Jameson Taillon Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 230 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/18/1991 (32)
Jameson Taillon Season Stats
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Jameson Taillon News
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jameson Taillon heads to the mound for Sunday's start against the Toronto Blue Jays. The 31-year-old has racked up four wins in a row and five in his last six starts to go with a superb 2.17 ERA (37.1 innings pitched) over the hot streak. On Sunday, Taillon encounters a familiar enemy from his time in the AL East; the right-hander rolled for a 2.62 ERA and 33 strikeouts across six starts (34.1 IP) versus Toronto in 2022. Fantasy managers should continue streaming the soft-tossing Taillon while he's dealing despite what seems to be a difficult matchup.
The Chicago Cubs are listing right-hander Jameson Taillon as their probable starter for Tuesday's series opener against the Philadelphia Phillies. Left-hander Drew Smyly is lined up to go on Wednesday, while right-hander Kyle Hendricks will get the ball in the series finale on Thursday. Taillon was skipped in the rotation last week with the Cubs playing a two-game series in London over the weekend. The 31-year-old will be plenty rested for this contest, but fantasy managers will probably want to avoid him anyway. He's sporting a rough 6.71 ERA on the year and has given up 11 runs on 19 hits (five homers allowed) while walking eight and striking out 10 in 16 2/3 innings in his last three starts this month.
The Chicago Cubs activated right-hander Jameson Taillon (groin) from the injured list on Thursday, and he will make the start against the Washington Nationals on the road. In a corresponding move, the Cubs optioned pitcher Jeremiah Estrada to the minors. Taillon is returning from a left-groin strain in an excellent matchup against the Nats. However, he'll still carry some streaming risk in fantasy, as he didn't go on a minor-league rehab assignment and will likely be on a pitch count in his first start in two weeks. The 31-year-old right-hander has made only three starts so far in 2023, allowing eight runs (seven earned) on 15 hits while walking four and striking out 16 in 14 innings pitched.
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.