Jameson Taillon pitched three innings against the New York Yankees' A-ball team on Saturday at Pirate City. He put up a dominant performance, needing only 31 pitches to get through the outing. I did a feature on Taillon prior to this start, and in the feature he mentioned that Pittsburgh Pirates pitching coordinator Jim Benedict has been working with him on removing a jump in his delivery, which will allow him to keep the ball down. This was the first start for Taillon since they started working on that, and it seems to have had an immediate impact, as Taillon was working down in the zone through this whole start.
In the first inning, Taillon was sitting around 94-95 MPH, and hit 96 twice. He threw one curveball and one changeup, and had a perfect inning. In the second he...
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