Jameson Taillon is the Top Pitching Prospect in the SAL
Baseball America continued their league top 20 prospect lists today with the South Atlantic League. The Pittsburgh Pirates only had one player on the list, with Jameson Taillon coming in fourth. Taillon was behind Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, and Jurickson Profar, making him the top pitcher in the league.
Scouting reports can be found here for subscribers. One interesting note that Baseball America included was that an American League scout feels Taillon will move quickly once the leash is taken off, considering his strong mix of pitches. Taillon’s fastball and curveball rated as the best pitches in the league.
Also interesting was the fact that Andrew McCutchen and Jose Tabata were the top two prospects, respectively, in the league five years ago. Tabata was with the Yankees at the time. Aaron Thompson was also on the list, at 18th.