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NL Central Notes: Taillon debut, draft news

The latest news from around the National League Central.

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On Wednesday, former number two pick in the 2010 draft, Jameson Taillon made his major league debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The journey from that day in 2010 to yesterday was a long one. Two season ending surgeries forced him to miss the entire 2014 and 2015 season due to Tommy John surgery.

Taillon's long trek to the majors isn't a rarity, as the number two overall pick doesn't have the best history.

More from around the National League Central:

  • The Cubs have lost Jorge Soler for a period of time. In his place, they added Albert Almora, and that might actually make their outfielder better; among the league's best.
  • Milwaukee will pick fifth in the 2016 draft, and the last time they held this precious spot, they drafted Ryan Braun. With the fluidity of the draft, even at this late stage, there are a plethora of options for the Brewers to pick at number five.
  • Another central team, the Reds, will also pick in the top five. Holding the number two overall pick (we mentioned the history of that pick above), the Reds have choices. If they are looking for a player that can find his way to the big leagues quickly, Tennessee third baseman Nick Senzel might be their guy.
  • More draft news: the Cardinals will be attempting to pick the best guy at the right spot, according to their own director of amateur scouting, Randy Flores. That will leave them with options at both catchers and upside arms, if they choose to go down that path.