Jameson Taillon

Jameson Taillon

SP - PIT - IL60
Age: 27Bats: RThrows: R

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PIT @ MIL
Fri, 9/20 8:10pm
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Rank P #93
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The Pirates placed Taillon on the IL with a right elbow flexor strain on May 4 and later transferred him to the 60-day IL. A month later, they delayed his return to baseball activities, lessening the odds of him returning before the All-Star break. In late July, the Pirates shut him down again. He didn't meet lofty expectations before going down, registering a 4.10 ERA and 19.0% K rate in seven starts. It's looking increasingly unlikely that he'll make much of an impact in 2019, if he even returns at all. It seems safe to drop him in standard re-draft leagues.

Taillon wasn't as impressive as everyone expected at the start of the season as everyone expected but when he returns, he should still be a SP4 at the very least. He began throwing again recently and should be back in action in mid-August.

Finally healthy after dealing with injuries and a cancer diagnosis, Taillon established himself in 2018 as a pitcher who can provide solid ratios, albeit it with a middling strikeout rate. He benefits from a very pitcher-friendly environment in Pittsburgh, boosting his fantasy floor, but he simply doesn't belong among the top-25 fantasy starters until he begins to pile up the Ks.