Giants right-hander Tyler Beede will undergo Tommy John surgery tomorrow, president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi told reporters this evening. Beede was diagnosed with a UCL sprain and a flexor strain two weeks ago, and was scheduled for a second opinion last week.
The 26-year-old now faces a recovery timeline of 12-15 months, which will keep him from participating in whatever becomes of the 2020 season and cost him likely at least a couple of months of the 2021 season. The delayed start to the 2020 season wasn’t a chief factor in Beede’s decision to undergo surgery, Zaidi told The Athletic’s Andrew Baggarly and other media members, since Beede was told by doctors that he could face more elbow discomfort if he tried to rehab his injury without a proper procedure.
It’s a discouraging setback for Beede, a former 14th-overall pick (in 2014) who had yet to deliver on that potential over 124 2/3 innings, but was a strong contender to win a spot in San Francisco’s Opening Day rotation after throwing three scoreless innings during Spring Training action. It’s hard to figure how the rotation picture might look if and when the season gets underway, but as it stood when Spring Training was halted, Dereck Rodriguez, Trevor Oaks, Trevor Cahill, and Logan Webb were the top contenders for that fifth starter’s job.
The majority of Beede’s big league exposure came last season, when he posted a 5.08 ERA, 2.46 K/BB rate, and 8.7 K/9 over 117 innings. Like many pitchers in 2019, Beede struggled to limit home runs, allowing a 1.69 HR/9, but his larger issue was with hard contact in general. As per Statcast, Beede allowed hard-hit contract on 43.7% of his balls put into play, with an average 90.8mph exit velocity — both numbers landed in the bottom-fourth percentile of all pitchers.
I remember him at Vandy. I loved him, in fact I wanted him over Aaron Nola. I hope for a speedy recovery. Kid has a ton of talent.
really? imo Beede was always a bit overrated.
I know Beede personally and he’s a good dude and he’s talented. You’re overrated.
So just because you know the guy makes the guy great. IMO he isn’t overrated because he wasn’t ever that highly rated or ever will be.
Your name should be NarrowWorldoSports, because you know a player personally you feel you can tell someone off.
Good call…obviously not an ump.
Hardy har har aren’t you a clever one
WW: I laughed my ass off at the undercover bit Beede did at fanfest. Have seen other videos of him interviewing people. I bet after he’s done playing he’ll go into media work.
Everyone who may need it should get it done now, Seranthony Dominguez
My thoughts exactly
Damn, was really hoping it wasn’t going to be that bad, was excited to see him take a big step forward this year, looked great in Spring Training
It’s like the Oprah Winfrey show up in here… “And you get a Tommy John surgery…”
LOL thank you for this
More like Jerry Springer at times.
People were wondering who was next in the Sale comments. Didn’t expect an answer so soon.
The weirdest thing I read in this is that three scoreless innings had him in contention for a spot in the rotation. Things are that tough in SF??
He just looked solid. It was looking to be enough in the Giants’ eyes
The short answer is yes.
Waiting for lowtalker to chime in and claim he “called it”
Or Righty to say “Giants, Lol.”
Wonder what would have happened had he not been greedy and signed with the Jays in 2011.
Likely would have managed his arm better in the minors.
Oh well. The Jays took Stroman the next year with the comp pick they got for Beede not signing. Worked out well for them.
How are they able to schedule these surgeries? People are being taken off transplant lists currently to save med supplies, beds, ventilators, etc. but yea fix that elbow ASAP
Calm down. TJS is an outpatient procedure. No one is going to be denied medical treatment because of Tyler Beede’s elbow surgery.
He was estimated to come back in July at the earliest. So IMO he won’t lose that much time anyways. He might as well take his medicine and come back stronger next year.