Jesse Biddle is living a dream. Biddle is from the area, attended Germantown Friends, and grew up a Phillies fan. So to be drafted by his favorite team, and have the chance to make the big league club is an opportunity that very few people ever have.
Roy Halladay is a guest instructor with the Philadelphia Phillies for a few weeks this spring.
Phillies left-hander Jesse Biddle earned the win on Sunday as the U.S. beat the World Team 4-2 in the All-Star Futures Game.
It’s pretty rare in baseball that a majority of fans are familiar with a player from the day he is drafted out of high school. Usually, even when a player is selected high up, his progress isn’t closely followed until he is on the cusp of making the big leagues.
I think I’ve spent some time on this subject in the past: money. With each year, it becomes clearer that almost everyone who is involved in sports is in it for the money. Since the money is so plentiful, I thought it was worth at least one more commentary.
Phillies #1 prospect Jesse Biddle wants to be a Phillie for life.
The 19-year-old lefthander, a lifelong Phillies fan who went to Germantown Friends School, is enjoying his first full season in his favorite team’s minor league system.
Phillies’ first-round pick and local product Jesse Biddle learned about life in the minors–and was very productive.
With the 27th overall selection in MLB Draft, the Phillies went local, drafting 6’5 235 pound Left Handed Pitcher, Jesse Biddle out of Germantown Friends School. Biddle’s fastball tops out at 96 mph.