San Francisco Giants: Breaking down how the top 10 prospects are doing down on the farm
Jun 24, 2014; Omaha, NE, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores pitcher Tyler Beede (11) throws against the Virginia Cavaliers during game two of the College World Series Finals at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports
RHP Tyler Beede
Vanderbilt is known for producing high quality Major League-ready prospects, particularly pitchers, including David Price and Sonny Gray. Tyler Beede is no exception. In his first full season as a pro, he has made adjustments and worked tirelessly in order to become the pitcher that everyone wants him to be. The 2014 first round draft pick has already won a College World Series in 2014, and is now turning heads as he is taking the minors by storm.
Beede can throw anywhere between 92-97 mph with a disappearing changeup and sweeping curveball. All three pitches have excellent movement, and he has gained a lot of command of his offspeed pitches over the past year; resulting in a selection to the California League All Star team.
The 22-year old has the body and composure of an elite starting pitcher, and he has performed like one this season as evident of his promotion to Double-A Richmond. After dominating hitters in Single-A San Jose earlier this season, Beede has struggled a little for the Flying Squirrels as he has posted a 5.23 ERA with a 3-8 record.
Giants scouts have been impressed with his adjustments and ability to execute this season. Despite struggling a bit in Double-A, the organization is happy with Beede’s progress and is confident he will develop into a big league starting pitcher. Expect the Giants’ No. 1 prospect to make an appearance in Spring Training next year, and possibly make his MLB debut when rosters expand in September 2016.