- Eric Longenhagen, ESPN Insider
Reports on College of Southern Nevada RHP Phil Bickford have been maddeningly inconsistent all spring, so I ventured up to Las Vegas to see him make a juco playoff start against heavy-hitting Yavapai College in what turned out to be his final start of the year. Bickford, working on an extra day’s rest, was dominant, no-hitting Yavapai through 7 1/3 and striking out 15 before exiting after he surrendered hard contact for the first time in the eighth.
Bickford’s stuff looked as it did when I saw him in February, though he held it much deeper into the game this time.
Eric Longenhagen was on hand in Las Vegas this week to see starter Phil Bickford. He had an exceptional outing and proved why he is worth a top pick.