Jesse Biddle
Jesse Biddle
26-Year-Old PitcherRP
Atlanta Braves
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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Blows save
PAtlanta Braves
September 6, 2018
Biddle allowed two earned runs on three hits to blow the save Thursday against the Diamondbacks.
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With both Dan Winkler and A.J. Minter -- the two pitchers who had previously appeared to be the favorites to record saves for the Braves -- getting roughed up Wednesday, Biddle was called upon in the ninth inning to close out a two-run lead. However, he allowed a leadoff double that eventually came around to score and a solo home run to Paul Goldschmidt to blow the save chance. It was only Biddle's fourth save opportunity of the season, and now that he has converted only one successfully it appears unlikely that he will see many more chances in the closer role this season.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-25%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-25%
BAA vs RHP
2017
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2016
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .253 103 25 10 23 4 0 4
Since 2016vs Right .189 149 39 18 24 5 0 2
2018vs Left .253 103 25 10 23 4 0 4
2018vs Right .189 149 39 18 24 5 0 2
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-7%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-7%
ERA on Road
2017
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2016
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 2.93 1.41 27.2 2 1 0 9.1 5.9 0.7
Since 2016Away 2.73 1.09 33.0 3 0 1 9.8 2.7 1.1
2018Home 2.93 1.41 27.2 2 1 0 9.1 5.9 0.7
2018Away 2.73 1.09 33.0 3 0 1 9.8 2.7 1.1
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Jesse Biddle compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
K/BB
2.24
 
K/9
9.4
 
BB/9
4.2
 
HR/9
0.9
 
Fastball
94.5 mph
 
ERA
2.89
 
WHIP
1.25
 
BABIP
.280
 
GB/FB
2.87
 
Strand %
80.6%
 
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Biddle was once considered the top prospect in the Phillies farm system, but his struggles the past few seasons have dropped him far off the radar. He opened last season at Double-A Reading where he showed mild signs of improvement over his prior work there in 2014. Biddle cut back on his walk rate, but did so at the expense of his strikeout rate, which dipped to 6.4 K/9 from 8.8 in 2014. The Phillies saw enough improvement from Biddle that they moved him up to Triple-A in July. He struggled there, finishing with a 6.25 ERA and saw his walk rate balloon to 5.5 BB/9. He was shut down in late August with an arm injury that required Tommy John surgery in October. He will certainly miss all of the 2016 season, and try to get his career back on track when he returns in 2017.
Biddle will likely slip down prospect lists for the second straight year thanks to his struggles while repeating Double-A last season. He struggled with his command which led to a high number of walks, while his strikeout rate also dipped from 10.4 to 8.8 K/9. Biddle also missed time with a concussion that resulted from being hit in the head with a hail stone. He was later placed on the temporary inactive list for a "mental break" from pitching. During that time off, the Phillies had Biddle meet with Roy Halladay, who went through his own struggles as a young pitcher before turning into one of the game's more dominant pitchers. Biddle returned to the mound late in the year, but suffered a quad injury that ended up sidelining him for the rest of the season. He was able to get back on a mound in instructional ball, but Biddle experienced elbow tendinitis and was shut down in November. The Phillies likely will send him to Double-A for a third straight year with hopes that he can break through and make the jump to Triple-A by midseason.
Biddle entered last season as the Phillies' top prospect but will likely rank second or third on most lists this year. He'll slip because Maikel Franco broke out as one of the better prospects in the game, but he also raised some concerns with a BB/9 that jumped to 5.3 last year, after he had made progress the past few seasons at cutting back on his walk rate. However, Biddle struggled with whooping cough for most of the season and pitched the final month of the season with plantar fasciitis in his left foot, two issues that could have had some impact on his numbers. The positive sign is that his K/9 went up nearly half a strikeout to 10.0 in 2013. Given the higher level of competition at Double-A, the development is a positive sign for his future. The Phillies will likely start Biddle out a Triple-A this season, and at just 22 years old, his future remains bright.
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 the step up to better competition at High-A Clearwater. Biddle, who throws a four-seam fastball, changeup and curveball, added a slider to his repertoire during the second half of last season, but used the pitch just a handful of times per game to limit the stress on his arm. He just turned 21 years old in the offseason and will be one of the youngest players at the Double-A level in 2013. He'll likely top most Phillies prospect lists based on his excellent numbers and solid upside.
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.
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Notches first save
PAtlanta Braves
August 5, 2018
Biddle tossed a scoreless 10th inning, allowing one hit as he picked up the save Sunday against the Mets.
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Whiffs eight in three relief innings
PAtlanta Braves
June 3, 2018
Biddle struck out eight hitters over three shutout frames of relief Saturday in the Braves' 5-3 win over the Nationals in 14 innings. He yielded a hit and two walks in the outing.
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Strikes out five in two innings
PAtlanta Braves
April 30, 2018
Biddle recorded five strikeouts over two hitless innings of relief in the Braves' 10-1 win over the Phillies on Sunday.
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Gets win in MLB debut Saturday
PAtlanta Braves
April 21, 2018
Biddle made his big-league debut Saturday, walking one in a scoreless ninth inning to get the win in a 4-3 victory over the Mets.
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Called up to majors
PAtlanta Braves
April 18, 2018
Biddle was called up to the majors Wednesday.
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