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Which Giants starter will have a better 2020: Logan Webb or Tyler Beede?

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Logan Webb of the SF Giants. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
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Tyler Beede. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

San Francisco Giants starter Tyler Beede

Tyler Beede had a record of 5-10 with a 5.08 ERA in 22 starts at the MLB level last season.

Starts like the one he had against the New York Mets in July, when he went eight scoreless innings, are easy to get excited about.

At the same time, it’s hard to forget starts like his first one of the 2019 season when he gave up seven earned runs in 2.1 innings.

He needs to get better control of his repertoire if he wants to be a part of the rotation going forward, as evidenced by his 3.5 BB/9 walk rate. Handing out free passes at a high rate is always a recipe for disaster.

He seemed to settle in a bit down the stretch with fewer poor outings, which bodes well for his outlook going forward.

Baseball Reference projects a 4.97 ERA and 9.1 K/9, and I think his numbers will wind up being pretty similar to Webb’s, with an ERA in the mid-to-high 4 range.

That being said, I will give a slight edge to Webb.

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When he was on, he was more impressive, and I think he has more upside than Beede does overall. Regardless, we will see a lot of both of these pitchers in 2020, and they will be given long leashes as the Giants try to determine if they have two solid rotation pieces.