Tyler Beede has been the talk of camp so far. When Spring Training began, it did not appear that Beede was on the radar.
After making some adjustments to his windup and repertoire, he is back on the radar again. Not only that, but he could quickly force his way in to the rotation this season.
In 7 innings of week, Beede has given up 1 run while striking out 8. The results are important, but he just looks like a different pitcher. He is throwing with confidence and command that we did not see last year.
Below is just a snapshot of what he has shown this season:
In addition to Beede, Joe Panik is off to a nice start. He has had a few up-and-down seasons. It was a question over whether the Giants would even tender him a contract.
His biggest issue is health. He has had a laundry list of injuries. A list that keeps on growing. For now, he is healthy and hitting well. He is batting .471 with a 1.147 OPS this spring.
Lastly, Travis Bergen is doing everything he can to make the opening day roster. Bergen was a Rule 5 draft pick back in December.
If the San Francisco Giants do not retain him on the 25-man roster, then they need to give him back to the Toronto Blue Jays. The Blue Jays would be happy to have him back.
The Blue Jays may not get that chance as Bergen has had a nice spring. He has completed 4 scoreless innings of work while striking out 5. Though, he has walked 3, he has proven to be difficult to barrel-up.