Report: Phillies named as “team to watch” for former Yankees starter
The Phillies have been named a “team to watch” for former Yankees starter Jameson Taillon, according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com.
Phillies a “Team to Watch” for Jameson Taillon
Jameson Taillon has thrown six years in the majors, most recently spending two years in the Bronx with the New York Yankees. Taillon tallied a 4.08 ERA in two seasons with the Yankees, with a 3.91 in 2022. He threw 177.1 innings while striking out 151 batters, holding a 7.7 SO9 ratio.
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Taillon is a six-pitch pitcher, with his 4-Seam Fastball being his main pitch (35.7%). He also has a Slider (18.8%), Curveball (14.8%), Sinker (11.1%), Cutter (11.1%), and Changeup (8.5%). While Taillon isn’t the best pitcher on the market, he still can flash some really elite stuff, along with being a guy that can eat innings. With the recent loss of Zach Eflin and Kyle Gibson, the Phils still have holes to fill in their starting rotation.
Along with the Phillies, the Mets, Cubs, and Orioles have also been named as teams to watch for Taillon. With Winter Meetings underway, expect the Phillies to make some moves before the end of the day Wednesday.