Posted by Jay Floyd, Sun, October 19, 2014 08:00 AM Comments: 0
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 break, rather than necessary due to his health, Biddle has slipped on some player rankings.
Biddle, who posted a 5-10 record along with a 4.58 ERA in 19 minor league games this season, took the mound for the Phillies in the closing game of the Fall Instructional League and is slated to pitch in the Roberto Clemente League in Puerto Rico this off-season to make up for missed time.
The ailment for the youngster was a result of being pelted in the head with hail during a storm in Reading this past May.
Prior to his injury this season, along with the guys at 20/20 Visual Media, I produced a profile segment on Biddle for Phillies Nation’s weekly TV program. While the 22-year-old was sidelined, the segment was shelved and did not air, but we’re now bringing it to you as an online exclusive outtake from the show. Check out the media player below to view the piece.