It's been nearly 5 years since Jameson Taillon was drafted out of high school with the #2 overall pick in 2010. Since then Taillon has progressed a level each year, pitched in the 2012 Futures Game, and also served on Team Canada for the WBC striking out 3 members of Team USA in 3 innings of work. Sadly he has also been sidelined for the past year and change recovering from Tommy John surgery.
I suspect that Taillon will get back to the mound for minor league games soon and could be a pitcher to keep an eye on if there is a string of injuries or ineffectiveness from one of the main starters.
The MLB Draft is tonight and I'm hoping the Pirates continue to add to their already stocked farm system with more elite talent. The Pirates lower levels are filled with position players so maybe selecting a high school arm with the #19 overall selection is the way to go.
Around tax return time I snagged this 1/1 superfractor of the former first rounder, Jameson Taillon. It marks my 3rd Superfractor.