Taillon, 24, was rated the Pirates’ fourth-best prospect and #49 overall in baseball, according to MLB Pipeline. The right-hander has a 2.04 ERA with a 61/6 K/BB ratio in 61 2/3 innings with Triple-A Indianapolis this season.
Taillon would have reached the majors sooner, but he underwent Tommy John surgery in 2014, which also kept him out of action last year. He is understandably excited about his promotion:
The Pirates and Mets are playing a double-header on Tuesday. They also bumped the struggling Francisco Liriano, who was set to start Wednesday, back to Saturday.