Jameson Taillon, Tommy John surgery, and the Pirates’ pitching depth

Let’s start off up front: the news about Jameson Taillon’s Tommy John surgery is terrible. This sort of injury was the elephant in the room when Taillon and Cole were the Pirates’ only two truly elite prospects a couple of years ago, and it was a terrifying thought in 2011 and early 2012. The Pirates’ system has rounded out quite a bit since then and that cushions the blow...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend news: Taillon, Huntington, Hurdle

The exciting series win over St. Louis wasn’t the only news coming from PNC Park this weekend, as the Pirates announced two contract extensions and a devastating injury. Actually, I probably shouldn’t say devastating, but it really stinks to hear that Jameson Taillon will need Tommy John surgery. That’ll sideline him for over a year, and it wipes out the plan of having him...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates' Jameson Taillon latest to need Tommy John

Some awful news was announced by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday afternoon.  Prospect pitcher Jameson Taillon, who many figured would crack the major league roster this season, will require season ending surgery.  Here's the tweet the Pirates sent out: Jameson Taillon has been diagnosed w/an injury to his ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow & has elected to...
Via MLB Injury News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Jameson Taillon to undergo elbow surgery

Jameson Taillon during spring training The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Sunday that Jameson Taillon will undergo Tommy John surgery after being diagnosed with an injury to his ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Taillon began feeling pain in his elbow with two weeks remaining in spring training after being assigned to minor league camp. Originally he was prescribed rest...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs' Taillon to have Tommy John surgery

Right-hander Jameson Taillon, the Pirates' top pitching prospect, will have Tommy John ligament replacement surgery on his right elbow, the Pirates announced today. Taillon, 22,has an injury to the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Dr. David Altcheck of New York will perform the surgery.
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jameson Taillon needs Tommy John surgery

Jameson Taillon has been diagnosed w/an injury to his ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow & has elected to have Tommy John Surgery — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) April 6, 2014
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Starling Marte's (lack of) extension and Jameson Taillon's elbow

Before we get into the WHYGAVS 2014 Preview Week Extravaganza, there were two pieces of news from yesterday that I think are important to touch up on this morning (yes, that's code for, "I thought yesterday's basketball games were pretty depressing and don't have as much work done on the first preview piece as I'd like). The first is that the Pirates have...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

The Jameson Taillon scare

Tim Williams of Pirates Prospects was my first Twitter follower. That was back in the day when his site was called B.U.C.C.O FANS and nobody knew why Bucco was made into an acronym. If I remember correctly he had a few hundred followers and was just starting out. Now he runs what is probably the #1 Pirates site on the web and has made it his full time job. It's been pretty cool...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Would you trade Jameson Taillon? (Part 1)

Hopefully arriving soon; image credit post-gazette At least until the end of July, his name is bound to pop up any time that the Pittsburgh Pirates are rumored to be in serious trade talks with anyone dangling anything relevant.  Yet it’s highly likely that, as the dust of the July 31st MLB Trade Deadline clears, 2010 1st round pick SP Jameson Taillon will still be wearing the...
Via isportsweb.com
July 18, 2013  |  1 Comment

Jameson Taillon Effective for Seven Innings, Even Without Best Stuff

Jameson Taillon allowed zero walks for just the second time all season. Pirates’ top pitching prospect Jameson Taillon did not launch his fastball up to the high-90′s Thursday night in Akron like he has in the past. Taillon’s breaking ball was not missing bats, which meant he got his first and only strikeout in the 6th inning. Despite Altoona’s starter not having his best...
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June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

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