Jameson Taillon will be heading to the Arizona Fall League.
Pittsburgh Pirates top prospect Jameson Taillon will be heading to the Arizona Fall League this year, Pirates Prospects has learned. A few weeks ago the initial AFL rosters were released, with Alen Hanson, Alex Dickerson, Gift Ngoepe, Tyler Waldron, and Zack Thornton all attending. Taillon is a new addition to the list, and when combined with Hanson and Dickerson, makes this year a pretty exciting group to follow.
Taillon spent the 2013 season between Double-A and Triple-A. In 110.1 innings with Altoona he posted a 3.67 ERA, along with an 8.6 K/9 and a 2.9 BB/9. Those numbers were inflated due to a ten run outing in 3.1 innings on July 13th. The right-hander was later promoted to Indianapolis, where he made six starts. In that time, Taillon put up a 3.89 ERA in 37 innings, with a 9.0 K/9 and a 3.9 BB/9. He also made one playoff appearance, where he threw five shutout innings, giving up one hit, five walks, and striking o...
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