by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/7/2013) Pirates prospect Jameson Taillon is working to reach the majors, and hasn't run into any major issues at Double-A Altoona.
Taillon attributes that success to receiving a small taste of the level in 2012.
"Coming up here last year and having some success, even a small bit, gives me confidence that I can get guys out at this level," Taillon said. Taillon admitted it has been a challenge adjusting to the league. Hitters are tougher and "don't make mistakes," according to Taillon. Through 35 2/3 innings, Taillon has a 3.03 ERA this season.
Jameson Taillon has rough start
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/23/2013) Pirates pitching prospect Jameson Taillon had a rough start Monday.
Taillon allowed five runs in six innings of work at Double-A Altoona. He gave up seven hits and walked two, but did manage to strike out three hitters. Taillon did not give up any home runs. He's reportedly been working on commanding his four-seam fastball, which may explain why he wasn't his usual dominant self. Taillon is expected to make an impact on the major-league club at some point this year.
Jameson Taillon strikes out 10 in Double-A start
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/12/2013) Pirates pitching prospect Jameson Taillon struck out a career-high 10 batters in Double-A Altoona's 4-0 loss to Harrisburg Friday. He surrendered two earned runs on five hits and three walks in six innings, moving to 1-1 with a 1.64 ERA after two starts.
Jameson Taillon keeps winning at Double-A
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/7/2013) Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon, who is considered a top-20 prospect by MLB.com (No. 15) and Baseball America (No. 19), won his season debut for Double-A Altoona Saturday. The right-hander allowed four hits. a walk and struck out four in five scoreless innings.
Dating to last season, Taillon is 4-0 in four career starts for Altoona. He has 1.23 ERA, 22 strikeouts and two walks in 22 innings.
(3/10/2013) Pirates prospect Jameson Taillon made the start for Team Canada against the USA in Wednesday's World Baseball Classic matchup. He allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits over four innings of work. The right-hander also struck out three and walked one while throwing 52 pitches, 34 for strikes.
Taillon pitches for Team Canada
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/5/2013) Pittsburgh top pitching prospect Jameson Taillon made a start for Team Canada during Tuesday's exhibition game against the Brewers. Taillon, prepping for the World Baseball Classic, went 2 2/3 innings before being pulled. He allowed two earned runs on four hits and two walks over his time on the mound. Taillon struck out two batters against mostly Brewers regulars. Taillon had made one other spring appearance and allowed an unearned run over two innings with three Ks in that one.
Taillon has productive debut
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/28/2013) Pirates pitching prospect Jameson Taillon had a productive spring debut Thursday against the Red Sox. Facing a lineup loaded with backups and prospects, Taillon allowed one unearned runs one one hit and one walk in two innings. He also struck out three. "I feel like I handled that situation on that stage pretty well," Taillon said. "Being around the guys in camp has helped me with that. I felt pretty comfortable out there."