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Jameson Taillon, Stetson Allie Join State College Spikes

Top Pirates draft picks Jameson Taillon and Stetson Allie have joined the Class A- State College Spikes:

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Taillon is looking at his time in State College and the upcoming instructional league to both strengthen his arm and smooth out his overall game.

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"I see how talented a lot of the hitters are just in this league," Taillon said. "I know my ability, but I also have a lot to learn."

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Unfortunately, they won't actually be pitching, which is too bad - fourth-rounder Nick Kingham, also a high school pitcher, is pitching for the Bucs' Gulf Coast League team, and it's not entirely clear to me why Taillon and Allie aren't. But it's nice to have them in the fold anyway, and hopefully we'll see them at West Virginia next year.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.