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Biddle "I still can’t catch my breath"

Maxpreps caught up with Jesse Biddle shortly after he was taken by his hometown team and the youngster seemed overwhelmed by what had happened.

“I still can’t catch my breath,” Biddle said an hour after being drafted. “This is something you really can’t dream up, but I always did. I really don’t know what to say or how to think about this. It’s really emotional, because I was with my family when it was announced that the Phillies took me 27th. I was sitting on the sofa and I just sunk to the floor. I couldn’t believe it, I still can’t."

The Phillies director of scouting calls Biddle “an outstanding fit”

“Jesse Biddle is a quality left-handed pitcher with tremendous upside and a chance to have three above average pitches,” said Marti Wolever, the Phillies’ Director of Scouting. “He’s a great local talent with incredible makeup and a great family. He’s an outstanding fit for us.”