San Francisco Giants Minor League Report: How are the top 10 prospects faring?
By Daniel Sperry
No. 2: Christian Arroyo, INF (#80 Overall)
- Baseball Prospectus: 2
- Baseball America: 2
- Fangraphs: 1
- Around the Foghorn: 1
- ETA: Now
Arroyo is on his way to taking on rookie status, only 14 official AB’s from doing so. That would likely mean he graduates his prospect status, moving a ton of people up the list. However, he’s still currently the number two prospect. Most would consider him and Beede to be 1-A and 1-B.
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Arroyo started out extremely hot in AAA, but hasn’t been able to carry over his consistent success to the major league level. He is currently hitting .209/.266/.337/.603 at the big league level. However, he’s been praised for his knowledge of situational hitting, and his ability to not let his at-bats carry over into the field.
He’s already made some stellar defensive plays at each of the infield positions he has played.
The Giants have been using him as a plug and play at 3B, 2B, SS to fill in for off-days. He likely will stick at third, but with Eduardo Nuñez starting to play a lot better, he’s going to need to get his bat going to keep his consistent spot on the field.
No. 1: Tyler Beede, RHP (#79 Overall)
- Baseball Prospectus: 1
- Baseball America: 1
- Fangraphs: 2
- Around the Foghorn: 2
- ETA: 2017
He and Ty Blach really made it interesting for a bit in spring training during their competition for the fifth starter spot. However, it’s become clear that Matt Cain was the right choice for that spot in the rotation. The Giants do like Beede, a lot. He may be ready to jump into the major league rotation at any point this year, but most definitely next season. Beede started off 2017 in Sacramento and has worked hard to touch up his game against a mix of good prospects, and “Four-A” players in the PCL.
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Beede currently owns a 3.30 ERA over his 8 starts, where he has worked a total of 43.2 innings. He has a WHIP of 1.33, and a 2:1 K/BB ratio. He is getting hit a lot, which makes his WHIP what it is. Beede has been a little off and on lately, but followed up with what was his worst start of the year, with his best. After getting tagged for 10 hits over 4.2 innings on 5/12, last night he put together seven innings where he allowed one run, walked one, and struck out four.