February 28, 2013; Bradenton, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jameson Taillon (76) throws a pitch in the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at McKechnie Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Jameson Taillon among first cuts for Pirates

It doesn’t look like the Pirates’ top-rated pitching prospect will be making an impact with the big league team at the beginning of the season.

It was announced on Monday morning that Jameson Taillon was part of the first round of cuts from Pittsburgh Pirates’ camp. Taillon is being assigned to Minor League camp after pitching in two games for the Bucs. In those two starts, in which he pitched 2.2 innings, he allowed three runs (although only one was earned) and four hits with one walk.

The cut should not come as a surprise to Pirates fans, as Taillon would likely not have cracked the starting rotation for the Pirates and would be better served getting regular playing time with the Indianapolis Indians. Taillon is the 19th top rated prospect in baseball according to Baseball Prospectus.

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