The Book on Jameson Taillon
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
Jameson Taillon / RHP, PIT
Winter Haven, FL, USA
School: Woodlands HS (TX)
53 | 6/14/2016
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (2/19/2017): #22
MLB.com/MiLB.com Season Preview: #54
Scout.com/FOX Sports: #53
ESPN: Unranked or n/a
Minor League Ball (Sickels): Unranked or n/a
Baseball America 2016: Unranked or n/a
Baseball Prospectus: #51
Total professional at-bats: .
Total professional innings pitched: .
Like a taller twin to Gerrit Cole, righty James Taillon is a geniune monster power arm from Texas (via Quebec), a very high-ceiling pitcher who has already cracked 100mph on radar guns. If that's not enough to get your attention, note that while his slider and change are below average, his curveball is universally acclaimed as a plus pitch. If he can hold his arm together under increasing workloads and refine his command and control to pro levels, he could be a viable #2 or #3 starter at any time, with a legitimate shot at being an ace a little further down the road.
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News and Notes
6/8/2016 by KDaddy
Jameson Taillon is slated to make his MLB debut today after being called up this morning. The Mets lineup has been scuffling lately, making this a high-upside opportunity for the Pirate phenom.
4/9/2014 by DataBoy
Jameson Taillon, sidelined since late last month with a sore elbow, will undergo Tommy John surgery to replace his UCL. His development will resume in mid-2015.