Jesse Biddle

SP / Philadelphia Phillies / EXP: 0YRS Height: 6-5 Weight: 235 lb Age: 24 College: None Bats/Throws L/L

Fantasy Points by Week

    SP Rank
    INJURY ALERT: Out | Elbow | Out for the season
    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

      Pirates' Jesse Biddle: Traded to Pirates

      Biddle (elbow) was traded to the Pirates on Wednesday, CSN Philadelphia's Jim Salisbury reports. He was designated for assignment last week, but considering his previous status as a highly-touted prospect, it is not surprising that the Phillies received interest in Biddle. Back in 2012 he was electric at times, flashing a beautiful curveball with great shape and depth, but poor command and a fringe fastball led to him getting hit hard in the upper levels of the minors, and he now serves as a cautionary tale for prospect hounds who fall in love with pitchers with incomplete repertoires in the lower levels. That said, the Pirates might be the best developmental organization for pitchers, so this is an ideal spot for Biddle to try to salvage his professional career. This has very little fantasy impact, however, as Biddle will miss all of 2016 after undergoing Tommy John surgery in the fall, so it won't be clear what the Pirates have in Biddle until 2017. He will likely spend all of 2016 on the 60-day DL.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

      Phillies' Jesse Biddle: Designated for assignment

      Biddle was designated for assignment Friday, Todd Zolecki of reports. This move was made to make room on the 40-man roster for Bobby LaFromboise, who was claimed off waivers by the Phillies on Friday. Biddle, a former first-round pick and top prospect, has struggled to find his command throughout his career, posting BB/9 rates ranging from 3.42 to 5.50 over the past five seasons. To make matters worse, Biddle underwent Tommy John surgery in October and will miss the entire 2016 season. It could be a while before the 24-year-old is even on the radar for fantasy purposes.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

      Phillies SP prospect Jesse Biddle (elbow) going for second opinion

      Phillies starting pitcher prospect Jesse Biddle is seeking a second opinion on his sore elbow after being examined by team doctor Michael Ciccotti, CSN Philadelphia reports. Interim GM Scott Proefrock would not say what the results were of the exam with Ciccotti. He only would say "there's some concern" about Biddle's elbow. Biddle was placed on the disabled list at Triple-A Lehigh Valley at the end of August with what was called a left shoulder strain at the time.

    • by Igor Mello |

      Phillies' Jesse Biddle among six sent down to minor-league camp

      Phillies left-hander Jesse Biddle was among the six players optioned to minor-league camp on Monday, per the Philadelphia Inquirer. Adam Morgan, Ethan Martin, and Sean O'Sullivan, catcher John Hester and Aaron Altherr were also sent down with Biddle.

    • by R.J. White |

      Phillies want Jesse Biddle to 'fill the strike zone better'

      Phillies pitching coach Bob McClure said that pitching prospect Jesse Biddle is still growing as a pitcher but needs to trust his stuff, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. "I want to see him fill the zone up," he said. "He's got too good of stuff to be picking or fooling around. He's got three major-league pitches, and I'd like to see him fill the zone up better. It's too many balls, too many high pitches." McClure added that Biddle's goal this season should be to become a "strike-throwing machine." Biddle made 16 starts for Double-A Reading in 2014, going 3-10 with a 5.05 ERA and 80:44 K:BB ratio in 82 innings.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Phillies still hopeful Jesse Biddle will develop into MLB starter

      Phillies pitching coach Bob McClure has been impressed early on in camp with starting pitcher prospect Jesse Biddle, according to "Very impressive," McClure said. "When you have that type of arm and you see a guy be able to control everything, it's fun to watch. Of course, it's not to Cliff Lee or Cole Hamels yet, but I mean, you can see it getting there someday possibly if he goes about everything right. It's impressive to watch. The accuracy, the flow, how easy it was just to throw that hard. It looks really good." Biddle is coming off a down year in 2014, which included taking time off for what general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. termed a "mental break, and is no longer considered one of the Phillies' top prospects. However, the team remains hopeful he will be able to bounce back. "I think it's an important year for him because last year was a tough one and he's got some things to overcome," Amaro said. "But if and when he does, he's going to be a quality product."We love his stuff. We think he's got a chance to be a very productive major-league pitcher. It's just a matter of getting back on track."

    • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

      Phils to add P Jesse Biddle to 40-man roster

      The Phillies will add starting pitching prospect Jesse Biddle to their 40-man roster Thursday, reports Biddle's recent elbow trouble has been diagnosed as mild tendinitis, the report said. Biddle went 5-10 with a 4.58 ERA in 19 starts among three levels of the minors.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Phillies prospect Jesse Biddle headed for MRI on elbow injury

      Phillies starting pitcher prospect Jesse Biddle is headed to Philadelphia for an MRI on his sore elbow. Biddle was playing winter ball in Puerto Rico. "We don't believe it's anything serious. We just have to be cautious," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said, per the Philadelphia Daily News. Biddle, who entered last season as a top-100 prospect, struggled in 2014. He went 5-10 with a 4.58 ERA in 19 starts between three levels in the minors, and was even placed on the inactive list for a bit at Double-A Reading.

    • by R.J. White |

      Jesse Biddle back in action Saturday

      Phillies pitching prospect Jesse Biddle returned to action Saturday, tossing two innings with the team's Gulf Coast League affiliate. On Double-A Reading's temporary inactive list, Biddle has been out since June 23 to clear his mind of the negative thoughts he was having, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Working at the team's spring-training complex in the interim, the prospect has spoken to Roy Halladay, who also underwent mental issues in his career. Biddle is expected to remain with the Gulf Coast League affiliate for at least one more outing.

    • by Chris Towers |

      Jesse Biddle on inactive list at Double-A

      Phillies pitching prospect Jesse Biddle has been placed on the temporary inactive list at Double-A Reading, though The Philadelphia Inquirer reports no immediate explanation has been given. Biddle has been in a big slump recently, posting a 12.64 ERA in his last four starts, and has a 5.03 ERA overall in 15 starts.

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