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Phillies top pitching prospect Jesse Biddle has had to endure some tough outings in Reading this year, but the young lefty is not letting it affect his confidence.

Biddle is sporting a 4-12 record with just a few weeks left in the season. But he's pitched better than that.

He has a respectable 3.72 ERA and his 137 strikeouts is tops in the Eastern League.

For Biddle, the key has been recognizing that going through the rough times is all a part of the learning process. He hopes everything he's learned through the rough patches will make him a better pitcher down the road.

Biddle has not won since mid-July.