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60 Jameson Taillon SP
Height/Weight: 6-5/240 | Birthdate: 11/18/1991 | Birthplace: Lakeland, FL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Pittsburgh | College: None | MLB Experience: Rookie | Owned/Started%: 15/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Pirates P Jameson Taillon throws extended spring training game


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2015) Pirates prospect Jameson Taillon went one inning and threw 11 pitches during an extended spring training game, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Pirates general manager Kyle Stark said the outing went well for Taillon. 

This was Taillon's first game action since undergoing Tommy John surgery during April 2014. 

Tallion was considered the 29th-ranked prospect in the minors by Baseball America entering the 2015 season. A rehab assignment for Taillon is still unknown. 


Pirates P Jameson Taillon to pitch Thursday at extended spring


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/13/2015) Pirates pitching prospect Jameson Taillon will pitch in an extended spring training game on Thursday. It will be his first game action since undergoing Tommy John surgery in April 2014. 

Taillon was ranked the 29th best prospect in the game by Baseball America coming into the 2015 season. It is not know at this time when Taillon will begin a rehab assignment, but he definitely is heading in the right direction. The team should have a better idea after his outing on Thursday.


Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon throwing to hitters


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon has been able to face hitters in practice, but continues to make slow progress on his way back from Tommy John surgery, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

"He continues to make progress every day," general manager Neal Huntington said on Sunday. "He has been facing hitters and now we look forward to him starting to face hitters in different colored uniforms. But we are working him a very slow, very conservative progression because of our belief in what it takes to get back from Tommy John surgery."

Taillon underwent the procedure in April of last year and has slowly made worked his way up to throwing. He has yet to play in a major league game for Pittsburgh.


Pirates prospect Jameson Taillon getting closer to pitching in games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) The Pirates have no timetable for starting pitcher prospect Jameson Taillon, who is coming off Tommy John surgery in 2014, to begin pitching in games, manager Neal Huntington said Sunday.

Although, it does appear he is getting closer to game action.

“He's continuing to make progress and continuing to check box after box," Huntington said, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "Looking forward to getting him against an opposition uniform here sooner than later.”


Pirates' Taillon, Sadler, Hanson among cuts Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2015) The Pirates announced Thursday they optioned elite pitching prospect Jameson Taillon to Triple-A Indianapolis. They also optioned pitcher Casey Sadler and infielder Alen Hanson to Triple-A.

Outfielder Willy Garcia was optioned to Double-A Altoona, while pitchers Collin Balester, Jeremy Bleich, infielder Gift Ngoepe and outfielder Mel Rojas Jr. were reassigned to minor-league camp.


Pirates SP prospect Jameson Taillon throws live BP Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2015) Pirates starting pitcher prospect Jameson Taillon threw his first live batting practice Friday since undergoing Tommy John surgery last year, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He threw 20 pitches, which included fastballs and changeups.

"Felt clean, felt strong," Taillon said.


Pirates' Jameson Taillon feels good after Tuesday side session


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2015) Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon (elbow) threw 34 pitches in a side session Tuesday and woke up Wednesday feeling good, MLB.com reports. Assuming he's cleared to continue his progress in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, he'll throw live batting practice Friday.

"I'm going to try to downplay it in my head, at least. It's just a live BP," Taillon said. "But I know when I get out there I'll have some extra adrenaline, so I'm trying to relax about it and treat it for what it is, just another step. But the competitive juices and everything, I'm extremely excited to get that feeling back."

Taillon is hoping to be ready for game action by April 9, which is the one-year anniversary of his procedure.

"It feels really good. My delivery's in a good place. Feeling strong. Feels healthy," he said. "Mentally, I feel really good. I feel like I don't have a block in my head or anything. I'm not really thinking about it, so that's a positive."


Pirates' Jameson Taillon to face hitters next week


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2015) Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon will face hitters next week, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Taillon underwent Tommy John surgery last April, but is working his way back. Taillon tossed a 30 pitch bullpen session on Friday. He's expected to do it again on Tuesday. If his Tuesday session goes well, Taillon will throw live batting practice on Friday.

Taillon said he's feeling pretty good about his progress. "I'm feeling really strong, throwing the ball cleaner than I ever have," Taillon said. "Everything has been feeling really good. The elbow has been responding really well."

Taillon is expected to open the season in the minors, but could be promoted to the majors if he gets off to a strong start. 


Pirates' Taillon expected to throw against live batters next month


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/15/2015) Pirates top pitching prospect Jameson Taillon is still working his way back from Tommy John surgery. He is already throwing in the bullpen is hoping to face live hitters in the next month.

"I'm throwing on a mound in the bullpen right now, I'll start facing hitters in a month. I won't be in a real live game until probably extended Spring Training, but that'll be right around the one-year mark," Taillon said to MILB.com. "Depending on how things go and how I feel, I don't think there's a reason I shouldn't get into a game by May. I feel strong, I'd like to make my way up to the big club at some point."

Taillon, who was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 draft, is also working on his breaking pitches.

"I started throwing breaking balls. I'm not on a set count of balls and I'm through the technical rehab stuff, so I'm getting ready for what I need to pitch competitively," Taillon said. "I've thrown so many balls, it gets repetitive, but I'm re-teaching myself how to compete and speed things up on the mound, get my adrenaline going. I'm starting to become a baseball player again instead of a rehabber."


Pirates prospect Jameson Taillon set to throw off mound next week


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/12/2015) Pirates starting pitcher prospect Jameson Taillon, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, is expected to throw off a mound one week from Tuesday, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

"I feel like actual baseball player again," he said.

Taillon, who was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 MLB draft, missed the 2014 season due to elbow surgery. He has been considered a top-25 prospect by Baseball America since 2011.


Pirates prospect Jameson Taillon hopes to throw off mound in January


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2014) Pirates starting pitcher prospect Jameson Taillon, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, is throwing from 120 feet and is pitching off flat ground, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He hopes to throw off a mound in January.

"My elbow feels great," Taillon said. "Body feels great. It's a year just to work out and get stronger. My legs have gotten a lot stronger. Really, my whole body has gotten a lot stronger."


Pirates shore up 40-man roster


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2014) The Pirates have added four players to the 40-man roster on Thursday.

Jameson Taillon , Nick Kingham , Willy Garcia and Elias Diaz all had their contracts purchased. In order to make room on the 40-man roster, the team outrighted Brent Morel and designated Ramon Cabrera for assignment. 


Jameson Taillon doing well after undergoing elbow surgery


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2014) Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said starting pitcher prospect Jameson Taillon is doing well after undergoing Tommy John surgery April 9. Taillon will miss the rest of the 2014 season.

"Early rehab is great, he's getting range of motion back, all positive so far," Huntington said, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


Jameson Taillon undergoes Tommy John surgery


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2014) Pirates starting pitcher prospect Jameson Taillon underwent Tommy John surgery Wednesday, according to MLB.com. The surgery was performed by Dr. David Altcheck.

Jameson Taillon to miss season due to elbow surgery


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2014) Pirates pitching prospect Jameson Taillon is the latest big-name pitcher to sustain to a season-ending elbow injury. The team announced Sunday the highly touted pitching prospect will miss the 2014 season as he undergoes Tommy John surgery.

The second opinion confirmed the original diagnosis of damage to the UCL in his elbow. Dr. David Altcheck will perform the surgery.


Pirates still deciding on treatment plan for Jameson Taillon


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2014) The Pirates are still deciding on a treatment plan after pitching prospect Jameson Taillon got a second opinion on the pain in his right elbow, MLB.com reports.

"We're still working through the process, trying to get with Dr. ElAttrache to confirm everything and finalize our plan of treatment," assistant general manager Kyle Stark said.

The first exam of Taillon's elbow revealed no structural damage, but the second opinion, which has yet to be released, has caused team officials to regroup before coming up with a plan of action.


Jameson Taillon to seek second opinion Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2014) Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon will seek a second opinion Monday, according to Pirates Prospects.

Taillon has been dealing with some elbow issues, but his first exam revealed no structural damage. He's expected to shut everything down for at least two weeks, but that could change based on the news he receives Monday. Taillon is considered one of the team's best prospects. As long as the issue isn't serious, Taillon is expected to make his major-league debut this year.


Jameson Taillon (elbow) likely to miss start of season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) Pirates starting pitcher prospect Jameson Taillon has been shut down with a sore elbow and likely won't be ready for the start of the season at Triple-A Indianapolis, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Taillon awoke with pain in his elbow Thursday following a minor-league game Wednesday. He was examined by a team doctor and a MRI exam showed no ligament damage. Taillon will seek a second opinion this week.

"At this point in time, the ligament is intact," general manager Neal Huntington said Sunday. "He's just got some discomfort in there. How quickly will it work itself out? We'll have a much clearer picture when he gets back from his second opinion. At this point, we feel positive he's just going to miss a little bit of time."


Jameson Taillon among Pirates' roster moves Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2014) The Pirates made several roster moves Monday, which included sending top pitching prospect Jameson Taillon to minor-league camp. Matt Hague and Carlos Paulino were also reassigned to minor-league camp.

The Pirates also optioned Alen Hanson and Joely Rodriguez were optioned to Double-A Altoona, while Casey Sadler was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.


Jameson Taillon pitches two innings in spring debut


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/28/2014) Pirates pitching prospect Jameson Taillon was the second man to get the ball in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Blue Jays, and he impressed by allowing just one hit and no runs in two innings of action.

Rated as a top-25 prospect overall by both Baseball America and MLB.com, Taillon saw his first Triple-A action last season, posting a 3.89 ERA and 37:16 K:BB ratio in 37 innings at that level. He's likely to return there to begin the 2014 season.


Gerrit Cole receives praise from Jameson Taillon


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/14/2014) Pirates pitching prospect Jameson Taillon had some nice things to say about Gerrit Cole.

"I wasn't surprised by [Cole's success]," Taillon said. "I thought he was ready, and there's no spot too big for him. It didn't really shock me that he was doing so well." Taillon said he watched nearly every start Cole made last season. 

Cole posted a 3.22 ERA in 117 1/3 innings last year. 

Taillon enters the year in a similar situation. While he should start the year in the minors, he's expected to make his major-league debut at some point during the regular season. He's coming off a season in which he posted a 3.73 ERA in 147 1/3 innings across two levels. 


Jameson Taillon will be in Pirates' plans


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/12/2014) Pirates pitching prospect Jameson Taillon will be part of the team's plans, according to MLB Network Radio.

Pirates director of minor league operations Larry Broadway said Taillon will factor into the team's future. Broadway explained that Taillon's stuff is great, but Taillon will work on attacking advanced hitters and developing a change-up. Taillon could compete for a spot in the team's rotation, but he's more likely ticketed for some seasoning in the minors early in the year. If all goes well, he should make his major-league debut at some point in 2014.


Jameson Taillon tops list of non-roster invites


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/14/2014) The Pirates announced Tuesday they invited four players to spring training as non-roster invitees. The list is led by top pitching prospect Jameson Taillon.

The other three players invited to spring training were first baseman Matt Hague, catcher Carlos Paulino and pitcher Zack Thornton.


Jameson Taillon gets past offseason injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/8/2014) Pirates starting pitcher prospect Jameson Taillon said he's doing OK after being shut down in October his first start in the Arizona Fall League because of a mild groin strain, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

"I'd already thrown so many innings (147) last year that it wasn't the end of the world," said Taillon, who will be a non-roster invitee to spring training this year. "It's nothing serious, and it's not bothering my routine now."


Jameson Taillon's AFL season ends prematurely


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(10/14/2013) MLB.com reports that Pirates top pitching prospect Jameson Taillon has been pulled from the Arizona Fall League after he sustained a groin injury in his first outing last Tuesday. The team does not consider the injury to be serious, but Pirates assistant general manager Kyle Stark said the organization wanted to "err on the side of caution."

Taillon split the 2013 season between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis, and collectively, he went 5-10 with a 3.73 ERA.