Arizona Fall League

AFL Recap: Jameson Taillon Looks Good in Season Opener

AFL Recap: Jameson Taillon Looks Good in Season Opener
John Dreker

The Arizona Fall League season began Tuesday night with Jameson Taillon getting the Opening Day nod for the Scottsdale Scorpions. The Pittsburgh Pirates have sent seven players to the league and the three top prospects among that group were in the starting lineup. Another two Pirates players would get into the game before the night was done.

Jameson Taillon got the AFL Opening Day start Tuesday night

Jameson Taillon gave up a lead-off single, followed by a stolen base on the next pitch. He quickly settled down and got a ground out, strikeout and another ground out to end the inning with no damage. In that first inning, he threw 16 pitches, 12 for strikes.

Taillon came out for the second inning with a 1-0 lead to work with. He walked the first batter, who stole second base, then Ta...

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Arizona Fall League
John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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