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Bucs grab Jameson Taillon with the second overall pick

Bucs grab Jameson Taillon with the second overall pick

Jameson Taillon - jamesontaillon.comUPDATE (7:22 PM): The Pirates have selected Texas high school pitcher Jameson Taillon with the second overall pick in the 2010 draft. Taillon throws a fastball in the mid-to-low nineties. He also possesses a plus curve and slider. He is immediately the top pitching prospect in the system, and he challenges Pedro Alvarez as the organization's top overall prospect.

UPDATE (7:15 PM): It is official. The Pirates have selected Jameson Taillon.

UPDATE (7:12 PM): As expected, the Nationals selected Bryce Harper first overall.

Jameson Taillon? It sure seems as if the high school flame-thrower from Texas will be the pick, although Miami high school shortstop Manny Machado is still in the picture. All reports have had the Bucs going with one of those two for a while now, with Taillon apparently jumping ahead of Machado over the past few days. I will be happy with either (or Bryce Harper, if the Nationals shock the world and pass on him). I prefer Mac...

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