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Jameson Taillon
ERA W-L K
4.64 7-5 98
Team: PittsburghHt / Wt: 6-5 / 220 NFBC ADP: 150.60
Position: SPBorn: 11/18/1991 Birthplace: Lakeland, Florida
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Pirates (2010)


Latest News
Aug. 18 9:41 PM PT10:41 PM MT11:41 PM CT12:41 AM ET0:41 ET4:41 GMT12:41 9:41 PM MST11:41 PM EST12:11 AM VEN8:41 UAE11:41 PM CT-Jameson Taillon allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks in 5.0 innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 11-7 on Thursday. Taillon struck out seven, ending the game with a 4.64 ERA and 1.51 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 11 7:02 PM PT8:02 PM MT9:02 PM CT10:02 PM ET22:02 ET2:02 GMT10:02 7:02 PM MST9:02 PM EST9:32 PM VEN6:02 UAE (+1)9:02 PM CT-Jameson Taillon improved to 7-5, allowing two runs on six hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 on Friday. Taillon struck out seven, ending the game with a 4.50 ERA and 1.48 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Taillon snapped a three-start winless streak in which he went 0-2 with a 13.15 ERA.
Aug. 7 6:47 AM PT7:47 AM MT8:47 AM CT9:47 AM ET9:47 ET13:47 GMT21:47 6:47 AM MST8:47 AM EST9:17 AM VEN17:47 UAE8:47 AM CT-Jameson Taillon allowed two runs on five hits and two walks in 6.1 innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the San Diego Padres 5-4 on Sunday. Taillon struck out eight, ending the game with a 4.60 ERA and 1.50 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Taillon started slowly by allowing two runs in the first but retired 12 consecutive batters between the third and seventh. He was coming off two rough outings where he allowed a combined 17 earned runs on 20 hits in 6 2/3 innings.
Aug. 1 8:42 PM PT9:42 PM MT10:42 PM CT11:42 PM ET23:42 ET3:42 GMT11:42 8:42 PM MST10:42 PM EST11:12 PM VEN7:42 UAE (+1)10:42 PM CT-Jameson Taillon fell to 6-5, allowing eight runs on 11 hits and one walk in 3.2 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Cincinnati Reds 9-1 on Tuesday. Taillon struck out three, ending the game with a 4.74 ERA and 1.53 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Taillon was hit hard for a second straight start, having been battered for nine earned runs and nine hits through three innings by San Francisco a week prior. The young right-hander's recovery from cancer surgery has been a great story, but he's a very risky fantasy play right now.
July 26 8:41 AM PT9:41 AM MT10:41 AM CT11:41 AM ET11:41 ET15:41 GMT23:41 8:41 AM MST10:41 AM EST11:11 AM VEN19:41 UAE10:41 AM CT-Jameson Taillon fell to 6-4, allowing 10 runs - nine earned - on nine hits and one walk in 3.0 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the San Francisco Giants 11-3 on Tuesday. Taillon struck out one, ending the game with a 4.03 ERA and 1.45 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Taillon has a 5.30 ERA over his last seven starts despite giving up just one home run in that stretch.
July 20 1:17 PM PT2:17 PM MT3:17 PM CT4:17 PM ET16:17 ET20:17 GMT4:17 1:17 PM MST3:17 PM EST3:47 PM VEN0:17 UAE (+1)3:17 PM CT-Jameson Taillon improved to 6-3, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks in 5.1 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Thursday. Taillon struck out eight, ending the game with a 3.08 ERA and 1.37 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The right-hander is 3-1 with a 2.49 ERA in his last four starts while striking out 26 over 21 2/3 innings.
July 15 7:33 PM PT8:33 PM MT9:33 PM CT10:33 PM ET22:33 ET2:33 GMT10:33 7:33 PM MST9:33 PM EST10:03 PM VEN6:33 UAE (+1)9:33 PM CT-Jameson Taillon fell to 5-3, allowing four runs on eight hits in 5.0 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 on Saturday. Taillon struck out five, ending the game with a 3.06 ERA and 1.36 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: He was pitching for the first time since July 4, thanks to the All-Star break and being a late scratch from his scheduled start Sunday against the Cubs in Chicago because of food poisoning. Taillon had not surrendered a run in winning his previous two starts.
July 9 10:04 AM PT11:04 AM MT12:04 PM CT1:04 PM ET13:04 ET17:04 GMT1:04 10:04 AM MST12:04 PM EST12:34 PM VEN21:04 UAE12:04 PM CT-Taillon has been scratched from his Sunday start at Wrigley Field due to flue-like symptoms.
Analysis: The right-hander has thrown 11.1 scoreless innings in winning his last two starts and is 3-1 with a 1.98 ERA with 29 strikeouts over 27.1 innings in five outings since returning from surgery for testicular cancer.
July 4 5:23 PM PT6:23 PM MT7:23 PM CT8:23 PM ET20:23 ET0:23 GMT8:23 5:23 PM MST7:23 PM EST7:53 PM VEN4:23 UAE (+1)7:23 PM CT-Taillon improved to 5-2, allowing four hits and two walks over 5.0 scoreless innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0 on Tuesday. Taillon struck out nine, ending the game with a 2.73 ERA and 1.34 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The right-hander is 3-1 in five starts since returning from surgery for testicular cancer.
June 29 8:16 PM PT9:16 PM MT10:16 PM CT11:16 PM ET23:16 ET3:16 GMT11:16 8:16 PM MST10:16 PM EST10:46 PM VEN7:16 UAE (+1)10:16 PM CT-Jameson Taillon improved to 4-2, allowing seven hits and two walks over 6.1 scoreless innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 4-0 on Thursday. Taillon struck out four.
Analysis: Taillon had his longest outing since returning from a battle with testicular cancer earlier this month, lowering his ERA to 2.97 despite allowing at least one base runner in six of the seven innings he worked.
June 24 8:35 AM PT9:35 AM MT10:35 AM CT11:35 AM ET11:35 ET15:35 GMT23:35 8:35 AM MST10:35 AM EST11:05 AM VEN19:35 UAE10:35 AM CT-Jameson Taillon allowed two runs on four hits and two walks in 6.0 innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 on Friday. Taillon struck out seven, ending the game with a 3.33 ERA and 1.34 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Taillon set a season high for strikeouts and pitched solidly in his third start back from testicular cancer surgery. The 25-year-old is 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA while registering 16 Ks in 16 innings since returning.
June 18 5:18 PM PT6:18 PM MT7:18 PM CT8:18 PM ET20:18 ET0:18 GMT8:18 5:18 PM MST7:18 PM EST7:48 PM VEN4:18 UAE (+1)7:18 PM CT-Jameson Taillon fell to 3-2, allowing four runs on eight hits and one walk in 5.0 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Chicago Cubs 7-1 on Sunday. Taillon struck out four, ending the game with a 3.38 ERA and 1.39 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Taillon wasn't able to duplicate his memorable first start back from testicular cancer surgery, when he beat the Rockies with five scoreless innings on Monday. The 25-year-old still carries some risk entering Friday's matchup at St. Louis, as he owns a 5.33 ERA over his last five starts and hasn't pitched beyond 5 1/3 innings in any of those outings.
June 12 8:26 PM PT9:26 PM MT10:26 PM CT11:26 PM ET23:26 ET3:26 GMT11:26 8:26 PM MST10:26 PM EST10:56 PM VEN7:26 UAE (+1)10:26 PM CT-Taillon improved to 3-1, allowing five hits and two walks over 5.0 scoreless innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Colorado Rockies 7-2 on Monday. Taillon struck out five, ending the game with a 2.90 ERA and 1.34 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Taillon was making his return from treatments for testicular cancer. The 25-year-old had surgery May 8, four days after losing to the Reds at Cincinnati, then made three rehab starts in the minor leagues.
May 6 4:21 PM PT5:21 PM MT6:21 PM CT7:21 PM ET19:21 ET23:21 GMT7:21 4:21 PM MST6:21 PM EST6:51 PM VEN3:21 UAE (+1)6:21 PM CT-Barely a month after undergoing surgery for testicular cancer, right-hander Jameson Taillon will start for the Pirates against the Rockies on Monday at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.
Analysis: The 25-year-old right-hander has not pitched since May 3. He went on the disabled list because of groin discomfort, but five days later he underwent surgery for suspected, and later confirmed, testicular cancer. Taillon resumed baseball activities a few days later and had three productive rehab starts in the minors. He has a 2-1 record and 3.31 ERA in six starts this season.
May 3 8:54 PM PT9:54 PM MT10:54 PM CT11:54 PM ET23:54 ET3:54 GMT11:54 8:54 PM MST10:54 PM EST11:24 PM VEN7:54 UAE (+1)10:54 PM CT-Jameson Taillon fell to 2-1, allowing six runs on eight hits and one walk in 5.0 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Cincinnati Reds 7-2 on Wednesday. Taillon struck out six, ending the game with a 3.31 ERA and 1.33 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Taillon had an 0.47 ERA in three road starts this season before Wednesday. He next takes the ball Monday at Dodger Stadium, where he has never pitched.
Apr. 29 11:44 PM PT12:44 AM MT1:44 AM CT2:44 AM ET2:44 ET6:44 GMT14:44 11:44 PM MST1:44 AM EST2:14 AM VEN10:44 UAE1:44 AM CT-Jameson Taillon improved to 2-0, allowing one run on five hits and two walks in 5.0 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Miami Marlins 12-2 on Friday. Taillon struck out four, ending the game with a 2.08 ERA and 1.25 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 17 9:19 AM PT10:19 AM MT11:19 AM CT12:19 PM ET12:19 ET16:19 GMT0:19 9:19 AM MST11:19 AM EST11:49 AM VEN20:19 UAE11:19 AM CT-Taillon earned his first victory of 2017 after allowing one unearned run over seven innings Sunday against the Cubs. The 25-year-old scattered seven hits and three walks while striking out six.
Analysis: Taillon has been what the Pirates were expecting thus far, as he's posted a stellar 0.90 ERA through his first three starts and has pitched at least six innings in each of those outings. The former top prospect will have his first career meeting with the surging Yankees when he next takes the bump Saturday at home.
Apr. 12 10:40 AM PT11:40 AM MT12:40 PM CT1:40 PM ET13:40 ET17:40 GMT1:40 10:40 AM MST12:40 PM EST1:10 PM VEN21:40 UAE12:40 PM CT-Taillon allowed two runs in six innings of a 6-2 loss to the Reds on Tuesday.
Analysis: Taillon has a 1.38 ERA and no decisions over his first two starts.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2016 Pit 5 4 0 - 0 18 18 0 104.0 99 40 39 13 17 1 85 1.12 3.38
2017 Pit 7 5 0 - 0 18 18 0 97.0 114 52 50 9 32 1 98 1.51 4.64
Career 12 9 0 - 0 36 36 0 201.0 213 92 89 22 49 2 183 1.30 3.99

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2016 Pit 18 32 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 17 0 0 .094 .094 .094
2017 Pit 18 26 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 .038 .038 .038
Career 36 58 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 27 0 0 .069 .069 .069


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 1095 98 92 95.1 66
Curveball 420 84 78 81.3 25.32
Changeup 144 90 85 88.1 8.68

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