Comments on: One day, two wins: Taillon, Lambo lead Curve to snap four-game skid http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/one-day-two-wins-taillon-lambo-lead-curve-to-snap-four-game-skid.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:20:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: John Eshleman http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/one-day-two-wins-taillon-lambo-lead-curve-to-snap-four-game-skid.html#comment-26539 Fri, 19 Apr 2013 15:15:25 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=50742#comment-26539 Good question, and I can only speculate. When Taillon reaches a point that AA is not challenging him enough to use his full repertoire then I think the org will need to move him to AAA. That’s already happening to a point, as he noted not using his two-seam or change much in games (working them in bullpen sessions though). The rumor has been ‘mid-season’ but I’m starting to wonder if they’ll consider sooner if his success continues? Since he’s had occasional trouble leaving the fastball up (which good AA hitters feast on but average ones don’t) they may want him to show more consistency with command before a jump. But if he starts commanding it well routinely, it will be hard to keep him down IMO. Pimentel is also pushing for a promotion early on, so a logjam in Indy isn’t out of the question.

For argument’s sake, let’s say Liriano and Morton join the MLB rotation in May pushing Locke to AAA and leaving Sanchez’s status unknown. Add to that guys who are and should be in AAA– Cole, Oliver, Irwin, Johnson plus injured ones returning at some point in Karstens and McPherson (both SP/RP options) plus Taillon and Pimentel promotions and that’s a lot of guys to get innings in AAA. Of course, guys get hurt (I’m looking at you J-Mac) and others struggle, but I still see a ton of depth there. Should be interesting.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/one-day-two-wins-taillon-lambo-lead-curve-to-snap-four-game-skid.html#comment-26502 Thu, 18 Apr 2013 20:06:53 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=50742#comment-26502 What things at the current level does Taillon have to prove in order to start to earn a promotion?

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/one-day-two-wins-taillon-lambo-lead-curve-to-snap-four-game-skid.html#comment-26492 Thu, 18 Apr 2013 15:18:25 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=50742#comment-26492 Liked these two comments:
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“The big take away from today’s start was that even when he’s not at his best, Taillon can make it miserable for the opposition”
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“his [Inman's] fastball was 94-95 to go along with a good curveball. He’s another player to watch in Altoona this season.

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