Originally posted on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 3/4/13
Even moreso than Gerrit Cole, Jameson Taillon's minor league career has kind of vexed prospect guys. Everybody that watches Taillon throw in person reports back that he's got borderline-elite stuff. You can check out the piece Kiley McDaniel did for FanGraphs last summer, when he slotted Taillon just behind Dylan Bundy as a prospect, said he has a "non-zero" chance of becoming an ace and that even if he doesn't (noting that there are never more than 15 or so pitchers in baseball that really qualify as "aces") he'll be a very strong #2 starter. McDaniel saw Taillon again over the winter at instructs and reported back that he looked basically the same.  The vexing part is that despite having a great fastball and a great curve and a pretty good changeup for a pitcher of his age (he turned 21 in November), his minor league numbers haven't been great. In his minor league debut with West Virginia in 2010, he gave up nearly a hit an inning and allowed nine homers in 92 2/3 innings. Las...
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