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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 1 2 5.24 5 5 0 22.1 29 1.25
5 Seasons 30 26 3.74 87 87 0 488.1 448 1.25
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 5 1-2 5.24 22.1 29 1.25
5 Seasons 87 30-26 3.74 488.1 448 1.25

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2016 1550 313 13 4.2 88.9 110.2 7.8 24.6 .224 .347 .300 .265 .312 37.4 20.3 4.1 3.38 3.01
2017 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 4.01
2018 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 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 399 60 6 10 89.7 114.5 23.9 33.3 .203 .393 .336 .280 .373 36.7 30.5 5.3 5.24 2.91
7786 1457 68 4.7 87.8 114.5 9.9 32 .239 .373 .309 .289 .342 33.6 21.9 6
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .318 .313 .363 35.2 21.9 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Taillon relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(50.1%) ,
Slider
(26.6%) ,
Curveball
(21.6%) ,
Changeup
(1.8%) ,


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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 200 91 109 50.1 93.5 45 42 11 6 2 0 3 20 22 .262 .153 .524 .287 .358 .219 86.9 31 2464 6.7 32.2 27.0
2021 Slider 106 78 28 26.6 87.8 27 26 4 1 2 0 1 3 24 .154 .235 .346 .512 .202 .317 91.4 23 2569 6.6 21.7 13.0
2021 Curveball 86 31 55 21.6 81.0 21 18 7 7 0 0 0 6 12 .389 .237 .389 .307 .393 .298 91.4 10 2781 6.6 25.0 18.2
2021 Changeup 7 0 7 1.8 87.1 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .500 .515 2.000 1.871 1.031 .956 91.2 37 1911 6.6 0.0
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 151 59 92 27.2 94.7 35 32 7 4 0 1 2 7 25 .219 .230 .469 .435 .315 .312 82.6 19 2328 6.2 26.0 15.2
2019 Sinker 110 61 49 19.8 94.9 37 34 8 4 3 0 1 6 28 .235 .303 .412 .500 .301 .363 90.6 -1 2288 6.3 17.5 24.0
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 .386 .556 .529 .425 .392 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 31.7 35 18.3 15 35 36.7 28.3 3.3 21.7 36.7 21.7 5 10
49.2 18.7 25.6 6.5 37.1 38.8 24.1 3.8 37.1 20.7 24.7 5.4 4.7
45.3 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.4 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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 4-Seamer NYY R 200 93.5 13.4 0.5 3 1.3 -5.8 -82
2021 Slider NYY R 106 87.8 28.4 -4 -12 6.1 2 47
2021 Curveball NYY R 86 81 55.1 2.6 5 11.1 3.7 51
2021 Changeup NYY R 7 87.1 22 -5.9 -21 10.1 -3.8 -27
2019 Changeup PIT R 30 88 27.7 -0.6 -2 11.7 -2.1 -15
2019 Slider PIT R 177 88.7 30 -1.8 -6 5.4 2.1 64
2019 Curveball PIT R 87 82.2 52.7 1.7 3 10.4 3.2 45
2019 Sinker PIT R 110 94.9 20 -0.6 -3 11.8 -2.8 -19
2019 4-Seamer PIT R 151 94.7 17.2 -2.1 -14 1.3 -6.2 -82
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
2018 Sinker PIT R 644 95.2 19.6 -0.2 -1 13.3 -1 -7
2018 4-Seamer PIT R 1045 95.2 14.8 0 0 4 -3.5 -47
2018 Curveball PIT R 581 82.2 55 3.9 8 10.7 3.5 49
2017 Changeup PIT R 228 88.1 24.5 -2.1 -8 10.1 -3.5 -26
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 1.4 8 14.2 -0.7 -5
2017 Curveball PIT R 602 81.4 54.5 4 8 9.7 2.7 40
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 Curveball PIT R 378 80.6 55 4.9 10 7.5 0.9 13
2016 Sinker PIT R 590 94.8 18.3 0.7 4 11.9 -2.8 -19
! 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 16.6 1 7 1.8 2 .5 2 1 0 0 .514 1.871 .956 50
2021 Curveball 5.4 5 86 21.6 21 .389 .389 .4 25 28.6 18.2 .237 .307 .3 33.3
2021 Slider -4.4 -5 106 26.6 27 .154 .346 .2 21.7 11.1 13 .235 .512 .317 37.5
2021 4-Seamer 0.8 2 200 50.1 45 .262 .524 .376 32.2 44.4 27 .153 .287 .219 36.4
2019 Changeup 9.8 3 30 5.4 9 .444 .556 .639 12.5 0 0 .386 .529 .392 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 1 151 27.2 35 .219 .469 .349 26 20 15.2 .23 .435 .311 24
2019 Sinker -2 -2 110 19.8 37 .235 .412 .309 17.5 16.2 24 .303 .5 .364 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 .428 .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 Curveball 83 81 77 19.7 7:15 7:15 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 200 93.5 80 17.5 12:30 12:15 15
2021 Slider 105 87.8 43 9.1 11:15 10:30 45
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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 95 399 5 -5 2 1 3
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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 399 51.1 71.1 80 30.8 50 43.9 65.3 51.4 27.8 8.5 79.4
7786 49.4 67.4 84.7 30.4 59.6 44.8 63.3 48.8 21.9 7.1 70.6
48.4 66.6 82.1 28.4 58.8 42.6 60.5 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.8

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2016 89 75 77 76 95 55 81 37 27 46 97 13 89 81 45 75
2017 59 36 65 79 48 41 84 71 66 46 59 19 59 82 48 78
2018 71 54 60 69 76 30 88 67 77 54 86 43 71 82 68 77
2019 78 62 82
2021 77 81 58 42 92 23 33 40 61 81 81 53 77 61 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 23.4 5 3.3 2 1 3 1 20

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 5 3 4 3 5 2 3 4 3 2 5 5 2 3 3 4 3 4 3 3 3 2 4 4 3 3 3 4 3 3 4
! 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 .224 .254 0.03 .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 84 .315 41 5 12.2 43 27 62.8

Pitch Distribution