Jim Callis rates Taillon the number two pitching prospect under 21 years of age.

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 the same league that Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are expected to start in.  He listed the following dates as possible matchups:

April 25-29: Hagerstown (Harper) at West Virginia (Taillon)
May 25-28: West Virginia (Taillon) at Delmarva (Machado)
June 5-7: Delmarva (Machado) at West V...

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