JACK TASCHNER
RP, Pittsburgh Pirates
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Age: 32
Born: April 21, 1978
Height: 6′ 3″
Weight: 190
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: 2nd Round, 75th Overall, 1999
How Acquired: Minor League FA
College: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Agent: N/A

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SCOUTING REPORT
Taschner is coming off a down year with the Philadelphia Phillies in which he posted a 4.91 ERA in 29.1 innings, with a 5.8 K/9 and a 6.1 BB/9. Taschner’s ERAs in 2007 and 2008 with San Francisco didn’t look much better, but his ratios were much better than the 2009 campaign. In his career, Taschner is a bit worse against left handers than he is against right handers, with a .293 BAA and a .774 OPS against lefties, compared to a .261 BAA and a .791 OPS against right handers.

His best year against right handers came in 2007, when he posted a .176 BAA and a .584 OPS in 108 at-bats. In 2006 he posted a .275 BAA and a .593 OPS in 40 at-bats against left handers, and in 2008 he posted a .279 BAA and a .733 OPS in 104 at-bats against left handers. He’s yet to have a LOOGY like season against left handers, and only has one really good year against right handers. He seems to be of the same quality as Phil Dumatrait.

STATS
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CONTRACT INFORMATION
2005: League Minimum
2006: $330,000
2007: $382,000
2008: $400,500
2009: $835,000
2010: $835,000

Other Details:
  • Can earn an additional $465,000 in performance bonuses in 2010, based on appearances.

PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $450,000
MiLB Debut: 1999
MLB Debut: 6/11/2005
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Added to 40-Man: 4/4/2010
Options Remaining: 1 (USED: 2005, 2006)
MLB Service Time: 3.101

AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS / PROSPECT RANKINGS
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TRANSACTIONS
June 5, 1996: Drafted by the California Angels in the 37th round, 1105th overall pick.
June 2, 1999: Drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 2nd round, 75th overall pick.
July 20, 1999: Signed by the San Francisco Giants to a minor league contract with a $450,000 bonus.
June 11, 2005: Contract purchased by the San Francisco Giants.
March 27, 2009: Acquired by the Philadelphia Phillies from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for Ronny Paulino.
July 3, 2009: Designated for assignment by the Philadelphia Phillies.
July 7, 2009: Outrighted to AAA by the Philadelphia Phillies.
September 1, 2009: Contract purchased by the Philadelphia Phillies.
December 23, 2009: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as a free agent.
April 4, 2010: Contract purchased by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
June 8, 2010: Designated for assignment by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
June 19, 2010: Declared free agency after refusing an outright assignment by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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