Comments on: Jameson Taillon’s Delivery Shows That Prospects Don’t Develop Overnight http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/jameson-taillons-delivery-shows-that-prospects-dont-develop-overnight.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 21:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: buster09 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/jameson-taillons-delivery-shows-that-prospects-dont-develop-overnight.html#comment-29161 Fri, 14 Jun 2013 11:46:15 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57244#comment-29161 Tim,another good comparison to Taillon would be Tom Seaver,or even Don Drysdale,who I think were ” drop and drive ” style pitchers also. Its my memory that saying Drysdale was,but I am certain Seaver was in that style.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/jameson-taillons-delivery-shows-that-prospects-dont-develop-overnight.html#comment-29106 Thu, 13 Jun 2013 21:00:31 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57244#comment-29106 I’ve gone through every photo I have of Taillon from 2011, and every one I have in 2012, and the drop has been reduced no matter what frame you look at.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/jameson-taillons-delivery-shows-that-prospects-dont-develop-overnight.html#comment-29105 Thu, 13 Jun 2013 20:58:36 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57244#comment-29105 That is a red flag, and one of the concerns with a big drop. Taillon has reduced the drop, and is now throwing more with his body rather than his arm, as I noted in the article.

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By: smurph http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/jameson-taillons-delivery-shows-that-prospects-dont-develop-overnight.html#comment-29103 Thu, 13 Jun 2013 20:51:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57244#comment-29103 The main difference I see in those two photos is the first one (left) seems to be half a frame ahead of the 2nd one. He has already planted his front foot, and his arm is beginning its forward motion, which to me explains the longer extension in the stride and lower right knee. What am I missing?

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By: Joe Krebs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/jameson-taillons-delivery-shows-that-prospects-dont-develop-overnight.html#comment-29099 Thu, 13 Jun 2013 20:32:46 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57244#comment-29099 Tim, really great article. As I read though one big red flag popped up to me. You mentioned the knee drop forces the arm to create velocity more instead of using the body to generate velocity. How does this increase the injury risk for Taillon? I’m always nervous hearing about overloading an arm, especially a first round draft pick.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/jameson-taillons-delivery-shows-that-prospects-dont-develop-overnight.html#comment-29097 Thu, 13 Jun 2013 20:22:40 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57244#comment-29097 Amen, Fred…great site. We may have been cursed with 20 yrs of losing, but I feel we’ve been blessed with this site.

Now, you’ll have to excuse me…gonna go get some Ribs at Ruby’s Roadside BBQ.

Lip Smacking Foo

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/jameson-taillons-delivery-shows-that-prospects-dont-develop-overnight.html#comment-29095 Thu, 13 Jun 2013 20:16:54 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57244#comment-29095 Good article. I sure hope JT makes it big, esp since we passed on Machado ( who I wanted) to get him.

Plus, because, if he makes it big, it can only help us!

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By: deacs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/jameson-taillons-delivery-shows-that-prospects-dont-develop-overnight.html#comment-29094 Thu, 13 Jun 2013 20:14:42 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57244#comment-29094 The “preoccupied” comment definitely left things open to interpretation. Sniffles? Hungover? Bad papercut maybe?

Good article. Even though High Schoolers are a little more of long shot than college players, I like for the team to be able to mold them from the ground up so to speak. Again, even though they carry a bigger risk and are less of a sure bet.

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By: BuccosFanStuckinMD http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/jameson-taillons-delivery-shows-that-prospects-dont-develop-overnight.html#comment-29093 Thu, 13 Jun 2013 20:11:13 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57244#comment-29093 Did anyone hear go to the WV Power/Delmarva series earlier this week? Two split doubleheaders each day. When I perused the lineups of both teams, it amazed me that WV would not just pummel Delmarva.

WV has 2-3 very top prospects, and another 3-4 that are likely in the Pirates top 20-30. I am not as knowledgeable of the O’s system, but I did not see one position player or pitcher in any of the box scores that appeared to be a highly rated prospect in the O’s system. Did I miss anyone?

Also, I was surprised to see that the O’s second round pick from 2-3 years ago – Mychal Givens – has been converted to a pitcher!! He was one of their top prospects within the past 1-2 years. I guess he just could not hit??

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By: BuccosFanStuckinMD http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/jameson-taillons-delivery-shows-that-prospects-dont-develop-overnight.html#comment-29092 Thu, 13 Jun 2013 20:06:49 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57244#comment-29092 Interesting article…these are the mechanical details that go unnoticed by the untrained eye…..especially at actual game speed. It reminds me of how much I would enjoy watching a MiLB game with a professional scout – just to hear this kind of stuff. It would be very eye opening I am sure.

In both hitting a baseball and pitching a baseball (as with a golf swing), there are so many moving parts you can see how one bad habit or minor change can result in very different end results – that the causal fan would never detect.

Thanks!

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