The Pirates have claimed right-hander Tyler Beede off waivers from the Giants, reports Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Twitter link). San Francisco had designated him for assignment last week. Pittsburgh later announced the move, designating Beau Sulser for assignment to clear space on the 40-man roster.
Beede, who turns 29 later this month, is a former first-round pick and highly-regarded prospect. The Vanderbilt product reached the big leagues in 2018 and got his first extended look in the rotation the following year. Beede allowed a 5.08 ERA over 24 appearances (including 22 starts) in 2019, posting roughly league average strikeout, walk and ground-ball numbers but struggling with the longball. The Giants no doubt hoped he’d cement himself as a long-term starting pitcher in 2020 and beyond, but that didn’t wind up being the case.
Unfortunately, Beede required Tommy John surgery in March 2020. That cost him the entire season and kept him out until the following July. Beede spent the bulk of last season with Triple-A Sacramento, struggling to a 6.66 ERA with a massive 18.4% walk rate at the minors’ top level. Much of that came while he was still rehabbing from the Tommy John procedure, and his season ended in mid-August when he landed back on the IL because of a lower back strain.
Beede exhausted his final minor league option last year, meaning the Giants had to keep him on the active roster or expose him to waivers this season. They’d transitioned him to relief but he struggled over six outings. Beede allowed five runs in 9 2/3 innings, walking six batters while striking out just four. Devoting an active roster spot to a pitcher still battling control woes proved too much for a win-now Giants team, but that’s an easier dice roll for a rebuilding Pittsburgh club. Beede is averaging nearly 96 MPH on his heater this year and won’t reach arbitration eligibility until after the season, so there’s a chance he sticks around long-term if the Bucs can help him regain his control of the strike zone.
Sulser, 28, got his first MLB call last month. He made four appearances, allowing nine runs (albeit just four earned) in 9 2/3 innings out of the bullpen. The right-hander had an excellent three-start run with Triple-A Indianapolis to earn his first call-up and still has all three minor league options remaining. It’s possible another club takes a shot on him via small trade or waivers within the next week.
Good luck with that
Oh no!! We suck again !!
Worth a shot. Move one of the starters to the bullpen. Wilson has done better coming out of the pen pitching 3 or 4 innings. Thompson had a good last outing against the lowly Reds where he went 5 innings. When they showed him on the bench he looked wiped out like he just ran a marathon. He also might be better suited at long relief.
Beeded has been worse than awful. Rooted for him, but he’s never done anything at the show to say he deserves a roster spot-even on the Pirates
Being that he isn’t stretched out he will go right to the bullpen or join the group of 3 inning guys.
Well Brian Reynolds and Kyle crick seem to have done well for the pirates. Now you have cris Stratton that isn’t too shabby either. The giants are fairly decent at drafting talent.
The rap on Crick and Beede was pretty similar: Good stuff, but little command.
Beede is definitely a “change of scenery” candidate. Hope he can put it together for a new team.
Crick had/has waylre potential. As a Giants fan, made to see him and Reynolds traded. Beede has been horrible since AAA.
Crick was solid in spurts but not steady enough. Stratton was solid but having a rough start this year. Non elite relievers are hit and miss. Keep adding guys and see if you hit on them.
The Pirates have helped the Giants build championships
Tony’s not a Padres fan. Never comments on the Padres, or any other team for that matter. Only the Giants. The most likely conclusion, he is a gutless, management hating Giants fan. Equal parts weird and sad.
Nah, if he only comments on Giants, posts, he’s probably an A’s fan. Maybe Dodgers.
Watches Giants games, knows the roster, the draft picks, the fan favourites…..
2 + 2 = disgruntled coward.
No, he’s the former rightyspecialist who admitted to being a Yankee fan living in SF.
@foppert Ha – I don’t see the post you’re referring to – no wonder I muted the little creep… 🙂
Maybe others should do the same.
goob — Already did so last year. He’s a negative, repetitive troll.
Tony and Statman are the same person
Eh, why not.
Great pick up. Beede actually only had one bad outing this year. He is sitting at 98. Guaranteed he will flourish with Pittsburgh.
Guaranteed? I like your optimism.
Cmon, Kevin. No one flourishes here in Pittsburgh. Well, except the guys with the fireworks contract and the Pierogi racers
‘….so there’s a chance he sticks around long-term if the Bucs can help him regain his control of the strike zone.’
Yeah, I don’t think he ever had that to lose in pro ball…but there’s a first time for everything. I hope he does well – he’s got a very good fastball and pretty good slider. A little more confidence with a sharper slider and they may have something to work with.
Regain control? He’s never had control. Including at Vanderbilt.
He played at the best baseball program in the country and got drafted in the 1st round, his control couldn’t have been that bad.
FullMontilla — He didn’t even have it at Vanderbilt. Never understood the Giants choosing him, especially so high.
I remember how bummed I was when he wouldn’t sign a deal when drafted by the Jays. Crazy to think that was 11 years ago!
But then they were able to draft Marcus Stroman when he didn’t sign.
Best of luck with Mr Beede. He had potential but that clock ran out a long time ago. Best of luck Tyler & I hope the change of address does you good
The Pirates have a doctorate degree in dumpster diving.
Best of luck to Tyler Beede. He will be a lot closer to his family, and we are all wishing him career success back there! ⚾️ #hummbaby
Good luck Tyler. Do well and A Ronnie’s Seafood meal is on me. Cheering for you buddy.