21-Year-Old Pitcher – Philadelphia Phillies
2013 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Biddle handled the transition from Low-A to High-A ball last season with little problem. His 9.6 K/9 and 3.4 BB/9 were both improvements over the ratios he posted in 2011 at Low-A Lakewood, despite th...
GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said there is no chance the Phillies would call up Biddle to take Roy Halladay's rotation spot, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
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Philadelphia Phillies Roster
MajorsAdams, Mike (P)
AAAAsche, Cody (3B)
AAJesse Biddle (P)
A+Altherr, Aaron (OF)
AAlvarez, Miguel (OF)
RookieGrullon, Deivi (C)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Biddle, the Phillies' top pick in the 2010 draft, went 7-8 with a 2.98 ERA and a 124:66 K:BB ratio in 133 innings for Low-A Lakewood last year as a 19-year-old. He needs to do some work to cut down on the free passes, but there is plenty of time for him to work on things. Biddle did suffer a minor knee injury at the end of last season but he is expected to be fully healthy this spring. He'll open the year at High-A Clearwater.
Biddle, the Phillies' top pick in the 2010 draft, went 4-1 with a 3.92 ERA and a 50:20 K:BB ratio in 43.2 innings between the Gulf Coast League and Short-Season Class A ball last year. Biddle struggled with his control once promoted to Short-Season ball but with only 10.1 innings pitched it's not fair to read much into those numbers due to the small sample size. Biddle could open next year at Low-A Lakewood as a 19-year-old. Ultra-projectable, he throws in the upper-80s now but is expected to increase his velocity. Biddle also features a strong change-up, but will need work on his breaking ball.