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Giants might already have their next homegrown ace

Nick San Miguel
ST LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 05: Logan Webb #62 of the San Francisco Giants pitches during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on September 5, 2019 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 05: Logan Webb #62 of the San Francisco Giants pitches during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on September 5, 2019 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)
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Giants pitcher Tyler Beede. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Tyler Beede

Tyler Beede is very much in the same boat as Webb.

They both showed promising signs last year, namely the ability to strike out big league batters at an impressive clip, with Beede fanning hitters at an 8.7 K/9 rate.

But control issues are a concern for him as well, with a 3.5 BB/9 walk rate in 117 innings of work. That will have to improve if he wants to be considered a reliable starter going forward.

However, just like last year, I expect Beede to get a very long look in 2020.

He started 22 games last year despite some rough patches and ended the year with a 5-10 record and a 5.08 ERA, neither of which inspire much confidence.

While he may have to earn his rotation spot in spring training, he will likely see plenty of action at the MLB level regardless as the team continues to assess its in-house options.

Like Webb, he has impressive stuff, but he needs to improve his command. Otherwise, the Giants may look elsewhere when the 2021 season rolls around.

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