Tyler Beede

Position: RHSP
Level: Triple-A
Affiliate: Sacramento River Cats
League: Pacific Coast League
Born: 05/23/1993 (Age: 30)
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 210
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 1st Rd. (#14 overall), 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (SFG)

Prospect Spotlight

Beede was assigned to Triple-A Sacramento out of spring training this year, and he showed why he belongs there in a start against the Tacoma Rainiers on April 30. Beede has three average-or-better pitches, as well as tremendous poise and mound presence, not to mention solid command of his arsenal.

He displayed a fastball with some downward angle that he creates with his lean, 6-foot-3 frame. The pitch sat 92-to-94 mph during this viewing, but early in the outing he struggled to find a release point causing him to miss up and out of the zone. Despite the early struggles, he settled in and did a good job of locating the pitch to the corners and changing hitters’ eye level. He also displayed a two-seam fastball that had arm-side-run and occasional sink that he used to get lefties to chase off the outside corner.

Beede’s out-pitch is a downer curveball, which he had great feel for in this outing. The pitch had 12-to-6 shape and good depth, and he threw it for strikes early in the count with good command. It sat 75-to-77 mph, but there were a couple instances where he humped it up to 80 mph with sharp bite for put-away.

The changeup was equally impressive – sitting 80-to-83 mph with arm-side fade. Beede’s good arm action creates deception, forcing hitters on their front foot and eliciting weak contact.

Under the current plan it’s likely Beede will spend most of 2017 in Sacramento, as the Giants are in no rush with the young right-hander. However, he could see time with the big club earlier than expected should the Giants endure another injury to their rotation. With that said, Beede has the all the pieces to become a solid number three starter for San Francisco, especially in pitcher-friendly AT&T Park.