After spinning his wheels for several years, Brewers minor-leaguer Phil Bickford is starting to realize his potential

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
After spinning his wheels for several years, Brewers minor-leaguer Phil Bickford is starting to realize his potential
After spinning his wheels for several years, Brewers minor-leaguer Phil Bickford is starting to realize his potential

Phil Bickford's stuff has never been in question. It's been maturity issues, injuries and lack of command that have left the former 18th overall pick in the 2015 draft to repeat at advanced Class A Carolina in his third year in the Milwaukee Brewers organization. But the 24-year-old has finally found his footing and is in the midst of a resurgent season as he entered Thursday having tossed 21 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings with 31 strikeouts since June 30. "I definitely am having a lot of fun playing this year," Bickford said recently. "It's always nice to have an opportunity be out there on the field with a healthy body and just kind of staying on that track. Just trusting the process.

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