Jameson Taillon Video From Pirate City


Jameson Taillon pitched three innings against the New York Yankees’ A-ball team on Saturday at Pirate City. He put up a dominant performance, needing only 31 pitches to get through the outing.  I did a feature on Taillon prior to this start, and in the feature he mentioned that Pittsburgh Pirates pitching coordinator Jim Benedict has been working with him on removing a jump in his delivery, which will allow him to keep the ball down.  This was the first start for Taillon since they started working on that, and it seems to have had an immediate impact, as Taillon was working down in the zone through this whole start.

In the first inning, Taillon was sitting around 94-95 MPH, and hit 96 twice.  He threw one curveball and one changeup, and had a perfect inning.  In the second he was sitting at 95 MPH.  He was wild on a changeup, throwing it over the batter’s head at one point, although it was only one pitch.  He allowed a broken bat single on a 93 MPH fastball, although that was erased on a tailor made 6-3 double play.  Through two innings he only had 24 total pitches.  In the third, Taillon worked in the 93-94 MPH range, topping out at 95.  He threw seven pitches, all fastballs.

Below is video of each pitch that Taillon threw on Saturday.

Author: Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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  • http://profiles.google.com/msd1276 Mark DeCicco

    i cant believe i just watched all of that….

  • http://twitter.com/deesh138 joe


    I posted this over at minorleagueball.com, once again in an attempt to increase your following here. If this isn’t cool, just let me know and I won’t do it again. Thanks once again for all of the great work you do.

    • http://www.piratesprospects.com Tim Williams

      I respect the work that John Sickels does, and I noticed that he liked the last one. As long as he doesn’t have a problem with you posting it on the site, I don’t have a problem with you posting it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OGCKUSO5MA5VUCJHW2YSJ2K3TM Bob

    I think that Jameson can help us sooner than expected. I think he is going to cruise through minors quickly, can’t wait.

  • cocktailsfor2

    Helluva job you’re doing, Tim.

    Thank you.

  • cocktailsfor2

    Helluva job you’re doing, Tim.

    Thank you.