Top prospect to pitch at Jerry Uht on Tuesday

   May 13, 2013 1:07 pm

 

There’s a buck night at Jerry Uht Park tonight, but fans of good pitching should plan to visit the Uht on Tuesday at 6:35 p.m.

The Reading Fightin Phils’ Jesse Biddle is scheduled to start against the Erie SeaWolves’ Warwick Saupold.

Biddle is the Philadelphia Phillies’ top prospect and is one of the best left-handed pitchers in the minors.

The 6-4, 225-pound 21-year-old recently was named the Eastern League’s Player of the Month. On April 22, Biddle was perfect through six innings against the Harrisburg Senators. Biddle finished that game with 16 strikeouts in just seven innings of work.

Biddle is 2-2  this season with a 2.70 ERA. He has 45 strikeouts in 36.2 innings. He has a WHIP below 1.00.

If you go to the game, notice Biddle’s three above-average pitches. He has a fastball that usually hits 94. He has improved his changeup and his curve can be a nasty strikeout pitch. Last year in the Florida State League, Biddle led the league in Ks. He projects as a future No. 2 starter for the Phils.

Here’s more coverage on Biddle:

http://www.csnphilly.com/baseball-philadelphia-phillies/phillies-officials-buzzing-about-jesse-biddles-16k-effort

http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/phillies/Fightins_Biddle_named_EL_Player_of_Month.html

– Rick Green

 

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