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Jameson Taillon
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 5" 230LBS | Age: 29

Draft: 2010 | Rd: 1, #2, Pittsburgh Pirates | The Woodlands HS
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 8 6 4.30 29 29 0 144.1 140 1.21
5 Seasons 37 30 3.82 111 111 0 610.1 559 1.24
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 29 8-6 4.30 144.1 140 1.21
5 Seasons 111 37-30 3.82 610.1 559 1.24

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2016 25 1550 313 13 4.2 88.9 110.2 7.8 24.6 .223 .347 .300 .265 .311 37.4 20.3 4.1 3.38 3.01
2017 26 2322 412 17 4.1 86.3 111.8 9.2 33 .254 .380 .337 .304 .352 31.2 21.3 7.8 4.44 4.04
2018 27 2960 554 24 4.3 87.8 111.5 10.4 35 .235 .368 .294 .286 .344 31.8 22.8 5.9 3.20 3.47
2019 28 555 118 8 6.8 89 114.4 7.7 33.1 .262 .434 .284 .314 .364 39.8 19 5.1 4.10 4.44
2021 30 2372 413 34 8.2 88.9 114.5 20.7 33.9 .228 .393 .309 .302 .359 40.5 23.2 7.3 4.30 3.89
9759 1810 96 5.3 88 114.5 11.9 32.4 .237 .377 .308 .292 .345 35.1 21.9 6.3
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Taillon relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(49.3%) ,
Slider
(20%) ,
Curveball
(19%) ,
Changeup
(6%) ,
Sinker
(5.7%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1170 567 603 49.3 93.9 304 274 55 27 14 1 13 88 190 .201 .201 .401 .397 .286 .292 90.2 26 2419 6.7 28.1 21.7
2021 Slider 474 386 88 20.0 86.9 115 111 34 21 8 0 5 11 101 .306 .268 .514 .428 .352 .311 87.1 19 2519 6.6 23.4 11.0
2021 Curveball 451 194 257 19.0 80.7 107 96 25 20 2 0 3 33 64 .260 .233 .375 .315 .309 .287 89.9 7 2732 6.6 29.1 20.0
2021 Changeup 142 6 136 6.0 88.0 36 32 8 4 1 0 3 6 26 .250 .286 .563 .562 .376 .397 89.2 24 1868 6.6 23.6 24.0
2021 Sinker 134 123 11 5.7 94.2 39 33 8 6 2 0 0 2 31 .242 .250 .303 .321 .308 .322 79.1 21 2304 6.7 16.4 14.3
2019 Slider 177 90 87 31.9 88.7 51 48 10 4 4 1 1 11 37 .208 .251 .396 .407 .272 .299 89.6 9 2473 6.0 27.3 19.6
2019 4-Seam Fastball 148 59 89 26.7 94.7 34 31 7 4 0 1 2 6 25 .226 .237 .484 .449 .324 .321 82.6 19 2328 6.2 23.7 13.3
2019 Sinker 113 61 52 20.4 94.9 38 35 8 4 3 0 1 7 28 .229 .294 .400 .486 .293 .354 90.6 -1 2289 6.3 20.7 26.9
2019 Curveball 87 34 53 15.7 82.2 25 24 5 4 1 0 0 6 19 .208 .225 .250 .356 .188 .244 89.6 10 2746 6.0 27.0 23.1
2019 Changeup 30 4 26 5.4 88.0 9 9 4 3 1 0 0 0 9 .444 .385 .556 .528 .425 .391 91.8 -2 1897 6.4 12.5 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2016 55 14.7 24 6.4 41.9 35.8 22.4 3.5 38.7 17.3 22.4 4.8 4.2
2017 49 17 27.9 6.1 35.7 40.8 23.5 5.6 34.2 19.7 28.4 5.6 4.1
2018 47.7 20.9 25.3 6.1 34.5 41 24.5 2.9 38.4 22.7 24.2 5.4 4.3
2019 50.8 16.9 27.1 5.1 42.4 31.4 26.3 3.4 44.1 15.3 22 6.8 6.8
2021 34.4 32.2 22.3 11.1 39.7 33.9 26.4 4.4 23.5 33.7 22 7.7 8.2
46.4 21.3 25.1 7.2 37.7 37.8 24.5 4 34.5 23.1 24.2 6 5.3
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2021 Slider NYY R 474 86.9 30 -3.7 -11 5.4 1.1 25
2021 Sinker NYY R 134 94.2 16.2 -3.6 -18 13.2 -1.1 -8
2021 4-Seamer NYY R 1170 93.9 13.2 1.1 8 3.4 -3.4 -51
2021 Curveball NYY R 451 80.7 55 2.5 5 10.2 2.8 37
2021 Changeup NYY R 142 88 24.1 -3.8 -14 14.1 0.6 5
2019 Slider PIT R 177 88.7 30 -1.8 -6 5.4 2.1 64
2019 Sinker PIT R 113 94.9 19.8 -0.8 -4 11.7 -2.9 -20
2019 4-Seamer PIT R 148 94.7 17.2 -2.1 -14 1.2 -6.3 -84
2019 Changeup PIT R 30 88 27.7 -0.6 -2 11.7 -2.1 -15
2019 Curveball PIT R 87 82.2 52.7 1.7 3 10.4 3.2 45
2018 Sinker PIT R 644 95.2 19.6 -0.1 -1 13.3 -1 -7
2018 Curveball PIT R 581 82.2 55 3.9 8 10.7 3.5 49
2018 4-Seamer PIT R 1045 95.2 14.8 0 0 4 -3.5 -47
2018 Slider PIT R 543 89.8 28 -1.7 -6 4.7 1.3 40
2018 Changeup PIT R 134 87.9 26.5 -2.3 -8 9.2 -4.6 -33
2017 4-Seamer PIT R 673 95.3 13.9 -0.8 -6 5.9 -2.1 -26
2017 Sinker PIT R 814 95 20.3 1.5 8 14.2 -0.7 -5
2017 Curveball PIT R 602 81.4 54.5 4 8 9.7 2.7 40
2017 Changeup PIT R 228 88.1 24.5 -2.1 -8 10.1 -3.5 -26
2016 4-Seamer PIT R 305 95 14.1 -1.3 -11 6.1 -2.4 -28
2016 Changeup PIT R 153 87.6 23.4 -3.4 -13 5.8 -7.7 -57
2016 Sinker PIT R 590 94.8 18.3 0.7 4 11.9 -2.8 -19
2016 Curveball PIT R 378 80.6 55 4.9 10 7.5 0.9 13
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 Changeup 2.7 4 142 6 36 .25 .563 .379 23.6 16.7 24 .286 .562 .398 34.6
2021 Sinker -1.7 -2 134 5.6 39 .242 .303 .31 16.4 5.1 14.3 .25 .321 .32 19.4
2021 Curveball 1.7 8 451 19 107 .26 .375 .321 29.1 30.8 20 .233 .315 .287 45.3
2021 Slider -0.4 -2 474 20 115 .306 .514 .357 23.4 9.6 11 .268 .428 .311 32.7
2021 4-Seamer -0.5 -5 1171 49.4 305 .2 .4 .297 28 28.9 21.7 .2 .396 .292 47.4
2019 Changeup 9.8 3 30 5.4 9 .444 .556 .639 12.5 0 0 .385 .528 .391 44.4
2019 Curveball -1 -1 87 15.7 25 .208 .25 .23 27 24 23.1 .225 .356 .244 47.4
2019 4-Seamer 0.7 1 148 26.7 34 .226 .484 .359 23.7 17.6 13.3 .237 .449 .321 24
2019 Sinker -2 -2 113 20.4 38 .229 .4 .301 20.7 18.4 26.9 .294 .486 .355 50
2019 Slider -0.4 -1 177 31.9 51 .208 .396 .316 27.3 21.6 19.6 .251 .407 .3 37.8
2018 Changeup 2.6 3 134 4.5 27 .346 .692 .448 17.5 7.4 15.4 .301 .553 .379 41.7
2018 Curveball -0.4 -2 581 19.6 133 .203 .313 .24 37.8 43.6 24.6 .173 .276 .213 21.4
2018 Slider -1.8 -10 543 18.3 175 .24 .413 .3 23.9 20.6 22.8 .262 .427 .312 37.1
2018 Sinker -2.3 -15 644 21.8 192 .256 .335 .296 15.2 10.9 13.9 .257 .369 .305 31.2
2018 4-Seamer -0.2 -2 1045 35.3 251 .26 .414 .321 24.3 24.7 20.3 .229 .357 .289 31
2017 Changeup 0.8 2 228 9.8 52 .244 .444 .32 18.8 5.8 5.5 .311 .527 .379 38.6
2017 Curveball -0.9 -5 602 25.9 148 .241 .338 .267 32.3 48 26.5 .19 .258 .203 24.3
2017 4-Seamer -0.3 -2 673 29 165 .264 .443 .342 15.4 13.3 10.5 .264 .421 .332 26.2
2017 Sinker 1 8 814 35.1 217 .347 .508 .402 17.7 13.4 16.8 .285 .413 .338 36.1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2021 Changeup 142 88 96 18.2 1:15 1:45 -30
2021 Curveball 448 80.7 75 18.8 7:15 7:15 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1170 93.9 84 17.7 12:45 12:30 15
2021 Sinker 133 94.2 87 19.8 12:45 1:30 -45
2021 Slider 473 86.9 41 8.2 11:15 10:15 60
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 385 1433 -8 -10 6 5 -7
2017 582 2317 -12 -12 21 6 2
2018 778 2947 -13 -33 14 6 -26
2019 157 555 2 -6 2 3 0
2021 602 2372 2 -21 15 6 2
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2016 1550 45.9 69.2 89.1 30.6 63.4 43.7 61.7 49 18.4 6.4 66.3
2017 2322 49.3 65.9 85.9 28.5 61.5 45.2 62.4 47 20.1 7.1 71.3
2018 2960 50.7 67.3 82.4 30.9 58.8 45 63.7 49.3 23.8 7.7 70.6
2019 555 51.2 67.3 84.8 35.1 53.7 45.4 67.7 51.5 24.1 5.2 69
2021 2372 50.6 71.7 79.9 29.5 56.1 42.3 62.9 50.8 26.4 7.7 77.5
9759 49.6 68.3 83.6 30.2 59.2 44.2 63.1 49.2 22.8 7.2 71.9
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2016 89 76 77 76 95 55 81 37 27 46 97 13 89 81 45 75
2017 58 36 65 79 49 41 84 71 66 46 59 19 58 82 48 78
2018 71 53 60 69 76 30 88 67 77 54 86 43 71 82 68 77
2019 78 62 82
2021 58 59 47 38 71 13 43 48 33 48 65 52 58 62 85 84
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 21.3 4 4.1 0 7 2 2 50
2021 23 24 20.3 4 12 16 8 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 4 3 6 4 5 3 3 5 4 4 7 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 5 2 3 3 5 4 5 5 3 5 3 5
2021 24 22 25 21 27 17 18 22 20 18 26 23 13 17 18 25 16 22 21 20 14 16 19 21 20 22 23 19 24 14 25
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.9 95.1 0.2 95.2 0.1 -0.4 undefined undefined
Offspeed Velocity 87.6 88.1 0.5 87.9 -0.2 0.1 undefined undefined
Breaking Velocity 80.6 81.4 0.8 85.9 4.5 0.6 undefined undefined
Exit Velocity 88.9 86.3 -2.6 87.8 1.5 1.2 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 7.8 9.2 1.4 10.4 1.2 -2.7 undefined undefined
Barrel % 4.2 4.1 -0.1 4.3 0.2 2.5 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 37.4 31.2 -6.2 31.8 0.6 8 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 24.6 33 8.4 35 2 -1.9 undefined undefined
xBA .223 .254 0.031 .235 -0.019 0.027 undefined undefined
BA .252 .29 0.038 .246 -0.044 -0.015 undefined undefined
xwOBA .265 .304 0.039 .286 -0.018 0.028 undefined undefined
wOBA .3 .337 0.037 .294 -0.043 -0.01 undefined undefined
xSLG .347 .38 0.033 .368 -0.012 0.066 undefined undefined
SLG .415 .44 0.025 .385 -0.055 0.016 undefined undefined
K% 20.3 21.3 1 22.8 1.5 -3.8 undefined undefined
BB% 4.1 7.8 3.7 5.9 -1.9 -0.8 undefined undefined
Swing % 49 47 -2 49.3 2.3 2.2 undefined undefined
Whiff% 18.4 20.1 1.7 23.8 3.7 0.3 undefined undefined
In Zone % 45.9 49.3 3.4 50.7 1.4 0.5 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 54.1 50.7 -3.4 49.3 -1.4 -0.5 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 30.6 28.5 -2.1 30.9 2.4 4.2 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 32.8 32.4 -0.4 32 -0.4 4.7 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 61.7 62.4 0.7 63.7 1.3 4 undefined undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 384 .299 180 25 13.9 204 53 26.0
2017 582 .337 316 37 11.7 266 49 18.4
2018 778 .295 363 31 8.5 415 98 23.6
2019 157 .284 75 10 13.3 82 31 37.8
2021 591 .306 331 34 10.3 260 161 61.9

Pitch Distribution