Minor League Schedule: 4/24/12

Altoona and West Virginia were both off yesterday. Jameson Taillon goes tonight for Bradenton. The second ranked prospect in the Pirates system has compiled 18 strikeouts so far, tied for second in the organization, trailing only Justin Wilson who has twenty-two. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (7-10) VS Louisville (7-12) 7:05pm Probable starter: Jeff Locke (1-1 4.80) Yesterday’s Result:...

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Minor League Schedule: 4/19/12

Bradenton was off yesterday. They resume their schedule tonight with top prospect Jameson Taillon on the mound to make his third start of the season. West Virginia was rained out yesterday. They will make the game up as part of a doubleheader when the two teams meet again in early May. Indianapolis plays a morning game today. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (6-7) VS Columbus (8-6) 11:05am...

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Prospect Notebook: Taillon Reducing Drop In His Delivery

Jameson Taillon made his pro debut last year in West Virginia, throwing 92.2 innings in his rookie season. The second overall pick of the 2010 draft had decent numbers, with a 3.98 ERA, a 9.4 K/9, and a 2.1 BB/9 ratio, but he wasn’t exactly dominating hitters. In two starts so far with Bradenton this year, Taillon has been dominant, putting up a 3.12 ERA and a 12:2 K/BB ratio in 8.2 innings. Coming in to his second year as a...

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Prospect Watch: Taillon Has Strong Start, All Four Affiliates Win

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 10 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings from the 2012 Prospect Guide. 1. Gerrit Cole, RHP (0-0, 2.25) - DNP 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP (0-1, 3.12) - 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 0 HR 3. Starling Marte, CF (.286) - 1-for-4, BB 4. Josh Bell, RF (.290) - DNP 5. Luis Heredia, RHP (No Stats) - Extended Spring Training...

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Minor League Schedule: 4/13/12

Jameson Taillon gets his second start of the season tonight. He was ranked second overall in the Pirates Prospects 2012 Prospect Guide. In his first start, he struck out six batters in 3.2 innings. Brad Lincoln and Nate Baker each enter their second start with a 1.80 ERA. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (3-4) VS Toledo (4-3) 7:15pm Probable starter: Brad Lincoln (1-0 1.80) Yesterday’s...

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