VYPE Hall of Fame: The Woodlands’ Taillon brought the heat


After going 22-6 in his career at The Woodlands, Jameson Taillon is the most prolific high school prospect in the history of Conroe ISD. Not Danny Amendola (Detroit Lions), Paul Goldschmidt (St. Louis Cards) or Quentin Grimes (Kansas Basketball).

Taillon was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 6-foot-6 fast-baller has overcome some adversity en route to becoming the Pirates’ 2019 Opening Day starter.

One of the most intimidating presences on the mound in Texas high school baseball, Taillon has been named to the second class of the VYPE Hall of Fame, which will be inducted at the VYPE Awards presented by Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine April 28th at Stereo Live.

“Jameson was a great character-guy with a tremendous work ethic,” The Woodlands coach Ron Eastman said. “We give a lot of responsibility to our POs (pitcher-only) during the fall. We don’t have many coaches out here during football season, so they are an extension of our coaching staff. J-Mo held people accountable with his actions and his teammates followed.”

Taillon has overcome testicular cancer in 2017, a sports hernia in 2015 and Tommy John Surgery in 2014. His fortitude has been rewarded as the Pirates have made them their ace.

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