Jameson Taillon Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 230 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/18/1991 (30)
Jameson Taillon Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Jameson Taillon News
New York Yankees starting pitcher Jameson Taillon improved to 4-1 in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Orioles. Taillon pitched 5 innings, allowing three runs on six hits (including a solo home run) and a walk with two strikeouts. The 30-year-old is off to a nice start to the season and now has a 3.28 ERA with 27 strikeouts and four walks over his first seven starts and 35 2/3 IP. However, he is rostered in just 57 percent of leagues. He'll look to keep things going in his next start against the White Sox at home.
New York Yankees starting pitcher Jameson Taillon improved to 2-1 in Tuesday's 9-1 win over the Blue Jays. Taillon pitched 6 innings, allowing one run on five hits and no walks with four strikeouts. The 30-year-old has gotten off to a promising start to the season, posting a 2.84 ERA with 21 strikeouts and just two walks over his first five starts and 25 1/3 IP. Taillon has been a viable fantasy option throughout his career but hasn't been this solid since 2018. He is currently rostered in just 36 percent of leagues and is definitely worth a look in deeper leagues at least at this time. Taillon may next face the Blue Jays at home, which would be his third matchup against them already this season. While they are a tough matchup, Taillon has pitched well in both matchups, so he's worth a shot for fantasy managers to start him.
New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone said he expects starting pitcher Jameson Taillon (ankle) to be ready for the start of the regular season. Taillon had surgery on his ankle in late October, but he resumed throwing in recent weeks. Like most pitchers during the truncated spring training this year, Taillon will be eased into action, so fantasy managers shouldn't be expecting him to go deep into games early in the year. The 30-year-old right-hander made 29 starts for the Yankees in 2021 before his ankle injury, going 8-6 with a 4.30 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 140 strikeouts and 44 walks in 144 1/3 innings pitched. Taillon could be a nice fantasy value in drafts if he remains healthy this year, and he's currently ranked as RotoBaller's No. 82 fantasy starter.
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.