Jameson Taillon could be the 2014 version of Gerrit Cole.

In 2013, the Pittsburgh Pirates saw Gerrit Cole make the jump to the majors in mid-June. By the end of the season, Cole was starting to look like the ace he was projected to become when he was taken first overall in the 2011 draft. The Pirates are hoping for similar results from fellow top pitching prospect Jameson Taillon in 2014. Taillon, taken second overall in 2010, will start the 2014 season in Triple-A, and could very well be in Pittsburgh by mid-season. Just like Cole, Taillon has the upside as a top of the rotation starter.

The right-hander went to the Arizona Fall League over the off-season in an attempt to get some additional innings. He threw 147.1 innings during the regular season, and was hoping to boost his innin...

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