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Jameson Taillon
Birthdate: 11/18/1991 (25 y, 4 m, 6 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-5/240     Position: P
Drafted: 2010 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 2, Overall: 2, Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
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Reported: 2/15/2015  Risk: 4  ETA: 2016  Team Rank: NA  Positional Rank: NA  Overall Rank: NA
FastballCurveballChangeupCommandFuture Value
60 / 7055 / 6540 / 5040 / 5055
RotoWire News: Taillon allowed two runs on four hits and two walks in 4.1 innings Monday, striking out four. (3/21/2017)
Profiles:  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: After missing two whole seasons, expectations were low for Taillon's major league debut, but he was remarkably impressive in a 104-inning campaign. The big 6'5 righty has a solid 94 mph sinker and swing-and-miss curve that carried him to a 3.38 ERA and 1.12 WHIP in his rookie season. His 20% strikeout rate was league average among starters, but his 4% walk rate was half the league average. Homers were a bit of an issue (1.2 HR/9), but with so few base runners, the damage was kept at bay. His changeup had positive results, but his 14% strikeout rate with it was among the league's worst and suggests the .113 batting average on balls in play was doing most of the work. He tweaked the grip on the pitch from a four-seamer to a two-seamer to pair up with his primary pitch. If he improves the changeup, he will likely cut into his modest, but noticeable 60-point platoon split by stymieing southpaws more often and add to his 17% strikeout rate against them. The five-time top prospect was regularly seen as a future frontline starter as part of a dynamic 1-2 punch with Gerrit Cole. In 2017, the duo will get their first chance to spend a full season together. The fantasy market took notice of Taillon's 2016 and made him a top-40 starter and his biggest proponents aren't afraid to push him up toward the top-25. (Paul Sporer)

The Quick Opinion: Taillon's solid debut is made even more impressive by missing two straight seasons with Tommy John surgery and then dealing with a hernia during the recovery. It's a skill set worth investing in, even with the market offering no real discounts on the 25-year old.

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SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2011Pirates (A)230232392.29.422.140.87.31570.1 %  3.983.70  
2012Pirates (A+)6802323125.07.062.660.72.26768.8 %  3.823.90  
2012Pirates (AA)3003317.09.530.530.00.25675.0 %  1.591.26  
2013Scorpions (R)000112.013.504.500.00.25050.0 %  0.001.96  
2013Pirates (AA)4702019110.18.652.940.65.32269.8 %  3.673.46  
2013Pirates (AAA)1306637.09.003.890.24.28970.6 %  3.893.18  
2016Pirates (AAA)420101061.28.900.880.29.25376.8 %  2.041.95  
2016Pirates5401818104.07.361.471.13.28778.4 %52.4 %15.5 %3.383.713.431.7
2017Depth Charts10902929174.07.561.930.92.31472.8 %  3.643.55 3.1
2017Steamer111002929175.07.981.860.88.30872.0 %50.2 % 3.593.363.553.6
2017Fans (16)11702828166.08.191.790.92.30073.9 %  3.343.31 3.4
2017ZiPS6501919112.37.132.000.96.30973.6 %  3.693.75 1.7
Total- - -5401818104.07.361.471.13.28778.4 %52.4 %15.5 %3.383.713.431.7

SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2011Pirates (A)233.982323000  92.2394904541922093097
2012Pirates (A+)683.822323200  125.0522109575310370614098
2012Pirates (AA)301.5933000  17.062113301000018
2013Scorpions (R)000.0011000  2.081100100003
2013Pirates (AA)473.672019000  110.147811254458360560106
2013Pirates (AAA)133.8966000  37.0162311616116343037
2016Pirates (AAA)422.041010000  61.223644141426011061
2016Pirates543.38181800000104.04189940391317131285
2017Depth Charts1093.642929  00 174.0 17676701837 7  146
2017Steamer11103.5929290000 175.073017677701736 6  155
2017Fans (16)1173.342828  0  166.0 15367621733 3  151
2017ZiPS653.691919  0  112.3 11449461225154189
Total- - -543.38181800000104.04189940391317131285

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2011Pirates (A)9.422.144.410.8724.6 %5.6 %19.0 %.2481.21.31570.1 %  3.70
2012Pirates (A+)7.062.662.650.7218.8 %7.1 %11.7 %.2281.17.26768.8 %  3.90
2012Pirates (AA)9.530.5318.000.0029.0 %1.6 %27.4 %.1800.71.25675.0 %  1.26
2013Scorpions (R)13.504.503.000.0037.5 %12.5 %25.0 %.1431.00.25050.0 %  1.96
2013Pirates (AA)8.652.942.940.6522.2 %7.5 %14.6 %.2561.34.32269.8 %  3.46
2013Pirates (AAA)9.003.892.310.2422.8 %9.9 %13.0 %.2181.27.28970.6 %  3.18
2016Pirates (AAA)8.900.8810.170.2925.9 %2.5 %23.3 %.1920.81.25376.8 %  1.95
2016Pirates7.361.475.001.1320.3 %4.1 %16.3 %.2491.12.28778.4 %84923.71
2016Average8.103.142.581.1721.1 %8.2 %12.9 %.2521.32.29872.9 %  4.24
2017Depth Charts7.561.933.920.92   .2641.22.31472.8 %  3.55
2017Steamer7.981.864.300.8821.2 %4.9 %16.3 %.2561.21.30872.0 %  3.36
2017Fans (16)8.191.794.580.92   .2461.12.30073.9 %  3.31
2017ZiPS7.132.003.560.96   .2651.24.30973.6 %  3.75
Total- - -7.361.475.001.1320.3 %4.1 %16.3 %.2491.12.28778.4 %84923.71

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2016Pirates1.9220.2 %52.4 %27.4 %9.5 %15.5 %5.6 %16.7 %45.7 %33.9 %20.4 %17.3 %49.5 %33.2 %3.61833.43
Total- - -1.9220.2 %52.4 %27.4 %9.5 %15.5 %5.6 %16.7 %45.7 %33.9 %20.4 %17.3 %49.5 %33.2 %3.61833.43

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2016Pirates161846289616453410161550
Total- - -161846289616453410161550

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2016Pirates0.79-6.337.128.931.000.900.900.871.02180.780.1000
Total- - -0.79-6.337.128.931.000.900.900.871.02180.780.1000

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2016Pirates63.2% (94.3)  26.3% (80.1)10.6% (87.0)  0.3%
Total- - -63.2% (94.3)  26.3% (80.1)10.6% (87.0)  0.3%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2016Pirates23.3 %39.7 %0.2 %    26.3 %  10.6 %   
Total- - -23.3 %39.7 %0.2 %    26.3 %  10.6 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2016Pirates94.294.293.8    80.1  86.8  
Total- - -94.294.293.8    80.1  86.8  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2016Pirates-1.8  4.53.9  -0.18  1.112.42  
Total- - --1.8  4.53.9  -0.18  1.112.42  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2016Pirates-1.40.20.1    4.7  3.7  
Total- - --1.40.20.1    4.7  3.7  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2016Pirates-0.400.034.96    1.17  2.28  
Total- - --0.400.034.96    1.17  2.28  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2016Pirates33.1 %70.1 %48.4 %68.7 %92.2 %82.8 %41.4 %61.7 %8.3 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -33.1 %70.1 %48.4 %68.7 %92.2 %82.8 %41.4 %61.7 %8.3 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2016Pirates34.4 %64.0 %48.4 %67.5 %92.1 %82.9 %47.3 %21.3
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -34.4 %64.0 %48.4 %67.5 %92.1 %82.9 %47.3 %21.3

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2016PiratesP1818104.05142011100 8   .905 
Total- - -P1818104.05142011100 8   .905 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2016PiratesP104.00  000              
Total- - -P104.00  000              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2016PiratesP104.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (2)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (1)75.0%      (4)100.0%      (7)
Total- - -P104.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (2)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (1)75.0%      (4)100.0%      (7)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2016Pirates2.30.30.40.715.91.7$13.3 
Total- - -2.30.30.40.715.91.7$13.3 

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  • 2010 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 2, Overall: 2
    • Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
    • School: The Woodlands HS