Inside the Phillies: Jesse Biddle, the Phillies' 2010 first-round pick, is a local kid who was scrutinized like no other minor-leaguer in the system last summer. He dealt with the pressure and lived up to the hype.
The Phillies' first-round pick in the June draft took one more step last night toward coming home. Jesse Biddle went four innings, giving up one run on three hits, striking out four batters and walking two in his Class-A debut.
On Thursday, Jesse Biddle put on a white Phillies' jersey with his name on the back for the first time in his life. The Phillies' first-round pick signed his first professional contract. He will report to extended spring training Tuesday at Clearwater, Fla.
Buzz Bissinger: On a scale of one to 10, sports in the hierarchy of Germantown Friends School ranks about 160. Until this week, when an 18-year-old senior at GFS named Jesse Biddle became the first-round pick of the Phillies in the major-league baseball draft.