Monday, February 14, 2011

Taillon Makes Another Top 50 List

Jim Bowden of Fox Sports picked his Top 50 Prospects. The Pirate rep was, natch, Jameson Taillon at #16.

Bowden wrote "Bulldog and work horse with a huge frame that reminds you of Josh Beckett. Fastball in the 94-97 range with a hard, late-breaking slider that gets as high as 86-87 with downward plane action. His change-up needs work as his arm speed slows down. Has the stuff, size and potential to be an ace with an arsenal that will miss bats."

Also, John Parker of has posted an interview with Taillon.


WilliamJPellas said...

This is all great and everything, but let's see the kid get three or four hundred professional innings under his belt before we anoint him the next Doug Drabek, shall we? Sheesh. He hasn't even thrown a single pitch as a professional!

Ron Ieraci said...

Yah, Will, I agree. While a positive buzz about the Bucs is always nice, I would like to see the kid throw a pitch or two before anointing him the next Tim Linceum (tho that would be sweet!)