After making his major league debut last season, left-hander Jake Diekman has had a season full of…
Scouting Phils Prospect #21: Jake Diekman
Jake Diekman Position: Relief Pitcher Bats/Throws: Left/Left Birthday/Age: January 21, 1987 (26) Ht/Wt: 6' 4", 200 pounds How he became a Phillie: Drafted by the Phillies in the 30th round of the 2007 Draft. Repertoire: Diekman has a strong, low-to-mid 90s fastball, which is his best pitch. Initially, it was average to maybe a little above, but the Phillies worked with Diekman to lower his arm slot a little and the result was that after working through the nuances of his new mechanics, he was able to maintain velocity, but get more movement on the pitch, which has made him much tougher to...
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