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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 24)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
16.0 4.66 1.42 12 1 1 0 0.0
Birth Date10-22-1991
Height6' 5"
Weight230 lbs
Age24 years, 11 months, 7 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2012
2013
2014
2015
0.02016
DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA
2010 WPT A- 3 3 10.3 1 0 0 5 11 9 0 .265 107 4.4 9.6 0.0 7.9 48% .200 .225 1.55 5.51 2.62 133 9.29
2010 PHL Rk 9 9 33.3 3 1 0 35 9 41 2 .254 100 9.5 2.4 0.5 11.1 44% .355 .260 1.32 2.82 4.32 83 2.69
2011 LWD A 25 24 133.0 7 8 0 104 66 124 5 .257 93 7.0 4.5 0.3 8.4 43% .279 .239 1.28 3.71 2.98 109 5.24
2012 CLR A+ 26 26 142.7 10 6 0 129 54 151 10 .247 107 8.1 3.4 0.6 9.5 41% .308 .234 1.28 3.43 3.22 90 3.22
2013 REA AA 27 27 138.3 5 14 0 104 82 154 10 .263 101 6.8 5.3 0.7 10.0 44% .278 .243 1.34 3.88 3.64 94 4.11
2014 CLR A+ 2 2 10.0 2 0 0 3 6 9 0 .261 96 2.7 5.4 0.0 8.1 59% .136 .149 0.90 3.39 0.90 102 4.45
2014 REA AA 16 16 82.3 3 10 0 78 44 80 11 .258 106 8.5 4.8 1.2 8.7 44% .291 .278 1.48 4.93 5.03 104 5.00
2014 PHL Rk 1 1 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 3 1 .000 4.5 4.5 4.5 13.5 0% .000 .000 1.00 8.50 4.50 0 0.00
2015 REA AA 15 15 80.7 7 2 0 90 34 57 7 .252 103 10.0 3.8 0.8 6.4 47% .320 .281 1.54 4.29 4.24 0 0.00
2015 LEH AAA 9 9 44.7 2 4 0 57 27 32 4 .255 97 11.5 5.4 0.8 6.4 49% .346 .303 1.88 4.77 6.25 0 0.00

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-17 - Minors - - Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2012-05-02 2012-05-06 Minors 4 4 Left Forearm Contusion Batted Ball - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 ATL $507,500
2015 PHI $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$507,500
1 yrTotal$507,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 dAdam Karon1 year/$0.5075M (2016)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016). Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade 2/3/16 after being DFA by Philadelphia 1/29/16. Signed by Pittsburgh 3/16. Claimed by Atlanta off waivers 3/19/16 after being DFA by Pittsburgh 3/11/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Contract selected by Philadelphia 11/20/14. Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/15.
  • Drafted by Philadelphia 2010 (1-27) (Germantown Friends HS, Philadelphia). Signed 6/10/10, $1.16M signing bonus.

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 0.9 1 0 3 3 28.7 23 10 23 3 .268 1.15 3.26 3.55 3.2 0.3
80o 0.8 1.1 0 3 3 24.2 20 9 20 2 .280 1.22 3.62 3.94 2.5 0.3
70o 0.8 1.1 0 3 3 21.0 19 8 17 2 .289 1.28 3.88 4.22 2.0 0.2
60o 0.8 1.2 0 3 3 18.3 17 7 15 2 .297 1.32 4.11 4.47 1.6 0.2
50o 0.8 1.2 0 3 3 15.9 15 7 13 2 .304 1.37 4.32 4.7 1.2 0.1
40o 0.7 1.2 0 3 3 13.5 13 6 11 2 .311 1.41 4.54 4.93 0.8 0.1
30o 0.7 1.3 0 3 3 11.0 11 5 9 1 .319 1.46 4.77 5.19 0.4 0.0
20o 0.7 1.3 0 3 3 8.2 9 4 7 1 .328 1.52 5.05 5.49 -0.1 -0.0
10o 0.6 1.4 0 3 3 4.4 5 2 4 1 .341 1.61 5.44 5.92 -0.7 -0.1
Weighted Mean0.81.203315.5156132.3021.364.304.671.20.1

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 9/29/2016 15:02 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 7.5 7.2 0 23 23 119.8 106 47 90 13 .262 1.27 3.82 4.01 -1.0 -0.1
80o 6.8 7.2 0 22 22 113.5 107 47 85 14 .275 1.36 4.18 4.39 -5.6 -0.6
70o 6.3 7.2 0 21 21 109.0 107 47 82 14 .284 1.42 4.44 4.67 -8.8 -1.0
60o 6 7.1 0 20 20 105.3 108 47 79 14 .291 1.47 4.67 4.91 -11.2 -1.2
50o 5.6 7.1 0 20 20 101.8 108 47 76 14 .298 1.53 4.89 5.14 -13.4 -1.5
40o 5.3 7.1 0 19 19 98.4 108 47 74 14 .306 1.58 5.11 5.38 -15.5 -1.7
30o 4.9 7.1 0 18 18 94.8 108 47 71 14 .313 1.64 5.34 5.63 -17.6 -1.9
20o 4.5 7 0 17 17 90.7 108 47 68 14 .322 1.71 5.62 5.93 -19.8 -2.2
10o 4 6.9 0 16 16 85.1 107 47 64 14 .335 1.81 6.02 6.35 -22.5 -2.4
Weighted Mean5.67.102020101.6107477614.2971.514.865.12-13.2-1.4

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
5% 10% 19% 30% 37%

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2016 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
2017252308847432139645.2961.374.655.138.34.07.51.20.1
201826340101060552652845.2971.364.555.028.33.97.81.20.2
2019274501515867838751045.3001.354.484.948.24.07.91.10.3
2020285601515918340791145.2991.354.555.028.24.07.81.10.2
2021294501515888137761145.3011.354.474.938.33.87.81.10.3
2022304501515867937741145.3011.354.504.968.33.97.81.20.3
202331440121271663061945.3031.364.514.978.43.87.81.10.2
202432340111165602756845.3011.344.484.948.33.77.81.10.2
2025333309956522348745.3021.344.504.968.43.77.71.10.2

Long-Term Forecast Based on RoS PECOTA (Beyond the 2016 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
201725670202011711753921645.3101.464.885.389.04.17.11.2-0.1
201826570191911010549941545.3051.404.715.208.64.07.71.20.1
2019276701919114105521031345.3081.384.424.878.34.18.11.00.5
2020287802424141133601301845.3131.374.484.948.53.88.31.20.5
2021297902424144136541181845.3031.324.444.908.53.47.41.10.6
2022307802323133126581121645.3051.384.585.058.53.97.61.10.3
2023313409956592549845.3301.504.975.489.54.07.91.3-0.1
202432120442421921445.2731.235.055.577.83.37.81.5-0.1

Upside By Year

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
0.91.7147.813.618.155.9

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
20150.91.7147.813.618.155.9

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 88)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 94 Tyler Wagner 2015 7.24
2 94 John Lamb 2015 5.80
3 93 Dellin Betances 2012 0.00 DNP
4 93 Samuel Deduno 2008 0.00 DNP
5 93 Manny Banuelos 2015 5.81
6 92 Connor Graham 2010 0.00 DNP
7 92 Casey Crosby 2013 0.00 DNP
8 92 Clayton Mortensen 2009 9.98
9 91 David Rollins 2014 0.00 DNP
10 91 Nik Turley 2014 0.00 DNP
11 91 Andrew Chafin 2014 3.86
12 91 Anthony Ranaudo 2014 4.81
13 91 Mike Montgomery 2014 0.00 DNP
14 90 Brooks Brown 2009 0.00 DNP
15 90 Brad Peacock 2012 0.00 DNP
16 90 Brett Marshall 2014 0.00 DNP
17 90 Kasey Kiker 2012 0.00 DNP
18 89 Cody Scarpetta 2013 0.00 DNP
19 89 Aaron Poreda 2011 0.00 DNP
20 89 Trey McNutt 2014 0.00 DNP
21 89 Chuck Lofgren 2010 0.00 DNP
22 89 Chris Reed 2014 0.00 DNP
23 89 Joe Gardner 2012 0.00 DNP
24 89 Donnie Veal 2009 7.16
25 89 Chris Dwyer 2012 0.00 DNP
26 88 Kris Johnson 2009 0.00 DNP
27 88 Chorye Spoone 2010 0.00 DNP
28 88 Michael O'Brien 2014 0.00 DNP
29 88 Brandon Erbe 2012 0.00 DNP
30 88 Enny Romero 2015 5.40
31 88 Jose Cisnero 2013 4.74
32 88 James Houser 2009 0.00 DNP
33 88 Andres Santiago 2014 0.00 DNP
34 88 Justin Cassel 2009 0.00 DNP
35 88 Kendall Graveman 2015 4.44
36 88 Stolmy Pimentel 2014 5.23
37 88 Scott Snodgress 2014 27.00
38 88 Luis Cruz 2015 0.00 DNP
39 88 Chad Rogers 2014 0.00 DNP
40 88 Omar Poveda 2012 0.00 DNP
41 87 Trevor May 2014 8.08
42 87 Kelvin De La Cruz 2013 0.00 DNP
43 87 Donn Roach 2014 5.04
44 87 Wynn Pelzer 2010 0.00 DNP
45 87 Phil Dumatrait 2006 0.00 DNP
46 87 Chris Hernandez 2013 0.00 DNP
47 87 A.J. Schugel 2013 0.00 DNP
48 87 Kyle Weiland 2011 8.03
49 87 Mauricio Robles 2013 5.79
50 87 Alan Johnson 2008 0.00 DNP
51 87 Daniel Corcino 2015 0.00 DNP
52 87 Anthony Capra 2011 0.00 DNP
53 87 Trevor Reckling 2013 0.00 DNP
54 87 Nick Barnese 2013 0.00 DNP
55 87 Adam Ottavino 2010 8.46
56 87 Alex Colome 2013 4.50
57 87 Jordan Pries 2014 0.00 DNP
58 87 Pierce Johnson 2015 0.00 DNP
59 87 Carlos Pimentel 2014 0.00 DNP
60 87 J.C. Ramirez 2013 8.25
61 86 Miguel Gonzalez 2008 0.00 DNP
62 86 Jose Oyervidez 2006 0.00 DNP
63 86 Ryan Pressly 2013 4.34
64 86 Esmerling Vasquez 2008 0.00 DNP
65 86 Aaron Northcraft 2014 0.00 DNP
66 86 Mark Holliman 2008 0.00 DNP
67 86 Josh Ravin 2012 0.00 DNP
68 86 Scott Gorgen 2011 0.00 DNP
69 86 Brian Johnson 2015 8.31
70 86 Kevin Mulvey 2009 8.14
71 86 Radhames Liz 2008 7.15
72 86 Chris Withrow 2013 2.60
73 86 Daniel Haigwood 2008 0.00 DNP
74 86 Bobby Livingston 2007 5.59
75 86 Chris Beck 2015 7.50
76 86 Chris Jensen 2015 0.00 DNP
77 86 Eric Jokisch 2014 3.77
78 86 Michael Goodnight 2013 0.00 DNP
79 86 Blake Wood 2010 5.26
80 86 Zach Phillips 2011 1.12
81 86 Ryan Buch 2012 0.00 DNP
82 86 Matt Maloney 2008 0.00 DNP
83 85 Keyvius Sampson 2015 7.39
84 85 P.J. Walters 2009 10.69
85 85 Josh Collmenter 2010 0.00 DNP
86 85 Williams Perez 2015 5.09
87 85 Nick Additon 2012 0.00 DNP
88 85 Anthony Fernandez 2014 0.00 DNP
89 85 Tyler Duffey 2015 3.10
90 85 D.J. Mitchell 2011 0.00 DNP
91 85 Brett Smith 2008 0.00 DNP
92 85 Jimmy Barthmaier 2008 10.45
93 85 Jake Arrieta 2010 5.11
94 85 Justin Wilson 2012 1.93
95 85 Garrett Richards 2012 5.83
96 85 Wilmer Font 2014 0.00 DNP
97 85 Brad Hand 2014 4.46
98 85 Taylor Rogers 2015 0.00 DNP
99 85 Henry Sosa 2010 0.00 DNP
100 85 Nick Maronde 2014 11.37

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 Of all the rookie pitchers to make a start for the Phillies in 2015—five total—the former first-round pick not being among them stands out as particularly disheartening. The hometown kid has dealt with a bizarre hailstorm-related head injury and a sore elbow in the past two seasons, the latter flaring up both in winter ball in 2014 and at the end of his 2015 effort, eventually requiring him to go under the knife for Tommy John surgery. Biddle just doesn't have the stuff/repeatability/command secret sauce to be effective multiple times through an order, even if he'll touch 94 with his fastball and whip out a beauty of a curveball. A second trip through Double-A was no more successful than the first, and a might-as-well promotion to Triple-A saw even more struggles, so even aside from finding himself once the long road of rehab ends, he's got a lot to prove.
2015 Bad weather, of all things, derailed Biddle's season. He got stuck in a hailstorm on his way to the park one May day, and pellets knocked out his back window, bloodied his hands, and hit him in the head, giving him concussion symptoms. He dealt with headaches, and said later, "I'm miserable out there. I'm very unhappy and I don't know why." He skipped one start but allowed a 9.86 ERA in his next five, before the Phillies shut him down. It is, of course, impossible to know how much it affected him, but the before and after numbers are stark:

Before: 3.18 ERA, 25 percent strikeout rate, 2.5 K:BB ratio in 56 2/3 innings
After: 6.69 ERA, 18 percent strikeout rate, 1.2 K:BB ratio in 37 2/3 innings

There is still time for the former first-rounder to get his stuff back, but for now, all the other concerns—the iffy fastball command and release point, the changeup that misses up too often—are secondary.

2014 Biddle will grab the title of top Phillies pitching prospect, but that's like being the youngest guy at a Rolling Stones concert. Biddle wouldn't necessarily be even a top 10 prospect in some systems because of his alarming control issues. The lefty walked a staggering 14 percent of batters in 2013, his first year at Double-A. Some of it could be blamed on his plantar fasciitis, but the control problems have been a persistent issue throughout his career. If Biddle can start spotting his secondary pitches consistently, he might earn a September call-up, but otherwise don't expect him until 2015 at the earliest.
2013 The trade of Trevor May clears the way for Biddle to assume the top spot in the organizations prospect rankings for 2013. The local product has put up excellent results in each of his full-season campaigns, and last year his skills jumped forward, too. His velocity is inconsistent, topping out in the low-90s, which is great for a lefty. Meanwhile his secondary stuff has always been advanced for his age and there are stretches of time when he is working with three above-average pitches. As Biddle continues to refine his command, his upside is to have three consistently plus pitches. With that, he could lead the next wave of pitching talent into Philadelphia as a front-line starter.
2012 The Phillies' number-one pick in the 2010 draft, Biddle took big steps forward in his first full season. His good, sinking fastball lost some life from last 2010, but it still let him get away with some nibbling in the Sally League, especially as the season wore on. After the All-Star break, Biddle had 64 strikeouts (against 30 walks) and just three home runs in 66 innings to go with a 1.91 ERA in 11 starts. The biggest reason for his strong finish was the development of his secondary offerings (curveball and change), but the Germantown Friends School grad still has a way to go before he becomes the next Biddle to make a name for himself in Philadelphia.
2011 Philadelphia's Biddle family has deep roots in the nation's history. Nicholas Biddle was president of the Second Bank of the United States. Now a later Biddle hopes to take the mount at Citizen's Bank ballpark. The Phillies' first-round pick in 2010 signed early and got to work immediately in the rookie- and short-season leagues. A local high-school selection, Biddle impressed scouts with his secondary offerings despite the fact that his prep seasons were interrupted by cold weather. The big lefty throws a low-90s fastball that has potential to add velocity and sink as he develops. His breaking ball also holds the promise of an average pitch. The early returns were promising, but Biddle has a long way to go before hell be ready for the big leagues. He should open the year with Low-A Lakewood and advance at a moderate pace.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Jesse Biddle ever figure out the control issues? It looked like early in the year he was fine, and now he seems to look just like last year. Can he ever be a good MLB pitcher with his control?
(Derek from PA)
I've always been lower than most on Biddle. The stuff is relatively average, and I'm not a big fan of drop and drive guys in general. Biddle doesn't really have anything that misses major league bats. It's more of a "sum of its parts" type profile, and without a step forward in command, he's a back end starter at best, or even a swing man reliever. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are Jesse Biddle's control problems behind him? He was doing so well with not walking more than 2 in a game, and his most recent starts he walked 5 and 3. What do you make of him?
(Frank from Philly)
I don't think they're completely behind him. He's still maddeningly inconsistent, and that may be something we see from him for a long time. He'd hardly be the first pitcher to look great one day and a mess the other, then the aggregate comes out to be a useful piece. That may just be what Biddle is. Still plenty of time to find out. (Jeff Moore)
2014-04-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jesse Biddle has looked pretty good this year. I think the control issues have passed from last year. What are your thoughts on Biddle?
(Scott from PA)
Yes, so far the control has been much better. It's way too early to say they're passed. Four starts in a row walking two batters or less is something he failed to do last year, so it's a good sign, but it's still just four starts. (Jeff Moore)
2013-11-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Tyler Glasnow or Jesse Biddle? Is it close?
(Nick from My Couch)
Glasnow. Nope. (Jason Parks)
2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will Jesse Biddle break into the phils rotation sometime next year? Is he a #2/3 type arm long term?
(higgsboson from Guelph)
He could get a few starts here and there in 2014, but I'm not sure he's quite ready to take on a big Major League role. I think the bulk of the year spent refining his game would be very beneficial in minimizing his MLB learning curve. Long term, he's more of a #3/4 type for me. (Mark Anderson)
2013-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Jesse Biddle still have #2 upside with the velocity uptick or is it more of a #3 workhorse profile?
(MattWinks from Cedar Rapids)
#3 is a safer bet (Jason Parks on the Midseason Top 50 Prospects)
2013-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who seems to have the highest ceiling of Kyle Gibson, Jesse Biddle, J.R. Graham?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
Weird question because I think Graham has the highest ceiling of that group just barely, though he also has the highest chance to end up in the bullpen. Biddle is second of that group for me, with Gibson third. (Jason Cole)
2013-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is anthony ranuado for real? Is he better that Jesse Biddle long term?
(PB from OHIO)
Realish in that he's super-talented, but let's see more. I'd still bet on Biddle just bc AR is still a bit behind the curve. (Paul Sporer)
2013-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Paul, whats your crystal ball show you on Jesse Biddle? how quickly will he be up? how quickly will he be affective? What is his ceiling and floor? Thanks again.
(FCF from CLEVELAND)
That'd be a tough one even for the prospect guys especially since it's almost impossible to know questions 2 and 3 re: when & how good. I'd take a look at his prospect profile from this spring http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19360 (Paul Sporer)
2013-04-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)Jesse Biddle has had some tremendous outings this year. Is he a top tier arm, or does he seem to just know how to pitch against lesser competition, and thus nothing to be too excited about?
(The Dude from Work)
He's not a future ace or anything, no. He could be a middle-of-the-rotation starter though, and that's nothing to be ashamed of. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-04-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Any chance that Jesse Biddle or Adam Morgan get called up this year for the Phillies?
(mrollo1 from Haddonfield, NJ)
I think both would benefit from another full year in the minors, but if one is going to debut this year, my money would definitely be on Morgan. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-12-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Paul, BA recently came out with their top 10 prospects for the Phillies and have Jesse Biddle at no. 1. What are your thoughts on him? What is his ceiling? No. 2? Thanks!
(Jake from Philly)
Probably closer to a 3 which is still quite good, but it isn't out of the realm to see a 2 develop, either. (Paul Sporer)


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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Jesse Biddle threw 15 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2013, including pitches thrown in . In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Curve (71mph), also mixing in a Change (77mph).