Jameson Taillon
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 5" 230LBS | Age: 31

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 14 5 3.91 32 32 0 177.1 151 1.13
6 Seasons 51 35 3.84 143 143 0 787.2 710 1.21
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 32 14-5 3.91 177.1 151 1.13
6 Seasons 143 51-35 3.84 787.2 710 1.21

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2016 24 1550 313 13 4.2 3.1 88.9 110.2 7.8 24.6 .240 .373 .300 .283 .341 34.5 20.3 4.1 3.38 3.33
2017 25 2322 412 17 4.1 2.9 86.3 111.8 9.2 33.0 .255 .382 .337 .305 .355 31.2 21.3 7.8 4.44 3.98
2018 26 2960 554 24 4.3 3.1 87.8 111.5 10.4 35.0 .238 .373 .294 .290 .350 31.9 22.8 5.9 3.20 3.52
2019 27 555 118 8 6.8 5.1 89.0 114.4 7.7 33.1 .266 .439 .284 .318 .371 39.8 19.0 5.1 4.10 4.47
2021 29 2372 413 34 8.2 5.6 88.9 114.5 20.9 33.9 .230 .401 .309 .304 .361 40.4 23.2 7.3 4.30 3.89
2022 30 2805 539 45 8.3 6.2 88.5 115.1 14.5 34.5 .260 .432 .308 .317 .380 36.2 20.7 4.4 3.91 4.20
Player 12564 2349 141 6.0 4.3 88.1 115.1 12.6 32.9 .246 .397 .308 .302 .360 35.0 21.7 5.9
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Taillon relies on 6 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(35.7%) ,
Slider
(18.8%) ,
Curveball
(14.8%) ,
Cutter
(11.1%) ,
Sinker
(11.1%) ,
Changeup
(8.5%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2016 55.0 14.7 24.0 6.4 41.9 35.8 22.4 3.5 38.7 17.3 22.4 4.8 4.2 3.1
2017 49.0 17.0 27.9 6.1 35.7 40.8 23.5 5.6 34.2 19.7 28.4 5.6 4.1 2.9
2018 47.7 20.9 25.3 6.1 34.3 41.0 24.4 2.9 38.4 22.7 24.2 5.4 4.3 3.1
2019 50.8 16.9 27.1 5.1 42.4 31.4 26.3 3.4 44.1 15.3 22.0 6.8 6.8 5.1
2021 34.4 32.2 22.3 11.1 39.7 33.9 26.4 4.4 23.5 33.9 22.0 7.7 8.2 5.6
2022 41.4 26.7 23.6 8.3 40.8 35.6 23.6 4.8 29.3 27.6 22.6 6.7 8.3 6.2
Player 45.3 22.5 24.7 7.5 38.4 37.3 24.2 4.2 33.3 24.2 23.8 6.1 6.0 4.3
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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
2022 Changeup NYY R 236 87.7 24.7 -4.0 -14 14.0 0.1 1
2022 Sinker NYY R 312 94.2 16.2 -4.2 -21 13.6 -1.0 -7
2022 Curveball NYY R 413 81.1 51.8 0.0 0 9.2 1.5 20
2022 4-Seamer NYY R 999 94.1 13.2 1.1 8 5.7 -1.1 -16
2022 Cutter NYY R 310 90.7 20.7 4.0 16 2.9 0.7 31
2022 Slider NYY R 527 86.2 32.6 -2.1 -6 6.2 1.0 20
2021 Sinker NYY R 130 94.2 16.3 -3.6 -18 13.3 -1.0 -7
2021 4-Seamer NYY R 1,175 93.9 13.2 1.1 8 3.4 -3.4 -50
2021 Curveball NYY R 451 80.7 55.0 2.5 5 10.2 2.8 38
2021 Slider NYY R 386 86.6 30.8 -3.3 -10 5.8 1.3 30
2021 Changeup NYY R 142 88.0 24.1 -3.8 -13 14.1 0.6 4
2021 Cutter NYY R 88 88.4 26.2 0.8 3 3.6 0.7 25
2019 Slider PIT R 177 88.7 30.0 -1.8 -6 5.4 2.1 63
2019 Sinker PIT R 113 94.9 19.8 -0.8 -4 11.7 -2.9 -20
2019 Changeup PIT R 30 88.0 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
2019 4-Seamer PIT R 148 94.7 17.2 -2.1 -14 1.2 -6.3 -84
2018 4-Seamer PIT R 1,045 95.2 14.8 0.0 0 4.0 -3.5 -47
2018 Slider PIT R 543 89.8 28.0 -1.6 -6 4.7 1.3 40
2018 Sinker PIT R 644 95.2 19.6 -0.2 -1 13.3 -1.0 -7
2018 Curveball PIT R 581 82.2 55.0 3.9 8 10.7 3.5 49
2018 Changeup PIT R 134 87.9 26.5 -2.3 -8 9.2 -4.6 -33
2017 Curveball PIT R 602 81.4 54.5 4.0 8 9.7 2.8 40
2017 4-Seamer PIT R 673 95.3 13.9 -0.8 -6 5.9 -2.1 -26
2017 Sinker PIT R 814 95.0 20.3 1.5 8 14.2 -0.7 -5
2017 Changeup PIT R 228 88.1 24.5 -2.1 -8 10.1 -3.5 -26
2016 Curveball PIT R 378 80.6 55.0 4.9 10 10.4 1.2 13
2016 Sinker PIT R 590 94.8 18.3 0.7 4 10.2 -3.5 -25
2016 4-Seamer PIT R 304 95.0 14.1 -1.3 -11 3.9 -3.0 -43
2016 Changeup PIT R 154 87.5 23.4 -3.5 -13 4.0 -8.6 -68
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer -0.3 -3 1,000 35.7 240 .257 .455 .337 22.8 25.8 17.5 .255 .474 .339 50.3
2022 Slider 0.0 0 527 18.8 155 .233 .440 .291 26.6 19.4 17.9 .262 .436 .305 31.1
2022 Curveball -2.0 -8 415 14.8 106 .168 .228 .184 32.0 40.6 22.8 .181 .267 .207 28.3
2022 Sinker 0.3 1 312 11.1 89 .268 .427 .368 11.7 3.4 6.5 .312 .465 .365 32.9
2022 Cutter -0.1 0 310 11.1 56 .288 .519 .378 22.9 8.9 17.9 .280 .392 .315 25.0
2022 Changeup 1.9 5 237 8.4 81 .276 .526 .362 18.9 9.9 12.9 .307 .517 .376 30.9
2021 4-Seamer -0.5 -6 1,175 49.5 306 .199 .399 .296 28.0 28.8 21.6 .202 .404 .294 46.9
2021 Curveball 1.6 7 451 19.0 107 .260 .375 .321 29.1 30.8 20.0 .233 .315 .287 45.3
2021 Slider -1.1 -4 386 16.3 102 .286 .388 .305 23.9 10.8 12.6 .263 .385 .293 31.8
2021 Changeup 2.7 4 142 6.0 36 .250 .563 .379 23.6 16.7 24.0 .286 .565 .395 34.6
2021 Sinker -1.2 -2 130 5.5 38 .250 .313 .342 16.7 5.3 15.4 .255 .331 .323 20.0
2021 Cutter 2.6 2 88 3.7 13 .462 1.462 .781 21.3 0.0 0.0 .352 .852 .498 38.5
2019 Slider -0.4 -1 177 31.9 51 .208 .396 .310 27.3 21.6 19.6 .262 .424 .312 37.8
2019 4-Seamer 0.6 1 148 26.7 34 .226 .484 .359 23.7 17.6 13.3 .237 .449 .321 24.0
2019 Sinker -2.2 -3 113 20.4 38 .229 .400 .301 20.7 18.4 26.9 .294 .486 .355 50.0
2019 Curveball -1.2 -1 87 15.7 25 .208 .250 .230 27.0 24.0 23.1 .225 .356 .244 47.4
2019 Changeup 9.8 3 30 5.4 9 .444 .556 .639 12.5 0.0 0.0 .385 .528 .391 44.4
2018 4-Seamer -0.2 -2 1,045 35.3 251 .260 .414 .320 24.3 24.7 20.3 .231 .363 .292 31.0
2018 Sinker -2.5 -16 644 21.8 192 .256 .335 .293 15.2 10.9 13.9 .259 .372 .306 31.2
2018 Curveball -0.5 -3 581 19.6 133 .203 .313 .240 37.8 43.6 24.6 .173 .276 .213 21.4
2018 Slider -1.8 -10 543 18.3 175 .240 .413 .297 23.9 20.6 22.8 .264 .434 .315 37.9
2018 Changeup 2.6 3 134 4.5 27 .346 .692 .448 17.5 7.4 15.4 .301 .553 .379 41.7
2017 Sinker 0.9 7 814 35.1 217 .347 .508 .402 17.7 13.4 16.8 .285 .413 .338 36.1
2017 4-Seamer 0.1 0 673 29.0 165 .264 .443 .356 15.4 13.3 10.5 .266 .424 .334 26.2
2017 Curveball -0.9 -6 602 25.9 148 .241 .338 .267 32.3 48.0 26.5 .189 .258 .202 24.3
2017 Changeup 0.7 2 228 9.8 52 .244 .444 .320 18.8 5.8 5.5 .311 .526 .379 38.6
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 417 1,545 -11 -8 6 5 -8
2017 582 2,317 -13 -10 21 6 4
2018 778 2,947 -13 -34 14 6 -28
2019 157 555 1 -6 2 3 0
2021 602 2,372 1 -21 15 6 2
2022 750 2,885 -3 -22 13 8 -5
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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 1,550 46.1 69.5 88.5 31.4 64.1 43.2 61.7 49.0 18.4 6.5 66.0
2017 2,322 49.2 66.0 85.9 28.5 61.6 45.2 62.5 47.0 20.1 7.1 71.3
2018 2,960 50.7 67.3 82.4 30.9 58.8 44.9 63.7 49.3 23.8 7.7 70.6
2019 555 51.2 67.3 84.8 35.1 53.7 45.4 68.2 51.5 24.1 5.2 69.0
2021 2,372 50.5 71.7 79.9 29.6 56.2 42.3 62.9 50.8 26.4 7.7 77.5
2022 2,805 48.3 68.4 84.8 31.2 59.5 44.7 63.7 49.1 23.0 7.1 79.5
Player 12,564 49.3 68.4 83.8 30.5 59.5 44.2 63.3 49.2 22.8 7.2 73.5
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2016 80 61 66 71 88 55 81 37 51 46 97 13 78 81 46 72 87
2017 59 38 65 79 48 41 84 71 66 46 59 19 61 82 49 77 69
2018 70 53 58 67 75 29 88 65 76 54 86 43 84 83 68 75 70
2019 77 63 79 64
2021 58 61 47 38 72 13 43 48 34 48 65 52 67 57 86 82 82
2022 34 19 17 20 62 3 31 49 64 35 94 26 68 48 85 83 75
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 23.4 13 9.9 3 3 7 6 46.2
2017 22.3 11 11.4 0 10 13 2 18.2
2018 23.5 20 19.6 0 11 16 6 30.0
2019 21.3 4 4.1 0 5 3 1 25.0
2021 23.0 24 22.0 2 12 14 11 45.8
2022 24.1 26 27.2 -1 13 22 9 34.6
Player 23.3 98 94.1 4 54 75 35 35.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 13 10 11 8 9 10 8 10 9 9 11 11 9 7 10 10 10 12 6 11 12 6 9 11 9 11 14 10 10 10 14
2017 11 9 18 6 10 11 13 10 16 9 13 13 8 10 11 17 11 11 4 15 19 9 10 11 8 12 12 8 9 11 19
2018 20 22 26 15 18 20 18 24 22 15 17 19 15 15 20 23 18 22 17 21 20 17 18 20 21 23 22 16 21 18 25
2019 4 5 6 4 3 3 3 5 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 3 4 4 5 6 3 5 3 5
2021 24 24 26 17 23 25 19 25 21 18 26 24 16 16 18 24 23 22 21 17 24 21 20 26 23 22 27 20 23 20 28
2022 26 34 28 29 29 31 26 22 26 26 27 26 23 16 22 28 29 32 27 25 35 27 26 25 29 27 29 22 24 27 38
Player 98 104 115 79 92 100 87 96 98 81 99 97 74 68 85 106 95 104 78 93 114 83 86 97 94 100 110 79 92 89 129
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.9 95.1 0.2 95.2 0.1 -0.4 93.6 93.4 -0.2
Offspeed Velocity 87.5 88.1 0.6 87.9 -0.2 0.1 88 87.7 -0.3
Breaking Velocity 80.6 81.4 0.8 85.9 4.5 0.6 83.4 83.9 0.5
Exit Velocity 88.9 86.3 -2.6 87.8 1.5 1.2 88.9 88.5 -0.4
Launch Angle 7.8 9.2 1.4 10.4 1.2 -2.7 20.9 14.5 -6.4
Barrel % 4.2 4.1 -0.1 4.3 0.2 2.5 8.2 8.3 0.1
Hard Hit % 34.5 31.2 -3.3 31.9 0.7 7.9 40.4 36.2 -4.2
Sweet Spot % 24.6 33 8.4 35 2 -1.9 33.9 34.5 0.6
xBA .24 .255 0.015 .238 -0.017 0.028 .23 .26 0.03
BA .252 .29 0.038 .246 -0.044 -0.015 .238 .246 0.008
xwOBA .283 .305 0.022 .29 -0.015 0.028 .304 .317 0.013
wOBA .3 .337 0.037 .294 -0.043 -0.01 .309 .308 -0.001
xSLG .373 .382 0.009 .373 -0.009 0.066 .401 .432 0.031
SLG .415 .44 0.025 .385 -0.055 0.016 .422 .43 0.008
K% 20.3 21.3 1 22.8 1.5 -3.8 23.2 20.7 -2.5
BB% 4.1 7.8 3.7 5.9 -1.9 -0.8 7.3 4.4 -2.9
Swing % 49 47 -2 49.3 2.3 2.2 50.8 49.1 -1.7
Whiff% 18.4 20.1 1.7 23.8 3.7 0.3 26.4 23 -3.4
In Zone % 46.1 49.2 3.1 50.7 1.5 0.5 50.5 48.3 -2.2
Out of Zone % 53.9 50.8 -3.1 49.3 -1.5 -0.5 49.5 51.7 2.2
Out of Zone Swing % 31.4 28.5 -2.9 30.9 2.4 4.2 29.6 31.2 1.6
First Pitch Swing % 32.8 32.4 -0.4 32 -0.4 4.9 33.5 32.6 -0.9
First Pitch Strike % 61.7 62.5 0.8 63.7 1.2 4.5 62.9 63.7 0.8
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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 564 .308 307 26 8.5 257 161 62.6
2022 728 .308 408 78 19.1 320 193 60.3

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2016 493 16.6 33.7% 3.7% 212 24.8 1.9% 18.4%
2017 636 14.8 51.7% 0.5% 437 23.4 0.5% 10.1%
2018 889 15.3 44.0% 0.6% 440 23.8 0.0% 8.6%
2019 163 15.8 36.8% 2.5% 80 24.0 0.0% 15.0%
2021 729 17.6 17.4% 0.8% 291 25.1 0.0% 19.6%
2022 858 17.1 18.5% 1.3% 429 24.1 0.0% 8.9%
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Pitch Distribution