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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 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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Jameson Taillon was placed in the concussion protocol after taking a line drive to his head on Tuesday.

Taillon -- who had just returned from the disabled list on Tuesday -- was hit in the head by a liner off the bat of Hernan Perez in the second inning. The ball came off Perez's bat at 105 mph. He shook the liner off and went on to toss six innings of one-run ball. Taillon said that he woke up feeling good on Wednesday morning, a positive sign. His status for a scheduled Sunday showdown with the Phillies remains cloudy.
Jul 20 - 5:10 PM

Jameson Taillon threw six innings of one-run ball against the Brewers in his return from the disabled list Tuesday.

Taillon gave up five hits without walking a batter, needing just 65 pitches to get through his six innings. His toughest test, in fact, was overcoming a line drive that glanced off his head in the second inning. He stayed in the game and pitched well but didn't get a win for his efforts. Taillon will carry a 2-1 record, 3.44 ERA and 1.18 WHIP into Sunday's start against the Phillies.
Jul 20 - 12:15 AM

Pirates activated RHP Jameson Taillon from the 15-day disabled list.

Taillon hit the disabled list at the start of July with right shoulder fatigue, but he'll make his return Tuesday against the Brewers. The rookie right-hander owns a 3.86 ERA and 21/5 K/BB ratio in 28 innings through his first five starts in the majors. Daily Slant: Jameson Taillon has been held to under 100 pitches in each of his five starts and it's very likely that continues tonight, but did get to 95 pitches last time out with his highest SwStr rate (8.4%). That’s still below average and doesn’t match up with his 18.8 K% so far, but he did miss bats at an above average rate in the minors and hasn’t walked many with a ground ball rate a bit above 50% so far. The kicker here is a great spot against a MIL offense with a 26.2 K% vs RHP in a park that should punish their moderate power.
Jul 19 - 3:45 PM

Jameson Taillon (shoulder) is slated to rejoin the Pirates' rotation on Tuesday against the Brewers.

Taillon has been held out of action for all of July with right shoulder fatigue, but he's evidently ready to go now. The young hurler has put up a 3.86 ERA and 21/5 K/BB ratio over 28 innings across five starts for the Pirates.
Jul 17 - 11:46 AM

The Pirates are optimistic Jameson Taillon (shoulder) will return shortly after the All-Star break.

He's eligible to return on July 16, though he may need a little more time than that. Taillon is dealing with a case of shoulder fatigue, which is understandable after taking the last two years off to recover from Tommy John surgery. The right-hander has thrown 89 2/3 innings between Triple-A and the major leagues this season.
Jul 5 - 11:46 AM

Pirates placed RHP Jameson Taillon on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 1, with right shoulder fatigue.

The Pirates will call up left-hander Steven Brault to start Tuesday against the Cardinals. Hopefully it's nothing serious for Taillon, but obviously there's no reason to take any chances with him. At the very least, the trip to the disabled list will enable the Pirates to limit his workload.
Jul 4 - 6:58 PM

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

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

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