2022 Player Outlook
Taillon’s 144.1 innings were the most he’s pitched since the 2018 season. His walk rate was slightly elevated, but he posted the highest K/9 rate of his career. His slider was surprisingly hittable (.311 BAA) but his other four offerings were effective. The Yanks took a chance on Taillon, and they had to be pleased that he was able to make 29 starts for them. Taillon had his ups and downs last season and except for a few starts in August he pitched much better down the stretch. Taillon is recovering from offseason ankle surgery but has a chance to be ready for Opening Day.