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Jameson Taillon | Starting Pitcher | #50

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/18/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (2) / PIT
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Jameson Taillon surrendered four runs in 5 1/3 innings but escaped with a no-decision against the Yankees on Saturday.
He was unscored-upon through the first five innings but came unraveled in the sixth. He was charged with four of the five runs the Yankees put on the board in the frame. The big blow was a Starlin Castro three-run jack. Taillon allowed five hits and three walks while fanning four in the ballgame. The 25-year-old right-hander owns a stellar 2.13 ERA with 20 strikeouts and 10 walks in 25 1/3 innings through his first four starts of the campaign. Apr 22 - 9:02 PM

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Jameson Taillon turned in a strong effort in Sunday's win over the Cubs, allowing one unearned run on seven hits over seven innings.

Taillon was locked in a fun little pitching dual with Jon Lester in this one, as both pitchers held the respective opposition scoreless through the first six innings before the Cubs finally scored off Taillon on a Tommy La Stella double with one out in the seventh inning. The Pirates would come back to take the lead in the eighth to flip an impending loss over to a win. Through three starts, the 25-year-old right-hander is pitching to a crisp 0.90 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 16/7 K/BB ratio. Next up on Taillon's schedule, a home showdown with the Yankees.
Apr 16 - 5:30 PM

Jameson Taillon limited the Reds to two runs across six innings of work in Tuesday’s no-decision.

Adam Duvall cranked a long home run off of Taillon, but the right-hander held things together pretty well otherwise. He permitted just four hits, walked one and notched four strikeouts. Taillon had thrown just 82 pitches through his six frames, but he was pitch-hit for in the bottom of the sixth. It’s a second straight nice outing for Taillon, who shut out the Red Sox over seven frames at Fenway last week. He’ll have a tough matchup at Wrigley this weekend.
Apr 12 - 12:24 AM

Jameson Taillon shut out the Red Sox for seven innings in a no-decision Wednesday.

Taillon allowed five hits, walked three and struck out six. The Pirates were certainly pleased that he opted out of pitching for Team Canada in the WBC, particularly given his injury history. He should be one of the NL's better pitchers if he can stay healthy this year.
Apr 5 - 11:34 PM

Jameson Taillon pitched four innings of one-run ball Wednesday against the Orioles.

Taillon would have been a lot to help to Canada in the WBC, but it was the right call for him to skip the tournament. He's allowed three runs in eight innings this spring.
Mar 15 - 4:09 PM

Jameson Taillon retired all six Yankees he faced in his start Sunday.

It was surprising to see Taillon removed after two quick innings, but the Pirates wanted to see some others and had Taillon throw a simulated frame afterwards. They'll continue to handle Taillon carefully all season long, but probably not quite as carefully as last year, when he was limited to 166 innings.
Mar 5 - 4:49 PM

Jameson Taillon surrendered two runs in two innings Sunday in a loss to the Orioles.

The Pirates were certainly pleased that Taillon opted again pitching for Team Canada in the WBC. He's a big part of their hopes of making another wild-card run this year. The ability is there for him to be a top-20 starter for fantasy purposes, but he remains a big injury risk.
Feb 26 - 4:05 PM

Jameson Taillon told Jon Morosi of MLB Network that he won't pitch for Canada in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.

Taillon cited his workload and injury history as reasons to skip it. After missing two full seasons due to injury, the 25-year-old logged 165 2/3 innings between the majors and the minors in 2016 (including a 3.38 ERA over 18 starts with the Pirates), so it's probably the smart move.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 12:48:00 PM

Jameson Taillon pitched well in Wednesday's win over the Cubs, allowing one run on one hit over six innings.

Taillon walked three and struck out four on the evening. The only run he allowed -- indeed, the only hit he allowed -- came when Anthony Rizzo socked a solo home run off him in the first inning. With this start in the books, the 24-year-old right-hander can look back on a 2016 campaign in which he posted a strong 3.38 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 85/17 K/BB ratio over 104 innings.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 10:18:00 PM

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.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 12:32:00 AM

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.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 05:01:00 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.
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 08:13:00 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.
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 03:55:00 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.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 10:20:00 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.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 10:43:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Josh Bell
2John Jaso
2B1Josh Harrison
2Alen Hanson
3Phil Gosselin
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
LF1Gregory Polanco
2Adam Frazier
3Jose Osuna
CF1Starling Marte
RF1Andrew McCutchen
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Jameson Taillon
3Ivan Nova
4Chad Kuhl
5Tyler Glasnow
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Tony Watson
2Daniel Hudson
3Felipe Rivero
4Juan Nicasio
5Antonio Bastardo
6Trevor Williams
7Wade LeBlanc