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Prospect Jake Borup Talks with PhoulBallz.com

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.


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