Jameson Taillon is here to save those of us who missed out on Michael Fulmer and got burned by Jose Berrios. Finally a top pitching prospect that will be worth the roster spot this Summer, right? I hope so. He sure looked damn good against a weak Mets lineup on Tuesday, where he flirted with a No-No in just his second career MLB start. Let's do the damn thing.
Strikezone Plot from Tuesday June 14th start @NYM
Tons of arm-side location especially with the running 2-seam. Also interesting that a majority of his Curveballs found the arm-side as well. From first glance it appears he may have trouble locating glove-side or possibly be hesitant to attack that edge. Doesn't really look like the plot makeup of an 8 inning shutout performance that only yielded 2 hits and 1 walk, does it?
95 mph nasty runner in under the hands of Plawecki for the swinging strike. The movement on this thing is ridiculous. The location is great too, looks like a juicy Fastball down the pipe and halfway through your swing it's cutting in on your hands begging for a broken bat.
81mph swinging K down and in to De Aza. Man, poor Alejandro. Taillon ties him up in an 0-2 count with this bender that simply disappears into the dirt. Another reaction from a hitter who looks lost and confused about what just happened as they walk back to the dugout.