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76 Jameson Taillon SP
Height/Weight: 6-5/245 | Birthdate: 11/18/1991 | Birthplace: Lakeland, FL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Pittsburgh | College: None | MLB Experience: Rookie | Owned/Started%: 12/0 | Average Draft Position: 268.56
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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.


Jameson Taillon's changeup is Triple-A ready


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2013) The Pirates announced Saturday starting pitcher prospect Jameson Taillon was promoted from Double-A Altoona to Triple-A Indianapolis. On Sunday, general manager Neal Huntington said the promotion comes after Taillon showed his changeup is ready for Triple-A.

"The two-seam, the four-seam and the curveball had been ready for a while," Huntington said, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


Jameson Taillon taking a step forward


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2013) Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon has been trying to work on a changeup, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The pitch has "everybody" talking, and Taillon is starting to notice the advantages of using the pitch. "Starting to use it, I've noticed the pressure it takes off my fastball. I don't have to be quite as perfect with it," Taillon said. Taillon talked about adjusting to the upper levels of the minors, and how he's taken more responsibility in his strength-and-conditioning training.

Taillon has a 2.90 ERA in 83 2/3 innings. 


Wins a premium for Jameson Taillon


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2013) Pirates starting pitcher prospect Jameson Taillon has gone winless in his last four starts for Double-A Altoona. He doesn't have a win in three June starts, despite a 1.69 ERA and .258 opponents' batting average.

Run support hasn't been there all season for Taillon, who is 3-5 with a 2.93 ERA and .247 opponents' batting average in 14 starts. He has struck out 80 batters and walked 31 in 76 2/3 innings.


Jameson Taillon not intimidated in Double-A


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.


Taillon not yet ready for majors


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2013) The Pirates announced Wednesday they optioned Vic Black, Stolmy Pimentel, Clint Robinson, Jerry Sands, Hunter Strickland and Duke Welker to Triple-A Indianapolis. They also reassigned Erik Cordier, Darren Ford, Matt Hague, Anderson Hernandez and Jameson Taillon to minor-league camp.

Taillon shows his stuff vs. USA


(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."