GIF: Bienvenue à Jameson Taillon’s Fastball

JT Mauer 1st FA SS

According to PITCHf/x data at Texas Leaguers, Twins and Team USA catcher Joe Mauer posted a swinging-strike rate of just 2.4% against four-seam fastballs in 2012. As the footage here demonstrates, his swinging-strike rate against Pirates and Team Canada right-hander Jameson Taillon is higher than that at the moment.

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