Comments on: Jameson Taillon: Better Than The Numbers http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/jameson-taillon-better-than-the-numbers.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:18:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/jameson-taillon-better-than-the-numbers.html#comment-8686 Fri, 12 Aug 2011 00:57:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=17840#comment-8686 I like the approach the pirates are taking with Taillon and the rest of the WV staff. I know its easy to look and say “hey these guys are bums they are getting shelled” but what is happening is that these kids are learning how to pitch not throw. Sure, like Tim said, he could continue to pitch they way he always has and that would be fine but when he gets to the majors it could be the difference with him being an ace or him being a #4-#5 starter or a reliever…..I think Von Rosenberg and Taillon will both be in Bradenton next season to start the year. I haven’t given up on ZVR yet because I think this season will toughen him up a lot and he has had success his last few starts…

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/jameson-taillon-better-than-the-numbers.html#comment-8666 Wed, 10 Aug 2011 20:17:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=17840#comment-8666 Tim, I wonder if Rick Porcello might be a good example?

Here was a guy who came out of HS and dominated the minors and was rushed up to the majors. He had a decent rookie year with a 3.96era but his last two years the numbers are poor although he has had winning records.

Maybe the Tigers should have taken a good look at his pitching and seen if it would play at the ML level the way the Pirates are doing with Taillon. 

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/jameson-taillon-better-than-the-numbers.html#comment-8667 Wed, 10 Aug 2011 20:17:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=17840#comment-8667 Tim, I wonder if Rick Porcello might be a good example?

Here was a guy who came out of HS and dominated the minors and was rushed up to the majors. He had a decent rookie year with a 3.96era but his last two years the numbers are poor although he has had winning records.

Maybe the Tigers should have taken a good look at his pitching and seen if it would play at the ML level the way the Pirates are doing with Taillon. 

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/jameson-taillon-better-than-the-numbers.html#comment-8656 Tue, 09 Aug 2011 11:18:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=17840#comment-8656 Tim……..great stuff…….that’s the kind of reporting you don’t get ‘in the papers’.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/jameson-taillon-better-than-the-numbers.html#comment-8654 Tue, 09 Aug 2011 05:57:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=17840#comment-8654 Taillon is the real deal. No question. He is also one of the best young men on the planet. He has a very strong work ethic, and will continue to excel both physically and mentally. The most difficult part of this game is learning to deal with failure. The Pirates do not want to see Taillon dominate every time out, they would actually like to see him struggle at times and see how he reacts to failure. That is the true test of when a baseball player is ready to move up. From what I have seen, he is handling himself well and continues to work hard and learn. Low A baseball is developmental baseball….results are not a big concern. What is most important is that the young men get better mentally and physically each time out. Taillon and some of the other Bucs Prospects are doing that quite well this year.

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By: Jon Pennline http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/jameson-taillon-better-than-the-numbers.html#comment-8648 Mon, 08 Aug 2011 19:53:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=17840#comment-8648 When I saw Taillon in May, his curveball looked absolutely devastating.  He threw a lot of first pitch fastballs down the middle which resulted in a monster home run.  The stuff is good though.  He’s big with a smooth delivery which could prevent serious arm injuries.  I cant wait until he’s in Pittsburgh.

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By: F Lang http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/jameson-taillon-better-than-the-numbers.html#comment-8647 Mon, 08 Aug 2011 19:41:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=17840#comment-8647 It is interesting that Tallion and Geritt Cole are our #1 @ #2 prospects because they have similar stories: dominant stuff with mixed results. As soon as they learn to keep their stuff down and limit the big inning it will be fun to watch what they can do. You don’t like to see the 4.52 era but I still see no reason why Tallion won’t be in AA at some point next year and in AAA in 2013. I saw some 2012 timelines for Tallion in the majors but those were ridiculous. He still is on pace to have his first full season in the majors as a 22 year old and will probably even get substantial innings as a 21 year old in the majors. What more can you ask for? Even more exciting is he and Cole will be on similar timelines.

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