The San Francisco Giants have two intriguing young arms in Tyler Beede and Shaun Anderson, and both pitchers should be part of the MLB rotation going forward.
With the San Francisco Giants in the midst of a sluggish season, now is the time to give younger players an extended look.
That includes promising young arms like Tyler Beede and Shaun Anderson.
Those two are among the most intriguing prospects in the Giants system, and 2019 is a great opportunity for the front office to see if either pitcher can be a significant part of the long-term plans.
In the case of Beede, it truly is now or never for him.
He has kicked around in the minor leagues for some time now and needs to prove he has righted the ship after a dismal 2018 campaign.
His spring training performance gave fans and the front office alike hope that he had found something. It was almost a given that he would be called up at some point this season, and that time came a few weeks ago in Cincinnati.
Now, to be fair to Beede, making your first big league start of the year and only the third MLB start of your career in a park as hitter-friendly as Great American Ball Park is a tough break.
But getting knocked around for seven earned runs in less than three innings of work was not a promising sign, regardless of the circumstances.
The 25-year-old has calmed down a bit since then while making a pair of multi-inning relief appearances, but he has yet to have a scoreless outing.
Still, he deserves time to get accustomed to life in the big leagues so that the front office can have a real chance to see if he has what it takes to compete at the highest level.
As for Anderson, he has only made one start, and it was a very respectable one.
He deserves an extended look as well, if for no other reason than the fact that the Giants are desperate for effective starting pitching right now and he looks capable of providing that.
If Anderson continues to impress going forward, he has a chance to emerge as a staple in the starting rotation going forward.
Then again, we’ve been fooled before by the likes of Chris Heston/Stratton, Andrew Suarez, and Dereck Rodriguez.
One way or another, the Giants absolutely need to find out what sort of talent they have as they begin planning for the future.
That’s exactly why both Tyler Beede and Shaun Anderson both deserve extended looks at the majors league level in 2019.