Jesse Biddle
Jesse Biddle
27-Year-Old PitcherRP
Texas Rangers
60-Day IL
Injury Shoulder
Est. Return 9/24/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Biddle finally made his big-league debut last season after a long, winding road which began with him being drafted 27th overall back in 2010. That road included stops in three different organizations and detours for multiple injuries, including Tommy John surgery and a season lost due to a hailstorm-induced concussion. He looked the part once he arrived, tossing 63.2 innings of relief with a 3.11 ERA and a 25.2% strikeout rate. However, after allowing 10 runs and walking 10 batters in 9.1 September innings, he was left off the Braves' NLDS roster, casting doubts on his role moving forward. His peripheral stats (.277 BABIP, 76.7% strand rate) suggest that at least some regression is in order. Read Past Outlooks
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$Traded to the Mariners in May of 2019.
Out until mid-September
PTexas Rangers
Shoulder
July 28, 2019
The Rangers transferred Biddle to the 60-day injured list Sunday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
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Since Biddle's initial move to the IL was retroactive to July 15, the new transaction means he won't be eligible to rejoin the Rangers until at least mid-September. At that point, the Rangers may not deem it worthwhile to bring Biddle back with limited time left in the season, making it a realistic possibility that he doesn't pitch again in 2019. Biddle's placement on the 60-day IL will open up a spot on the 40-man roster for fellow reliever Ian Gibaut, who was acquired from the Rays on Sunday.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
21
Last 10 Games
28
Last 5 Games
30
How many pitches does Jesse Biddle generally throw?
 
1-10
 
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121+
 
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121+
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-23%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-26%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-23%
BAA vs RHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .303 164 34 17 43 6 0 6
Since 2017vs Right .232 254 59 36 49 9 1 5
2019vs Left .404 57 8 7 19 2 0 2
2019vs Right .299 95 18 15 23 4 1 3
2018vs Left .253 107 26 10 24 4 0 4
2018vs Right .194 159 41 21 26 5 0 2
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-37%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-53%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-3%
ERA at Home
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 5.80 1.96 45.0 3 2 0 8.6 6.6 0.8
Since 2017Away 3.66 1.22 46.2 3 0 1 9.6 3.9 1.4
2019Home 10.91 2.94 15.2 0 1 0 8.0 8.0 1.1
2019Away 5.11 1.46 12.1 0 0 0 8.8 5.8 2.2
2018Home 3.07 1.43 29.1 3 1 0 8.9 5.8 0.6
2018Away 3.15 1.14 34.1 3 0 1 10.0 3.1 1.0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 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.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against this season's data (min 20 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
1.18
 
K/9
8.4
 
BB/9
7.1
 
HR/9
1.6
 
Fastball
93.9 mph
 
ERA
8.36
 
WHIP
2.29
 
BABIP
.411
 
GB/FB
1.57
 
Left On Base
54.4%
 
Exit Velocity
91.5 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
10.9%
 
Spin Rate
2497 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
45.7%
 
Swinging Strike
8.1%
 
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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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Lands on IL
PTexas Rangers
Shoulder
July 16, 2019
Biddle was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday due to left shoulder fatigue, retroactive to Monday.
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Claimed by Rangers
PTexas Rangers
June 28, 2019
The Rangers claimed Biddle off waivers from Seattle on Friday.
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Designated for assignment
PSeattle Mariners
June 23, 2019
Biddle was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Sunday.
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Dealt to Seattle
PSeattle Mariners
May 20, 2019
The Mariners acquired Biddle and Arodys Vizcaino (shoulder) from the Braves on Monday in exchange for Anthony Swarzak and cash, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
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Designated for assignment
PAtlanta Braves
May 15, 2019
Biddle was designated for assignment by the Braves on Wednesday.
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