Jameson Lee Taillon is a Canadian-American born Major League Baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees. Taillon was a player for the Pittsburgh Pirates before he joined the Yankees.
Taillon was the Pirates’ second-round pick in the 2010 MLB draft. In 2016, he made his MLB debut. Taillon was dealt by the Pirates to the Yankees before the 2021 season.
Fangraphs ranked Taillon as the top high school pitching prospect since Josh Beckett before the 2010 MLB draft (1999).
He was compared to pitchers such as Stephen Strasburg by Baseball America. Taillon was taken by the Pittsburgh Pirates with the second overall pick in the draft.
In November 2009, he signed a National Letter of Intent with Rice University, creating a hurdle to the Pirates’ efforts to sign him.
However, Taillon signed with the Pirates just hours before the signing deadline, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. According to Jim Callis of Baseball America, Taillon’s contract contained a $6.5 million signing bonus, the second-highest in draft history.
On April 27, 2011, Taillon made his professional debut with the West Virginia Power against the Hagerstown Suns. He reported to the organization on April 24 after spending the previous two weeks in Florida for an extended spring training assignment.
He spent the entire season with the Power, going 2-3 with a 3.98 ERA in 23 starts.
Taillon was selected to play in the 2012 All-Star Futures Game. He started the season with the Bradenton Marauders before being promoted to the Altoona Curve in August 2012.
Taillon was named Eastern League pitcher of the week for his debut week with the Curve, August 20-26, 2012. He was 9-8 with a 3.55 ERA in 26 starts for both teams.
Does Jameson Taillon Have Any Kids?
Jameson Taillon does not have any kids of his own or any adopted kids. The New York Yankees pitcher would probably have kids in the future.