In Baseball America’s new Midseason Prospect Update, righthanded pitcher Jameson Taillon inherited the No. 1 prospect ranking for the Pittsburgh Pirates after the graduation of former No. 1 player Gregory Polanco. Before the season, Taillon was the No. 2 player in the system right behind the Dominican outfielder.
Unfortunately for Taillon, he wasn’t able to continue progressing toward the majors after going down with Tommy John surgery in March before the season began. He was expected to make an impact with the Pirates this year after successful stints in Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis in 2013. After 110.1 games in Altoona, Taillon had a 3.67 ERA while striking out 8.65 batters per nine and walking 2.94 per nine. In Indianapolis, Taillon threw 37 innings, struck out 9.00 batters per nine, walked 3.89 batters per nine and wound up with a 3.89 ERA.
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