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Pirates promote top prospect Jameson Taillon to Double-A

Aug 17, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

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Jameson Taillon is the latest big-name prospect to get a late-season promotion, as the Pirates announced that the second overall pick in the 2010 draft is headed to Double-A.

Taillon’s overall numbers at high Single-A weren’t great, with a 3.82 ERA and just 98 strikeouts in 125 innings, but the right-hander has been excellent there of late and Baseball America recently named his as the top pitching prospect in the entire Florida State League.

And now he’s reached Double-A two months before his 21st birthday.

  1. redguy12588 - Aug 17, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    I would say that it’s a bit early, but he really didn’t have anything else to improve upon in A+ ball. The Pirates emphasize fastball command, and he’s really improved in the past month or so at generating weak contact while overcoming his struggles. Hopefully the Pirates let him have some more freedom in AA like they had with Cole.

  2. magicrat13 - Aug 17, 2012 at 3:22 PM

    good….it’s about time in my opinion….sometimes think the pirates are too slow in moving players up…..cole needs to get to AAA next….

  3. timmons94 - Aug 17, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    Pirates have some good arms coming. If Selig wouldn’t of screwed small market teams with the slotting . We would have Appel too. Oh well get the puck back just down a spot. Let’s go bucs

  4. drunkenhooliganism - Aug 17, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    Is his father named James or did he have a drinking problem?

  5. blacc24 - Aug 18, 2012 at 6:26 AM

    Maybe the Pirates will call him up to the bigs by 30?!

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