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Jul 14, 2024 5.2 7 4 3.10 15.5
Jul 9, 2024 6.0 6 4 2.99 24.5
Jul 4, 2024 7.0 5 4 2.99 28.5
Jun 28, 2024 6.0 4 4 3.03 10.5
Jun 22, 2024 7.0 4 3 2.90 29

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Fly ball pitchers can be successful provided they don't walk many hitters and punch them out at an above average clip. Jameson Taillon has never been dominant, but his low walk rate, and a low BABIP usually associated with a fly ball pitcher have helped him check in as a league average pitcher. Last season, things did not go as well as the Cubs hoped after they signed him to bolster their rotation. Taillon maintained a low walk rate, but his .292 BABIP was its highest since 2018. His 1.57 HR/9 was a new career worst. Granted his 4.84 ERA was about half a run higher than expected, but even so he was a disappointment. Taillon is embarking on the second season of a four-year, $68 million contract, so he'll be in the opening day rotation. Relying on a non-dominant fly ball pitcher is a slippery slope, which is why Taillon is best treated as a fantasy streaming option.

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2024 232.514.5 93.0 7 4 75 18 3.10 1.16
2023 2889.6 154.3 8 10 1 140 41 4.84 1.28
2022 434.513.6 177.3 14 5 151 32 3.91 1.13
3y Avg. 34211.4 158.7 10 7 0 144 39 4.31 1.20
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  • Cubs' Jameson Taillon: Wins third straight start

    Taillon (7-4) allowed three runs on seven hits and struck out three without walking a batter over 5.2 innings to earn the win Sunday over the Cardinals. Taillon came an out shy of his seventh straight quality start, but he was still able to capture his third win in a row. He's also given up a home run in six straight starts, as Alec Burleson tagged him for a solo shot in the sixth inning. Taillon is now at a 3.10 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 75:18 K:BB through 93 innings over 16 starts this season.
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  • Cubs' Jameson Taillon: Solid outing in sixth win

    Taillon (5-4) got the win Tuesday, allowing two runs on four hits over six innings against the Orioles. He struck out seven. Taillon was sharp on Tuesday and has now picked up back-to-back wins for the first time since his first two starts of the season. What's even more impressive is the fact that pair of victories has come against tough opponents in the Phillies and Orioles, with quality starts on both occasions. The veteran now has a quality start in five of his last six outings overall, and his ERA is down to 2.99 over 87.1 innings. He's scheduled for one more start prior to the All-Star break, Sunday against the Cardinals.
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  • Cubs' Jameson Taillon: Goes seven strong to earn win

    Taillon (5-4) earned the win Thursday, allowing two runs on four hits over seven innings against the Phillies. He struck out seven. Taillon allowed a two-out, solo home run by Nick Castellanos in the fourth that left the Cubs in a 2-0 hole, but Taillon then received nine runs of support while retiring 10 of the last 11 Phillies he faced to cruise to his fifth victory of the season. It was the fifth-straight start for Taillon in which he's tossed at least six innings while allowing three or fewer earned runs, posting a 2.25 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 30 strikeouts over 29 innings during that stretch. He's set up to face another tough matchup in his next start, likely to take place next week when the Cubs travel to Baltimore to take on the Orioles.
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  • Cubs' Jameson Taillon: Handed loss Friday

    Taillon (4-4) allowed four runs (three earned) on four hits and a walk over six innings Friday, striking out five and taking a loss against Milwaukee. Taillon worked through three shutout frames before coughing up a grand slam to Jackson Chourio in the fourth inning. Taillon is now 1-2 over his last four starts despite registering a 2.16 ERA during that stretch. He's given up three or fewer earned runs in all but one of his 13 starts this season. Taillon owns a strong 3.03 ERA with a 58:17 K:BB through 74.1 frames this season. He's projected to face the Phillies at home next week.
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  • Cubs' Jameson Taillon: Strikes out 10 in win

    Taillon (4-3) earned the win against the Mets on Saturday, allowing one run on six hits and no walks with 10 strikeouts over seven innings. Taillon was excellent Saturday, with a solo home run by Francisco Alvarez in the fifth inning being his only blemish. He generated an impressive 15 swinging strikes on 93 pitches and notched a season-high 10 punchouts. Taillon has logged three consecutive quality starts and now owns a 2.90 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 53:16 K:BB over 68.1 innings this season. The 32-year-old lines up for a start against the Giants next week.
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  • Cubs' Jameson Taillon: Garners no run support

    Taillon (3-3) suffered the loss Sunday, allowing two runs on seven hits and two walks over six innings against the Cardinals. He struck out three. Taillon scattered baserunners throughout, completing only a single 1-2-3 inning, but was able to limit the damage with the only runs coming on a second-inning two-run homer by Pedro Pages. However, Taillon was given no run support and left the game after six still facing that same two-run deficit. It was the second consecutive quality start for Taillon, who has allowed just two runs in 12 innings over those two starts after having allowed 14 runs over 21.1 innings in his previous four. He'll look to keep things rolling the next time he toes the rubber, which is likely to be next weekend when the Mets roll into the friendly confines of Wrigley Field.
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  • Cubs' Jameson Taillon: Rebounds in no-decision

    Taillon didn't factor into the decision Tuesday against the Rays, allowing four hits and a walk over six scoreless innings. He struck out five. Taillon was excellent Tuesday, delivering his second scoreless outing of the year, though the Cubs bullpen couldn't get him a win as Hector Neris coughed up four runs in the ninth in a 5-2 defeat. Still, it was a nice bounce-back effort from Taillon after he allowed five runs on 10 hits in a loss to the White Sox in his last outing. Overall, the 32-year-old right-hander is 3-2 with a 3.09 ERA with a 1.30 WHIP and 40:14 K:BB across 10 starts (55.1 innings). Taillon's currently scheduled to face the Cardinals at home in his next start.
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  • Cubs' Jameson Taillon: Yields five runs

    Taillon allowed five runs on 10 hits and a walk while striking out six over five innings in a no-decision versus the White Sox. Taillon gave up a leadoff home run to Corey Julks and then surrendered four more runs in the fourth inning. The Cubs were able to cover the damage for Taillon, allowing him to escape with a third straight no-decision. The right-hander has given up at least three runs in his last four starts and now has a 3.47 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 35:13 K:BB over 49.1 innings through nine outings on the year. He's projected to make his next start on the road versus the Rays.
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  • Cubs' Jameson Taillon: Quality start in no-decision

    Taillon didn't factor into the decision Thursday against the Brewers, allowing three runs on six hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out four. All three of Milwaukee's runs off Taillon came in the third inning, including a pair on three consecutive two-out hits. While the Cubs bullpen couldn't close out a win, it was the third quality start for Taillon this year -- he failed to make it through six innings in his previous three outings, posting a 5.02 ERA in that span. Overall, the 32-year-old right-hander is 3-2 with a 2.84 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 29:12 K:BB through his first eight starts (44.1 innings). Taillon's tentatively slated for a home matchup with the White Sox in his next outing.
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  • Cubs' Jameson Taillon: Just shy of quality start

    Taillon allowed three runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out three over 5.2 innings in a no-decision versus the Cardinals on Saturday. Taillon fell one out shy of a quality start, though he exited the game at 105 pitches (68 strikes) after giving up an RBI double to Masyn Winn in the sixth inning. This was an improvement on Taillon's last two starts -- he didn't complete five innings in either of those games. The right-hander is at a 2.58 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 25:11 K:BB through 38.1 innings over seven starts this season, but his 4.69 FIP and .238 BABIP suggest he's enjoyed good luck so far, especially earlier in the season. He's projected for a road start versus the Brewers in his next outing.
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  • Cubs' Jameson Taillon: Loses to former team

    Taillon (3-2) allowed three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four over 4.2 innings to take the loss Sunday versus the Pirates. Taillon was a bit inefficient, throwing 55 of 92 pitches for strikes. This was the second start in a row where he failed to complete five innings, and it's the third time in a row he's walked multiple batters. The right-hander is now at a 2.20 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 22:10 K:BB through 32.2 innings over six starts, though his strong April has given way to a shakier May following a bout with back stiffness. Taillon is tentatively projected to make his next start on the road in St. Louis.
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  • Cubs' Jameson Taillon: Hammered by Atlanta

    Taillon (3-1) took the loss Tuesday, surrendering seven runs (two earned) on seven hits and three walks over four innings as the Cubs fell 7-0 to Atlanta. He struck out two. The right-hander's own fielding error in the fourth inning softened the blow to his ERA, but Taillon's final line was by no means undeserved as he served up homers to Michael Harris and Matt Olson in his last frame. It's the first time in five starts Taillon has been taken deep multiple times, and he'll take a 1.61 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 18:8 K:BB through 28 innings into his next outing, which is scheduled to come at home this weekend against the Pirates.
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  • Cubs' Jameson Taillon: Next start coming Tuesday

    Cubs manager Craig Counsell said Taillon (back) will start Tuesday's game in Atlanta, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. A bout with back stiffness resulted in Taillon being scratched from his scheduled start Friday in Pittsburgh, but the right-hander responded well enough from a bullpen session Saturday for the Cubs to clear him to take the hill in Atlanta. With Kyle Hendricks (back) coming off the 15-day injured list to start Sunday in Pittsburgh, Taillon will end up taking over the spot in the rotation that had previously belonged to Hayden Wesneski, who has been moved to the bullpen.
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  • Cubs' Jameson Taillon: Not ready to start Sunday

    Taillon (back) won't start Sunday's game in Pittsburgh, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Taillon was scratched from a scheduled start Friday due to back stiffness. He had hoped to take the ball Sunday after throwing off a mound Saturday, but he's not quite ready to go, even though the mound session reportedly went well. It's unclear at this point when Taillon might be ready to make his next start, but the Cubs seems to be optimistic that he'll avoid the 15-day injured list.
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  • Cubs' Jameson Taillon: Dealing with back stiffness

    Cubs manager Craig Counsell said that Taillon was scratched from Friday's start against the Pirates due to back stiffness, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports. Taillon felt his back tighten up Tuesday when playing catch, and it didn't improve in time for him to make his scheduled start in the series opener. Counsell noted that the right-hander's back issue is not as bad as the one he dealt with in spring training, which caused Taillon to start the season on the 15-day IL. He will be re-evaluated Saturday, and there's a chance he could take the mound Sunday. Javier Assad will start Friday while Justin Steele will get the nod Saturday.
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  • Cubs' Jameson Taillon: No longer starting Friday

    Taillon won't start Friday in Pittsburgh, as the Cubs list Javier Assad as their starter for the series opener versus the Pirates, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The late change perhaps hints that Taillon may be tending to an injury. The decision to have Assad take the hill for the series opener instead wouldn't seem to be the result of any dissatisfaction with Taillon's performance, as the 32-year-old has opened his second season with the Cubs with a 3-0 record, 1.13 ERA and 0.88 WHIP over 24 innings. Justin Steele will take the hill on four days' rest to start Saturday, while the Cubs are listing their starter for Sunday's series finale as "TBA." More clarity on Chicago's plans for Sunday -- as well as when Taillon might next pitch -- could come prior to Friday's contest.
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  • Cubs' Jameson Taillon: Beats Brewers for third win

    Taillon (3-0) earned the win over the Brewers on Saturday, allowing two hits and two walks over six scoreless innings. He struck out seven. The bullpen allowed Milwaukee back into the game with five runs, though Hector Neris ultimately shut the door to preserve the win. Taillon's seven strikeouts Saturday set a season high after he'd previously topped out at four Ks in an outing. Since returning from a back injury, Taillon has allowed just three earned runs with a 16:5 K:BB over 24 innings. Regression will come at some point, but Taillon will have a great chance to keep the good times rolling next weekend in Pittsburgh.
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  • Cubs' Jameson Taillon: Excellent in no-decision

    Taillon didn't factor into the decision Monday, allowing one run on four hits and a walk over 7.1 innings. He struck out one. Taillon was able to complete six innings for the first time this season and managed to exceed seven innings in just 78 pitches. Taillon's lone blemish came from the first batter he faced as Brandon Nimmo clubbed a solo home run in the first frame. The veteran righty has yet to yield multiple earned runs through three starts, owning an impressive 1.50 ERA. However, he's only been able to punch out nine batters in his 18.0 innings of work. Taillon is set to close out a two-start week with a matchup against the Brewers on Saturday.
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  • Cubs' Jameson Taillon: Nabs second straight victory

    Taillon (2-0) earned the win over Houston on Wednesday, allowing two runs (one earned) on seven hits and two walks while striking out four batters over 5.2 innings. Taillon yielded a fair amount of baserunners, but he was unscored upon outside of a two-run third inning. The right-hander notched just five whiffs among his 89 pitches, though that didn't prevent him from picking up his second straight victory to begin the campaign. Taillon got a late start to the season after opening on the injured list due to a back injury, but he already seems to be settled in as a key piece of Chicago's rotation.
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  • Cubs' Jameson Taillon: Sharp in season debut

    Taillon (1-0) earned the win Friday against the Marlins, allowing one run on three hits while striking out four over five innings. Taillon didn't show any signs of rust in his first start of the campaign, holding the Marlins to a Bryan De La Cruz solo homer in the fourth inning. It's an encouraging effort from the 32-year-old right-hander, who went 8-10 with a 4.84 ERA in an inconsistent 2023 season. He's currently in line to face the Astros at home in his next start.
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