Rumor Suggests Pirates To Call Up Jameson Taillon

Long has the Pirates fan base been calling for some real firepower from the mound, and rumor has it that the Pirates organization has plans to look to one of their low-A affiliate pitchers, Jameson Taillon to add some heat to their defense. Taillon currently pitches on the Pirates’ A affiliate team, the Bradenton Marauders.

Taillon first caught the attention of scouts following the end of his high school pitching tenure, where he logged a 22-6 record playing for the Woodlands High School Highlanders in Texas. Taillon had a strong finish in his senior year, going 8-1 which included a 19-strikeout no hitter he pitched against the school’s rival, Conroe High School. Taillon was quickly drafted by the Pirates in 2010, the youngest player with Canadian citizenship to be drafted into the MLB. He began his minor league career with a 2011 season for the West Virginia Power, earning a 3.98 ERA in five games.

Many fans are questioning the rumors of Taillon’s possible promotion, primarily because the pitchers current minor league numbers just don’t suggest that the pitcher is ready for major league play. But it’s likely the Pirates want to test the young pitcher, even if it’s only for a couple innings here and there in 2013. But Pittsburgh Pirates tickets could net fans a chance to see Taillon’s major league debut late this year.

Taillon’s 99 mph fastball and “plus” curveball could be a huge asset for the Pirates, who are in need of a new face to freshen their bullpen. Commenting on Taillon’s talent, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington noted that he had the skills to become a “top-of-the-rotation starter.”

Doubts as to Taillon’s acceptance of the 2010 MLB draft pick by the Pirates arose when he signed a letter of intent to pitch for Rice University in 2009. Soon it became clear that Taillon would accept the Pirate’s $6.5 million signing bonus, the 2nd highest in the history of the MLB draft instead of attending college.


comments-bottom

Featured Photos

McCutchen’s Case for... Posted by author icon Pittsburgh Pirates Tickets Sep 21st, 2012 | no responses
Reds Eek Out Win Ove... Posted by author icon Steven Sep 13th, 2012 | no responses
Pirates Overcome Ast... Posted by author icon Steven Sep 5th, 2012 | no responses

Random Photos

Pittsburgh Pirates M... Posted by author icon Steven Oct 8th, 2012 | no responses
Bedard, Pirates Stru... Posted by author icon Steven Aug 27th, 2012 | no responses
Top 3 Pirates Manage... Posted by author icon Pittsburgh Pirates Tickets May 25th, 2012 | no responses

Top Rated

Best Pittsburgh Pira... Posted by author icon Pittsburgh Pirates Tickets
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...
Best Pittsburgh Pira... Posted by author icon Pittsburgh Pirates Tickets
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading ... Loading ...
Pittsburgh Pirates’ ... Posted by author icon Pittsburgh Pirates Tickets
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading ... Loading ...