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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Prospect Notebook: Chambers Working to be More Mature at the Plate

Evan Chambers working to be more mature at the plate…Carlos Paulino has an important role…Cole and Taillon dominate…hot start for the international hitters.

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Pirates Notebook: Two More Starters to Join Club By End of April
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Pirates Notebook: Two More Starters to Join Club By End of April

PITTSBURGH, PA. — The Pirates starting pitchers so far this season have been impressive. But two more arms could be making their way to join the club as well. On Sunday, Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington said that right-hander A.J. Burnett could be ready to join the Pirates by the end of April. Also, righty Charlie Morton, who is making a rehab start on Monday, could be with Pittsburgh even sooner. The 35-year-old Burnett,...

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