Jameson Taillon

Born: 11/18/1991 (Age: 28)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: High 3/4
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 240
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd., (#2 overall), 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft (PIT)
Entry Point: High School
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: June 6th, 2016
Dates Seen: 5/29/16
Level: Triple-A
Affiliate: Indianapolis Indians
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Physical Description
Tall; lean, athletic build.
Mechanical Notes
Hands set at chest; middle of the rubber; slow pivot into windup; high leg lift; good balance over the rubber generating momentum and power; drop-and-drive towards home; long and high arm action in back; quick arm speed; across body finish; quick to the plate from stretch (1.15-1.28)
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2016 50 60 55 - #4 Starter Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Max Comments
Fastball
Fastball 60 60 94-96 96 Some arm-side run when down; maintained velo; average command and control; surprisingly didn't miss bats.
Some arm-side run when down; maintained velo; average command and control; surprisingly didn't miss bats.
Curveball
Curveball 50 60 80-81 82 Inconsistent shape and release; true 12-to-6 at it's best with tight snap flashing plus; showed ability to backdoor to LHH.
Inconsistent shape and release; true 12-to-6 at it's best with tight snap flashing plus; showed ability to backdoor to LHH.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 40 85-87 89 Mostly up in the zone; decent fade when down; good arm speed.
Mostly up in the zone; decent fade when down; good arm speed.
Overall Command
Overall Command 50 50  
Overall Control
Overall Control 60 60  
Overall Summary
Tommy John in April '14; Missed '15 due to a sports hernia. Ideal RHSP frame with three-pitch mix and plus-grade control. Plus fastball/curveball combo and developing changeup. Impressive feel and life on pitches given time missed. Should only get better, and the fastball will certainly miss bats in the future. Knows how to pitch, sequence, and attack hitters. Will pound the strike zone. Need to monitor innings after missing last two years. Major league-ready #4 starter.