Pittsburgh Pirates' prospect Jameson Taillon has been named Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for the week of 4/23-4/29. The right-hander was 1-0 in two starts last week. In those starts he combined to throw 11 shutout innings, giving up six hits, and posting a 10:2 K/BB ratio.
Last Tuesday Taillon held Jupiter to three hits over five shutout innings. He struck out six batters for the fourth time this season. On Sunday he pitched six innings for the first time in his pro career, once again going up against Jupiter. Taillon needed only 80 pitches to go six innings. He struck out four batters in a row between the second and third innings. He also had 11 ground outs, and only one base runner reached second base during the start.
Taillon is fourth among FSL starting pitchers in opposing batting average, third in strikeouts per nine innings and third in WHIP. He has allowed 21 base runners in 24.2 innings. Taillon’s 1.46 ERA is seventh among qualifying pitchers.
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