All posts tagged "Jameson Taillon"

  • Analysis
    Taillon and Cole Named Top 10 Pitching Prospects

    Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com has released his list of the top ten right handed pitching prospects in baseball, and two Pittsburgh Pirates made the list. Jameson Taillon and Gerrit Cole both ended up in the rankings, with Taillon finishing in third and Cole finishing sixth. The Pirates were one of two teams...

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    Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Top Prospects: #2 – Jameson Taillon

    The Pirates Prospects 2012 Prospect Guide is now available, featuring over 250 prospect reports, the 2012 top 50 prospects, a feature on the top four pitching prospects in the system, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates' farm system that you can find.  While the top 50 prospects are exclusive to...

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    Huntington on Hanrahan, Alvarez, Marte, Cole, Cespedes

    Over the weekend, Pittsburgh Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington participated in “Going to Bat for Vermont Farmers” – a baseball roundtable which also featured Brian Cashman, Theo Epstein, and Buster Olney.  Sox Detox was in attendance for the event, and spoke with Huntington afterwards on several key topics this off-season.  I recommend...

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    Underscoring the Value of Home Grown Ace Potential

    The Pirates have 4 pitchers in their system right now that profile as #1 ace-level pitchers, something they have not been able to cultivate through their system in a very long time.

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    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...

  • Prospect Reports
    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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