Philadelphia Phillies First Round Pick Jesse Biddle Progressing in Minor League Ball

By Cody Swartz

Jesse Biddle was just a first-round pick of the Philadelphia Phillies in 2010, but he’s already ranked as the ninth-best prospect within the organization, according to Phillies Nation.

Biddle is a tall left-handed pitcher who has played very well at Lakewood, the low-A team, this season. Biddle has three wins to six losses, but a 3.55 ERA, 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings, and just 7.6 hits allowed per nine innings are strong numbers, especially considering Biddle is just 19 years old and this is his second year of professional ball.

In his last eight starts, Biddle has given up three or fewer earned runs every single game. He’s doing well for the BlueClaws, and a call-up to the Clearwater Threshers could be in the realm soon. If Biddle continues to play well, the Phillies could certainly use the young hard-throwing lefty in a few years.

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