Jim Callis on Jameson Taillon

Jim Callis had his weekly mailbag at Baseball America today, withtwo questions touching on Jameson Taillon.  Here is a summary of the notes: -Callis rated Taillon #2 on his “Pitching prospects under 21 years of age”, behind only Julio Teheran of the Atlanta Braves.  No other Pirates’ pitcher made the list (which was a top 15). -Callis also mentioned how Taillon could start the 2011 season in West Virginia, which is...

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Pirates draft Jameson Taillon

The Pittsburgh Pirates have drafted high school pitcher Jameson Taillon (click his name to go to his BUCCO Fans player page) with their first pick, number two overall, in the 2010 MLB draft.  Taillon was rated the number two prospect in the draft by Baseball America, behind Bryce Harper and one ahead of high school shortstop Manny Machado.  Harper went first overall to the Washington Nationals, leaving...

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2010 MLB Draft Live Blog

The 2010 MLB Draft begins on Monday, June 7th at 7:00 PM.  I will be doing a live blog starting at 6:00 PM to talk about the Pirates’ first round pick, and as the rest of the first round plays out, talking about some potential options for the picks on day two.  Will the Pirates go with Jameson Taillon or Manny Machado? If you haven’t already, check out my 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates draft preview....

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Bucs grab Jameson Taillon with the second overall pick

Jameson Taillon - Picture 25The Pirates have selected Texas high school pitcher Jameson Taillon with the second overall pick in the 2010 draft. Taillon throws a fastball in the mid-to-low nineties. He also possesses a plus curve and slider. He is immediately the top pitching prospect in the system, and he challenges Pedro Alvarez as the organization’s top overall prospect.

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2010 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Preview

Check back later today for the BUCCO Fans.com 2010 MLB Draft Live Blog The Pittsburgh Pirates have taken two very different approaches in the MLB draft under General Manager Neal Huntington.  In the 2008 draft, the first for Huntington, the Pirates selected Pedro Alvarez with their first pick, second overall.  The Pirates ended up giving Alvarez a $6 M bonus to sign, which was the biggest bonus in franchise history.  They didn’t...

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