Can The Pirates Develop Jesse Biddle Into A Major League Pitcher?

Jesse Biddle

Jesse Biddle

I have no doubt that Jesse Biddle will come back from Tommy John surgery and pitch in the major leagues in 2017 with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

It will not be the first time the Pirates organization has turned a pitcher’s career around including a former Phillies lefty at that.

Just last year the Pirates may have saved J.A. Happ’s career. Read HERE.  Yes, another former Phillies left-handed pitcher who struggled in previous major league stops.  Happ signed again with the Blue Jays in November for a 3 year, $36 million contract.

For some reason the Phillies have been unable to develop a starting pitcher since Cole Hamels.   It will be interesting to watch Aaron Nola for a full season.

We first remember Hamels and his battery mate Chris Coste almost lead the Phillies to the post season in 2006 and then to the World Series in 2008.  That was a long time ago!

Good luck Jesse!  Remember “luck” is a combination of “opportunity” and “hard work”.  You are getting a great opportunity with Pirates and we know you will do the hard work.

Here is a video of one of my favorite memories of Jesse Biddle when he got his 12th strikeout in seven innings of pitching on a hot Sunday afternoon at Bright House. It was back on June 3rd of the 2012 season in a Florida State League game .  Watch HERE.




About Baseball Ross

I have been a faithful Phillies follower all my life. Today I am most intrigued by those players in the minor league system who work every day of the year to make it to the Show. This is what this blog is mostly all about. To read more, click here:
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2 Responses to Can The Pirates Develop Jesse Biddle Into A Major League Pitcher?

  1. David Biddle says:

    Nothing like a vote of confidence from someone who has watched so many young prospects. You are absolutely correct here Baseball Ross. He reports he’s working as hard as ever, is learning a lot already with the Pirates, and is looking forward to a year of rehab before he gets to face hitters again. Thanks for this piece.

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