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Scouting Phils Prospect #21: Jake Diekman

(Photo: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports)

Jake Diekman got a major league audition last season and will battle for full-time work in the majors this spring. The young left-hander is developing better than some scouts thought that he might.

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...

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