Posted by Jay Floyd, Fri, March 14, 2014 01:15 PM Comments: 0
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 last year. Now, Biddle is setting his sights on a 2014 big league debut and has tried to absorb as much as he can in order to get better each day.
In Grapefruit League action, Biddle allowed four earned runs in three innings over two appearances. After his first spring start this week, Biddle provided his thoughts on several topics including the type of feedback he was given upon being sent down, his feelings on his time in big league camp, who he learned from and much more.
Read ahead for the latest from Jesse.
Sharing his thoughts on being reassigned to minor league spring training last week…
I was just really happy that I was able to compete at that level and take part in a big league spring training and get my first one under my belt, but I’ve got more coming up. The fact is, you know, there are a lot of guys in front of me on the depth chart as a starter that have to get ready for their season with the Phillies and I was told from the beginning that I wasn’t going to break camp with the team, so it’s just nice to be able to go back down to minor league camp and get my innings in and get my work in every day.
On if there was any displeasure with the timing and if he thought he would stay with the big league club longer…
I mean, the fact is that they were only letting me go one or two innings because that’s how many innings they had available for me or some of the other guys, so I’m not necessarily displeased with the timing, in a weird way. The sooner they sent me down, the earlier I’d be able to get my work in and get me back up there. Continue reading Jesse’s Journal, Vol. 3: Still positive after being reassigned to minors