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Crystal Ball: Jameson Taillon, RHP, Pittsburgh Pirates

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By reader request, here is a Crystal Ball for Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon.

The Crystal Ball is NOT a PREDICTION in the sense of me saying "this is how the guy will turn out." The idea is to generate discussion about a player by presenting one possible outcome for his career, based on what we currently know about him.

It is not just thrown together; I try to make them logical, based on the outcomes of players who were similar at the same stage of their career. Sometimes a CB represents a maximal outcome, sometimes it is more of a middle ground.

What do you think of this one? Can you spot the free agent signings, the injuries, and the trades?

Jameson Taillon
Year Team G GS IP H R ER W L ERA K BB SV Age
2016 Pirates 18 18 104 99 40 39 5 4 3.38 85 17 0 24
2017 Pirates 32 32 199 197 100 97 11 12 4.39 163 51 0 25
2018 Pirates 33 33 222 197 86 80 19 9 3.24 185 61 0 26
2019 Pirates 34 34 244 229 84 80 16 9 2.95 171 59 0 27
2020 Pirates 32 32 228 209 70 65 20 8 2.57 201 61 0 28
2021 Pirates 33 33 209 217 89 82 14 12 3.53 178 65 0 29
2022 Pirates 31 31 198 186 88 82 12 14 3.73 167 58 0 30
2023 Red Sox 33 33 222 228 111 109 14 14 4.42 171 69 0 31
2024 Red Sox 31 31 189 192 98 96 11 12 4.57 159 56 0 32
2025 Red Sox 32 32 222 198 87 84 18 10 3.41 173 67 0 33
2026 Red Sox 26 26 171 167 67 62 8 7 3.26 143 50 0 34
2027 Red Sox 31 31 189 210 105 99 9 14 4.71 132 61 0 35
2028 Red Sox 41 9 87 89 41 40 10 5 4.14 71 19 2 36
2029 Rays 8 7 37 41 19 19 2 4 4.62 19 14 0 37
415 382 2521 2459 1085 1034 169 134 3.69 2018 708 2