Found February 13, 2013 on Pirates Prospects:
Top pitching prospect Jameson Taillon is making his debut in Major League Spring Training this year, although realistically it is only for the experience, with Taillon having no chance of making the major league team on Opening Day. The right-hander will go to Double-A to start the 2013 season, and if he pitches the way he did at the end of the 2012 season, he should find his way to Indianapolis by the end of the year. The Pittsburgh Pirates provided a video interview of Taillon, talking about Spring Training, his 2012 season, and a few other topics. The video is below, followed by some notes. **Taillon noted that he doesn’t have a shot of breaking camp with the team, but is hoping for a shot later in the year. **He talked about having more freedom in Double-A, including an interesting quote about “not having to worry about everyone trying to mess with you”. **When it comes to pitching prospects, there seems to be a running joke among Pirates fans that every pitcher has to be 6′ 5″ or taller with a projectable fastball. Taillon mentioned that the same running joke exists among the pitchers in the system and with other teams . When asked about other pitchers outside of himself and Gerrit Cole, he mentioned Clay Holmes, Tyler Glasnow, and Luis Heredia as huge guys with big fastballs and a good future.
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