Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 3/6/13
Jameson Taillon is a 6-foot-6, 225-pound right-handed beast of a pitching prospect. Drafted second overall out of high school in 2010, Taillon, 21, isn’t as polished as fellow Pittsburgh pitching prospect Gerrit Cole, but he still offers tremendous upside as a future major-league starter. Photo credit: Associated Press Taillon has pitched well at all three stops in his minor-league career. He debuted at Single A West Virginia in 2011 and pitched well as a 19-year-old, striking out more than a batter an inning. In 2012 he pitched mostly at High A Bradenton, tossing 125 innings of 3.82 ERA ball. His hit, home run, walk and strikeout rates worsened, but that can be expected jumping up a level. However, he impressed in a three-start stretch at the end of the ’12 season in his first taste of AA ball in Altoona. In his first two starts, of five and six innings, respectively, he didn’t allow a run, only gave up five hits total and struck out 13 with zero walks. In his third start, he gave ...
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