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 the book, we will be releasing the top ten prospects over the next week.  Be sure to purchase your copy of the book on...

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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 checking it out.  Also, check out the recap from the roundtable.  Some of...

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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 be found here for subscribers.  One interesting note that Baseball America included was that an American...

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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 draft prospects of the last 20 years, and with his strong curveball and upper 90s fastball, he was seen as a guy who could move through the system...

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