TODAY: Anderson’s contract has been officially selected, with Beede heading down to Triple-A in the corresponding move. (Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle was among those to report the news.)
YESTERDAY: The Giants are set to select the contract of righty Shaun Anderson, as Kerry Crowley of the Bay Area News Group was among those to report on Twitter. He’s expected to start the club’s contest on Wednesday.
It isn’t clear yet what the Giants will do to clear roster space. Neither is it known whether Anderson is likely to receive more than a single start’s worth of MLB action.
Anderson, 24, was a third-round pick out of the University of Florida back in 2016. He came to San Francisco as part of the mid-2017 deal that shipped Eduardo Nunez to Boston. Thus far in 2019, Anderson carries a 4.11 ERA in 35 innings over seven starts at Triple-A, with 9.5 K/9 against 2.8 BB/9. The 6’4″, 225-pound righty is generally regarded as one of the Giants’ best pitching prospects, ranking fourth in the system both at MLB.com and on Baseball America’s preseason rankings. He’s viewed as a potential mid-rotation starter who may not have a true plus offering but possesses average or slightly better stuff across the board.
This move represents the latest change to the makeup of the Giants’ rotation mix. The club has optioned Dereck Rodriguez to Triple-A, bumped Derek Holland to the bullpen, and sent Drew Pomeranz to the injured list. Tyler Beede will absorb some of those innings, perhaps pitching behind opener Nick Vincent today. And now Anderson will get a show to show that he ought to be a part of the team’s long-term plans.