Buster Posey collected a two-run double against him in the first inning. He wouldn't allow another run until the sixth, when Hunter Pence picked up an RBI via a ground out. Taillon will carry a 3.00 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 52/9 K/BB ratio (66 innings) into a home start against the Astros next time he toes the rubber.
Aug 17 - 1:47 AM

Jameson Taillon shut out the Padres for eight innings on Thursday, allowing just three hits.

Taillon looks like a star, if only his arm proves capable of throwing 180-200 innings per year. The Pirates will soon start thinking about getting him ready for 2017, so it's unlikely that he'll be a part of the team's rotation in September. He's at 121 innings now after missing both 2014 and 2015 following Tommy John surgery.
Aug 11 - 4:07 PM

Jameson Taillon tossed six innings of one-run baseball against the Reds on Friday night but had to settle for a no-decision as the Pirates won 3-2 in walk-off fashion.

He struck out six batters and walked one in addition to the six base hits he allowed. The rookie has a nice 3.29 ERA after nine starts. He has issued just six free passes in 52 innings while striking out 43. The only player selected before him in the 2010 draft was Bryce Harper. He has elite upside.
Aug 5 - 10:44 PM

Jameson Taillon allowed two runs over six innings, striking out six, in a loss to the Brewers on Saturday.

Taillon gave up six hits without issuing a free pass, but he was outdueled by Brewers starter Chase Anderson. Even so, it was Taillon's fourth straight quality start and his sixth in eight outings this year. He owns a 3.52 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 37/5 K/BB ratio in those eight starts. The young right-hander will hope for a better fate Friday against the Reds.
Jul 30 - 11:56 PM

Jameson Taillon allowed four earned runs over six innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Phillies.

At least he didn't get hit in the head by a comebacker, which is what happened in his last start Tuesday versus the Brewers. Taillon struck out seven batters on Sunday and issued no walks, but the Phillies got to the rookie right-hander for eight hits, including two home runs. Pittsburgh did rally to take the game 5-4, with the "win" going to Neftali Feliz.
Jul 24 - 6:24 PM

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