Jameson Taillon

SP · Chicago Cubs

Bats R Throws R
Height 6'5" Weight 220
DOB 1991-11-18 Age 32.4
Hometown Lakeland, FL
2024 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 30.06, 441st

Season Projections

SourceFPtsGSIPWLQSKBBHHRHBPRERERAWHIP
ATC242.324133.58881153513320573674.491.25
Draft Buddy247.024134.08881163513320573674.501.25
Steamer253.626141.4810101213814623577734.591.30
THE BAT230.724127.77991093212821570654.511.24
Zeile256.025136.68810117361382200694.501.26

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Jameson Taillon Picks Up Win In Season Debut

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    Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jameson Taillon recorded a win in his season debut on Friday in the Cubs 8-3 victory over the Miami Marlins. Taillon struck out four and gave up one earned run in five innings in his return. The 32-year-old had been recovering from back tightness since early March. It was good for the Cubs and fantasy managers to see Taillon start off on the right foot and start to bounce back from a slightly subpar 2023. He'll have a much tougher test in his next scheduled start on Wednesday night when the Cubs host the Houston Astros.

    Apr 19 · Source via Chicago Cubs Jameson Taillon
  • Cubs Activate Jameson Taillon For Friday's Start

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    The Chicago Cubs activated starting pitcher Jameson Taillon (back) from the 15-day injured list on Thursday, optioning right-hander Hayden Wesneski to Triple-A Iowa in a corresponding move. Taillon was set to make his 2024 regular-season debut before Thursday's series opener versus the Miami Marlins was postponed, so he'll instead get the ball in Friday's contest against Miami. While the Cubs hope the 32-year-old right-hander gives their rotation a lift in the absence of ace Justin Steele (hamstring), he isn't the most attractive option from a fantasy perspective after recording a career-worst 4.84 ERA with just 140 strikeouts over 154 1/3 innings (30 appearances) during his debut season in the Windy City last year. Friday still presents a good matchup at home against the 4-15 Marlins, however, and Taillon's 0.54 ERA in 16 2/3 career frames (three starts) versus the Fish is his best mark against any specific club.

    Apr 18 · Source via Chicago Cubs Jameson Taillon
  • Jameson Taillon To Make 2024 Debut On Thursday

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    Chicago Cubs right-hander Jameson Taillon (back) is penciled in to make his season debut on Thursday in the series opener against the Miami Marlins at Wrigley Field. Taillon started the 2024 regular season on the 15-day injured list but is ready to get his season started. The 32-year-old veteran only threw 68 pitches in 3 2/3 innings in his final minor-league rehab start with Triple-A Iowa last Friday, so nobody should be expecting him to go very deep in his first big-league start of the year. The matchup against Miami is enticing from a streaming standpoint, but Taillon doesn't figure to go deep into this one, making him a pretty low-upside streamer. Now that Taillon is getting ready to return, the impressive Ben Brown could be out of a rotation spot.

    Apr 17 · Source via Chicago Cubs Jameson Taillon
  • Jameson Taillon Set To Make Season Debut Next Week

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    Chicago Cubs right-hander Jameson Taillon's (back) next start will be the team next week. The Cubs open Monday with a three-game series in Arizona and later start a four-game series on Thursday versus the Miami Marlins. Taillon felt great during his rehab start on Friday night and will meet with the team in Arizona to figure out the next steps. The 32-year-old threw 68 pitches over 3 2/3 innings during Friday's rehab start with Triple-A Iowa. He has been sidelined this season with a back injury. Taillon owned a 4.84 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and a 140:41 K: BB across 154 2/3 innings in 2023. Fantasy managers searching for pitching depth in deep-league formats can look to add Taillon to their rosters.

    Apr 13 · Source via Chicago Cubs Jameson Taillon
  • Jameson Taillon To Make Rehab Start In Triple-A

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    Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jameson Taillon (shoulder) is set to make his next rehab start with Triple-A Iowa. The right-hander made a rehab start with Double-A Tennessee on Sunday. The team hasn't scheduled the next start, but Taillon will make the jump to the Triple-A roster. If all goes well, Taillon could rejoin the Cubs rotation after that start. At worst, Taillon is expected to be back in Chicago by May. Fantasy managers will have to check back for another update later in the week.

    Apr 8 · Source via Chicago Cubs Jameson Taillon
  • Jameson Taillon Throws Live Batting Practice

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    Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jameson Taillon (back) faced hitters in a live batting practice session on Tuesday in Arizona, per manager Craig Counsell. Taillon previously threw live BP on Friday in Arizona and then put in a bullpen session with the team on Sunday in Texas. If all goes well in his recovery from a back strain, the next step for Taillon could be a minor-league rehab appearance on Sunday with Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs will re-evaluate his status after those steps, but the 32-year-old right-hander is not a convincing fantasy stash after throwing for a career-worst 4.84 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and 140:41 K:BB through 154 1/3 innings in 2023. With Justin Steele (hamstring) on the shelf, however, Chicago's pitching staff could use the reinforcements. Swingman Javier Assad will take on a spot in the starting rotation and warrant streaming consideration in fantasy until Taillon is ready to make his 2024 debut.

    Apr 2 · Source via Chicago Cubs Jameson Taillon
  • Jameson Taillon Throwing Live Batting Practice Monday

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    Chicago Cubs manager Craig Counsell said that right-hander Jameson Taillon (back) is scheduled to throw one inning of live batting practice in camp on Monday and then repeat the process on Friday. If all of it goes well, Taillon will be looking at a minor-league game after that. Due to a back injury that he picked up in spring training, the 32-year-old former first-round pick will open the season on the injured list and won't be ready to make his 2024 debut until at least the middle of April. We'll have a better idea of when exactly Taillon could rejoin Chicago's starting rotation once he pitches in minor league games. He doesn't walk many hitters, but Taillon hasn't been dominant and is also a fly-ball pitcher, leaving him very little fantasy upside in mixed leagues at this stage of his career.

    Mar 25 · Source via Chicago Cubs Jameson Taillon
  • Jameson Taillon Out Until At Least Mid-April

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    Chicago Cubs right-hander Jameson Taillon (back) will be out until at least mid-April. Taillon was scheduled to throw a bullpen session in camp on Friday, but he will need more time to build back up and will open the season on the 15-day injured list. The 32-year-old veteran was scratched from his Cactus League start back on March 9 and is still recovering from back tightness. Taillon has proved to be a league-average starter despite his first-round pedigree and can be avoided in standard 12-team fantasy leagues, especially since he'll be opening the year on the shelf. The former second overall pick went 8-10 last year in his first year with the Cubbies, posting a 4.84 ERA and 1.28 WHIP with 41 walks and 140 strikeouts in 154 1/3 innings over his 30 outings (29 starts).

    Mar 22 · Source via Chicago Cubs Jameson Taillon
  • Jameson Taillon Throws Bullpen On Wednesday

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    Chicago Cubs right-hander Jameson Taillon (back) threw a 10-pitch, touch-and-feel bullpen session in camp on Wednesday. Taillon is finally starting to work his way back after being shut down with a lower-back injury almost two weeks ago. As a result, the 32-year-old veteran will start the 2024 regular season on the injured list for the Cubbies, and he's unlikely to pitch in a Cactus League game before next week. Barring another setback with his back, though, it seems reasonable that Taillon can make his season debut in late April. The former second overall pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2010 has proven to be a league-average pitcher. He isn't dominant by any means but rarely walks batters. Taillon is off the fantasy radar in mixed leagues after posting a career-worst 4.84 ERA and 1.28 WHIP with 41 walks and 140 K's in 154 1/3 frames in 2023 in his first year in Chicago.

    Mar 20 · Source via Chicago Cubs Jameson Taillon
  • Jameson Taillon Could Throw Soon

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    Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jameson Taillon (back) is already in jeopardy of missing Opening Day. The good news is Taillon is expected to throw off the mound on Tuesday or Wednesday. The right-hander has reportedly responded well to treatment, so hopefully he won't be forced to miss an extended time. The Cubs have options such as Javier Assad, Hayden Wesneski, or Drew Smyly if Taillon isn't ready to go by the opening series. The Cubs might proceed cautiously given the fact they do have multiple other options.

    Mar 17 · Source via Chicago Cubs Jameson Taillon
  • Jameson Taillon Likely To Begin Season On Injured List

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    Cubs right-hander Jameson Taillon hasn’t yet appeared in an official Spring Training contest this year and manager Craig Counsell admitted that the righty may not have enough time to get ready for Opening Day. The skipper tells Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune that Jameson is trending towards beginning the season on the injured list.…

    Mar 13 · MLB Trade Rumors Chicago Cubs Jameson Taillon
  • Cubs RHP Taillon to get more tests on ailing back

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    Cubs starter Jameson Taillon will undergo tests on his back and could miss the start of the season. Taillon was hurt Saturday during pregame warmups for his spring debut.

    Mar 11 · ESPN Chicago Cubs Jameson Taillon
  • Jameson Taillon Dealing With Back Tightness

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    Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jameson Taillon was scratched from what would have been his spring debut on Saturday. The veteran pitcher experienced tightness in his lower back during his mound warmup. Manager Craig Counsell said that they will see how he feels Sunday before taking any next steps, but at this point, they're hoping it was just a spasm and they don't believe he'll need to go for imaging on his back. The former first-round draft pick had some very clean starts last season, but also had his share of blow-up games too, which led to a 4.84 ERA (4.34 SIERA), 1.28 WHIP, and 15.1% K-BB%. He's already going after the 300th pick in fantasy drafts, so any delay to his regular season would of course depress his value even further.

    Mar 10 · Source via Chicago Cubs Jameson Taillon
  • The Cubs' Fifth Starter Competition

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    With left-hander Shota Imanaga poised to join Justin Steele, Jameson Taillon, and Kyle Hendricks in the Cubs’ rotation in place of Marcus Stroman this season after the veteran righty signed with the Yankees last month, one spot remains open in the club’s starting rotation with pitchers and catchers set to report to camp for Spring…

    Feb 11 · MLB Trade Rumors Prospects Chicago Cubs Javier Assad Ben Brown Kyle Hendricks Porter Hodge Cade Horton Shota Imanaga Caleb Kilian Drew Smyly Justin Steele Jameson Taillon Hayden Wesneski Jordan Wicks
  • Pitching Stats

    SeasonTeamFPtsGSIPWLQSKBBHHRHBPRERERAWHIP
    2016PIT216.018104.0541285179913340393.381.12
    2017PIT264.725133.28791254615211469664.441.48
    2018PIT452.032191.01410201794617920669683.201.18
    2019PIT64.3737.1233308344224174.101.13
    2021NYY265.329144.18601404413024673694.301.21
    2022NYY366.332177.114501513216826578773.911.13
    2023CHC268.329154.181081404115727896875.071.28
    2024CHC18.025.010040310111.800.60
    2024 ATC242.324133.58881153513320573674.491.25
    2024 Draft Buddy247.024134.08881163513320573674.501.25
    2024 Steamer253.626141.4810101213814623577734.591.30
    2024 THE BAT230.724127.77991093212821570654.511.24
    2024 Zeile256.025136.68810117361382200694.501.26

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

    2024

    WeekOppFPtsGSIPWLQSKBBHHRHBPRERERAWHIP
    4vs MIA18.015.010040310111.800.60

    2023

    WeekOppFPtsGSIPWLQSKBBHHRHBPRERERAWHIP
    27at MIL, at ATL24.0110.000162610221.800.80
    26vs COL26.016.010174400000.001.33
    25at COL2.015.001051720535.401.60
    24vs ARI18.016.000191100000.000.33
    23at CIN, vs MIL10.7211.201013016511096.941.37
    22at DET7.715.200061410446.350.88
    21vs KC5.016.001130610423.001.00
    20at TOR, at NYM17.0210.011192112110109.001.30
    19vs CIN18.015.010052710223.601.80
    18at STL22.016.010144200111.501.00
    17vs STL, vs WAS27.4210.41001021410443.181.41
    15at NYY25.018.010142100000.000.38
    14vs CLE, vs PHI9.0210.0010141143211109.001.50
    12vs BAL, vs PIT17.3211.1111541432775.561.59
    11at LAA1.315.101054520446.751.69
    10at SD17.715.210030300111.590.53
    9vs CIN5.714.200051600447.711.50
    8at PHI, at HOU-6.026.3010241322121012.862.43
    7vs STL3.712.2000525204413.502.63
    6at WAS4.013.000040310339.001.00
    3at LAD12.015.000072200000.000.80
    2vs TEX3.015.001071600547.201.40
    1vs MIL-2.014.001021700336.752.00

    2024

    DateOppResultFPtsGSIPWLQSKBBHHRHBPRERERAWHIP
    Apr 19vs MIAW 8-318.015.010040310111.800.60

    2023

    DateOppResultFPtsGSIPWLQSKBBHHRHBPRERERAWHIP
    Sep 30at MILW 10-614.004.000031300000.001.00
    Sep 27at ATLL 5-610.016.000131310223.000.67
    Sep 22vs COLW 6-026.016.010174400000.001.33
    Sep 13at COLL 3-72.015.001051720535.401.60
    Sep 8vs ARIL 0-118.016.000191100000.000.33
    Sep 3at CINW 15-77.715.200070731557.941.24
    Aug 28vs MILL 2-63.016.001060920546.001.50
    Aug 23at DETW 6-47.715.200061410446.350.88
    Aug 18vs KCL 3-45.016.001130610423.001.00
    Aug 13at TORL 4-11-8.013.0010228118824.003.33
    Aug 8at NYMW 3-225.017.010170310222.570.43
    Aug 3vs CINW 5-318.015.010052710223.601.80
    Jul 29at STLW 5-122.016.010144200111.501.00
    Jul 23vs STLW 7-220.715.210061700111.591.41
    Jul 18vs WASW 17-36.715.200041710334.761.41
    Jul 7at NYYW 3-025.018.010142100000.000.38
    Jul 2vs CLEL 6-86.015.000060712659.001.40
    Jun 27vs PHIL 1-53.015.001081720559.001.60
    Jun 18vs BALL 3-6-2.715.101012812446.751.88
    Jun 13vs PITW 11-320.016.010142620334.501.33
    Jun 7at LAAL 2-61.315.101054520446.751.69
    Jun 2at SDW 2-117.715.210030300111.590.53
    May 27vs CINL 5-85.714.200051600447.711.50
    May 20at PHIL 3-12-7.712.1010136208623.143.86
    May 15at HOUL 4-61.714.200011702447.711.71
    May 9vs STLL 4-63.712.2000525204413.502.63
    May 4at WASL 3-44.013.000040310339.001.00
    Apr 15at LADL 1-212.015.000072200000.000.80
    Apr 9vs TEXL 2-83.015.001071600547.201.40
    Apr 2vs MILL 5-9-2.014.001021700336.752.00
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