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Jesse Biddle | Starting Pitcher

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (22) / 10/22/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 222
Bats / Throws: Left / Left

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Phillies prospect LHP Jesse Biddle allowed four runs on six hits and a walk while striking out six batters in seven innings on Tuesday for Double-A Reading.
Biddle, 22, is back in Double-A after posting a 3.64 ERA and 154/82 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 138 1/3 innings last year at the level. So far this season, the left-hander has allowed four runs in back-to-back starts, though his outing on Tuesday was significantly better after he lasted only 3 1/3 innings last week in his season debut. Biddle could theoretically reach the majors later this season, but he'll first need to improve his overall command and consistency. Apr 9 - 1:20 PM

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Phillies left-handed pitching prospect Jesse Biddle will return to Double-A to open 2014.

With Cole Hamels (biceps) returning later this month and the late signing of A.J. Burnett, Biddle will not begin the 2014 campaign in Triple-A as was originally expected. The 22-year-old had a solid 2013 at the Double-A level (3.64 ERA and 10 K/9) despite dealing with whooping cough and plantar fasciitis. Jonathan Pettibone is likely first on the list for a minor league call-up if the Phillies need an emergency starter this summer.
Apr 3 - 10:52 AM

Phillies reassigned LHP Jesse Biddle to minor league camp.

The No. 27 pick from the 2010 draft is also Baseball Prospectus' No. 94 prospect in the game. He went 5-14 with Double-A Reading last year, but that was mostly an indicator of his teammates, as Biddle posted a 3.64 ERA and 154/82 K/BB rate over 138 1/3 innings. The 22-year-old could potentially work his way up to the big leagues with another big showing on the farm in 2014.
Mar 8 - 6:47 PM

Phillies prospect LHP Jesse Biddle lasted only 1 1/3 innings on Sunday, allowing five earned runs on five hits and six walks with two strikeouts.

That marks back-to-back poor outings for the 21-year-old, as he allowed four earned runs on three hits and three walks in just 2/3 innings on July 23. After a lights-out start to the season Biddle has struggled with his command recently at Double-A Reading, posting a 4.80 ERA with 41 hits allowed and a 45/30 K/BB ratio over his last 45 innings. That said, the southpaw still has a cool 3.89 overall ERA, 6.7 H/9 and 9.9 K/9 in 106 1/3 total frames. He is expected to reach the majors at some point during the 2014 season.
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 12:38:00 PM

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro said Jesse Biddle is not being considered as an option to replace Roy Halladay (shoulder) in the rotation.

The club's top prospect, Biddle has posted a 2.56 ERA and 0.92 WHIP with 40 strikeouts over his first 31 2/3 innings at Double-A Reading this season. The 21-year-old has made just six starts above A-ball, though, so the Phils want him to get more seasoning. Adam Morgan and Tyler Cloyd are the top candidates to replace Halladay, though Amaro is also weighing options outside the organization.
Mon, May 6, 2013 08:23:00 PM

Phillies prospect left-hander Jesse Biddle struck out 16 over seven shutout frames Monday night with Double-A Reading.

Biddle took a perfect game into the seventh inning, but ended up allowing one hit and two walks. The 2010 first-round pick has a 3.14 ERA in pro ball, including a 2.16 ERA and 30/9 K/BB ratio in 25 innings across his first four starts this season. Baseball America ranked the 21-year-old as the game's No. 89 prospect during the offseason.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 10:32:00 AM

Phillies agreed to terms with first-round pick LHP Jesse Biddle.

Biddle, who was selected 27th overall, is believed to have signed somewhere around the slot recommendation of $1.16 million. The hard-throwing left-hander is expected to join the rookie league GCL Phillies next week.
Fri, Jun 11, 2010 08:46:00 AM

Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the Phillies have come to terms with left-hander Jesse Biddle, who was selected with the 27th pick of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft.

Gelb adds that the deal won't be official until Biddle graduates from high school on Friday. The 6-foot-5 left-hander throws 94 mph and was compared to Clayton Kershaw by Phillies scouting director Marti Wolever. He is expected to join the rookie league GCL Phillies right away.
Wed, Jun 9, 2010 01:22:00 PM

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