How bad will the Philadelphia Phillies be in 2015?

Without Jimmy Rollins, the Philadelphia Phillies are tied for the worst odds to win the World Series in the MLB. They are also dead last in odds to win the NL pennant at 80/1, with the next worst team being at 40/1. These odds beg the question: Will the Philadelphia Phillies really be that bad? Recent History First, it helps to look at the record trend from the last few years...
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Phils add three pitching prospects to 40-man roster

Jesse Biddle, image- Jay Floyd It was announced on Thursday that the Phillies added three young hurlers to the big league 40-man roster.  Lefties Jesse Biddle and Adam Morgan along with righty Nefi Ogando were that trio. Biddle has been among the Phillies’ top prospects since he was selected with their 27th overall pick in 2010.  This news is a rare positive nugget about the...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Top Pitching Prospect Jesse Biddle Has "Mild Tendonitis", Is Added To 40-Man Roster

Phillies top pitching prospect Jesse Biddle had a rough 2014. After getting hit on the head with giant hail in this past summer's hailstorm that damaged countless cars and buildings in the Reading/Wyomissing area this summer, Biddle was not the same down the stretch and was ultimately shut down. Thus,...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jesse Biddle Exits Game, MRI Forthcoming

Some not so great news out of Phillies camp today is the status of former top prospect, Jesse Biddle. After missing most of the season with a concussion while with Double-A Reading, Biddle looked to rebound in the Puerto Rican League. Unfortunately, things took a turn for the worst after...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Interest In Howard; Biddle Getting Elbow Checked Out

Bob Nightengale of USA Today wrote Monday night that the Kansas City Royals have had internal discussions about possibly acquiring Phillies first basemen Ryan Howard. The Royals would see Howard as a fit to replace Billy Butler as the teams designated hitter. Howard is owed $60 million dollars and the Phillies will likely have to eat most of that money. While the report that the...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Biddle headed home from PR with elbow soreness

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced to reporters on Tuesday that top pitching prospect Jesse Biddle had experienced elbow soreness and would be headed to Philadelphia for evaluation. The six-foot-five 220-pound lefty allowed seven earned runs on seven hits in 2 1/3 innings in his most recent outing for Mayaguez in the Puerto Rican/Roberto Clemente League on Saturday...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Off-season league updates: Biddle falters; Martin, Hernandez, Cozens debut

This week’s rundown includes details on some Phillies players making their off-season league debuts including Ethan Martin, Cesar Hernandez as well as outfield prospect Dylan Cozens along with updates on key names such as Jesse Biddle, Maikel Franco and Aaron Altherr.  Read ahead for all your fall/winter league updates from around the globe. Puerto Rico/Roberto Clemente League...
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies off-season league notes: Biddle debuts, Quinn shines

Throughout the autumn and winter months, we’ll be bringing you weekly roundups of how various Phillies players are performing in off-season leagues around the globe. This edition includes details on top pitching prospect Jesse Biddle‘s Puerto Rico debut, OF Roman Quinn, who shined in the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game on Saturday as well as plenty more. Read ahead for all...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

PNTV: Jesse Biddle Profile Segment

Lefty pitching prospect Jesse Biddle missed considerable time this season after suffering a concussion, but the Philadelphia native returned to action late in the season and is now back to full health. The Phillies’ top draft pick from 2010 has long been a highly regarded prospect, but due to his lack of output in recent years and the portrayal of his time off this year as a mental...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Nation: Episode 20 – Minor League Update, Curt Simmons

This week, our minor league expert Jay Floyd joins Pat and Corey to breakdown Phillies prospects and discuss when we might see them in Citizens Bank Park. They analyze guys like Maikel Franco, Aaron Nola, J.P. Crawford and Jesse Biddle. Ian returns with his exclusive sit-down interview with Phillies legendary pitcher Curt Simmons. He talks about playing baseball in Egypt, NJ and...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Biddle slated to make Reading return on Saturday

Jesse Biddle, image- Jay Floyd After a miserable stretch of starts in June, lefty pitcher Jesse Biddle was placed on Double-A Reading’s temporary inactive list. On Saturday, he’ll make his long awaited return to the FirstEnergy Stadium mound when he starts the first game of the Fightins’ scheduled double header against Binghamton. The 22-year-old posted a 0-4 record with a...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Nola Shines in Double-A Debut

While Jesse Biddle was busy throwing five no-hit innings in Clearwater last night, Aaron Nola was making his debut with Double-A Reading as they hosted the Washington Nationals Double-A affiliate, the Harrisburg Senators. Nola finished strong in Clearwater, tossing 10 innings in his final two starts, giving up two runs...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Nola, Biddle strong with new teams

Two big name pitching prospects took the mound and shined for their respective new teams on Wednesday night as this year’s top draft pick Aaron Nola and 2010 first round selection Jesse Biddle looked strong and notched wins. Nola, who was selected by the Phillies with the 7th overall pick in June’s MLB amateur draft, made his Double-A debut with the Reading Fightins, going five...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Biddle Tosses Five No-Hit Innings in Return

#174019828 / The Phillies put the Astros to bed with an offensive explosion. Last night, the focus was probably moreso on some pitching prospects on the farm. Phillies #4 prospect, Jesse Biddle made his return to the mound yesterday for Clearwater after a nearly 1 1/2 month hiatus. Biddle...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jesse Biddle Returns, Slated to Pitch for Clearwater

#175019414 / Phillies pitching prospect Jesse Biddle will make his return to affiliated baseball tonight for Clearwater as they take on the Daytona Cubs at Bright House Field. Jesse Biddle will start for single-A Clearwater tonight. First game with affiliated team since June 23. — Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) August...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

“Unhappy” Biddle Placed on Leave by Phillies

File this under not good. Jesse Biddle has left the Reading Fightins and spoke to the Reading Eagle about his unhappiness. “I’m struggling with a lot of stuff. I’m miserable out there. I’m very unhappy. And I don’t know why. There’s really no answer right now. Nothing feels fluid on the mound, nothing feels natural, nothing feels right. Everything feels out of sync. I...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Pitching Prospect Jesse Biddle Made Inactive; Jiwan James Released

The Phillies made a couple moves with the AA Reading Fightin' Phils roster today. First, outfield prospect Jiwan James was released from the organization. Second, pitching prospect Jesse Biddle was placed on the temporary inactive list. Both were drafted with high upsides but struggled along with injuries. Reading Eagle Fightin'...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jesse Biddle to the Inactive List, Jiwan James Released

The Reading Fightin Phils have announced that starting pitcher Jesse Biddle has been placed on the temporary inactive list. This move comes just three days after the 22 year old surrendered 10 earned runs in just three innings of work. The team also announced they have released outfielder Jiwan James. Biddle entered the year as the second best prospect in the Phillies system...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Mecias is Farm’s Lone Bright Spot on Miserable Monday

Despite a hefty amount of bad results out of the Phillies’ minor league hurlers on Monday, it was 2013′s most impressive hurler who made a return to the mound and picked up right where he left off last year. On a night when this year’s top draft pick Aaron Nola made his pro debut and looked quite mortal, top pitching prospect Jesse Biddle didn’t look deserving of that type...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Select LSU Righty Nola with 7th Overall Pick

The Phillies selected LSU right hander Aaron Nola with the seventh pick in the 2014 first year player draft. Here is our own Pat Egan’s write up on Nola: Aaron Nola has been LSU’s ace for the past few years and for good reason. In 16 games this season Nola went 11-1 with a 1.47 ERA (16th in NCAA). He struck out 134 batters (2nd in NCAA) in 116.1 innings pitched. Hitters are batting...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

With the 7th Pick the Philadelphia Phillies Select…

Thursday, MLB will have its annual draft, and if you haven’t heard yet, the Phillies have the seventh overall pick. This is the highest the Phillies have drafted since 2001 when, with the fourth pick, they took a young right-handed pitcher from Annapolis, Maryland named Gavin Floyd. Normally the Phillies have the same philiosphy; they take young kids out of high school who are...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Vicious Hail Storm That Devastated Reading Area Injured Phillies Prospect Jesse Biddle

This is not something you can make up. Phillies prospect Jesse Biddle is missing a start because he was hit with a hailstone during Thursday's thunderstorms in the Reading area. Mike Drago of the Reading Eagle reports: Jesse Biddle didn't make start today because he was struck in the head...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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 right next to...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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