San Francisco Giants: Early Look at Possible 2017 Draft Picks
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Tristan Beck is an in-state guy from Corona, Calif. He was highly recruited out of high school, but stayed true to his commitment to Stanford. He is draft eligible as a sophomore, but it could be hard for a team to get him to sign since he has so much leverage.
As a freshman he went 6-5 with a 2.48 ERA in 14 starts, while striking out 76 batters in 83.1 innings pitched. Those numbers don’t’ exactly pop out at you for the college ranks, but there is a ton of upside with this guy.
He is tall and lanky at 6-foot-4, 190 pounds. I would love to see him put 20-30 pounds on this season to help his durability.
He has a mid-90s fastball with a quality off-speed offering.
If the Giants take him this year he will be more of a development; unlike the other two guys mentioned in this article who could be a year or two away from the big leagues.
Anyone drafting Beck this year is drafting him for his tremendous upside potential. If he has a stellar year at Stanford this season and proves he can control all his pitches, he won’t be making it to the San Francisco Giants at 19.
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With his sign-ability being in question, I’m not sure the Giants take a chance on him in the first round any way. But if he happens to fall all the way to the Giants 58th pick because of his sign-ability concerns, San Francisco should keep the local product in-state.