Kiley shares scouting reports on Arizona Fall League pitchers from late in his week on the road,…
AFL Reports: Pitchers, Part Two
Salt River-Scottsdale, Tuesday Starting for Scottsdale was arguably the best pitching prospect in the AFL, Pirates righty Jameson Taillon. I've soured on Taillon a bit from his days in the Hi-A Florida State League where I consistently saw a 70 or better fastball and 65 or 70 curveball for full outings along with at least an average changeup. The last few times I've seen Taillon, the fastball has still been there but the curveball has been mostly grade 55 with a few 60s and the command and changeup have been inconsistent. In this outing, Taillon sat 95-97 as expected with a low 80's curveball that was above average and a high 80's power changeup with limited action. Taillon has the size and raw stuff to regain his former status of #2 starter, but he hasn't really progressed much and, as mentioned above, has lost a little consistency. He's still got a...
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