Age Relative to League Added to Minors Player Pages –

Example: Jesse Biddle Minor League Statistics & History - We've had the league ages available for a long time now, but a user feature request pointed out to me that it would be useful to have this on the actual player pages as age is probably a prospect's most important stat. You'll see the difference between their age and the league avg...
Via Sports-Reference
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Philadelphia Phillies Top 10 Prospects

The Philadelphia Phillies have a solid farm system. Franco, Biddle, and Crawford all have star potential, but each of those three players has to make significant strides to realize that potential. Severino Gonzalez has posted excellent stats thus far in his career, but has serious durability concerns. Miguel Gonzalez is an absolute mystery. The rest of the players on this list are...
Via Batting Leadoff
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Prospect Nation 2014: #2 LHP Jesse Biddle

Jesse Biddle, Image- Jay Floyd In recent years, Jesse Biddle has become the prospect that Phillies fans have heard the most about.  This year though, the hometown kid may go from highly touted prospect to major league rookie and the stuff that Philadelphia faithful have heard will be on display at the top level of the sport every five days. Upon signing his first pro contract, Biddle...
Via Phillies Nation
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jesse’s Journal, Vol. 3: Still positive after being reassigned to minors

Jesse Biddle, Image- Jay Floyd We continue on with our running series of interviews with top Phils pitching prospect Jesse Biddle, whose time with the big league team in spring training came to a close last week when he was reassigned to the minors. Biddle, who was the Phils’ top draft choice (27th overall) in 2010, represented the organization in the MLB All-Star Futures Game...
Via Phillies Nation
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Jesse’s Journal: Prospect Biddle Talks About Big League Camp

Jesse Biddle, Image- Jay Floyd Left-handed hurler Jesse Biddle, who has become one of the Phillies’ prized prospects since he was taken as their top draft choice (27th overall) in 2010 out of Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia, is in Clearwater, FL, taking part Major League spring training for the very first time. Biddle, 22, was an Eastern League All-Star last year, when...
Via Phillies Nation
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Q&A: Jesse Biddle, Philadelphia Phillies Pitching Prospect

Jesse Biddle is better than the 5-14 record and 5.3 BB/9 he logged last season with Double-A Reading. A lot better. As a matter of fact, the 22-year-old lefthander is on the verge of breaking into the Philadelphia Phillies starting rotation. Biddle battled health issues in 2013. Diagnosed with whooping cough in April, he doggedly […]
Via Fangraphs
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Tough '13 has Biddle eager to prove himself again

Jesse Biddle dominated the Eastern League last April. He had a 1.74 ERA in five starts. He held his opponents to a .114 batting average. He struck out 40 batters in 31 innings. In back-to-back starts to end the month he went 13 innings, allowed two hits and struck out 26. He was on his way. If you don't remember the reaction locally, you can probably imagine it. Should the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Notebook: Five invited to big league camp, Coaching changes

Jesse Biddle, image- Jay Floyd Five Phillies minor leaguers will be invited to big league spring training, according to reports on Wednesday.    Lefty hurlers Jesse Biddle and Mario Hollands, third baseman Maikel Franco, right-hander Kenny Giles as well as catcher Sebastian Valle will all get some time with the big league club. Biddle was the Phillies’ top prospect going into...
Via Phillies Nation
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Biddle and Franco Represent Philadelphia Phillies in Futures

Over the past month, Philadelphia Phillies fans have had no choice but to ponder what the future holds for the ballclub.  As trade speculations surround a number of players including Cliff Lee, Jonathon Papelbon, and Carlos Ruiz, it’s uncertain as to who will be wearing red pinstripes heading into the dog days of summer. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has said on numerous occasions...
June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Biddle K's 16

Phillies prospect Jesse Biddle struck out 16 last night in a start against Harrisburg. But more importantly, he got two hits. Can this guy play first base?
Via We Should Be GM's
April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

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