Jesse Biddle

Jesse Biddle
Philadelphia Phillies
Starting pitcher
Born: (1991-10-22) October 22, 1991 (age 22)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Jesse Biddle (born October 22, 1991, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a starting pitcher in the Philadelphia Phillies organization. Biddle stands 6 feet 4 inches (193 cm) tall and weighs 215 pounds (98 kg). He bats and throws left-handed.[1]

Amateur career

Biddle grew up in the Mount Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,[2] and he attended the Germantown Friends School, a Quaker School in the neighboring Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. He competed in the Friends School League. As a junior, Biddle went 5–0 with a 0.64 ERA, striking out 61 batters in 33 innings pitched; in his senior year, he was 9–2 with a 1.04 ERA, striking out 140 batters in 59 13 innings.[3]

Biddle was selected in the first round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies, going 27th overall. Although he had committed to play for the University of Oregon baseball program,[4] he agreed to a contract with the Phillies on June 10, with a signing bonus of $1.16 million.[5]

Professional career

In his first season, he amassed a 3–1 http://www.nj.com/phillies/index.ssf/2012/12/phillies_links_pitcher_jesse_b.html).

Biddle currently pitches for the Reading Fightin Phils, the Double-A affiliate of the Phillies. On April 22, 2013, he threw 16 strikeouts a game in Harrisburg against the Senators, breaking the previous record of 13 for his team. [8]

Repertoire

Biddle's main pitch is his four-seam fastball, which he can throw up to 94 miles per hour (151 km/h), and throws comfortably in the 90–93 mph range. He has a changeup and a slider, both of which he throws in the low 80s, a 12-to-6 curveball in the low-to-mid 70s, and a two-seam fastball in the mid-to-high 80s.[1]

Personal

Biddle lives in Mount Airy with his parents, David and Marion, and his brothers, Sam and Conor.[9]

References

External links

Baseball portal
  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • Local News Page on Philly.com with links to all articles on Jesse Biddle

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