The top pitching prospect in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system is ready to make his professional debut. Jameson Taillon will be making his final start in extended Spring Training today, and will fly out of Bradenton tomorrow, heading for West Virginia. The West Virginia Power start a home stretch next week, spanning from April 25th through May 3rd. His debut will fall somewhere in that time frame.
Adding a little speculation here, Tyler Waldron pitches today, which lines things up perfectly for Waldron to move up and Taillon to take his spot in the rotation. I do know that Taillon will be piggybacking at first, to keep his innings down, so it’s possible he could share a spot with Brandon Cumpton, who has been struggling early in the season. I’m still waiting to hear back on when Taillon will make his debut, and who he will replace in the rotation.
Assuming the debut happens during the home stretch, I will be there to cover it live.