2009 Projection: Jack Taschner – Phillies Nation

2009 Projection: Jack Taschner

Jack Taschner, RP (LHP)
Age: 30 (31, April 21)

2008: 48 IP / 3-2 / 4.88 ERA / 24 BB / 39 K / 0 SV / 4 BS / 1.69 WHIP

Summary: As the primary left-handed pitcher out of the Giants bullpen, Jack Taschner was OK againast left-handers. He held them to a .279 average and a .394 slugging percentage. Not bad, but not good enough to be a solid lefty specialist. Sadly, he wasn’t good against righties (.308/.406/.495). Interestingly he was much better in the first half of the season, recording a 3.03 ERA, as opposed to a second-half ERA of 8.80.

Career Level: Prime (Year 2)

Green Flags: The first-half numbers show maybe Taschner is just good for a small period of time, which might do the trick since JC Romero is missing the first 50 games. … He did have good K/9 ratings with 7.31.

Red Flags: Taschner did, however, walk a ton of hitters, at a rate of 4.5 per nine. … Taschner also let up a lot of fly balls, inducing big flys from 42.6 percent of his pitches. That won’t bode well at Citizens Bank Park.

Taschner won’t be a great lefty specialist. In fact, he won’t be used too much, very likely, which can’t be such a bad thing. But he might have trouble. He hasn’t really had a great season yet in the majors, so don’t expect anything eye-opening.

2009 Projection: 19.1 IP / 1-3 / 5.12 ERA / 13 BB / 18 K / 0 SV / 2 BS / 1.81 WHIP

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  1. Ed

    April 4, 2009 at 9:25 am

    I wonder, if Happ stays in the pen, after 50 games with Romero coming back Taschner will be expendable…assuming ofcourse that J.C, J.A and Eyre are all solid. I could totally see Taschner being a highly sought after arm at the trading deadline…thoughts?

  2. GM-Carson

    April 4, 2009 at 9:34 am

    Excellent projection- spot on. I project he’s in the minors by June in favor of Majewski or Koplove.

  3. CT

    April 4, 2009 at 10:26 am

    i would’ve preferred signing beimel or ohman over this guy. they have better proven track records.

  4. Tyler

    April 4, 2009 at 10:28 am

    yea… i will never feel safe with this guy coming in… & i no im gonna sound like an idiot but i cant figure out wat a BS is… im sure its somethin obv and im jus being retarded but can someone help me

  5. CT

    April 4, 2009 at 10:47 am

    blown save

  6. Greg B

    April 4, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Taschner’s gonna clean up this year. Until Romero gets back.

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