All posts tagged "Jameson Taillon"

  • Analysis
    Jameson Taillon is the Top Pitching Prospect in the SAL

    Baseball America continued their league top 20 prospect lists today with the South Atlantic League.  The Pittsburgh Pirates only had one player on the list, with Jameson Taillon coming in fourth.  Taillon was behind Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, and Jurickson Profar, making him the top pitcher in the league. Scouting reports can...

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    Year One in the Books For Jameson Taillon

    The Pittsburgh Pirates haven’t had an ace pitcher in the majors since Doug Drabek left the team after the 1992 season.  When the Pirates drafted Jameson Taillon in the first round of the 2010 draft last year, the hope was for that to change.  Taillon was regarded as one of the best...

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    Three Stories of Stats and Fastball Command

    Fastball command has kind of taken on a life of its own in Pittsburgh.  The Pirates stress fastball command in the minors, especially at the lower levels when players are just getting in to the system.  The approach is aimed so that players get to the point where they can locate the...

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    A Glimpse of Jameson Taillon’s Potential

    Jameson Taillon had his best start of the year, throwing four shutout innings with nine strikeouts.

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    Developing Pitchers, Not Throwers

    It seems like every night when I write up the daily minor league schedule I am writing about a great walk to strikeout ratio with at least one of the Pirates pitching prospects. The system is filled with guys who have a 3:1 SO/BB ratio yet the strikeout totals for the most...

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    The Odds of a Super Rotation in Pittsburgh

    In the last year, the Pittsburgh Pirates have added four pitchers with top of the rotation stuff.  On August 16th, 2010, they signed their top two picks from the 2010 draft, adding Jameson Taillon and Stetson Allie to the mix.  A few days later, they signed top Mexican pitching prospect Luis Heredia....

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    After the Draft: Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects

    Last night the Pittsburgh Pirates made two big splashes, adding right handed pitcher Gerrit Cole and outfielder Josh Bell to the system before the draft signing deadline.  The addition of Cole was expected, although many felt that Bell was an impossible sign.  I already have talked about how the additions could possibly...

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    Do the Pirates Have a Top Farm System?

    With the Pittsburgh Pirates signing Gerrit Cole and Josh Bell last night, the question has to be asked: where does the farm system rank in all of baseball?  I follow prospects throughout the game, and I see plenty of them when I’m on the road, but I can’t say I follow other...

  • Analysis
    Four Pirates Prospects Make Baseball America Rankings

    Baseball America released their rankings for the best tools in the minor leagues last week.  Four Pittsburgh Pirates prospects ended up on the lists. At the AAA level, Alex Presley and Gorkys Hernandez were both recognized in the International League.  Presley was named as having the best strike zone judgement in the...

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    West Virginia Wrap Up: Seven Games vs Lakewood

    I was able to see the West Virginia Power twice this year when they came to Lakewood. The first time they came in was for the three game series from June 9-11 and they took two of three. The starters for that series were Colton Cain, Jameson Taillon and Brandon Cumpton. The next...

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