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Jameson Taillon Throws His First Bullpen Since Tommy John Surgery (With Video)

Today at Pirate City, Jameson Taillon threw his first bullpen session since undergoing Tommy John surgery last April. The right-hander threw 15 pitches, all fastballs, in the start of what will be about three or four weeks of him building up in bullpens for the season. Taillon said he felt good after the session. “I didn’t want to make too much of a big deal out of it, because...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Pirates Avoid the Stephen Strasburg Shutdown with Jameson Taillon?

During the 2012 season, the Washington Nationals won 98 games, taking the NL East division, and making the post-season for the first time since moving to Washington in 2005, and the first time in franchise history since the Montreal Expos made it in 1981. Despite this success, the Nationals drew a lot of criticism over the fact that they shut down their top young pitcher, Stephen...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Jameson Taillon aiming to throw off mound in January

The Pittsburgh Pirates head into the off season after a successful 88-win season and an appearance in the National League Wild Card game. At 10th in the Major Leagues in runs scored and eighth in ERA, the Pirates have plenty to build on. One young player who could have an impact at some point next season is pitcher Jameson Taillon, who has made progress following surgery this...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The Tommy John Rehab Progress For Jameson Taillon and Clay Holmes

The Pittsburgh Pirates have done a good job of preserving pitcher health and avoiding major injuries in the minors. A lot of this is due to their conservative approach with pitch counts and innings limits, especially at the lower levels. Despite this, it’s impossible to totally avoid injuries with pitchers, as we saw this year. In Spring Training, top prospects Jameson Taillon...
Via Pirates Prospects
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

A Good Sign in Jameson Taillon’s Tommy John Rehab

Jameson Taillon has been recovering from Tommy John surgery this year, after undergoing the procedure at the start of April. The typical timeline for recovery is four months of rest before a pitcher can resume throwing. Taillon resumed throwing about a month ago. Today he posted an update to Instagram, showing that he had moved his throwing to 75 feet. I’ve mentioned before that...
Via Pirates Prospects
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Brady Aiken and Astros agree on $6.5 million signing bonus

  It only took two days for the Houston Astros to ink their number one draft pick, Brady Aiken. The 17-year-old phenom pitcher just became a rich man Saturday signing a 6.5 million contract tying Jameson Taillon for the largest signing bonus ever given to a high school pitcher.  Aiken topped off his senior year with a 1.06 ERA, 111 strikeouts in 59 2/3 innings for Cathedral Catholic...
Via Reading Between The Seams
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
April 07, 2014  |  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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April 06, 2014  |  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...
April 06, 2014  |  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...
Via The "Mc" Effect
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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