TBOH Phillies Top 10 Prospects
TBOH 2015 Phillies #10 Prospect – Jesse Biddle
10 – JESSE BIDDLE, LHP
Jesse Biddle was the Phillies 1st Round pick in the 2010 MLB Draft out of Germantown Friends HS right here in Philadelphia. He is a big, strong lefty and a hard thrower, exactly the type of physical specimen that every organization hopes to unearth. He progressed consistently both through the system and on prospect rankings over his first three seasons in pro ball, establishing himself as a strikeout pitcher. In both 2012 and 2013 he struck out more batters than innings pitched, with more than 150 K’s each season. In 2014, a concussion and later elbow troubles resulted in basically a completely lost developmental season for the 23-year old. He remains as talented as any pitching prospect in the organization, and was recently added to the 40-man roster. He currently profiles as a 3-4 starting pitcher, but has the stuff and repertoire to be a #2 if he can get it back together. He also may not be too far away from the big leagues. All of the 2014 health issues suddenly make him a huge question mark. Biddle needs to show he is healthy in 2015. If so, he could see a callup later in the season.