The San Francisco Giants are making roster moves, and now we’re starting to get a much clearer picture of who is going to be on the 25 man roster.
Today, the San Francisco Giants optioned Tyler Beede and Christian Arroyo, their two top prospects in the organization. Both Beede and Arroyo had impressive springs this year, and definitely have not disappointed their prospect rankings.
While Arroyo has been the top prospect for the last couple years, Beede took the number one spot this season, in almost every prospect ranking. Beede and Arroyo both appeared on MLBpipeline’s Top 100 list this winter, coming in at 88, and 89.
This spring, Beede compiled a 0.96 ERA in his 9.1 innings pitched. He only gave up 10 hits while walking four and striking out five. One of the more impressive things was his ability to get out of jams. With a WHIP of 1.50, he did allow a good amount of baserunners. But he got himself out of jams by inducing a double play, many times. The ability to get outs while allowing contact is something that should bode well for his future.
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Arroyo’s spring wasn’t as good as last season’s, but he did show some good things. His .278 average, with a homer and 4 RBI was not too bad. Considering last season he hit .500+ in the same amount of AB’s, anything lower than that was going to be considered a “worse” spring.
Both definitely still need time in the minors to get better. Neither are ready for the big leagues at the moment. Both are expected to be in AAA Sacramento this season, where they will get a lot of good experience against some good prospects, and plenty of “Four-A” type players.
It is good that we remind people that Arroyo is in his first season at a legal drinking age. They have time, so they can afford to be patient with him. Beede however was pretty good. He might be in the consideration for the fifth starter spot if Ty Blach hadn’t been so good recently.
The San Francisco Giants still might have a few more cuts on their hand. So stay tuned as we bring you all the latest from Scottsdale!