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The Coming Attraction

Photograph By AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

Jameson Taillon

Team: Canada
Position: RHP
Bats: Right. Throws: Right

It shouldn't be long before Taillon won't qualify for this collection of players who haven't made it to MLB. He's on the Pirates' big league radar and (along with fellow prospect Gerrit Cole) is fast approaching Pittsburgh. This will be his third pro season and his first real international challenge; Taillon will meet it with a 100 mph fastball born in Florida and nurtured in Texas. (His parents are Canadian.) But watch his curveball, too. It's probably good enough right now to baffle most major leaguers.