Minor Leagues

Exclusive Interview w/ Phils Prospect Jake Borup

Jake Borup is a right-handed pitching prospect that was chosen in the 23rd round by the Phillies in the 2010 amateur draft out of Arizona State University. As a sophomore in 2010, Borup posted an 11-1 record and a 4.08 ERA in 16 games with the Sun Devils.

Borup was assigned to Philadelphia’s short season rookie league affiliate, the Williamsport Crosscutters, after signing his first professional contract. In his first 3 months of pro ball, Borup posted great statistics while playing in the NY-Penn League. In 16 appearances (4 starts), he was 2-1 with a 2.68 ERA and held opponents to a .215 batting average.

The 6-foot-5-inch hurler’s fastball registers around 91 MPH.

I talked with Jake over the weekend about his pitch repertoire, his draft experience, what he has learned thus far as a professional pitcher and plenty more.

While speaking candidly with Jake, I found him to be considerably engaging. Jake has opinions to share and has agreed to bring his thoughts about the world to the public, with an upcoming series of blog posts on PhoulBallz.com and PhilliesNation.com. Obviously, we look forward to introducing Jake to our readers and delivering his distinct outlooks on life and his career to phans everywhere.

Listen to excerpts from the interview with the media player below.

Jay Floyd is PhilliesNation’s minor league contributor. You can read more from Jay on his site, PhoulBallz.com.

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. NJ

    November 16, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Great addition to the site guys, really good to keep up with the Phillies as an organisation and not just the 25 guys on the roster and RAJ.

  2. psujoe

    November 16, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    I love the minor league info. Thanks.

  3. Jay Floyd

    November 16, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    I am happy to bring the PN readers more information on the organization from the bottom, up…so enjoy.

    Plenty more great and exclusive stuff with the prospects coming up all winter long!

    Teaser- In addition to more interviews, Borup isn’t the only Phillies minor leaguer who will be blogging with us.

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    November 17, 2010 at 6:16 am

    would it be possible to translate your website into spanish because i have difficulties of speaking to english, and as there are not many pictures on your website i would like to read more of what you are writting

  5. Jack Spinner

    November 19, 2010 at 5:16 am

    Thanks for the great comments. I don’t comment a lot, but just thought I would say hello and that I like the site.

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