Last week I reported that Jameson Taillon was making his final start in extended Spring Training, then leaving for West Virginia on Friday. Taillon did, in fact, leave for West Virginia on Friday, and is currently with the team. This can be confirmed by Chuck McGill of the Charleston Daily Mail, who not only confirms that Taillon was with the team in Kannapolis, but that he is expected to make his debut soon.
West Virginia plays Hagerstown in a five game series this week, which sets up a matchup between Bryce Harper and Jameson Taillon, the number one and number two picks of the 2010 MLB draft. The big question is: when will the debut take place?
Taillon will make his debut sometime this week.
Taillon last pitched on Thursday, so we know his debut won't happen today, since he would be going on four days rest. That means Tuesday is the earliest he would be able to start. Tyler Waldron is currently scheduled to start on Tuesday, and there are no listed starters after that. ...
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