Jameson Taillon Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 230 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/18/1991 (31)
Jameson Taillon Season Stats
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According to a tweet from MLB.com's Mark Feinsand on Monday morning, four clubs are "teams to watch" when it comes to free-agent starting pitcher Jameson Taillon. Feinsand tweeted: "The Jameson Taillon market is deep, but sources tab the Mets, Phillies, Cubs and Orioles among the teams to watch." Taillon enjoyed one of his best seasons in the majors for the New York Yankees last season, logging a 3.91 ERA and a 3.94 FIP in 177 1/3 innings of work spanning 32 starts for the American League East club. He also registered 151 strikeouts compared to just 32 walks. Elsewhere and perhaps most crucially for fantasy purposes, the veteran posted 14 wins in his 32 starts.
The New York Mets and Texas Rangers are among many teams that are interested in free-agent right-hander Jameson Taillon. He has a huge market and will get an extremely good deal in this market. Pitching is at a premium this offseason. The Rangers have already signed Jacob deGrom to a five-year deal and also traded for Jake Odorizzi, but they may not be done adding to their starting rotation for 2023 and beyond. The Mets are looking to pair another ace alongside Max Scherzer after losing deGrom, and they appear to be choosing between either Justin Verlander or Carlos Rodon. Taillon went 14-5 for the New York Yankees in 2022 with a 3.91 ERA (3.94 FIP), a 1.13 WHIP, 151 strikeouts and 32 walks in 177 1/3 innings over his 32 starts.
New York Yankees right-hander Jameson Taillon would start a potential Game 5 of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros on Monday, according to manager Aaron Boone. The Yankees are heading back home down two games to none in the series, so they'll need to win a game to force a Game 5 on Monday in the Bronx. Taillon got the start in Game 1 of the ALCS on Wednesday and took a no-decision after giving up one earned run on four hits while walking three and striking out none in 4 1/3 innings pitched. It was his first postseason start this year. Taillon's only other playoff action came in the AL Division Series, when he allowed two runs on three hits in a 4-2 loss in Game 2 in extra innings.
Jameson Taillon had his second Tommy John surgery in 2019 after making just seven starts for the Pirates in 2019. In those seven starts, Taillon posted a 4.10 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and a 30:8 K:BB in 37 1/3 innings pitched. Since arriving in the majors in 2016, Taillon's issue has been his ability to stay on the mound. Otherwise, excluding the small 2019 sample size, Taillon has consistently proven to be a reliable starting pitcher with excellent control who has limited damage against him. From 2016-2018, Taillon posted elite walk, overall barrel, and curveball spin rates, to go with a fastball velocity well above league averages. His career 50% ground ball rate and resulting career 0.93 HR/9 IP rate have supported his career 3.67 ERA and 3.55 FIP. Heading into 2021, Taillon presents questions including durability, ability to replicate prior success, and the impact of his move to New York. Though he has not, essentially, pitched since 2018, reports indicate that the 29-year-old has been throwing the ball well. While he moves to a more difficult pitcher's park and A.L. East division, the adverse impact on his fantasy value may be offset by the opportunity to accumulate many more wins in the Bronx and his ability to avoid the long ball. If Taillon proves healthy, he is a potential steal around the 20th round. He can provide managers with precious innings, a sub-4.00 ERA, a sub-1.25 WHIP, wins, and a decent number of strikeouts. Though managers shouldn't reach for him, despite his move to the Yankees, he remains worth the risk if he can be rostered at his current ADP of 237.