Jesse Biddle hit in head by hail

Jesse Biddle, the Philadelphia Phillies' top pitching prospect, had to miss a start earlier this week because of headaches after he reportedly was hit on the head during a hail storm last Thursday.

Biddle, a 22-year-old lefty with the Reading Fightin Phils who is 3-4 this season with a 3.18 ERA and 61 strikeouts in 56 2/3 innings, was kept out of Sunday's game as a precautionary measure by manager Dusty Wathan, according to the Reading Eagle.

The Eagle reported Biddle, the Phillies' top pick in the 2010 MLB draft and ranked by ESPN Insider Christopher Crawford as the No. 2 left-handed pitching prospect in all of baseball, is expected to make his next start.

He competed in the 2013 All Star Futures Game at Citi Field.