Taillon has a 3.67 ERA in 110.1 innings this year, with a 106:36 K/BB ratio. He was hammered a few starts ago for ten runs in 3.1 innings, which really inflated the ERA. Since that start he has combined for four earned runs in 12 innings, with a 13:2 K/BB ratio.
Taillon needs some work developing his changeup and consistently throwing down in the zone. He also has focused on mixing his pitches up this year. Earlier in the season Giger made a comment about how Taillon looked to be ahead of Gerrit Cole in that regard, comparing the two when they were with Altoona. James Santelli saw Taillon pitch back in June, and wrote about what he needs to work on this year.
This move will give Taillon a few starts in Triple-A, and most likely some playoff experienc...
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